The School of Communication seeks candidates for a full time 12 month non-faculty position to serve as the Director of the School of Communication's Speech Communication Center. The center, which opened in August 2013, focuses on providing instruction to the campus community in the area of public speaking. The Director's primary responsibility is delivering practical and discipline based content to the campus community regarding the preparation and delivery of effective oral presentations. This instruction in effective communication skills may be delivered through one on one meetings with students, working with small groups, class presentations, or workshops.
The Director should be an expert in effective communication and have experience in teaching public speaking. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree. The Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the center, which includes its main location in 205 Joyner East as well as its satellite office on the Health Sciences campus. The position reports directly to the Director of the School of Communication. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling the center activities including workshops and walk-in hours at both locations; meeting walk-in and scheduled clients; developing and presenting workshops/guest lectures/training sessions on a variety of communication related topics to be presented upon request to classes, faculty meetings, and other venues; responding to requests from students, faculty, staff and community regarding needs related to professional public speaking; and teaching up to one course per academic year as needed. The Director will work directly with an assistant director and graduate students and interns assigned to the center. The Director is also responsible for promoting the center to the community through guest presentations, written/web-based marketing materials, and attendance at related university functions.
Special Instructions To Application:
Candidates must create an account online at ECU's Human Resources website (www.jobs.ecu.edu), then may apply for position and complete profile. Also through the HR site, candidates must upload a letter of application, current resume or curriculum vita, a summary of relevant experience, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Master’s degree in a field of communication and prior teaching experience in speech communication is required.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500038
Organizational Unit Overview:
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