Part-Time Instructor of Journalism



Posting Details


Posting Number: 06001871 Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Journalism Posting Date: Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): Open for Academic year 21-22 (POOL position) Length of Position: Term-by-term basis Anticipated Start Date:
9/8/2021 Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $622 per load unit Hours per Week: Depending on class schedule Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:
PRIMARY PURPOSE :
To provide instruction in college journalism courses. Part-time instructor’s direct student discussion and evaluate student performance in the classroom.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $622 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is not always equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
• The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered. Essential Functions:
  1. Provide instruction in News Reporting & Writing courses (J 216 and J 217) with direction from the Advisor to Student Media and Humanities Department Chair and in accordance with course-specific learning outcomes and relevant College instructional policies applicable to all instruction all faculty.
  2. Teaching assignments in instructional time-blocks (e.g. early morning and/or late afternoon) as required by humanities department program scheduling and staffing needs.
  3. Work cooperatively with the and Humanities Department Chair and with the Advisor to Student Media and accept direction from assigned Designated and Peer Evaluators, in developing and implementing syllabi, teaching methods, assignments, and grading standards to achieve program-wide student learning outcomes.
  4. Be accessible and responsive to student, departmental and College communiqués, not only by addressing contacts face-to-face during class and office hours, but also by monitoring frequently and responding promptly to communications initiated via the faculty member’s departmental office mail box, COCC office telephone voicemail, COCC network electronic mail, and COCC Outlook conferences maintained by the department and its programs. Monitor and adhere to essential departmental and program information and curricular requirements relevant to part-time instructor’s teaching assignments communicated by other means (e.g. via orientation, voicemail, email, and individual meeting/s with the dept. chair and experienced program faculty peer/s).
  5. Perform other essential duties by required deadlines relevant to part-time faculty teaching assignments, as assigned.
  6. Attend face-to-face general departmental and specific program meetings.
  7. Perform other essential duties by required deadlines relevant to part-time instructor teaching assignments, as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

1. Willingness and ability to travel and teach instructional assignments at the Redmond, Madras and/or Prineville campuses or online, as required by the humanities department program scheduling and staffing needs.
2. Basic computer and other technological proficiencies, or aptitudes to acquire such proficiencies, as needed to deliver instruction in multimedia classrooms and to communicate effectively using College networked systems.
3. Visual ability, corrected (e.g. with reliable prescription glasses) if required, to enable instructor to teach, observe, direct, and supervise students in classroom situations.
4. Effective oral communication skills using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
5. Effective written communication skills using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
6. Willingness and ability to work with the Humanities Department Chair, Advisor to Student Media, and other College entities as needed to deliver outcomes-based instruction consistent with program curricula, to supply requested data for program assessment, and to meet College requirements and deadlines applicable to all COCC faculty.
7. Ability to work effectively and sensitively with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Working hours vary according to number and credit/load unit value of assigned Journalism course(s). Example, for each 3 credit course, the instructor will be expected to provide 3 hours of in-class instruction (including instructional preparation time), and at least 1 office hour per week to confer with enrolled students, plus additional time as needed to accomplish assigned other “Essential Functions.” Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. Requires the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms. Requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any of the classes protected under Federal and State statutes in any education program, activities, or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Journalism, or any related field specializing in journalism education, mass communication and/or digital media.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful experience teaching journalism, mass media, and/or reporting at the high school or college level, or evidence of relevant preparation/experience promising success in teaching college-level writing, and such experience/preparation should demonstrate content knowledge and teaching applications current in the professional field of journalism.
  • Preparation and training in pedagogy and teaching.




Special Instructions to Applicants:
Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise. COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment. Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree, additional applicable education, and work experience that when combined you believe is equivalent to the Master’s degree requirement. Please provide a clear statement why you believe this combined education and experience is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  8. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable


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