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ADOD/Instructor Position Kansas State University
« on: December 03, 2009, 08:40:00 PM »
Position Title: Assistant Director of Debate/Instructor 

Kansas State University is offering an instructor/ADOD position in the Communication Studies Division for the 2010-11 school year, with the possibility of renewal. 

Duties will include:
-   teaching a variety of undergraduate service courses to primarily juniors and seniors, typically: Small Group Communication, Business and Professional Speaking, and/or Interpersonal Communication.  In the past, this has been a 3+3 load.
-   serving as an assistant debate coach for the debate team. This will entail traveling with the team, judging, listening to practice speeches/debates, leading research efforts, and assisting in the administration of the program. The individual must be willing to work with all experience levels (Novice, JV, Open) and non-traditional students. 

Criteria for selection
-   Candidates must have their M.A. or J.D. completed before the Fall 2010 semester begins. An MA in Communications is preferred, but not required.
-   Collegiate CEDA/NDT participation as a coach and/or debater is very strongly encouraged.
-   Collegiate teaching experience is also preferred. If the candidate has taught, teaching evaluations are very strongly encouraged.   
-   Kansas State University requires a background check.

-   Numerous benefits packages.
-   The salary is competitive.

Submission of Materials
Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation, a vita/resume and a letter of application to Justin Green, SCTD, Nichols 129, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 or at Screening of applicants will begin January 15th.  Applicants are encouraged to send in letters of interest and vita/resumes as soon as possible.  Fall 2009 Teacher Evaluations can be sent in separately.  Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer. KSU actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Applicants are also encouraged to send a brief email letting Justin Green know they will be applying even before there materials are ready.

The debate team receives substantial support directly from the President. We have a roster of 25 debaters to start next year across all three divisions and lose only 1 senior among our top Varsity teams. We are a diverse squad in appearance, background, argument choices, and speaking styles. We like our coaching staff to reflect this. If you like coach a certain set of arguments, we have debaters for you. We are a squad who seeks both to win and have fun debating. If you are not interested in either of the two, please don't apply. All of our coaches coach all of our teams, if you are opposed to working with JV debaters to make them better, KSU would not be a good fit for you.  Success as a debater is a plus, but a demonstrated commitment to effective coaching is far more desirable.  For those of you who don't know, Manhattan, KS is a phenomenal place to live. Housing is relatively cheap (~400-500 month for a 1 bedroom). Aggieville with many eating and drinking establishments offers entertainment across the street from the school. It is very possible to walk to the school, entertainment, and home.  Anyone who desires to party with undergraduates on the team need not apply.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you have further questions.   Sarah Snider, Joe Koehle and Natalie Pennington can probably also provide additional perspectives.

Justin Green, on behalf of the Kansas State Debate Squad, Division of Communication Studies, and Kansas State University