ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION
10-MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION
This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, extension site, and online or hybrid assignments.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean, the School of Arts and Communication is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication. This position requires a candidate skilled in teaching communication courses. The School is particularly interested in candidates who have training and/or experience in, and a commitment to, teaching a wide range of communication classes, including public speaking, organizational communication/leadership, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, storytelling and oral interpretation.
General Faculty Attributes and Responsibilities:
Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.
SWC faculty are collegial and collaborative. They demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and respect when interacting with students, peers, classified employees and administration. They observe proper and appropriate channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to support and improve college programs.
In addition to instruction, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• teaching all classes as assigned or scheduled and maintaining contractually-defined office hours that are supportive of students
• appropriate class preparation in support of all course objectives
• impartial assessment and evaluation of students
• adequate tracking and record keeping of student performance and outcomes
• participation in meetings pertinent to faculty professional responsibilities, including standing and ad hoc committees
• consistent involvement in professional development and/or extracurricular activities
• involvement in the shared governance process
• participation in strategic planning and program review
• knowledge and practice of pedagogy that supports a variety of learning styles and includes a wide range of instructional delivery systems
• demonstrates commitment to collegiality and professionalism by working as a team with discipline faculty
Faculty are expected to take a proactive role in the updating and revision of their discipline-specific courses and development of new curriculum, as well as student recruitment, advising and retention. This includes the appropriate merging of technology and student outcomes into the curriculum, as well as effective applications and utilization of instructional technology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Speech, Speech Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Rhetoric, Communication, Communication Studies, Speech Communication, or Organizational Communication, OR Bachelor’s Degree in any of the above AND Master’s Degree in Drama/Theater Arts, Mass Communication, or English OR the equivalent, OR a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Speech Communication.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Recent teaching experience, especially at the community college level. Experience in teaching a diverse range of communication classes with an emphasis in oral communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication using non-traditional approaches; familiarity with computer-assisted technology as related to public speaking applications; evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in speech communication and its instructional program; experience in curriculum development and maintenance; experience with Program Review as well as the implementation and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes; demonstration of the commitment to involvement within the campus and the community.
A short teaching demonstration may be required of those selected for interview.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.
STARTING DATE: August 14, 2014 (Fall Semester)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online by 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2014. Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Position open until filled.
FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu.
Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu:
1. Letter of application (cover letter)
2. Academic Staff Employment Application
4. Three current letters of recommendation dated within the past year
5. Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
6. Writing Sample
Include a recent scholarly writing sample, such as, published piece of work, conference paper or graduate writing sample. This piece should be representative of your academic contributions to the discipline of communication.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.