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.
Full-time support in creating and executing curriculum for for an intensive 4-6 week summer institute for a class size of 16-40 students
Primary responsibility for research support and teaching research skills to students
Review and evaluation of diagnostic tests, research strategies, and argument construction for the year's high school policy debate topic
Leading seminar discussions and small classes on discrete argumentation topics
Judging policy debates and giving detailed critique and instruction
A high school degree (or its equivalent).
Participation in policy debate as a competitor or instructor for at least 2 years at the high school or college level
Demonstrated commitment to debate instruction and attention to pedagogy.
A BA degree in a relevant subject area (including but not limited to education, communication studies, political science, or law)
Participation in policy debate as a competitor or instructor for at least 4 years
Experience as a debate instructor and coach at the high school or college level
Two 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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