Instructor, Communication Studies

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Coastline Community College


Instructor, Communication Studies

Job# 1-C-20

Salary: $46,037.00 - $109,761.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/01/19


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Coastline Community College (CCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Communication Studies commencing with the 2019  fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Communication Studies.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Coastline Community College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Communication Studies.

The Communication Studies Department  is committed to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.  Ideal candidates for this position share CCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. 

The Department of Communication Studies at Coastline Community College is a comprehensive program with offerings ranging from traditional rhetoric and public speaking to modern communication studies. 

We look forward to continuing to serve our diverse student body and engendering a critical approach to understanding the communication processes that affect us every day.


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

• Provide instruction in Communication Studies in accordance with established course outlines.

• Teach Communication Studies classes, which may include oral communication classes such as Interpersonal Communication; Public Speaking; Essentials of Argumentation; as well as other classes offered by the department: Intercultural Communication; Intro to Mass Communications; and Public Relations.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of Communication Studies curriculum responsive to the students served.

• 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.

• Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate.

• Collaborate with fellow faculty (interdepartmental or intradepartmental) to design and evaluate culturally-responsive course materials and classroom assessment strategies that enhance student success and persistence toward academic /career goals and help close possible equity gaps

• Develop new curriculum and updating existing curriculum

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


Qualifications and Physical Demands


Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4):

1. Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR

2. Master's degree from an accredited institution in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication or organizational communication; OR

3. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in any of the above AND a Master's degree in drama/theater arts, mass communication, or English ; OR

4. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

• Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

• Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.


Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of ability to teach courses in Communication Studies, including Interpersonal Communication; Public Speaking; Intercultural Communication; Mass Communication, and Essentials of Argumentation. .

• Evidence of an ability to instruct and engage students within hybrid and online courses, and a desire to develop communication studies curriculum specifically for online instruction.

• Evidence of an ability to participate in the assessment and collection of student learning outcome data, with specific attention to development of intervention strategies to improve student learning

• Knowledge of emerging technologies for learning management and instructional enhancement.

• Evidence of expertise or knowledge in oral communication and/or performance studies. Willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

• Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.

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

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

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).

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







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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
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Salary: $46,037.00 - $109,761.00