Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Argumentation &
Debate & Persuasion) (Norco College)
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Arts/Hum/World Lang (N)
Physical location of the position:
Tenure Track (Faculty)
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
$72,351 to $111,474
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
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.
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).
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:
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
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
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
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the
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
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
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents:
Associate or Equivalent Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
* 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
*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.
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