Adjunct Associate Professor, Mass Communication
DescriptionUnder the general supervision of the Division Dean of Arts & Communication, the Adjunct Associate Professor of Mass Communication teaches organized classes primarily in the Arts & Communication discipline(s); the primary responsibility is to teach up to 10 units (part-time) in the assigned discipline.Responsibilities and DutiesDuties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to the following:1. Instruct courses in Mass Communication and Journalism in accordance with credit course outlines approved by the Board of Trustees.2. Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline specific technologies.3. Conduct related laboratory instruction, including handling and working of software and hardware for print and digital journalism.4. Evaluate student progress and achievement as it pertains to career readiness.5. Assist students in achieving stated course objectives. Evaluate the progress of each student and notify students in need of counseling services and/or tutorial assistance. Track student learning outcomes and maintain records of student learning outcomes.6. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes in order to make the program successful.7. Support the Division Dean in cooperating with campus and community groups to provide programs, courses, and information relevant to the needs of the students and various programs.8. Coordinate with other faculty in the selection of textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials.9. Complete various reporting procedures as required for student evaluation, course reporting and budget development.10. Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of required reports by providing requested information.11. Attend various departmental, divisional and campus-wide activities and events, including those supporting the newspaper staff, as required.12. Plan and complete approved professional development Flex activities each semester.13. Perform other necessary duties as assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:• Master's degree in radio, television, film, mass communication, or journalism OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in communication, communication studies or English• Demonstrated teaching experience• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:• Experience in teaching postsecondary courses in school newspaper production, web-based news delivery (specifically through the WordPress content management system), multimedia production, mass communication and/or journalism.• Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software, specifically InDesign and Photoshop.• Demonstrated understanding of the First Amendment and media law as it pertains to free press on a college campus.• Demonstrated ability managing a newspaper, newsletter or other publication.• Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles.• Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.• Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques and equipment, including the use of multimedia hardware and software and on-line instructional techniques.• Demonstrated leadership in developing curriculum for discipline specific courses and/or programs.• Demonstrated leadership, ability, and desire to stay current in the field.• Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with business and industry in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.• Interest in or knowledge of teaching online and other distance education courses.QUALIFICATIONS: • Master's degree in radio, television, film, mass communication, or journalism OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in communication, communication studies or English • Demonstrated teaching experience • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in teaching postsecondary courses in school newspaper production, web-based news delivery (specifically through the WordPress content management system), multimedia production, mass communication and/or journalism.Supplemental InformationCopies of transcripts are required with application.