Author Topic: Wayne State seeking MA or PhD debate assistant coaches for Fall 2020  (Read 2130 times)

kelly young

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Wayne State University is seeking NDT-CEDA style Phd and MA debate graduate assistants for next Fall. The Department of Communication at Wayne State University offers assistantships in both MA and PhD programs in Communication Studies, Film Studies and Journalism. We have excellent programs in crisis communication, organizational, public relations, political communication, and leadership studies and a host of other comm fields.

The assistantships are very generous and competitive. You will receive tuition waiver, monthly stipend, health and dental insurance (same insurance coverage as faculty--which is better than most universities), and no teaching requirements other than your coaching work with the team (although you can in the summer for extra money). We have five assistantships in forensics - 3 for policy debate, 2 for individual events with a Director of Forensics (Dr. Ron Stevenson) and Director of Debate (Dr. Sydney Pasquinelli).

Learn more at: and

Deadline for PhD application is February 1. MA admission is on a rolling basis. Please fill out the appropriate MA or PhD application and a graduate assistantship form (

Also feel free to talk to me about the position. When contacting me, please indicate your current undergrad and grad GPAs, GRE scores (if taken), and scholarly interests.

We have a young but highly competitive team that is strongly supported by a great college, department and alumni. Learn more about our program at

We are a public research (R1) university located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. WSU has 13 schools and colleges and 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students. We host a number of concerts, speakers, and city events and festivals and are in walking distance or a very short drive from the renowned Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, The Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Historical Museum, the New Detroit Science Center, the Detroit Film Theatre, the Fox Theatre, the Fisher Theatre, the Gem Theatre and the Detroit Opera House.

Deadline for applying for the PhD program is mid January; if you want a late apply, let me know immediately so I can notify the graduate committee. MA applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Again, please let me know of your interest so I can let the grad committee know. Please check for updates.

Please contact me at Kelly.young at or my office phone 313-577-2953.

Thanks, Kelly
American Forensic Association Vice President,
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication
Wayne State University
kelly.young [at]