Communications Studies Instructor

Location
Anaheim
Posted
Dec 21, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Communications Studies Instructor

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: FCF587

Location: Fullerton College

Department: Humanities (FC)

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Description:

Teach Communication Studies and related courses to a diverse student population. Courses include, but are not limited to, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, Argumentation and Debate, and courses in the support of the Forensics Program.

Serve as Director of Forensics, as assigned.

Share responsibilities in the Forensics Program, including teaching and related activities, as assigned.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American. Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Primary Purpose:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Working Relationships:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s 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 in drama/ theater arts, mass communication or English

OR the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desirable Qualifications:
Two years of experience teaching Communication Studies to underserved student populations in high school, community college, or other higher education settings.

Experience in teaching argumentation and/or coaching policy or parliamentary debate.

Experience in coaching competitive intercollegiate individual events (platform, limited preparation, and/or interpretation of literature).

Successful experience in recruitment, coaching, and coordination of a forensics program.

An educational philosophy that emphasizes student learning.

Experience teaching a range of Communication Studies courses, including Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, Argumentation and Debate, and courses in support of a Forensics Program.

Demonstrated ability to apply current theories and methods of teaching Communication Studies.

Demonstrated ability to teach students of diverse learning styles, levels of preparation, and backgrounds.

Evidence of service to educational institutions, contributions to the profession, and/or professional development in the discipline.

Demonstrated interest in the design and assessment of curriculum and student learning outcomes.

Demonstrated experience or ability to create equitable outcomes and success for all students, including the ability to effectively engage the college’s diverse student population and the ability to address equity, inclusion and diversity issues in the Communication Studies classroom.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions:


Salary Range: $64,236 - $97,252 Annually

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:


Posting Number: 2016140FT

Open Date: 12/20/2018

Close Date: 2/14/2019

Special Instructions Summary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/3308









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