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This posting will remain open until the position is filled, application received by May 8, 2022, will receive priority consideration.
Highline College delivers innovative education and training opportunities to foster personal and professional success in our multicultural world and global economy.
The Highline College communication studies department is actively looking for part-time communication studies faculty to teach primarily be for in-person and hybrid courses on our main campus starting the 2022-2023 academic year.
The Communication Studies & Journalism department is a small but influential department offering classes like introduction to communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, news writing, and mass media, as well as 300 level general education courses for Highline’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees including Presentation Skills and Organizational Communication. The department additionally runs the Public Speaking Center on campus.
Salary will depend upon the number of classes taught.
Please be advised that beginning October 18, 2021, the Washington State employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Additional details are located in the Supplemental Information section.
Thank you for your interest in Highline College.
SUMMARY OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching: Teach courses in the Communication Studies Department. Teaching assignments will primarily be for in-person and hybrid courses on our main campus in Des Moines, WA. Having online teaching experience is a bonus.
Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives.
Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities.
FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Show commitment to student learning. This includes planning, organizing, and creating an interactive, cooperative, and mutually respectful learning environment, incorporating research-based practices to teaching and assessment.
Challenge learners intellectually. This includes encouraging students to ask questions, confront limits, recognize complexities, think critically, and challenge assumptions.
Practice culturally responsive instruction. This includes designing curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment that are relevant to students; valuing what students already know; and empowering students to demonstrate knowledge in multiple ways as appropriate for the discipline.
Communicate effectively. This includes conveying information and expectations clearly, listening carefully, encouraging students to communicate, and acting with respect, enthusiasm, and empathy toward students.
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity. This includes, but is not limited to, being professional, honest, and ethical in the selection and delivery of course content.
Assessment. Ability to assess student-learning outcomes and use assessment data to modify instruction.
Master’s degree (or higher) in Communication Studies or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution).
Community college teaching experience.
Education or Professional experience in Public Speaking, Introduction to Communication, Mass Media, Journalism or Journalism related classes (print media, online news, social media, podcasting).
Demonstrated experience working with students from a diversity of backgrounds.
Academic training or experience in assessment and curriculum design.
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students – a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages.
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