Director of Debate and Speech

Southern Virginia University seeks a full-time Director of Debate and Speech. The position begins August 2017.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in college debate is also required, preferably in Policy or Parliamentary debate. Experience working in a small-college setting, and experience in college recruiting are strong positives. Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages women and members of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.

Responsibilities of the Director of Debate and Speech include: Coaching a debate team of between 15 and 45 students, travelling to 4 to 6 intercollegiate debate tournaments per academic year, and making one recruiting trip per year.

Send curriculum vitae or resume, graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable initially), evidence of teaching excellence (if applicable), two letters of reference, and a cover letter to:

Director of Debate and Speech Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

These materials may instead be emailed to

The cover letter should describe the applicant’s familiarity with and support of Southern Virginia University’s mission statement. Applicants are not required to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Southern Virginia University is a liberal arts college with over 800 students, approximately 90 percent of whom are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, Southern Virginia is one hour from Roanoke, 75 minutes from Charlottesville, and three hours from Washington, D.C.