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Michigan State University, Honors College

East Lansing, MI ~ July 22, 2020

Michigan State University Honors College




Michigan State University Honors College invites applications for the position of Director of Debate. The Director oversees a nationally competitive debate program to ensure long term sustainability and inclusive excellence. Responsible for administering the overall Debate Program and the Spartan Debate Institute (SDI), a large summer high school debate institute. This includes, but is not limited to: recruitment for the debate team (which may be done in coordination with or delegated to the head debate coach); budget management; coordination with the college’s director of development on matters related to debate alumni relations/development; curriculum development and implementation for the SDI; oversight of the SDI, outreach to diverse and underserved communities; leveraging resources to help advance digital debate leadership and other opportunities and innovations in debate; and overseeing other operational and administrative functions associated with the Debate Program. The director of the debate program reports directly to the dean of the MSU Honors College. This position is a part of the leadership team within the Honors College, with the expectation of active, on-going, and sustained participation in college level deliberations and programmatic initiatives to ensure overall student success.

Required Degree: MA/MS degree, open to all fields, preference for Political Science, Communications, Education, or related fields.

Desired Qualifications: Substantial experience participating or coaching CEDA/NDT policy debate, administrative experience; doctoral degree preferred as well.

Position Information: Continuing System Probationary, 12-month basis, 100% time.

Department websites: http://honorscollege.msu.edu, for more information about the Honors College. Information about the Debate Program is available at https://debate.msu.edu/.

Required Application Materials: CV, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. Include name, position, phone, and email address and U.S. mailing address.


How to apply: https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/(Posting #661948)

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