Instructor, Journalism

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California

Date Posted January 03, 2020
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $54,626.00 - $130,233.00 Annually


Orange Coast College


Instructor, Journalism

Job# 6-O-21

Salary: $54,626.00 - $130,233.00 Annually

Deadline: 01/24/20



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Orange Coast College is currently seeking a tenure-track journalism instructor commencing with the 2020 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching college-level courses in journalism including, but not limited to, introduction to news writing, newspaper production, multi-platform journalism, and photojournalism.  In addition, this assignment includes serving as the faculty advisor to the student-produced newspaper created in various print and digital formats. This assignment includes curriculum and program development; participation in department, division, college committees; participatory governance activities; collaboration across disciplines; the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.


The assignment may be the day, evening, weekend, on-line or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of  Journalism.


Qualifications and Physical Demands



Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in Journalism in accordance with established course outlines.

• Serve as faculty advisor to the college's student-produced newspaper, in its various print and digital formats

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of the Journalism curriculum.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.



Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4):

• Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR

• Master's degree from an accredited institution in journalism or communication with a specialization in journalism; OR

• Bachelor's degree in either of the above AND a Master's degree in English, history, communication, literature, composition, comparative literature, any social science, business, business administration, marketing, graphics or photography from an accredited institution;

• Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

• Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

• Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.



A minimum of three (3) years of recent experience teaching print journalism or broadcast journalism at the post-secondary level.

• Experience working in print and online journalism.

• Experience in a student-produced newspaper/magazine production including all aspects of the process, from content development, management, layout, formatting through publication and managing accounts and associated costs.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to recruit and engage students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, interests, skill sets and experience in journalism production courses.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated an ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.



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