Assistant Debate Coach/Social Studies Teacher

//Assistant Debate Coach/Social Studies Teacher

Position: Teaching/Faculty

Accepting through: June 1, 2019

State/Province: Texas

Position Description:

Jesuit is currently reviewing qualified Social Studies teachers who could also help us grow Jesuit’s full time policy debate coaching staff.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your discipline expertise as well as interest in policy debate.

A successful applicant would teach full time in the Social Studies Department. This teaching load will include sections of a freshman level Rhetoric and Civics class required for all freshmen. This course uses policy debate as a tool for introduction to research, argument and public speaking.

In addition to the teaching duties, a successful applicant would work with the existing coaching staff as an assistant coach.  The assistant coach would be expected to work with individual policy debaters throughout the week; to contribute to development and execution of arguments; and to support the maintenance and expansion of the varsity and novice debate team participation. Since the team does not have a competitive debate class during the course of the day, the assistant coach would be expected to participate fully in formal practices which occur after school.

Specific coaching responsibilities:

  • Attending 1-2 local, TFA State – qualifying tournaments a month
  • Attend 1 regional or national tournament per month
  • Attend all post season tournaments for which Jesuit qualifies teams including TFA State, JV and Novice Nationals and the NDCA National Championships.
  • In conjunction with rest of coaching staff, assistant coach will participate in after school practices; help debates in argument development; listen to practice speeches outside of after school practice;


  • Bachelors degree or higher required
  • Experience with Policy Debate required
  • Familiarity with Verbatim required and with Stratus helpful

Please direct any questions to Tracy McFarland at or Dan Lingel at

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