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New Debate Position for MA
« on: May 12, 2010, 04:40:20 PM »
The University of Central Florida, once a significant national debate program, is beginning a search for a Director of Debate and Instructor of Communication.  It is ideal for someone with a Masters Degree.

The University is in a great location east of Orlando; it is the largest University in Florida (yes, even larger than THE University of Florida).

I hope to see UCF return to national debate prominence.

If anyone has any questions regarding UCF, please fell free to contact me directly.

bill newnam
UCF '78

Pending administrative approval, the Nicholson School of Communication
(NSC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a highly motivated and exceptionally qualified intercollegiate debate coach to help with the revitalization and renewed quest for excellence of UCF Debate. NSC invites applications for one position beginning fall, 2010: Director of Debate & Instructor of Communication.

Debate program related duties include recruiting of and coaching national level caliber intercollegiate debate competitors (NDT/CEDA); recruitment and mentoring of graduate assistant debate coaches; travel (including coaching and judging duties) with debaters to tournaments, as appropriate; debate program administration including budgeting, seasonal tournament planning, record-keeping, Student Government Association(SGA) relations, team policies, managing space and/or equipment, ensuring compliance with relevant university policies & regulations and hosting high school and intercollegiate debate tournaments on the UCF campus; as well as collaborating with NSC to promote the debate program on campus and in the region via appropriate public events and alumni contact.

Instructional duties include teaching communication, speech, argumentation and debate and other courses in one’s areas of specialization for NSC. This is a non-tenure track, 9 month appointment.

Minimum qualifications include a completed master’s degree granted by an accreditated institution, with degree posted by date of appointment, in communication or related field; appropriate academic background, training, experience, and national level intercollegiate debate experience in order to successfully lead a national level debate program; evidence of effective teaching experience. Requested materials for application include application cover letter, academic and debate vitae, a brief teaching portfolio, and contact information for three references.

Review of applicants will begin on May 28, 2010 and continue until the position is filled for an appointment beginning August 8, 2010.

For more information about this search, please contact Ruth Ridore, Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Nicholson School of Communication at or telephone 407-823-2683.

The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity employer. The University of Central Florida is a research intensive university, currently with the third largest enrollment in the nation (almost 54,000 students). UCF Stands for Opportunity. For additional information about the Nicholson School of Communication and its programs visit

Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D.
Nicholson School of Communication
University of Central Florida
P.O.Box 161344
Orlando, FL 32816-1344
Phone: (407) 823-2683
Fax: (407) 823-0557