[eDebate] Debate Coach position at UMinn

schiappa at umn.edu schiappa
Fri Mar 23 14:02:38 CDT 2007

University of Minnesota Debate Coach

The University of Minnesota seeks applicants for the position of Debate 
Coach (job class 9903) for the 2007-2008 school year and renewable annually 
thereafter. The position is a 100% time, 9-month (8/27/07 - 5/25/08) 
appointment, with excellent benefits and a salary ranging in the forties.

The Debate Coach has primary responsibility for directing the University's 
competitive program in parliamentary and policy debate. The short-term goal 
of the team is to begin to rebuild a competitive policy team, augmented 
with NPDA participation, which aspires to regional prominence as a possible 
steppingstone to a nationally prominent program. Specific duties include 
planning the budget, traveling with the team, judging, recruiting, and 
overseeing the administration of the program. The successful candidate must 
be willing to work with all experience levels and non-traditional students. 
In addition to coaching duties and teaching one course each semester on 
competitive debate, the coach will teach one undergraduate service course 
each semester.

Required Qualifications: MA or MS degree in Communication Studies or a 
related area with college teaching experience (or equivalent with 
college-age students) required. Travel is required.

Preferred: PhD, M.Div or JD with appropriate teaching or training 
experience. Budget, student recruitment, and administrative supervision 
experience; excellent organizational and time management skills. 
Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Those with PhD will be appointed as 

Candidates should complete an online application at 
https://employment.umn.edu, go to requisition #147037. Applications should 
include a letter of application, a vitae/resume, contact information for 
two references. Questions can be directed to Edward Schiappa at (612) 
624-2808 or schiappa at umn.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin April 2, 2007 and continue until the 
position is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and actively 
seeks diversity among its employees.

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