Communications Instructor (Supply)

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  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Casper

Website Casper College

Casper College is a community college that places an emphasis on teaching. Our-full time instructors teach the equivalent of 30 credit hours each academic year. The Communication Instructor being sought for this position will teach communication courses each semester including CO/M 1000 Intro to Mass Media, CO/M 2100 Media Writing and CO/M 2355 Intro to Media Photography. The dean will consider other class assignments if candidate does not have a strong photography background. This position will require the individual hired to engage in departmental duties, maintain office hours and attend faculty meetings.

As a Casper College faculty member, this position requires teaching college courses using a variety of teaching methods in both face to face and digital formats; meeting all scheduled classes prepared to instruct; preparing syllabi for all courses of study; preparing materials to adequately evaluate student progress; reporting grades in a timely manner; maintaining accurate and adequate records; and establishing regular office hours for student consultation.

Our faculty members perform other related duties as assigned which include but are not necessarily limited to:

advising students on academic curricula;

participating in faculty meetings;

providing recommendations for preparation of departmental or school budgets;

participating in the development of school curricula;

and adhering to all institutional policies.

The faculty member is expected to remain current in their field by reading current literature, communicating with colleagues, and participating in professional development conferences.

Essential Duties:
Teach three communication courses each semester including CO/M 1000 Intro to Mass Media and CO/M 2100 Media Writing. Other classes will be assigned by the dean
Oversee the completion of the monthly Chinook student newspaper including helping editors with story assignments, editing and printing needs
Work with the dean to implement new Chinook digital web page by January 2020 – this will replace the physical newspaper starting in 2020-21 semester
Contribute to the education of all students at Casper College as well as students who are majors in communication
Engage in various departmental, school, and administrative duties
Maintain office hours
Attend department, school, and college meetings
Keep accurate records
Evaluate student performance
Contribute to course, program-specific and college-wide outcomes assessment with the Assessment office
Participate in on-going curriculum development
Advise students
Participate in faculty development and student recruitment
Additional department, school, and/or college duties may be assigned when appropriate

Work Environment:
Typical work environment is a classroom and office setting requiring normal safety precautions. Work is usually performed during the normal workday, however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings in various weather conditions.  Noise levels are usually minimal.

Physical Demands:
Employee must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required.  Vision requirements are close up with the ability to adjust focus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in communication/journalism or closely related field from an accredited college or university with 18 graduate hours in communication/journalism
A commitment to teaching excellence
A demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness
Demonstrated competency in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., face to face, digital, online, and distance education course delivery)
A commitment to community college education
Desired Qualifications:
Related teaching experience in higher education
Experience teaching and developing digital learning

Completed Casper College on-line application
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)

Note to Applicants:
This is a full time, one-year, temporary supply position
A teaching demonstration will be required at the time of the interview
Applications for faculty positions will be screened to ensure applicants meet the necessary credential requirements set forth by the Higher Learning Commission to teach college credit classes.

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