Tenure-track Journalism Instructor

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Communications Education

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Journalism Instructor.  Teaching duties include two to three sections of Journalism classes each quarter.  Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 14, 2018.  
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
General Faculty Responsibilities  Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.  Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.  Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.  Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a fouryear college.  Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.  Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.  Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies  Master’s degree in English, Journalism, or a related field that includes hands-on journalism skill training.   Experience as a writer and/or editor within a professional news organization.  A working understanding of and a commitment to teach in accordance with the principles outlined in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.  A working understanding of and a commitment to advise students in accordance with the principles outlined in the College Media Advisers’ Code of Ethical Behavior.    Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications  Experience in computer-assisted instruction, including online delivery of courses.  Experience in outcomes-based assessment of student learning.  College level experience in teaching of journalism.  Experience in supporting diversity initiatives within the field of Journalism or in the development of course work or programs that support college diversity.  Experience in course development within the journalism field or professional experience that brings additional ideas of new courses in digital and multi-media presentation.  Experience presenting information in multi-media or digital formats.
Salary Statement Starting salary is $51,500 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
APPLICATION PROCESS Required Online Application Materials:  Clark College Online Application, including names of five references  Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position  Current résumé including fives references.  Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.  Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application 1. Describe your teaching philosophy. 2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.  3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students?   4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline:  Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 2, 2018 (extended closing date).
Condition of employment: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
SECURITY The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:  http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/studentsupport/security/report.php
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Education Requirements

Master's Degree