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Thank You Ken Strange! and a Job Announcement at Wake Forest
« on: January 24, 2017, 07:28:44 PM »
A Big Thank-You!

As many of you all know, Ken Strange has decided to make his retirement from debate official and will be leaving Winston-Salem for the warmer beaches of Mississippi.  We cannot thank him enough or accurately put to words his contributions for Wake Debate.  It is not every day that you get a first-ballot Hall of Fame Coach to come spend time helping your students (and coaches) learn how to better themselves through debate.  We look forward to many celebrations of Ken’s legacy.  This is not the conclusion of Wake Forest saying thank-you.

Fortunately, Wake Forest University strongly supports debate and wants the position to continue even with the giant shoes to fill.  Below follows the official job call.  If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to reach out.  Jarrod Atchison and Justin Green are both available to answer questions. 

Job Description

The Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track, “career teaching faculty position” whose area of expertise is in Intercollegiate Debate to begin Fall 2017. This person will serve as an Associate Coach for the Wake Forest University Debate Program. Responsibilities include: teaching (one course per year), helping debaters in the preparation of arguments, traveling to approximately twelve intercollegiate tournaments a year, assisting with the administration of the high school and college tournaments, assisting with recruiting efforts, managing practice sessions, participating in team and staff meetings, and performing a variety of other related duties as assigned. M.A. preferred.

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is annually ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 4,800 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate and professional students. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to
The Communication Department and Debate Program are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply online using Silk Road ( job number 2481-141 and submit a letter of interest, resume/CV (including appropriate evidence of coaching experience), and list of three references with contact information. Please note materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates and those letters will be sent to
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.