POSTING DATE: November 9, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus

SCHOOL: Department of Communication, School of Fine Arts

Dean, School of Fine Arts


The Assistant/Associate Professor of Speech will work under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.  Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in the area of Communication Studies with an interest to develop a debate team.  As a faculty member of WBU he/she will represent the University’s academic and spiritual emphases to the students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose.


1. Teaching a total of 24 semester hours of speech communication courses per academic year.

2.  Advising undergraduate students.

3.  Serving on university committees.

4.  Actively engaging in professional development activities.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean, School of Fine Arts or Vice President Academic/Graduate Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

An earned Ph.D. in Communication Studies/Speech Communication.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

2.  Prior experience with collegiate speech and debate events is preferred.

Skills & Abilities: 1. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with experience in debate.

2. The ability to teach courses in the areas of oral interpretation, interpersonal communication, argumentation and debate, and persuasion is preferred.

3.  An interest in teaching at a university where teaching excellence is highly valued.

4.  A strong Christian commitment and the willingness to be involved in the life of the university and her students.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

3. Most Recent CV

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of Academic Transcripts

6.  Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Planview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Position is filled after this date.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.