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Title: Director of Debate position - Wayne State
Post by: kelly young on February 26, 2019, 09:12:08 AM
Hello all --

I hope to have final details out by the end of the week (we are waiting on a job call number), but Wayne State is seeking a lecturer/director of debate to begin in Fall 2019. The DOD will instruct members of the debate team, travel to tournaments, organize and lead team meetings, organize and participate in practice debates and speeches, facilitate team research, assist with outreach, recruitment, and hosting tournaments and other administrative responsibilities associated with team travel, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also teach courses in one of more of the following areas: public speaking, argumentation and debate, introduction to communication studies, communication ethics, nonverbal communication, persuasive campaigns and social movements, persuasive speaking, pop and celebrity culture, and rhetorical criticism, or provide equivalent service to the department, college and university.

Minimum requirement is a masters in communication or related field. PhD preferred.

This used to be Dr. Ron Stevenson's position. He is moving into the Director of Forensics position, as I am moving into the Director of Graduate Studies position in our department.

The program is strongly supported by our alumni, college, department, and university.

Midtown, the area of Detroit where Wayne is located, is bursting with new activity, restaurants, and shopping. It's a great place.

More details will be posted once the call is official.

Feel free to contact Dr. Stevenson, the search chair, with questions at stevenson.ron at gmail.com.


Title: Re: Director of Debate position - Wayne State
Post by: kelly young on March 08, 2019, 01:38:04 PM
Official job call:

Position Announcement
Full-Time Lecturer in Communication Studies and Director of Debate
Wayne State University
Department of Communication

POSITION: The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University seeks applicants for a one-year appointment as a Lecturer in Communication Studies in the Department of Communication, with the possibility of renewal.  This position will begin August 19, 2019. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The department seeks an experienced debate coach and excellent teacher to serve as our Director of Debate. As coach, the successful candidate will instruct members of the debate team, travel to tournaments, organize and lead team meetings, organize and participate in practice debates and speeches, facilitate team research, assist with outreach, recruitment, and hosting tournaments and other administrative responsibilities associated with team travel, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also teach courses in one of more of the following areas: public speaking, argumentation and debate, introduction to communication studies, communication ethics, nonverbal communication, persuasive campaigns and social movements, persuasive speaking, pop and celebrity culture, and rhetorical criticism, or provide equivalent service to the department, college and university.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masterís degree in Communication with an emphasis in argumentation debate, rhetoric, persuasion or a related area. Documented success in coaching policy debate students at the intercollegiate level required. At least two years college-level teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis in argumentation debate, rhetoric, persuasion or a related area.

Department of Communication: The Department of Communication offers programs leading to the BA, MA, and PhD in Communication with majors in media arts and studies, film, journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, dispute resolution, and communication studies. The faculty comprises 27 full-time and a number of part-time members who serve a student body of approximately 600 undergraduates and 175 graduate students. The Departmentís facilities include specialized student computer labs, oral communication labs, broadcast-quality video studios, and digital video editing suites. Students in the Department participate in professional internships with nationally affiliated broadcast media, national advertising and public relations firms, and major daily newspapers. For more information, please visit http://www.comm.wayne.edu.

APPLICATIONS: A letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of three references (including names, addresses and contract information) must be submitted through the WSU Online Hiring System at https://jobs.wayne.edu, referencing posting #044216 (https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=550292).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 22nd.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Dr. Ron Stevenson, Chair
Communication Studies Search Committee
Department of Communication
rstevenson@wayne.edu

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.