Part-Time Communication Studies (COMM classes)

Employer
Blinn College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 01, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Requisition Number 2020066F Position Title Part-Time Communication Studies (COMM classes) Salary Range per part time faculty salary schedule DBM Rating n/a Job Type Part Time Job Category Faculty Anticipated Start Date 09/23/2020 Campus Distance Education, Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS Application Deadline Extended Open Deadline FLSA Status Exempt Security Sensitive? Yes Work Hours part time hours not to exceed 29 hours per week
Objective

Perform part-time operations of the instructional program by successfully teaching distance education courses. Faculty members at Blinn College are unranked and have the common title of faculty.

Essential Duties

Blinn College expects all faculty members to demonstrate a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence. The essential duties of faculty teaching distance education courses are as follows:

Instruction and Classroom Management
• Provide an engaging online environment conducive to learning and teaching using features in Blinn’s Learning Management System ( LMS ).
• Maintain access to students through office hours and electronic communication; maintain an active presence in the virtual classroom with multiple logins per day.
• Provide ready access to students through multiple modes of communication, such as Lync, Collaborate, telephone, instant messaging, etc.
• Maintain a non-traditional schedule, with some hours per week outside the hours of 9-5 ( CTZ ).
• Prepare, maintain and utilize an accurate course syllabus, relevant content, learning activities, and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution.
• Utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media and educational resources.
• Maintain student participation and attendance in class.
• Conduct classes and final exams punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.

Student Success
• Advise or refer students to available academic support, advising, and counseling services.
• Maintain a positive and professional relationship with students.

Assessment Duties
• Hold sole responsibility to assess students’ performances through a range of formative and summative assessments and provide constructive feedback in a timely manner.
• Assist in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.

Professional Development and Service
• Exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development opportunities and effective teaching methodologies.
• Actively engage in collegial activities in a professional manner across the department, college, and communities such as departmental meetings, committees, and Blinn College partner collaborations, if required.

Institutional Responsibilities
• Submit timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions.
• Comply with all college policies and procedures.
• Exhibit effective communication skills, both written and oral.
• Attend college orientations, required institutional meetings, and trainings.
• Complete the required Quality Matters training(s) to teach distance education courses at Blinn; successfully complete the Quality Matters course review and approval process to teach distance education courses at Blinn.
• Communicate frequently with immediate Division Supervisor and Distance Learning.
• Return all college-related correspondence within one business day.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master’s degree in Communications

or

Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in communications or related area.

Please note that the credentialing criteria for COMM courses and SPCH courses differ. This position is to teach COMM courses.

Must be able to pass required background checks for Blinn and background checks and/or finger printing for any external facilities, per their requirements.

Preferred Experience and Training

1. Knowledge of, or interest in, on-line instructional design.
2. On-line teaching experience.
3. College level teaching experience desirable.
4. Credentialing to teach SPCH courses (Speech, Speech Communication, Communication, Communication Studies) desirable.

Physical Requirements Required Degree, License or Certifications

Master’s degree in Communications

or

Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in communications or related area.

Please note that the credentialing criteria for COMM courses and SPCH courses differ. This position is to teach COMM courses.

Special Notes To Applicants

1. This form will serve as the primary basis for the search committee to analyze your application. It is to the candidate’s advantage to clearly fill out all fields and answer all questions thoroughly.

2. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Applicants should submit:
a. Letter of interest
b. Current resume
c. Transcripts of all post-secondary academic work
d. A list of four professional references with contact information (including email and phone number).

3. Finalists will be asked to do a 5-7 minute teaching demonstration. It is to the candidate’s advantage to observe this time limit.

4. It is imperative that a PDF of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts be attached to this application. Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the purpose of this application; however, please make sure that the applicant’s name and graduation dates are clearly readable on the transcript.

5. The candidate selected will be required to present official transcript at the time of hiring.

6. Applicants with degrees in Speech Pathology, Speech Disorders or similar are not credentialed to teach COMM classes at Blinn College.

Credentials

The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL -X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory. http://www.blinn.edu/academic_affairs/Faculty_Credentialing_Guidelines.pdf

Quick Link http://employment.blinn.edu/postings/9060 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, would you need an H-1B visa or any visa sponsorship? If yes, please give details.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a masters degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * The criteria for accreditation adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) require that all faculty have 'at least 18 graduate hours in their teaching field(s) and hold a Masters degree or higher. Please list the graduate course title and course number that make up your 18 graduate hours in your teaching field. (Education courses do not satisfy this requirement.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * If you have a special topics course on your transcript, please indicate the course topic. If you have research hours on your transcript, please indicate the nature of the research and/or the topic of your thesis/dissertation as it pertains to your research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Which campus(es) in the Blinn College District would you willing to teach at? We have campuses in Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Sealy, and Schulenburg. We also have Distance Education courses.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your teaching experience including courses taught and modality (online, face-to-face, etc).

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please tell us about your career goals and how teaching fits within it.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * What is your teaching philosophy?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Tell us about your conflict resolution skills. Please provide an example of a real situation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
    • Blinn employment site
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
    • Indeed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC
    • TACC
    • Other (specify in next question below)
  12. * If in the previous question you selected 'Advertisement', 'Internet Site', or 'Other', please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Are you an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * Are you a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Are you claiming Veteran's employment preference? (See website for definition: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/pdf/GV.657.pdf)
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
  4. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  4. Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  5. Unofficial Other Transcripts 3
  6. Teaching Philosophy
  7. Portfolio/Work Sample
  8. Other Document 2
  9. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2
  10. DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)
  11. DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)


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