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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Argumentation

Employer
Norco College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title:
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Argumentation & Debate & Persuasion) (Norco College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
3/5/2022

Department:
Arts/Hum/World Lang (N)

Position Type:
Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian

College/Campus:
Norco

Physical location of the position:
Norco

Employment Type:
Full-Time
Tenure Track (Faculty)

Position Length:
10-month

Salary Range:
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6

Salary Amount:
$72,351 to $111,474

Salary Type:
Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
No

Basic Function:
The successful candidate will carry primary responsibility for lecture and instruction in Argumentation & Debate (COM 3) and Persuasion (COM 2). This assignment may include courses in Small Group Communication, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Gender Communication, Oral Communication, as well as other courses in the discipline.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate subject specific expertise in communication studies as well as demonstrate the ability to communicate challenging concepts and practices in a clear and engaging manner to all community college students, while maintaining high standards for all by using inclusive teaching practices. The ideal candidate will share Norco College's commitment to educating its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. The successful candidate will join the Arts & Humanities School and faculty dedicated to the principles of community colleges, learning, diversity, equity, educational opportunity and student success.
We currently serve approximately 15,000 students annually, the majority of whom are from historically underserved populations, 58% Latinx, 9% Asian American, 6% African American, and 22% white. Norco College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the college has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join the Arts & Humanities School, dedicated to the use of curriculum through a lens of equity. This department values the use of equity-minded andragogical techniques, while maintaining academic rigor in the field of communication studies.
The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its equity minded values through intentional practice. We are a Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established programs for Puente, Umoja, Allies, Veterans, and Foster Youth. Norco College is a leader in pathways for student completion, dual enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and their families, and through a variety of means provide robust offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers and opportunities for professional training in equity practices.

EDUCATION:
Master's degree in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, 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 OR the equivalent .

(All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions).

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of two years' experience teaching at the post-secondary level Public Speaking and or Interpersonal Communication is required. Experience teaching and or preparation to teach Argumentation and Debate and Persuasion is also required. Experience teaching at least one the following courses is also desired: Small Group, Intercultural Communication, Communication Theory, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Storytelling or Gender Communication. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT:
Recent experience working with historically underserved students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of exclusion within historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support all students including historically underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom; Willingness to develop new course curriculum.

Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. The instructional assignment may include courses in various platforms (e.g., face to face, hybrid, and online).
2. Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement
3. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.
4. Participation in discipline/department decision making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development (annual and comprehensive review), Improvement of Instruction, outcomes assessment work, and other professional matters are also expected of all faculty.
5. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design andragogical related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript
Associate or Equivalent Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
August 2022

Application Deadline:
03-05-2022

Special Comments:
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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

* Letters of recommendation are not requested or accepted for this position. A list of references will be requested from the finalists for this position.

* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, if required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Application

To Apply, visit:
https://pa379.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59983

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