Coast Community College District
Position Information
Open Date  02-26-2009 
Job Close Date  04-08-2009

Position Title  Instructor, Mass Communication  
Campus  Orange Coast College  
Department  OCC\IS\Lit&Lang 

Shift  Regular  
Job Category  Faculty 

Work Calendar  2 Semester  
Performance Responsibilities  Under direction of the Dean, Literature and Languages the following examples of duties are required:
1. Teach Mass Communication classes, which may include Introduction to Mass Communication, Public Relations and other courses as needed.
2. Participate in curriculum development, design, implementation and evaluation.
3. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines, keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district wide activities and committees as assigned.
4. Must be sensitive to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.  

Minimum Qualifications:
Faculty/Educational Administrators complete the Equivalency Application only if you do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position you are applying to, and you wish to be considered.  1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (c): a. Posses a Master's in radio, television, film, mass communication, or communication, journalism. b. Posses a Bachelor's in any of the above and Master's in drama/theater arts, communication, communication studies, business, telecommunications, or English or the equivalent. c. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. 2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications  1. Evidence of ability to teach Introductory Mass Communication and Public Relations.
2. Evidence of successful experience in teaching other college-level communication studies courses.
3. Willingness to become involved in department, division and college level issues, meetings and governance.
4. Evidence of an understanding of teaching a diverse community college student population and the ability to work with a diverse population of students and staff.  
Conditions of Employment  Contract (tenure track), full-time, two semesters per year. Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend classes.
Location:  Orange Coast College
Start Date:  Fall semester - August 2009  
Required Supplemental Questions
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer these questions. Have you taught eight (8) or more semesters for the Coast Community College District?
Have you taught a minimum of four (4) semesters for the Coast Community College District in the last three (3) years in the discipline for which you are applying?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, what was your start date and teaching locations? (Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College)  
Salary Range  Salary Schedule A $45, 557 - $77,671 annually Based on the 2008/2009 salary schedule  
Pay Philosophy  For a full-time, two-semester position a maximum starting range of $45,557 to $77,671 is offered, based on the 2008-2009 salary schedule of $45,557 to $108,617. In addition, and annual stipend of $2,752 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.  
Physical Demands  - The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. - The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.  
Additional Required Qualifications   Certificates  
Work Schedule  2 semester, Tenure Track, (175 days)  
Benefits:  The District provides a comprehensive benefit program effective the first calendar day of the month following the first day of regular employment. Dental and vision care plans for employees and dependents, and life insurance and income protection plans for employees are fully paid by the District. A variety of medical plans covering employees and their dependents are available, with the District paying the major portion of the cost.  
Receives Benefits:  Yes  

Application Requirements: To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes: - Certificated Application. - Cover Letter that includes how you meet the desirable qualifications 1 - 4; and states the skills and experience you will bring to Orange Coast College. - Current Resume of professional experience, educational background and other pertinent information including a list of undergraduate and graduate classes taken, and college courses taught. - Application for Equivalency (if applicable). - A typed essay, not to exceed one page, discussing your philosophy of teaching Introduction to Mass Communication. - A typed essay, not to exceed one page, describing one of your college course assignments including the rubric or criteria you use to evaluate it. - A typed essay, not to exceed one page, discussing what courses you would propose adding to our current Mass Communication curriculum. Include a rationale for your proposal.
NOTE: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to give a teaching demonstration. The requirements for the teaching demonstration will be defined by the interview committee and will be given to the candidates at the time of interview scheduling.
NOTE: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide "unofficial" transcripts of ALL undergraduate and graduate course work. Please highlight the degrees awarded on the transcripts. Official transcripts or certified copies are not required at this time. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS WITH APPLICATION.
Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.
For additional help, please call Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4715, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  
Vacancy ID  3-O-10              
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