Casper College is a community college that places an emphasis on teaching. This faculty position announcement is for a Communication Instructor for Public Relations and Media Studies. This position primarily instructs introductory communication courses in Public Relations, Media Studies and Journalism. This position will require the individual hired to engage in departmental duties, maintain office hours, attend faculty meeting, and serve on college committees as assigned.
As a Casper College faculty member, this position requires:
Teaching college courses using a variety of teaching methods in both face to face and digital formats; incorporating a variety of appropriate teaching methods;
Meeting all scheduled classes prepared to instruct;
Preparing syllabi for all courses of study; preparing materials to adequately evaluate student progress; reporting grades in a timely manner;
Maintaining accurate and adequate records; and establishing regular office hours for student consultation.
Our faculty members perform other related duties as assigned, which include but are not necessarily limited to advising students on academic curricula; serving on committees; participating in faculty meetings; providing recommendations for preparation of departmental or school budgets; participating in the development of school curricula; and adhering to all institutional policies.
The faculty member is expected to remain current in their field by reading current literature, communicating with colleagues, and participating in professional development conferences.
Teach a variety of communications courses in multiple formats including conventional face to face courses and digital learning formats in Public Relations, Media Studies, Journalism and other subjects according to department needs and candidate specialty.
Advise The Chinook, the digital student-run campus newspaper.
Engage in various department, school, and college administrative duties (e.g., student advising, assessment, curriculum development, student recruitment, student orientations, keeping accurate records, learning communities, service-learning, international education, and honors program).
Maintain required office hours, attend faculty and school meetings, participate in faculty development, and serve on college committees as assigned.
Keep accurate records.
Evaluate student performance.
Contribute to course, program-specific, and college-wide outcomes assessment with the Assessment office.
Participate in on-going curriculum development.
Participate in faculty development and student recruitment.
Perform other duties as requested or required by the administration/dean/department.
The typical work environment is a classroom and office setting requiring normal safety precautions. Work on campus is usually performed during the normal workday, however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings in various weather conditions.
Employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required.
Master’s degree in Public Relations, Communication, Journalism or related field from an accredited college or university
A commitment to teaching excellence and a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness
A commitment to student learning, success and completion
A commitment to distance education and internet course delivery
Experience and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
Completed Casper College on-line application
Statement of teaching philosophy
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)
Teaching demonstration and performance will be required at the time of the interview
This is a full-time, benefited position.
Employment contingent upon successful background check
Applications for faculty positions will be screened to ensure applicants meet the necessary credential requirements set forth by the Higher Learning Commission to teach college credit classes.