Communication Studies Instructor
Butte-Glenn Community College
Closing Date/Time: 2/6/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: Not Displayed
Location: Main Campus, CA
Department: Office of Instruction
Full-time, Tenure Track (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2018
$49,644.12 - $76,234.70 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.
For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.
The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.
The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
The Department of Communication Studies believes that oral communication skills are central to success in any endeavor. Consequently, we uphold the value of our basic courses, Public Speaking and Small Group Communication, and encourage all full-time faculty in the discipline to teach at least one section of one of these courses every term. We also believe that as professionals in the field of Communication Studies it is essential that we provide leadership by example for our colleagues and our students. As firm believers in a team approach, we are committed to a collaborative climate.
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for:
1. Instructors of Communication Studies may teach (but are not limited to) the following courses:
a. Public Speaking
b. Argumentation and Debate
c. Small Group Communication
d. Intercultural Communication
e. Oral Interpretation of Literature
f. Forensics (Speech and Debate)
g. Interpersonal Communication
h. Gender and Communication
i. Mass Communication
2. Actively participating in Communication Studies department meetings, campus-wide activities, and committees.
3. Taking an active role in the Intercollegiate Forensics Program.
4. Actively participating in SLO assessment.
5. Taking an active role in the promotion and advancement of the CMST Program.
The full-time college instructor is responsible for effective performance in the following areas:
A. General Scope of Responsibilities
Excellence in teaching and instruction.
Maintenance of professional growth and academic currency.
Carrying out of area, departmental and/or program responsibilities.
Contribution to the College as a whole in the form of College- wide service.
Service to the local community (optional).
Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
B. Teaching and Instruction - The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.
Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
Provides organized delivery of instruction.
Is courteous to and approachable by students.
Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.
Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
Is effective as a teacher.
Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.
C. Professional Growth and Currency
Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.
D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities
Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
Meets deadlines and time targets.
Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
Assists in scheduling.
Assists in course staffing functions.
Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
Coordinates plans and activities with others.
Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
Attends assigned meetings as requested.
Is punctual to assigned meetings.
Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
Does his/her fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
E. College-wide service
Volunteers to serve on College committees.
When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
Participates in faculty/college governance.
Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
F. Community service (optional)
The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.