Associate Director of Forensics

Contact Information
Trond Jacobsen
222 Chapman Hall, 1293 University of Oregon
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:01am
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The Oregon Forensics is seeking one GE to help administer the Oregon Forensics program that includes mock trial, debate, and speech. This position includes no instruction or grading of students.

Under the current CBA this position includes: (1) remission of all tuition and fees for attendance in any graduate program or professional school at the University of Oregon; (2) a generous health benefits package; and (3) a monthly stipend based on FTE and appointment level.

Working with the Director of Forensics and others, the Associate Director:

(1) provides limited competition support for mock trial and debate

(2) supervises all competition travel and travel reporting, including reservations, registration, expense reporting, and reimbursements for all program activities;

(5) attends regular meetings with the DOF;

(4) participates in major program activities to promote equity and inclusion;

(5) coordinates efforts related to the Oregon Forensics summer institute for high school students;

(6) participates in the development and implementation of a recruitment plan targeting Oregon’s best and brightest, including collaborative initiatives with the Portland League of Minority Voters debate league;

(7) collaborates with the DOF, CHC Advancement, and the Oregon Forensics Alumni Network to design and implement effective advancement events and initiatives;

(8) communicates, upholds, and implements program expectations to as described in the Oregon Forensics Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct;

(9) all tournament-related and professional expenses are covered by Oregon Forensics

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 

1. Background in forensics and forensic education with emphasis on competition experience in American Mock Trial Association tournaments

2. Admittance to a University of Oregon graduate program or school 

3. Experience in the administration of forensic tournaments 

4. Ability to work in collaboration with others and take direction

5. Demonstrated excellence in communication and interpersonal habits of communication

6. Excellent academic record, with transcript evidence of course completion and strong grades

Application Procedure: 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please contact Trond Jacobsen, Director of Forensics at for more information.

Application package should include a cover letter describing your qualifications, transcripts (may be unofficial), a resume, two references (name, phone, email) and a short statement of forensics philosophy. Mail or deliver application to:


Trond E. Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Director of Forensics and University Forum

Robert Clark Honors College

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1293


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Materials must be received by June 8th, 2017, and the successful applicant will be notified by June 16th, 2017.

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