Essential Functions: The department seeks an experienced debate coach and excellent teacher to serve as our Director of Debate. As coach, the successful candidate will instruct members of the debate team, travel to tournaments, organize and lead team meetings, organize and participate in practice debates and speeches, facilitate team research, assist with outreach, recruitment, and hosting tournaments and other administrative responsibilities associated with team travel, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will also teach courses in one of more of the following areas: public speaking, argumentation and debate, introduction to communication studies, communication ethics, nonverbal communication, persuasive campaigns and social movements, persuasive speaking, pop and celebrity culture, and rhetorical criticism, or provide equivalent service to the department, college and University and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master's degree in Communication with an emphasis in argumentation debate, rhetoric, persuasion or a related area. Documented success in coaching policy debate students at the intercollegiate level required. At least two years college-level teaching experience.
Internal Number: 76_206462
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.