Instructor, Journalism (Temporary 1 Year Contract)

Golden West College
Huntington Beach, California
$49,354.00 - $117,665.00 Annually
May 08, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Community College

Golden West College


Instructor, Journalism (Temporary 1 Year Contract)

Job#  9-G-18

Salary: $49,354.00 - $117,665.00 Annually

Deadline:  06/05/17 


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at: Please click on OPEN POSITIONS located in the menu bar on the left, then select your desired jobs category to access list of open positions.



Golden West College is currently seeking­­ a one-year, full-time, non-tenure track journalism instructor(s) commencing with the 2017 fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves teaching college-level courses in journalism including, but not limited to, mass communication, writing for news media, newspaper production, multi platform journalism and public relations.  In addition, this assignment includes serving as the faculty advisor to the student-produced newspaper created in various print and digital formats.  This assignment includes curriculum and program development; participation in department, division, college committees; participatory governance activities; collaboration across disciplines; the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.


The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Golden West College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Journalism.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in Journalism/Mass Communications/Public Relations in accordance with established course outlines. 

• Serve as faculty advisor to the college's student-produced newspaper, in its various print and digital formats

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of Journalism/Public Relations curriculum.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.



Minimum Qualifications:

1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d):

• Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area.

• Possess a master's degree or higher in journalism or communication with a specialization in journalism, from an accredited institution.

• Possess a bachelor's degree in either of the above AND a master's degree in English, history, communication, literature, composition, comparative literature, any social science, business, business administration, marketing, graphics or photography from an accredited institution.

• Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. *Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the state minimum qualifications must submit an Application for Equivalency (downloadable at along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials.*

2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 


Desirable Qualifications:

A minimum three (3) years of recent experience teaching print journalism, broadcast journalism, and/or public relations at the post-secondary level.

• Experience working in print journalism, broadcast journalism, and/or public relations.

• Experience in student produced newspaper/magazine production including all aspects of the process, from content development, management, layout, formatting through publication and managing accounts and associated costs.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently under prepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to recruit and engage students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, interests, skill sets and experience in journalism production courses.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of • Coast Community College District.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Conditions of Employment

This is a temporary, full-time (175 days per year) one-year contract assignment. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off-campus and is subject to change as needed; some flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.



For a full-time, two-semester position, a maximum starting range of $49,354 to $84,144 is offered, based on the 2016-2017 salary schedule of $49,354 to $117,665. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,878 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.


Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310 (Download PDF reader)) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs