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5 Apr 2022

Full-Time Tenure-track Communication Studies Professor

Clark College – Posted by hr@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty.  We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.

 

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, Tenure-track Communication Studies Professor. Communication Studies is a foundational discipline for students on all personal and academic paths. Courses focus on theory and application in order to help students increase their ability to communicate competently within a variety of contexts. The successful candidate must be flexible and available to fulfill department needs such as teaching from among the following: public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, intercultural communication, mass communication, and other related courses within the department’s offerings. Our ideal candidate will have experience effectively using technology in the classroom to improve student learning outcomes and a commitment to classroom assessment.  This faculty member will also be able and willing to work collaboratively in a variety of department-level activities and college-wide projects. This position will regularly teach three courses per quarter in a combination of face-to-face and online modalities. 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. 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 8, 2022.

 

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

 

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Brad Avakian, Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2986, bavakian@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 115, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

 

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.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year college.
  • Work to enhance and support all forms of social equity and inclusion on a college campus.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in Communication Studies, Speech Communication, or related field.
  • Experience teaching multiple communication courses listed above at the college level.
  • Experience teaching in different modalities including face to face, hybrid and/or online.
  • Ability and willingness to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in creating and assessing course, program, and/or college-wide outcomes.
  • Demonstrated professional development and commitment to student engagement, motivation, and learning.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

 

Salary Statement

Starting salary is $64,871 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $91,378. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends. Please note the salary will be adjusted for the 2022-2023 year to reflect the legislatively funded cost-of-living increase.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five (5) references
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application:
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

 

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., May 4, 2022.

 

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. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

 

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 or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/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.

 

 

Clark College Human Resources

April 4, 2022

22-00064

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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