National High School Institute: Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization, has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences. The oldest and largest university-based program of its kind, NHSI offers studies in Theatre Arts, Film & Video, and Debate. The Northwestern Debate Institute is an unequaled living-learning experience for high school debaters. The institute will provide an intensive and comprehensive summer debate experience that will prepare debaters for next season and beyond.
Detailed curriculum planning and execution for policy debate instruction for an intensive 4-6 week summer institute for a class size of 16-40 students, including diagnostic tests, research strategies, argument construction for the year's high school policy debate topic
Preparing and delivering lectures to large groups on issues of debate/argumentation theory, leading seminar discussions
Reviewing student research and providing extensive feedback
Judging policy debates and giving detailed critique and instruction
Coordinating progress and evaluations for each student in the group
A BA degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
Experience as a teacher of debate at the high school or college level
Two years of experience teaching at summer debate institutes
Demonstrated commitment to debate instruction and attention to pedagogy
An MA degree in a relevant subject area (including but not limited to education, communication studies, political science, or law)
Three or more years of experience as a debate instructor and coach at the high school or college level
Five or more years of experience teaching at summer debate institutes
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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