Academic Professional in the Department of Franklin College Communication Studies

Position ID: 43522
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
Franklin College Communication Studies
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
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Academic Professional
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0263P
Department Franklin College Communication Studies
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Franklin College/Communication Studies

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 02/01/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant documents include a letter of application, vitae, evidence of research accomplishments and teaching excellence, and names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and candidates are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by March 1, 2019, though applications received by March 4 will receive full consideration. Applications should be submitted to

Correspondence can be directed to Dr. Bjorn Stillion Southard (, Search Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Caldwell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602.

If a candidate is selected for a campus interview, letters from three references will be requested at that time.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Academic Professional AC
Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree or MA degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting)

Position Summary

Full-time, non-tenure track position in the Department of Communication Studies beginning in August of 2019. Salary for this position is very competitive. Responsibilities include instructing the members of the Georgia Debate Union, travel to tournament competitions, attending squad meetings, participating in practice debates, listening to practice speeches, facilitating student research, participation in debate outreach projects, hosting interscholastic tournaments, classroom instruction, undergraduate recruiting, and administrative duties associated with debate travel.

Additional Requirements

MA, JD, or PhD in an appropriate field is required.

Candidates with a MA degree will be considered but must document exceptional accomplishments in intercollegiate debate or related area and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.

Documented success coaching policy debate students at the intercollegiate or interscholastic level required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Advanced degree in Communication Studies is preferred.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Communication, General
Communication and Media Studies, other
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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