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Date Posted: 12/22/16

Journalism Instructor (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District


Position Number: 01912

Posting Date: 12/15/2016

Closing Date: 1/5/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic

Rate: 

Work Week: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position eligible for tenure after the fourth year of successful employment.

Minimum Salary: $69,813.80 annually

Maximum Salary: $120,844.64 annually (maximum entry $85,525.04 per year)

Benefits:
Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are offered for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Bakersfield College is seeking dedicated, experienced, and motivated individuals to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. As a full time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence.

The successful candidate for the position will oversee the journalism program, including a teaching load that can include any of the following courses: Media and Society; Beginning Reporting; Press Photography; Multimedia Reporting; Newspaper/Online Production 1; Newspaper/Online Production 2; serve as instructor and adviser for the print and online courses that publish the student newspaper and the website; have professional experience in reporting and editing or photojournalism and newspaper production; and have knowledge of MacIntosh systems and software programs in Creative Cloud. Related activities can include conferences, contests and equipment management.

This assignment may include teaching courses at various locations, different times, and with different modalities. Bakersfield College offers college courses in the greater Bakersfield area, rural communities, correctional facilities and high schools using the following modalities: traditional, face-to-face, online and interactive broadcasts.

Other Duties Include:

Participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and technology; assessment of program learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: 
Master’s in journalism or communication with a specialization in journalism;

OR – Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s in English, history, communication, literature, composition, comparative literature, any social science, business administration, marketing, graphics, or photography;

OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form

AND- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note:- Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note:- The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge and Abilities:

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, and service to a diverse student population

Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals.

Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities

Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain subject matter currency.

Ability to assess student learning outcomes.

Knowledge of personal computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that support student success.

Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College Mission.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ability to provide leadership in program and college initiatives.

Ability and willingness to participate effectively in college committee work and in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that support students and the college.



Salary Grade: 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 5, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
  • Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at 
https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/8462. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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