Overview

The Director of Debate oversees a nationally competitive debate team, competing primarily in IPDA Debate with some overlap in NFA-Lincoln Douglas and/or British Parliamentary Debate. Responsibilities include team instruction and management, tournament coordination and travel, judge recruitment and training, administration of program expenses, knowledge of current events and policy research trends, and campus coordination of the school’s Ethics Bowl team. The team typically competes once or twice monthly from September through April, including Nationals.

Qualifications
The candidate should be familiar with debate tournament procedures in multiple regions and demonstrate previous coaching experience in extemporaneous, limited-preparation debate on a national scale. Experience with carded debate is a plus, as is prior experience at the collegiate level. Adjunct teaching in a discipline appropriate to the candidate’s education is also possible. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “Debate Search.” Include letter of application, CV, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how you might contribute to the College’s Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as a teacher and mentor of students. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)

To apply for this job email your details to facultysearch@bac.edu

About Belmont Abbey College

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom.  There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.  In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates:  That in all things God may be glorified.

Click here to see the College’s mission and vision statements, and here to see a summary of the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education.