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Mass Communications Faculty
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
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Date Posted 05/22/2020
Faculty-Communications-Media & Communication Studies
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details


Working Title Mass Communications Faculty
Position Status Full Time
Department School of Liberal Arts and Education
General Summary

Teach all courses assigned and assist the department in its endeavor to serve students and to support the mission of Odessa College. The nation’s most prestigious recognition of Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Prize, awarded Odessa College its Rising Star Award in 2017, which ranked Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.

Specific Position Duties

Teach assigned courses in the curriculum; Teach all modalities, including Web, Web-enhanced, and ITV classes as requested, using a variety of instructional technologies; Teach Odessa CollegeNow (Dual Credit) classes to locations in the west Texas area; Assist with recruitment, advising, and retention activities as well as participate in various departmental and campus-wide committees; Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field; Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college; Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners; Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives; By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner; Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with 18 or more graduate hours in Journalism or Mass Communication, Communication, Integrated Media Arts, or a related field from a regionally-accredited institution; Computer literacy; Demonstrated ability to teach students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students who are enrolled in dual credit classes; Excellent communication and presentation skills; Excellent work ethic; and Commitment to teaching excellence.
Experience or Coursework to teach COMM 1335, 1336, 1337, 2302, 2311, 2315, 2339, 2366, and 2389.

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Posting Number F00052P
Job Open Date 05/19/2020
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