Lawrence Debate Union
475 Main Street – Huber House
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405 USA
802-656-0097 voice; 802-656-4275
6 March 2012
The Lawrence Debate Union and the University of Vermont seek a Debate Trainer and Public Speaking Teacher. The opportunity is composed of two half-time positions, both of which will hopefully be filled by the same person. The position begins August 27, 2012 and formal duties end May 15, 2013.
§ Half-time lecturing at the University of Vermont, mostly teaching classes in basic communication skills like public speaking, although debating is a part of most of our courses. Each class is worth about $5000 each, with two in the Fall and two in the Spring. These are pending sufficient enrollment, but all classes we have offered have made that enrollment limit.
§ Half-time coaching and training with our WUDC debate program. This includes several trainings a week and travel to tournaments with our teams. $12,000. Our program has seen a lot of success of late, breaking a team at Worlds, teams in the Yale finals, breaking at Oxford, and winning several regional tournaments. We want somebody to help us continue this growth. Policy debate experience a plus but not required.
There might also be an opportunity
to teach (worth
$5000) this summer as well, but you would have to be here in
You also would have a very nice office in a quaint Tudor mansion where the Lawrence Debate Union is located.
To be eligible for these opportunities, you need:
§ A degree at the Master's level in some subject we can relate to communication. Let's talk about this if you have questions. You should be experienced at teaching public speaking.
§ Substantial experience in WUDC debating as a debater, judge, trainer. We aim to perform at the highest levels of WUDC debating and have many talented and enthusiastic students.
We hope to make a decision before
the middle of
The Lawrence Debate Union has existed since 1899. It is a fully endowed program, meaning we operate off the interest on our endowment, and it has allowed us to have a global program. We are also about to expand our endowment because of generous donations from alumni. In 2011 we were named as the #7 debating university in the world in Colm Flynn’s poll.
Please send us a letter of intent, a CV and a list of references if you are interested. [log in to unmask]
I can answer normal questions, but to get an inside look at what the job is like, contact Mary Nugent, who did a fabulous job this year but will now move on to doctoral studies, at [log in to unmask]
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