The University of Puget Sound seeks to fill one part time nine-month debate coach position.
Appointment: Part-time, nine-month renewable appointment, begins August 2019.
The adjunct instructor of forensics will assist in coordination and administration of a competitive debate program and the planning and implementation of high school and college tournaments as well as any public/community debates; implement individual coaching plans including weekly meetings and work sessions; and fulfill duties as assigned by the Director of Forensics. The instructor is expected to be responsible for travel (including arrangements, coaching, judging, and team transportation) to tournaments and public debates. The position requires prompt fulfillment of budgetary matters including processing of receipts and invoices. When applicable, the debate coach will engage in recruiting. Successful candidates will be expected to work with students across formats and experience levels of policy, parliamentary, and British parliamentary styles with an emphasis on policy format.
The position requires experience with and knowledge of academic debate; ability to work in a collaborative team environment; excellent human relations and interpersonal communication skills; an ability to effectively assume responsibility for duties and to implement them in a timely fashion; an ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal contexts; and an ability to work professionally with students, faculty and staff, alumni, colleagues, and members of the community.
The University of Puget Sound has an historically rich forensics program dating to 1922. In recent years, the program has focused on NDT/CEDA (policy) and NPDA/NPTE (parliamentary) styles of debate. We anticipate the primary focus of the program in 2019-2020 will be policy debate with participation in British Parliamentary debate as well. The program generally serves 15-20 students across multiple formats and levels of experience.
About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.
Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than May 3, 2019 to ensure consideration.
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