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Communication Studies Instructor FT Faculty -10 months

Antelope Valley College
California, United States
$57,235.00 - $84,543.00
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
$70,000 - $89,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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Antelope Valley College


Communication Studies Instructor FT Faculty -10 months

Salary: $57,235.07 - $84,543.93 Annually

Deadline: 9/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Complete job description and application available online at:


The position is a full-time teaching assignment in the Rhetoric & Literacy division.



• In addition to teaching 15 lecture hour equivalents per semester, full-time faculty are responsible for five office hours per week  and preparation time, and are expected to participate in faculty / division meetings and yearly program review.

• Full-time faculty also participate in curricular planning, student learning outcomes: data collection and writing action plans, program learning outcomes, development, assessment, and implementation; evaluation of educational programs; and college governance contributory to the attainment of the college's mission and strategic goals.

• Instructors may be assigned a combination of daytime, evening, and/or Saturday classes, as the college is dedicated to the educational success of a diverse student body with diverse needs.

• Continued professional development through the Faculty Professional Development Program or other sources is required.

• Travel between District locations may be required.



(Applicant must meet one of the following)


• Most current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in California Community Colleges: Master's in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communications, 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.  


• Antelope Valley College Equivalency:  No Equivalency per division faculty


AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (Assembly Bill 1725; Education Code 87360).



Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by any or all of the following:

• Successful experience teaching Communication Studies at the community college level.

• A strong "generalist background" and teaching experience in the field of Communication Studies to include public speaking.

• Teaching experience and academic background in one or more of the following: argumentation and debate, media studies, public relations, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and/or forensics.

• Demonstrates effectiveness as a classroom instructor.

• Knowledge of diverse learning styles and teaching pedagogies as well as, experience in teaching students from  diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of student preparedness.  

• A commitment to the mission of community colleges and to teaching at the community college level of higher education.

• Demonstrates experience in: developing and revising curriculum, assessing student learning outcomes, and participating  in program review documents.

• Ability to collaborate with colleagues to promote and implement innovative ideas and a shared vision for the Communication Studies program for the benefit of students.  

• Working knowledge of computer technology and software such as Canvas or other similar Learning Management Systems, and Zoom or other similar online communication software. 


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.

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