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Professor of Journalism

Employer
Oklahoma City Community College
Location
Oklahoma City, OK

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
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Posting Number:

Faculty_0401650

Classification Title:

Faculty 09 Month

Working Title:

Professor of Journalism

Datatel Position ID:

COAR4PROFJOE1A

Annual Hours:

09 Month

Placement Range:

$45,000 - $55,000

Position Type:

Regular

General Description:

A faculty member at Oklahoma City Community College has the primary responsibility of instruction. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the integrity of curricula, encouraging student success, and promoting the mission of the academic division to which the faculty member belongs as well as the College as a whole.

Reports To:

Dean of Arts

What position(s) reports to this position?:

Pioneer Newswriting Lab Instructional Assistant

Minimum Education/Experience:

Masters Degree in Journalism, Mass Media Communication, or related field OR a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Journalism, Mass Media or a related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience working for a college or small town newspaper.

Evidence of journalism writing proficiency through published articles.

Demonstrated positive human relations and communication skills.

Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software.

Flexible teaching style to accommodate individual learning styles.

Committed to helping students achieve their goals to be successful and attain a college education.

Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus (such as MineOnline and Moodle).

Organization and attention to detail.

Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system.

Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit.

Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing.

Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when they are having difficulty interpreting concepts.

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups.

Must be punctual.

Must be reliable.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which one must convey detailed or important spoken information or instructions to others.

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discrimination in sound.

Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.


3. VISUAL ACUITY:
Requires close visual acuity to perform activities such as but not limited to: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and expansive reading.


4. WORKING CONDITIONS
Typical office environment; this position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

None

Work Hours:

This is a full-time faculty position. Teaching schedules can include online, days, nights and/or weekends. Required institutional activities (other than attendance at commencement) usually occur in the classic eight-to-five Monday through Friday work week.

Department:

Division of Arts, English & Humanities

Job Open Date:

07/21/2021

Job Close Date:

08/04/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

HR Contact:

Jennifer Allenwood

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Include an electronic portfolio of your published work from newspapers, magazines and internet.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

Oversee the Pioneer Newspaper and serve as the faculty advisor to the professional and student staff. The Pioneer is the student newspaper which includes both a paper and online product that incorporates multimedia content.

Serve as an ex-officio member of the Pioneer advisory board.

This position will be the lead instructor for the journalism curriculum and serve as the liaison to adjunct journalism instructors, as well as coordinate with the Professor of Mass Media Communications to address the needs of the Journalism and Broadcasting program.

Classes taught may include:
News Writing
Writing for the Web
Magazine Feature Writing
Introduction to Mass Communication
Journalism Internships
Special topics in Journalism

A faculty member is primarily responsible for supporting student learning by providing quality instruction in courses that the faculty member and the dean agree will be taught. Quality instruction includes clear course objectives, prepared and relevant class activities, effective and understandable presentations of learning materials, fair and understandable grading practices, timely responses to students, and a positive atmosphere in the classroom.

In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, a faculty member is expected to:

Be available to students by maintaining posted office hours.

Serve as an academic advisor.

Manage program and course curricula by helping select textbooks, evaluating learning materials, and writing course syllabi.

Maintain a flexible schedule to meet program and department needs.

Contribute to developing, implementing, and evaluating approved academic programs and developing new academic programs to meet community needs.

Fulfill course, program, and department goals and objectives.

Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department.

Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from program, division, and college administrators.

Attend department, division, and college meetings.

Acquire new knowledge and skills as appropriate for the academic discipline.

Maintain license or professional certification specific to program requirements.

Develop and implement a professional development plan.

Participate in on-campus staff development opportunities.

Participate in mutually agreed upon committees.

Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.

Participate in faculty-related activities that attract and retain students.

Support the College’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

Organization

Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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