Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Communication Studies commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Communication Studies. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Communication Studies.
The Communication Studies Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, fewer than 1% are Native American, 31% are White, and 6% identify as multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students" and new faculty also receive training monthly as a cohort in the New Faculty Academy. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic-serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized and/or disenfranchised students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS). The Department of Communication Studies at Orange Coast College is a comprehensive program with offerings ranging from traditional rhetoric and public speaking to modern communication studies. The department has several long-standing traditions:
* Individualized, face-to-face instruction, honoring the needs of students with support and encouragement.
* Our decades-long history of national success in speech & debate competition, including many state and national championships.
* Committed involvement in campus-wide issues.
We look forward to continuing to serve our diverse student body and engendering a critical approach to understanding the communication processes that affect us every day.
Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Provide instruction in Communication Studies in accordance with established course outlines.
* Teach Communication Studies classes, which may include oral communication and debate classes such as Interpersonal Communication; Public Speaking; Essentials of Argumentation; and Forensics Workshop, as well as other classes offered by the department: Readers Theatre/Oral Interpretation; Men, Women & Communication; Nonverbal Communication; Intercultural Communication; Intro to Mass Communications; Public Relations; and Media Literacy.
* Provide leadership in the development and revision of Communication Studies curriculum responsive to the students served.
* Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
* Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
* Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
* Participate in the management of the forensics program
* 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; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
* Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.