Tenure-Track Journalism Instructor
Clark College - Vancouver, WA

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Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Journalism Instructor. Start date is September 2013.

Position Responsibilities:

Position Responsibilities
Teaching duties include two to three sections of Journalism classes each quarter, including the Student Newspaper class. In addition to teaching responsibilities, this instructor also serves as advisor to The Independent, the student newspaper, a position which comes with a stipend from the student association.

General Faculty Responsibilities
· Instruct classes utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.
· Advise and assist students in educational and career development.
· Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
· Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
· Pursue professional development to stay current in field.
· Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
· Engage in continuous departmental program review and enhancement, and outcomes assessment.


Minimum Qualifications
· Master’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field.
· Experience as a writer and/or editor within a professional newspaper structure.

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience in computer-assisted instruction, including online delivery of courses.
· Experience in outcomes-based assessment of student learning.
· College level experience in teaching of journalism, including newspaper layout and advising.
· Experience as an advisor to student newspapers.
· Ability to teach in other disciplines such as English, Communication Studies, Humanities or another discipline germane to the role.
· Experience in supporting diversity initiatives within the field of Journalism or in the development of course work or programs that support college diversity.
· Experience in course development within the journalism field or professional experience that brings additional ideas of new courses in digital and multi-media presentation.
· Experience presenting information in multi-media or digital formats.
· Experience in page design.

Supplemental Information:

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $46,796 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $67,755. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.


Required Online Application Materials:
· Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
· Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
· Current résumé
· Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
· Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 4, 2013.

Condition of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Special Advisor for Diversity and Equity, Gaiser Hall, (360)992-2355.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
March 8, 2013

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