Adjunct Faculty-Photo Journalism (Richland 5044)
Division: LEAD - Richland
Position Number: 081305044
Position Type: Faculty
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Appointment Type: Part Time
Is Grant Funded?: No
Work Days/Hours: Hours vary
Posting Number: 02045
Job Description Summary/Essential Duties:
Teaches students effectively in assigned classes and maintains office hours for student consultation. Provides students with a written course syllabus. Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning. Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, revising curricula, and recommending teaching assignments when appropriate. Maintains accurate and complete course records. Performs professional activities and assumes professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the division dean, and works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process. Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction. Participates in student advising and registration. Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Meets professional assignments in accordance with the Systems calendar and contractual obligations. Complies with Districts board policy, state and federal policy, and the student code of conduct as appropriate. Commits to college mission and goals through participating in planning division objectives and budget requests. Serves on and attends college committees as assigned. Participates in campus commencement exercise(s) as required and attends other required college meetings and activities. Participates in his/her own performance appraisal. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. May work with student clubs and/or organizations. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills to support and enhance effective interaction between Districts and other organizations, businesses and community groups as well as faculty, staff and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Promotes the college in the community by participating in a variety of marketing activities. Participates in professional development activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
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# of Months:
Open Until Filled: YesMinimum Qualifications:
Master's degree or higher in Journalism or Photo-Journalism, or Master's degree or higher in a related field with at least 18 graduate hours in Photo-Journalism or in Journalism with an emphasis on Photo-Journalism.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with students of varying diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. The ability to provide quality customer service. Official transcripts will be required at time of interview. A criminal background check and/or fingerprinting will be conducted.
Position Specific Qualifications:
This adjunct (part-time) faculty position is in the School of Learning Enrichment and Academic Development (L. E. A. D.). Richland College seeks (an) outstanding photo-journalist(s) with strong professional experience and an innovative approach to teaching photo-journalism at the post-secondary level. Candidates must clearly demonstrate an interest in information technology as it relates to news delivery based on strong journalistic values. Instruction covers a variety of topics, including (but not limited to): Photography & Camera Basics, Photojournalism History, The Qualities of Light, Available Light Photography, Electronic Flash, Caption Writing, Enterprise, Journalism Portraits, Sports Photography, Spot News, Ethics, Law, Generating Photo Ideas, Editing, Photo Stories.
Course work not specified on transcript as journalism requires accompanying course descriptions from the pertinent graduate catalog or letters from the division with descriptions of the course.
Academic background in news gathering and writing, news publications and mass communications is a plus. Knowledgeable of AP Style is a plus. InDesign and Photoshop preferred. Knowledgeable of eCampus and all aspects of communication regarding the journalism industry (website, Twitter, Facebook, etc).