[eDebate] coaching position at Illinois State
Zompetti at aol.com
Wed Sep 13 12:48:20 CDT 2006
If you will finishing your Master's degree this year or if you're interested
in making a change in your current position, you should consider coming to
We're finally able to do conduct a search for a Director of Debate at ISU.
I will post an official call for the position in the near future, but I
wanted to give folks a head's up so we might be able to chat at some upcoming
tournaments. If you're interested (or know someone who is), please come talk to
me. This semester I'll be at UNI, Wichita, Kentucky and Emporia. If those
don't work for you, send me an email!
If you're anxious to apply now, you may send the following:
1. detailed letter of application
3. copies of transcripts
4. 3 letters of recommendation
Send them to:
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4480
1. What is Normal, Illinois, like?
ISU is located in Normal, Illinois (adjacent to Bloomington) and is 45
minutes East of Peoria, 45 minutes West of Champagne, 2 hours South of Chicago, 2
hours East of St. Louis, and 2 1/2 hours West of Indianapolis. While
Bloomington/Normal is a small Midwestern city, we have all of the comforts of a
typical college town with a low violent crime rate and extremely affordable cost
What will the position require?
The Director of Debate position will be responsible for the everyday
coaching and management of our growing policy debate program. Currently we have
three teams. The DoD will be expected to recruit from high schools, conduct
practice debates, oversee research assignments, manage the debate paperwork,
organize debate squad and team meetings, recruit and oversee a graduate
assistant, plan and prepare a tournament schedule, attend and coach at tournaments,
and other duties typically associated with coaching debate at this level.
Will I get to teach?
Yes. The position is a non-tenure-track (NTT) position that involves
teaching 2 courses a semester in addition to coaching responsibilities. The types
of courses taught will mainly be introductory classes.
Will this be my program?
Yes and No. The DoD will be responsible for the items listed above.
Discretionary power will reside with the DoD on coaching and administrative issues
provided they are consistent with the overall Forensics program at ISU. ISU
has a dual IE/debate Forensics program, and the DoD reports directly to me as
the Director of Forensics. In other words, the DoD will be working closely
with me as the program develops and grows.
What is the salary?
Normal is a very, very, very inexpensive place to live. The salary for this
position is competitive with other similar positions relative to
cost-of-living. It is also negotiable. Talk to me personally about this.
What are the benefits like?
For more information on ISU employee benefits, you can go to the ISU Human
Resources page at _http://www.hr.ilstu.edu/_ (http://www.hr.ilstu.edu/) .
Benefits are highly competitive with other State universities. The DoD will
receive full medical and health insurance, as well as other standard benefits.
Any other questions???? Please ask me! I hope to talk to folks at the
tournaments listed above, or feel free to email me!
DOF, Illinois State University
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