Hey Tuna,

Thanks for this. I think, however, I may have solved the problem. NLSIU have expressed an interest in me working as visiting faculty for a couple of semesters at least. Assuming I can dot the Ts and cross the Is, the position should keep the wolf from the door and give me time to write - and all at a very exciting time for Indian debating.

For the moment I'm going to pursue that - of course given my almost legendary capacity for screwing up job applications...

Thanks again for you help in this,



On 16 June 2012 12:17, Alfred C Snider <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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Subject: Whitman Coaching Position
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 02:25:22 -0700
From: Jim Hanson <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Tuna


We have a Parli-Policy Coach Position available for 2012-13.


I encourage you to contact people that you believe would be interested–women are especially encouraged to apply.


Information about the position is at:



Whitman College seeks a Parliamentary – Policy Debate Coach for the 2012-13 academic year who will work with the program director and coaching staff and a diverse group of approximately 24 parliamentary debaters and 8 policy debaters. This is a full-time position that begins August 15, 2012.


The work schedule includes drills most afternoons and evenings during the debate season, completing research assignments prior to tournaments, attending tournaments each weekend from mid-September to mid-November and early January through early April, and in April and May, being involved in additional team events when the debate season is over.


Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, familiarity with both parliamentary (NPDA-NPTE) and policy (CEDA-NDT) debate, and have experience coaching or debating on a national level in one or both of these types of debate. Ideal candidates will produce high quality output, demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills, work well with and reach out to other students and coaches and support the team’s cooperative philosophy and all components of our program including parliamentary debate, policy debate, individual events, and on-campus debates. Throughout, ideal candidates maintain a positive attitude while being ready to make changes in coaching based on student and director input.


Located at the foot of the scenic Blue Mountains, Whitman College is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.


Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment.


To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Parliamentary-Policy Debate Coach”. Candidates must provide a resume and a statement addressing their qualifications for the position as well as their philosophy of debate in a liberal arts environment along with the names of three professional references with current phone numbers and e-mail addresses. This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin June 25, 2012.


No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


jim J

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