Position TitleAdjunct, Journalism and Digital Media
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Associate Dean
DepartmentDiv of Comm & Performing Arts (School of Arts, Comm, Media)-2T1
Position TypeOne Semester Temporary
Job CategoryAdjunct - Variable
Initial Work LocationMultiple Locations
Starting Salary$825/Contact Hour
Job Open Date01/03/2020
Job Close Date02/01/2021
Open Until FilledNo
Teaches one to three sections of Journalism and Digital Media and/or Communication Studies classes. Classes may include, COMM 1500, COMM 1800, COMM 2500, and/or COMM 2570. Reports pedagogical problems and classroom management to the COMM department coordinator. Student complaints and teacher absences should be reported to the Division Office.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1. Follows the course curriculum outline, syllabus, and Canvas course shell.
2. Prepares & delivers lectures and other classroom activities face-to-face or online.
3. Prepares and administers student evaluations.
4. Keeps accurate classroom records.
5. Coordinates Student ADA accommodation requests following college policy and procedures.
6. Answer student questions and provide necessary feedback on student progress.
7. Follows SLCC policies and procedures.
8. Keeps minimal office hours.
9. Completes all required training.
10. Supports department assessment initiatives.
11. Participate and collaborate with SLCC Student Media Center (SMC) to promote and involve students in the SMC.
12. Meets College and department deadlines and evaluates student work in a timely manner including submitting final grades on time.
13. Demonstrate and supports professional commitment to division, school, and college mission and values.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Instruct and assess students on the following topics depending in the course.
COMM 1500 – Media & Society
- the function, performance, and structure of individual mass media and the
relationships between media, audiences and media, and government.
-compare of the origins, current status, future trends, and social/political issues of the major communication media.
COMM 1800 – Digital Media Tools & Techniques
- digital media terms, such as multimedia, integration, interactive, HTML.
- Image editing using Photoshop, web basics using Photoshop and Dreamweaver, audio editing using Audition, video basics using Premiere Pro.
COMM 2500 – Elements and Issues of Digital Media
-Information Theory, Diffusion of Innovation Theory, Communication Privacy Management Theory, Cultivation Analysis Theory, Uses and Gratifications Theory, Technological Determinism
-the trends in modern communication technology as they apply to consumers, content, distribution, and stakeholders.
Teach COMM 2570 – Intro to Visual Communication
-theories of visual perception including the introduction of sensual (Gestalt, Constructivism, Ecological), Perceptual (Cognitive, Semiotic) and Persuasion theories.
-the elements and principles of visual communication, which include the use of form, line, shape, color, texture, mass, position, space, motion, contrast, perspective, composition, harmony, light, and sound.
-to analyze visual communication genres/media including typography, images, movies/film, television, cartoons/comics, Internet, gaming, and other media using specified criteria.
College teaching experience in Media and Society, Journalism, Mass COMM, digital media, multimedia, media production, visual communication or a closely related field.
Online and face-to-face teaching experience.
A master’s degree in Journalism, Mass COMM, digital media, multimedia, media production, visual communication or a closely related field, and experience teaching COMM classes at a college level.
Industry experience in video, TV, radio, journalism, or PR are a plus.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of Mass COMM theories and history, basic TV/video production, radio
broadcasting/streaming, journalism and reporting, social media, and related disciplines.
This posting is for ongoing recruiting where the submitted applications are reviewed by the hiring department when positions become available.
Required documents to complete the application:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae,
- Please include a document containing a URL/link to a demo reel or portfolio
2. Copy of transcripts
As directed by SLCC Policy, Adjunct positions are semester-by-semester contract with no guarantee of continued employment.
Official Transcripts are required for those who are offered employment only.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.