Tenure-track Communication Studies Instructor
Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Communication Studies Instructor. The successful candidate must be flexible and available to fulfill department needs such as teaching from among the following: public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, cross-cultural communication, mass communication, and other related courses within the department’s offerings. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. This position begins September 2017.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
General Faculty Responsibilities
Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year college.
Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.
Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.
Master's Degree in Communication Studies, Speech Communication, or related field.
Experience teaching multiple communication courses listed above.
Experience teaching at the college level.
Understanding of and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the kinds of faculty work expected at an open admissions college.
Ability and willingness to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and willingness to contribute to college-wide projects.
Ability and willingness to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the use of technology that enhances student success.
Familiarity with current research in the communication studies discipline.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and members of the campus community.
Demonstrated participation in academic, professional, and civic activities.
Excellent classroom teaching and communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to student engagement, motivation, and learning.
Experience in creating and assessing program-level outcomes.
Experience using integrated learning methods.
Starting salary is $50,000 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $71,976. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
Required Online Application Materials:
Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
1. Describe three strategies you have used in an effort to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding. Explain any changes you made to improve at least one of those strategies.
2. Our student population is largely first-generation college students and many would be described as low income or lower-middle income. Speak to your understanding of working with this demographic.
3. What steps have you taken to expand your ability to better understand and work with students who differ from you ethically and/or culturally?
4. Describe specific interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by February 15, 2017.
Condition of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
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If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
Clark College Human Resources
January 20, 2017