Job Alert: Debate Coach For Colorado Christian University, Denver.

Posted on March 24, 2011

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Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado is starting a British Parliamentary (BP) or Worlds Debate Team, and seeks a part-time Assistant Debate Coach to help coach the team and administrate the program from August 2011 through April 2012. The job description is attached. Depending on academic qualifications and teaching experience, the Assistant Coach may also be able to teach courses in public speaking, persuasion, argumentation, and debate for additional compensation (and under a separate contract).

This is a GREAT position for a former debater in between full-time commitments seeking to stay involved in the debate world and bolstering one’s income in a flexible, part-time position.

Please circulate widely and contact me for any further information.

Ryan T. Hartwig, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication/Director of Debate
Colorado Christian University
rthartwig (at) ccu.edu

Overview:
The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado invites applications for a part-time Assistant Debate Coach to help coach CCU’s new British Parliamentary (BP) or Worlds Debate Team. The part-time 9-month staff position runs from August 2011 through April 2012, and is eligible for possible annual renewal dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Primary responsibilities of the position are to assist the Director of Debate (and Head Coach of Debate Team) with all aspects of directing, leading, and managing CCU’s debate program, include training and coaching debaters, program administration, travel to local, national, and international tournaments, and participation in campus and community outreach. Weekly duties during the academic year include 10-12 hours per week participating and helping to lead debate team practices held up to twice a week, meeting individually with debate teams for coaching and mentoring, meeting with the Director of Debate, and assisting with the general administration of the debate program. The team will travel to approximately 6-8 out-of-state tournaments during the academic year, and participate (either as participants or judges) at another 5-7 local tournaments. The Assistant Debate Coach would be expected to attend all of those events with the team.

Depending on academic qualifications and teaching experience, the Assistant Coach may also be able to teach courses in public speaking, persuasion, argumentation, and debate for additional compensation (and under a separate contract).

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications are a Bachelors Degree in a relevant field and demonstrated proficiency; expertise as a collegiate debater or as a debate teacher/coach at the high school or college level; and a familiarity with and ability to effectively coach British Parliamentary (Worlds) Debate.

Additional desirable qualifications include demonstrated effectiveness in coaching/directing a debate program, advanced graduate coursework in Communication Studies, and the ability to teach other courses in rhetoric, argumentation, and public speaking.

In addition, CCU’s debate team will debut in Fall 2011. Thus, the Assistant Debate Coach must take initiative, be a self-starter, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to build a nationally-recognized debate program.

Applications and More Information:
We will begin reviewing applications on April 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the Assistant Debate Coach application found on the following link: https://careers.ccu.edu/detail.asp?ccu463

For more information, please contact:

Ryan T. Hartwig, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication / Director of Debate
Colorado Christian University
8787 West Alameda Ave.

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