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Salt Lake Community College
  • Position Number: 4823182
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Position Type: Communications - Journalism

Assistant Professor, Journalism and Digital Media

Salt Lake Community College

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Journalism and Digital Media

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Tenure Track

Reports to (title): Associate Dean Communication and Performing Arts

Department: Communication (School of Arts, Comm & Media)-2T1

Requisition Number: F23TT19

Position Type: Replacement

Job Category: Faculty

FT/PT: Full-time

Initial Work Location: Varies

Starting Salary: Min. $58,438 academic year

Job Open Date: 11/28/2023

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Review Date: 02/02/2024

Job Summary: We dont just state our values; we live them through dedicated, collective effort. Our values ground our future endeavors and help us realize our mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students. Click here for more information: SLCC Mission and Values:The School of Arts, Communication & Media, located in the state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus, offers a diverse array of disciplines and programs that engage and inspire all Salt Lake Community College students. The convergence of talent among students, faculty, and staff produces a quality educational experience unmatched by any other two-year college. This is a tenure-track position with a 15-course unit teaching load. Receiving tenure in this position is focused primarily on teaching, along with professional development and service. Please see Appendix 4 of the Faculty Handbook and Compensation for more detailed information on tenure. The position may require travel to multiple SLCC locations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Under the supervision of the Associate Dean, the successful candidate will teach a variety of journalism, public relations, media and society, visual communication, or communication studies courses, as well as fulfill committee and related tasks as assigned:

1. Develop, teach, and coordinate face-to-face and online instruction across various communication courses, in journalism, public relations, and media and society. May help direct and/or manage aspects of the Student Media Center.2. Utilize diverse methodologies, rigorous assessment, and consistent course content.3. Participate in curriculum development, textbook selection, and course and program assessment as needed.4. Provide students with clear assignment descriptions and grading criteria.5. Respond with appropriate and timely feedback regarding assignments and quizzes.6. Assess and maintain accurate and current student performance records.8. Demonstrate commitment to professional development and commitment to making significant contributions to the Communication Department, in addition to teaching a full class load.9. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops.10. Help guide students on their academic progress and program requirements.11. Work closely with the Student Media Center to coordinate curriculum and practicum opportunities for students.12. Maintain a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues, and administration.13. Accept other duties as assigned.14. Attend New Faculty Orientation sessions.15. Demonstrate and support professional commitment to the Department and College mission and values.16. Pursue professional development activities and contribute to the Departments policies and procedures.17. Serve on Department, School, and/or College committees as needed to assist in policy development, curriculum development, procedures, or other matters that benefit the Department, School, and/or College.18. Assist in advising The Globe student newspaper.19. Work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines.20. Maintain a minimum of 5 hours of regularly scheduled office/consultation hours.Other Duties As Assigned:

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued: Other Duties As Assigned:

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Masters degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Visual Communication, or related field from an accredited college or university.
2. Demonstrated ability teaching students in communication subjects, such as visual communication, journalism, news media, digital storytelling, or similar hands-on production.
3. A record of successful teaching in the discipline on the college/university level.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Successful and paid experience in teaching a variety of communication classes at the community college level, in news media, journalism, public relations, and media and society.2. Record of successful and paid experience with college-level curriculum development.3. Record of successful and paid experience teaching online classes and working in online educational platforms.4. Professional experience in journalism, public relations, social media as a news medium or digital media integration.5. Demonstrated ability to advise a student newspaper.6. Ability to help promote SLCC and the Journalism and Digital Media program at on-campus and off-campus recruiting events.7. Demonstrated ability to maintain and supervise Center for Arts and Media communication area facilities.8. Experience working in a community college environment.9. Record of successful experience with supervising and/or advising students.10. Record of successful experience on academic committees.11. Demonstrated experience with community engagement.12. Experience working with unique communities (for example, autism spectrum, differently-abled, aged, etc.)13. Demonstrated commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in higher education.14. Demonstrated experience in multicultural teaching practices.15. Demonstrated experience teaching courses with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic diversity.16. Knowledge of the Adobe Master Suite (specifically Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Audition, Premiere and InDesign).17. Bilingual.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 1. Deep knowledge of discipline area.2. Effectively communicate complex and relevant educational materials.3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of current and historical mass media and media industry trends, with the ability to incorporate a progressive mass media workflow into course curriculum.4. Show distinctive promise as an educator in the Communication Department.5. Ability to communicate effectively and work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.6. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish positive working relationships with faculty and staff.7. Ability to successfully collaborate with faculty in other disciplines, including speech communication, film, music, etc.8. Provide leadership and outreach to area high schools, colleges and universities, community organizations and professionals, in order to build and maintain community and educational connections and partnerships.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Instructions: Priority Review Date February 2, 2024 : Applications received by the priority review date will receive priority in screening. The screening of applications submitted after the priority review date will be determined by the committee until the position is filled. The following documents are required to submit the application:1. Resume or curriculum vitae,2. Copy of transcripts,3. Cover letter. *When creating application documents pay close attention to the "Preferred Qualifications" and "Knowledge, Skills & Abilities" sections of this application. When appropriate please speak to ask as many of the listed qualifications as possible.Selected finalists will be required to conduct a classroom teaching demonstration, and to supply evidence of professional work.Reference letters from the finalists upon request by the committee.SLCC HR Department will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist.Official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit: SLCC Employee Benefits Page. SLCC Faculty General Description found Appendix 1 Faculty Compensation and Workload Handbook.

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College is Utahs largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utahs fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA: Exempt

SLCC Information: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). In addition to URS, SLCC offers several other retirement account options.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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