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Journalism Assistant Professor
Institution: Los Rios Community College District
Location: California, United States
Category: Faculty - Vocational & Technical - Telecommunications
Posted: 10/05/2016
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Position Information

Job Posting Title: Journalism Assistant Professor  
The Institution: Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others. 

The college's mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.  
Position Summary: General Responsibilities: 

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.  
Additional Position Summary: The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in: 

● News writing and reporting 

● Mass media and society, and other topics in the field of journalism 

● Producing the college newspaper 

The position uses diverse journalism media, including print, photo, video, audio, internet, and other multi-media methods and techniques. 

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.  
Assignment Responsibilities: Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, providing leadership in the following areas: 

● Serving as lead instructor for the Journalism Program at American River College. 

● Acting as advisor to the American River College school newspaper. 

● Developing curriculum. 

● Coordinating and maintaining student and community interactions with the Journalism Program at American River College and related organizations such as advisory boards, vocational training, and funding agencies, and professional service groups. 

● Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and developing plans for providing appropriate training and equipment for educational use.  
Additional Responsibilities: The Humanities department and curriculum maintains a focus on: 

● Multi-media methods and techniques as related to teaching journalism courses. 

● Current trends in journalism. 

● Cohort-based teaching. 

● Interdisciplinary teaching approaches. 

● Colleague Collaboration (department and college).  
Special Requirements:  
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution completed by January 12, 2017, in Journalism or Communication with a specialization in Journalism; OR, a bachelor's in either of the above AND a master's in English, History, Communication, Literature, Composition, Comparative Literature, any Social Science, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Graphics, or Photography; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent. 

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles. 

*Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.  
Application Instructions: Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District faculty posting are REQUIRED to submit the following to be considered: 

1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application 

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts. 

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae 

4. Two letters of recommendation 

5. Letter of Interest 

Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States. 

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Click Foreign Transcript Evaluations on the Human Resources Services page for details. 

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.  
Other/Desired Skills:  
Posting Date: 10-04-2016  
Closing Date: 11-14-2016
Beginning and/or Ending Dates Full-time, Tenure-track Position 

Beginning on or about January 12, 2017.  
How and where to apply: Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.  
Conditions: All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire. 

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Click Candidate Travel Reimbursement on the Human Resources Services page for details.  
Work Schedule:  
Job Posting Number: 0002338  
Salary: $45,559 to $75,533 annually  
Additional Salary Information: Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower then posted above.  
Position Type: Faculty  
Location: Los Rios Community College District (American River College)  
Department: Humanities  
Total Hrs/Week:  
Work Year: 164 days  
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