Communication Studies Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Communication Studies Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014175F

Department: Language Arts SKY (DEPT)

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2F0063

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Skyline College seeks faculty who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment and are guided by a commitment to student equity. This requires faculty to be knowledgeable about and willing to use transformative teaching methods, demonstrate the ability to be student-ready, and help all students achieve success. Faculty are strongly encouraged to collaborate across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary, and meaningful learning experiences.

First level interviews are scheduled for the week of April 23. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for second round interviews on Friday, April 27 and Monday, April 30.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s or above in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication or organizational communication OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s or above in drama/ theater arts, mass communication, or English OR the equivalent (see below)
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Subject matter preparation:

Preference will be given to candidates who:
1. Possess a professional level of competence and recent successful experience in teaching college-level transfer courses related to public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, argumentation and debate, gender communication, and health communication
2. Demonstrate evidence of collaboration or a willingness to collaborate with campus programs and resources such as learning communities, TRiO, Transfer Center, and/or International Student Programs
3. Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, including knowledge of current theories and teaching methods and developments in communication studies
4. Are able to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy, and examine its effect on students and their learning critically
5. Are able to expand the use of technology in communication studies education, including hybrid and/or online teaching
6. Are able to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 04/06/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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