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Assistant Professor of Communications

Company: Columbia Basin College
Location: Pasco
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Interested in a career at Columbia Basin College? Join our team! From our distinguished faculty to our dedicated staff, CBC is committed to our vision to be the educational home that transforms students' lives through economic and social mobility. We seek to attract and retain engaged and dynamic individuals who are committed to helping all students be successful in accomplishing their goals and who will contribute to an exciting work environment. We value high quality instruction and student learning experiences that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and believe that our many unique perspectives make us stronger.

Sound like something you'd like to be a part of? CBC is currently seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic individual to teach a broad range of courses in Communications. The Assistant Professor for Communications (tenure track appointment) will teach a full range of lecture courses including Speech, Interpersonal Communications, Multicultural Communications, Mass Communications, Mass Media and Social Media.

This position will report to the Dean for Arts & Humanities.

CBC Faculty and Staff respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

GENERAL QUALITIES DESIRED:

Passion for teaching and a commitment to student success;
Commitment to the community college mission;
Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one's discipline;
Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyond one's discipline;
Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, including eLearning and instructional innovations;
Ability to teach individuals from diverse backgrounds effectively;
Ability to pursue scholarly endeavors in area of expertise; and
Ability and willingness to participate in the design and measurement of learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness efforts.


The base salary for this position is $61,157 for a 176-day contract over the Instructional Year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters). Additional compensation may be available for assignment of summer quarter courses or courses taught outside of the full-time position during fall, winter and spring quarters.

Relocation expenses are considered for the employment offer for the successful candidate if the candidate relocates to the Tri-Cities area from outside of a 175-mile radius.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by January 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop, prepare, and teach a broad range of college-approved courses in accordance with approved course descriptions and class schedules (includes the use of multimedia technology in the classroom);
Develop syllabi and reading lists for each course taught and update annually; participate in departmental/divisional responsibilities in the selection of texts and related teaching resources;
Maintain a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled office hours each week at times that provide reasonable opportunities for students to meet with faculty;
Maintain, submit, and retain accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters and student grades, by dates requested by the College and to comply with state and federal records retention laws;
Orient students at the beginning of each class to syllabi and addenda, subject to subsequent modification and notice to students;
Assess student learning outcomes, engage in timely interaction/feedback/grading to support student success and meet course outcomes;
Provide students with appropriate learning resources to facilitate student success in achieving course outcomes, program outcomes, and appropriate College-wide Student Learning Outcomes;
Demonstrate multicultural competence including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one's academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one's field of specialization;
Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (e.g., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
Participate in community service activities consistent with the College's mission;
Participate in student career development in related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree in Communications, Speech, Mass Media or related field from a nationally recognized accreditation agency;
One (1) year college-level teaching experience in Communications; and
Experience with computer applications for instructional purposes (e.g. PowerPoint, Word and the internet).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Ph.D. Communications, Speech, Mass Media or related field from a nationally recognized accreditation agency;
Two (2) years college-level teaching experience in Communications;
Experience teaching a broad range of communication courses including Speech, Interpersonal Communications, Multicultural Communications, Mass Communications, Mass Media and/or Social Media.

Keywords: Columbia Basin College, Pasco , Assistant Professor of Communications, Education / Teaching , Pasco, Washington

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