Posting Number: F00724 Location: Contra Costa College Salary: $65,088 - $99,876
Description of Position: The Communication Studies and Journalism (CSJ) Department at Contra Costa College seeks a full-time, tenure-track journalism professor starting in the spring 2021 semester. In addition to teaching, this professor will also serve as the faculty advisor for The Advocate/cccadvocate.com. The Advocate is a multiple award-winning student-run publication, which has been in continuous production since March 1950. Student journalists have gone on to win national awards at the college and professional level, including several Pulitzer Prizes. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passionate commitment to First Amendment freedoms; a bedrock knowledge of journalistic practices, reportorial skills, and ethics; and an ability to recruit, motivate, and retain student journalists.
In addition to Journalism classes, the successful candidate for this position may be required teach other classes in the CSJ Department, such as Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Critical Thinking and Persuasion, Forensics, or Debate. Possession of the minimum qualifications to teach Speech or English classes is, therefore, a highly desirable qualification.
Serving predominately Latinx students and African American students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.
Inquiries: Contra Costa College President’s Office Phone: 510-215-3841
Position Status: Tenure- Track EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty Department: C3008-Journalism/Graphics/Media Comm
Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines; 2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs; 3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review; 4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives; 5. participating in department, division, and college committees; 6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide; 7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies; 8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; 9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements; 10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress; 11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines; 12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy; 13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience: Master’s in journalism OR communication with a specialization in journalism
Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s in English, history, communication, literature, composition, comparative literature, any social science, business, business administration, marketing, graphics, or photography
Desirable Qualifications: 1. Possession of minimum qualifications to teach Communication Studies (possess a Master’s in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication or organizational communication OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in drama/ theater arts, mass communication, or English OR the equivalent) OR to teach English (possess a Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism OR the equivalent) 2. Experience as a faculty advisor for a student publication 3. Experience working in the print and web based journalism industry, including but not limited to reporting, writing, editing and news production for print and/or web-based/multimedia platforms. 4. Teaching and professional experience in multimedia, broadcast, and digital journalism, reporting and on-air performing and reporting. 5. Knowledge of and/or training in news production, journalistic theory and skills, ethics, law, web-based/social media, communication theory, or other relevant subjects. 6. Demonstrated willingness to work with students both in and outside of class, potentially including travel to regional, state, and national conventions. 7. Experience teaching a variety of journalism courses—both face-to-face and online/hybrid—including multimedia/podcasting courses, at the community college level 8. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
Job Open Date: 10/01/2020 Job Close Date: 10/29/2020 Open Until Filled: No Employment Begins: Spring 2021 # of Months: 10
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.