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6/16/23: University of Houston-Victoria

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria is accepting applications for the position of Lecturer in Communication.

Required qualifications: Masters degree in Communication or related field; experience teaching public speaking; demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred qualifications: PhD in Communication or related field (ABD also acceptable); ability to work in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary setting; experience teaching business and professional speech communication courses.

Position summary: Teach undergraduate Speech courses with potential opportunity to teach some upper division courses in the Communication program.

The appointment is a nine month, renewable position with potential opportunities for summer teaching at attractive salaries. The assigned teaching load in a fall and spring semester is four courses. The successful candidate will begin employment in Fall 2023.

UHV: The University of Houston-Victoria is a Hispanic-serving institution, located in the Coastal Bend region of southeast Texas. The main campus is in Victoria, TX, approximately 2 hours from Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. It also offers a satellite campus in the greater Houston area. The University of Houston-Victoria enrolls approximately 4,000 students.

Victoria, TX: Victoria, Texas, a historic city located in the heart of the Golden Crescent of South Texas, is perfectly situated for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. Victoria's warm climate keeps parks and lakes alive with activity most of the year. Riverside Park's 565 acres feature a rose garden, fishing on the Guadalupe River, disc golf, and paddling the Victoria Paddling Trail. Lone Tree Creek Park features a 2,400-square-foot splash park for children. New lighted and paved trails offer opportunities for walking, running, biking and rollerblading. The Victoria Youth Sports Complex houses a basketball pavilion, tennis courts, five softball fields and seven baseball fields, as well as a 15,000-square-foot skate park. Nearby Goliad State Park, Lake Texana Park and Campground, and Coleto Creek Park offer a variety of beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. Goliad State Park boasts a replica and historic mission ruins. Victoria's golf courses include Riverside Golf Course, The Club at Colony Creek and Victoria Country Club. Victorians also enjoy a wide variety of cultural activities including world class symphony, museums, theater, ballet, opera, and touring Broadway productions as well as major sporting events and a variety of restaurants and shopping.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. cover letter relating the applicant's expertise to the qualifications listed above;
  2. current curriculum vitae;
  3. contact information for three references who are in a position to know the applicant's teaching effectiveness;
  4. evidence of effective teaching (including student evaluations, if available);
  5. unofficial copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position if filled.

To submit your materials and apply, follow this link to application portal.

5/12/23: Pine Tree High School

Pine Tree High School in Longview, TX is looking for a Director of Speech & Debate. Pine Tree High School Director of Speech & Debate is responsible for all aspects of administration, operations, and coaching of the competitive speech and debate team at Pine Tree High School. www.ptisd.org.

5/12/23: Lewisville High School

Lewisville High School in Lewisville ISD is seeking a Speech and Debate teacher to begin on August 1, 2023. The details are on www.lisd.net under Careers.

4/15/23: Sunnyvale High School

Sunnyvale High School is hiring a Debate Coach for the 2023-2024 school year. The program was started in 2021, and our debaters have advanced to UIL State in Congress, CX, and LD Debate in the past year. The current full-time position involves a few sections of English, but subject assignment could change for the right candidate.

Primary Purpose: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in debate and English (or other academic subject area) to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. Provide instruction and coach students to develop skills and ability to excel in debate. Contribute to the education program as a whole and to the growth of students involved in UIL academics.


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Please apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/sunnyvaleisd/onlineapp/ and email your resume to brian.nickel@sunnyvaleisd.com for consideration.

4/3/23: Trinity School of Midland

Trinity School, a coeducational, college-preparatory independent day school, seeks a dedicated and enthusiastic head coach/sponsor for our very successful upper school speech and debate program for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a full-time position which includes classroom teaching in Speech and Debate and in additional areas of interest/expertise. Speech and Debate related duties include operating and managing Speech and Debate expenditures; organizing and planning trips to Speech and Debate competitions; coach, teach and advise student participants both formally in class and informally before, during or after school; chaperoning competitors on overnight trips; judging debate and speech rounds at tournaments; advising students during competition; and driving school vehicles to and from events.

Successful candidates should possess:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting the following information to Rocio Cantu, Human Resources Director at hr@trinitymidland.org

Additional information about Trinity School of Midland can be accessed on the School's website or by contacting Tim Jones at hr@trinitymidland.org.

4/1/23: Lone Star College - North Harris

Lone Star College - North Harris is looking for an Assistant Director of Forensics and Professor of Speech Communication. Click here for the job posting.

2/23/23: Snyder High School

Snyder High School is looking for a High School Speech and Debate Teacher. Click here for the full job listing.

2/22/23: University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Speech Communication

The University of Mary Hardin Baylor's College of Humanities and Sciences seeks qualified faculty for its Communication and Media Studies Department, beginning in late July of 2023, with initial appointment at the rank of Instructor (non-tenure track). UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

The Communication and Media Studies Department offers three undergraduate degree programs that include Speech Communication, Mass Communication, and Film Studies.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (7 miles), Waco (42 miles), Austin (60 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student recruitment and advising, professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.

Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Public Speaking. Instructor teaching load is typically 15 hours each semester, yet the successful candidate will receive a course release each semester in order to coach Speech Cru, the award-winning competitive speech team at UMHB.


Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY: Visit www.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


The Texas Speech Communication Association invites submissions of scholarly posters, papers and panel presentations by undergraduate and graduate students for its 2024 annual convention. Click here to view the full call and find the online submission form.
Congratulations go to Jeremy Hutchins our new Vice-President Elect. Read more about Jeremy and his background here.
The Nominating Committee has presented two candidates for consideration as Vice President-Elect. Check out the Convention page to view the packets for Justin Blacklock and Jeremy Hutchins.
Our annual convention is just around the corner. Make plans to join us October 12-14 in Houston. The program has been sent to the printer. Click here to view the convention program.
The 47th volume of the Texas Speech Communication Journal has been printed and shipped. Members who signed up to receive a printed version of the journal should receive their copy soon.
The call for manuscripts and teaching activities has been issued for Volume 48, Issue 1 of the Texas Speech Communication Journal. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2023. Read the full journal call here.
2024 Convention

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Date: October 10-12, 2024
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Amarillo, TX 79101
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