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University of Georgia Debate Position
« on: October 05, 2011, 01:37:37 PM »

University of Georgia
Associate Director of Debate

Position Description: 

Full-time, non-tenure track Associate Director of Debate position in the Department of Communication Studies beginning in August of 2012.  Salary for this position is very competitive. Responsibilities include instructing the members of the Georgia Debate Union, travel to tournament competitions, attending squad meetings, participating practice debate, listening to practice speeches, facilitating research, participation in debate outreach projects, hosting an interscholastic and intercollegiate tournament, classroom instruction, undergraduate recruiting, and limited administrative duties associated with debate travel. 


Documented success coaching policy debate students at the intercollegiate or interscholastic level required.  The candidate should have an understanding of the paperless debate protocol.  Additionally, the candidate should be a licensed driver.  An advanced degree in Communication Studies preferred. 


Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via e-mail to   Also, send any sample of research briefs to this same address if desired.  To assure full consideration all application materials must be received by November 21, 2011.  The search will remain open until a candidate is selected.


Edward Panetta
   Department of Communication Studies
   110 Terrell Hall
   University of Georgia
   Athens, GA 30602-1725
   web page:

Applications from women and minority candidates are encouraged.  The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.


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Re: University of Georgia Debate Position
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 05:19:23 PM »
I want to encourage anyone who is interested in this to apply.

UGA is an amazing place to be a debate coach. The administration and department are very supportive. The coaching/judging/research load is helped by an excellent group of grad students. One of the nicest offices I've ever seen. Park 10 feet from where you work. Walk to lunch. The state of Georgia is an excellent place to recruit and the team seems primed for growth. Athens is undeniably cool and very affordable to live in. Panetta is the best. I could go on forever.

Please consider applying and passing around this job description to anyone that you know who may be a potential candidate.