Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse (WDPD) Program AssociateDate Posted: 02/07/20
Wabash College invites applications for the position of Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse (WDPD) Program Associate to begin on or around July 1, 2020. We seek a colleague who enjoys working with talented students and addressing community issues to join a robust civic engagement and leadership program. The WDPD Program Associate’s specific duties include:
- administrative tasks
- project management for engagement events on- and off-campus,
- teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in the WDPD First Year program,
- supervising undergraduate students in deliberation project design, facilitation, and research, and
- additional duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse: to teach constructive practices of engagement and communication on topics of public problems; to stimulate productive public discourse on campus and in the community through informed discussion, debate, and deliberation; to develop civic leadership through participation in public life; and to promote the free speech rights and responsibilities for every individual in the marketplace of ideas. This position reports to the Director of Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse.
Initial appointment to this full-time, salaried position is through June 30, 2021, with possibility for renewal based upon the changing needs of the WDPD program and the College.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in field related to deliberation and dialogue preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in democracy, local government, civic engagement, and productive communication.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in producing reports and working with multiple constituencies.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team while managing multiple project timelines.
- Experience and/or interest with the following: public dialogue and deliberation in community settings; working with and leading small groups; taking on projects with increasing levels of complexity; forging professional connections with community partners.
Apply online via the Wabash College employment site (http://www.wabash.edu/employment/). At the time of application please be prepared to upload a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sara Drury, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse Director, at email@example.com
Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful diversity experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a multicultural global world. We welcome applications from persons of all backgrounds. EOE.
Contact:Ms. Julia Phipps
Academic Administrative Coordinator
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
For general questions about the position or the department, contact:Dr. Sara Drury
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