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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Academic Affairs

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: M-F 8am-5pm, may vary dependent on department needs, 40 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 9MOBU, *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: Teach 15 credit hours (five classes) per semester of communication courses, which may include Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Personal Communication (a blended course), Intercultural Communication, and/or Workplace Skills. Perform other duties expected of full-time faculty, including maintaining scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum; participating and contributing to department responsibilities; participating in college, division, and department meetings; serving on committees; and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments may be day, evening, weekend, hybrid, online, on or off campus, and are subject to change as needed.

Candidates selected for interview will be required to make a teaching presentation as part of the interview process and to share student learning activities and assessments.

Required Qualifications:

- Master's degree with 18 hours in Communication Studies, Communication, Speech, or Speech Communication
- One year of post-secondary teaching experience in the communication discipline
- Demonstrated strong teaching ability
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the teaching mission of a comprehensive community college
- Strong understanding of the changing landscape of higher education
- Ability to adopt new technologies
- Ability to deliver engaging online content
- Ability to collaborate with faculty and students from other disciplines as well as people from the community

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master's degree in Communication Studies, Communication, Speech or Speech Communication
- Community college teaching experience
- Two or more years of post-secondary teaching experience in the communication discipline

To be considered for this position we will require:
  • resume/CV
  • a cover letter that specifically addresses the required and preferred qualifications
  • unofficial transcripts
  • a Teaching Philosophy of 1-2 pages that addresses your teaching or other experience, success, and challenges in working with a diverse student population
  • A list that shows all courses you've taught in the last 5 years and the number of sections taught for each course
  • Two letters of recommendation

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

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Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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