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Adjunct, Journalism and Digital Media

Institution: Salt Lake Community College
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posted: 08/14/2020
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Part-time

Position Title

Adjunct, Journalism and Digital Media

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean


Div of Comm & Performing Arts (School of Arts, Comm, Media)-2T1

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location

Multiple Locations

Starting Salary

$825/Contact Hour

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

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.

- etc.

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.


Preferred Qualifications

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Special Instructions

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.



SLCC Information

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.

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