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Communication Studies Instructor: Tenure Track

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Position Summary


Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River’s service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others

The Communication Studies Department is seeking a communication generalist with lived and/or professional experience in BIPOC communities to teach face to face, hybrid, and online communication studies courses. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2022, and continuing with annual nine-month contracts. The tenure-track faculty position responsibilities are available in the collective bargaining agreement between The Board of Trustees Community College District No. 10 and The Green River United Faculty Coalition.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Communication or related discipline
  • Lived and/or professional experience in Native American, Indigenous, or other communities of color
  • One year or more teaching public speaking and/or interpersonal communication topics to high school students and/or adults
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Course work, research, employment, or teaching experience in Social Justice, Health Communication, or Environmental Communication topics
  • Employment or educational experience in a community or technical college system with diverse student populations
  • Experience using current technology and learning management systems (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, etc.) to deliver equitable instruction to students
  • Experience in one-to-one tutoring and support of students outside of a traditional classroom environment
  • Supplemental Information

    This is a full-time tenure-track position beginning fall 2022, continuing with annual nine-month contracts. The salary will be determined according to the candidate's educational background, teaching experience and applicable work experience.


    Application Materials

  • A cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • A current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A sample instructional material in a communication topic or related subject (syllabus, course assignment, objectives, etc.)

  • This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by The Green River United Faculty Coalition.

    Effective October 18, 2021, Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated* or present a medical or religious exemption. New employee vaccination status will be verified upon hire. You must provide documentation of your vaccination record to GRC Human Resources. If you need additional information on medical or religious accommodations, contact [email protected]*To be fully vaccinated, you must receive your second dose of Pfizer- BioNTech or Moderna, or your single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) plus 14 full days.

    For example, If your last shot of Moderna or Pfizer was on 11/1, or your only shot of J&J was on 11/1, your first full day of employment would be 11/15).

    Additional information may be requested if selected to interview.

    At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.

    All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.)

    Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link:

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