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.
MA/MS degree, open to all fields, preference for Political Science, Communications, Education, or related fields.
Internal Number: 661948
About Michigan State University, Honors College, Debate Program
The Honors College at Michigan State University – one of the country’s most distinctive and extensive honors programs – serves academically talented, committed students who wish to pursue and achieve academic excellence. The Honors College strives to ensure an enriched academic and social experience for its members and to create an environment that fosters active and innovative learning. The Honors College emphasizes individualized academic program planning rather than a tightly prescribed set of courses. Honors College members enjoy the intimacy of a small-college atmosphere on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities.