Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Close Date: January 4, 2019
Essential Job Functions
Teach GRCC course offerings in Communication Studies, primarily Interpersonal Communication and Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Teach courses at off-site locations as needed.
Develop and implement teaching methods that employ interactive learning and integrate current instructional technology.
Participate fully as a member of the Language and Thought Department in such activities as department meetings, curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, course revision work, committee membership, textbook selection, community outreach and other duties as determined by the College.
Provide leadership and mentoring for adjuncts as needed or requested by the department.
Assist the Department Head in the evaluation and revision of existing courses and the development of new courses.
Advise students and perform other tasks normally expected of faculty members.
Engage in professional development activities and maintain expertise in the field of Communication.
A Master’s degree in Communication Studies or a Master’s degree in a closely related field with 18 graduate credits in the teaching discipline.
A minimum of two years full-time teaching experience in Communication Studies at the college or university level; the equivalent part time or adjunct teaching time will be considered as having met the minimum.
Community college teaching experience.
Ph.D. in Communication Studies
Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
Experience working with a variety of learning methodologies.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
Classroom environment in an academic setting.
Travel to offsite locations may be required.
Method of Application
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs. Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. For full consideration, please submit a CV/resume, a cover letter specifically addressing the job description, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters. You may upload the letters yourself or your supporters may attach to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The opportunity to apply for this position will close on January 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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