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Diverse Faculty Fellow - Mass Communication

Employer
Harper College
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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Schedule Information

Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Faculty Fellows also participate in department and division initiatives. Evening and weekends may be required.

Weeks per fiscal year

Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)

Benefits

Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business;
Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties



Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense



The Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow program is an important part of the college’s focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce. The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college environment by providing participants with real-world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full-time community college faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the College and community college academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.

This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university during the 2021-22 academic year. This fellowship may also be appropriate for those who have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university prior to the 2021-22 academic year, but who have no previous teaching experience as a full-time instructor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

The Communication Arts Department at Harper College is seeking applicants with the potential to teach in the Mass Communication Program. Candidates should have expertise in the areas of video and audio production.

Diverse Faculty Fellow candidates should possess expertise in areas, such as: audio production, audio editing, video production, video editing, video graphics, multi-camera production, photojournalism, radio broadcast and podcast production.

The successful candidate may be responsible for teaching courses such as Audio Production, Video production, Multi-Camera Production, Video Editing, Broadcast Graphics, Multi-Platform Photo Journalism, Introduction to Mass Communication and Film History.

Candidates may assist with the:
-development of certificate programs in Visual Communication and Audio/Video Technology.
-supervision of the Mass Communication Lab.
-leadership of WHCM Radio

To be considered, a fellowship applicant must possess a Master’s degree or Doctorate in Mass Communication or a closely related field (Film Making, Video production, etc). The individual’s Master’s degree or Doctorate credential must be conferred no later than June 30, 2022.

Faculty Fellows will have a teaching load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters), but will also engage in intensive training/professional development for a full 35-40 hours.

Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division, and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.

Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who:
- are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.
-are committed to and motivating community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.
-are knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Educational Requirements



At least a Master's degree in Mass Communication or a closely related field (Film Making, Video production, etc).

Experience Requirements

No teaching experience is required

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given
to applications received on or before: April 15, 2022



Special Notes

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one-page single-spaced Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship. What makes you uniquely qualified for this position? What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.
* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Advertised: March 17, 2022 Central Daylight Time
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