Under the general supervision of the Division Dean of Arts & Communication, the Adjunct Associate Professor of Communication Studies teaches organized classes primarily in the areas of Fundamental of Speech, Interpersonal Communication, intercultural Communication, Argumentation and Debate, Oral Intepretation and to serve as the Assistant Director of Forensics. the primary responsibility is to teach up to 10 units (part-time) in the assigned discipline.
- Responsibilities and Duties
Duties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to the following:1. Instruct courses in Communication Studies 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. 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.
4. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes in order to make the program successful.
5. 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
.6. Coordinate with other faculty in the selection of textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials.
7. Complete various reporting procedures as required for student evaluation, course reporting and budget development.
8. Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of required reports by providing requested information.
9. Attend various departmental, divisional and campus-wide activities and events as required.
10. Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester.
11. Perform other necessary duties as assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:• Master's Degree in Speech Broadcasting, Telecommunication, Rhetoric, Speech Communication or Organizational Communication or Bachelor's Degree in one of the above and Master's Degree in Drama/Theater Arts Mass Communication or English.Experience in teaching Public Speaking, Argumentation and Debate, Forensics, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication and Group Communication.•
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 Communication Studies. • 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.