Instructor, Communications - Faculty - College of Western Idaho in Nampa Idaho

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College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho 83687

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The College of Western Idaho’s Department of Philosophy and Communication invites a dynamic and forward-thinking full-time Instructor to join its faculty. The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing quality instruction and other high impact academic services to the community and to our students. Specific qualifications and duties are outlined below but, in short, the Department of Philosophy and Communication seeks applicants ready to enrich the lives of a diverse student body by cultivating their academic potential and engaging their commitment to civic responsibility in a dynamic and challenging world. Successful candidates will be able to teach the range of courses offered in Communication as well as actively participating in such engaged student activities as Speech and Debate, the student newspaper, student clubs and internships.

The successful candidate will teach freshman- and sophomore-level courses in Business and Professional Speaking, Critical Thinking and Argumentation, Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Intercollegiate Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Mass Communication. During the next three years, faculty will be redesigning the curriculum to meet and anticipate the communicative needs of 21st century citizens.

College of Western Idaho faculty teach assigned classes in accordance with established policies and guidelines, advise, serve on various committees, and perform other academic and institutional responsibilities as assigned. To reach a broad range of students, faculty members are skillful in a variety of instructional delivery methods, and sometimes teach in the evenings and at various campus locations.

With campuses located throughout Boise’s vibrant and growing metropolitan area, the College of Western Idaho is the state’s newest community college. In addition to offering a full range of academic courses leading to transfer-ready Associate of Arts or Science degrees, CWI also serves as Southwest Idaho’s provider of Professional Technical Education, Adult Basic Education, Dual Credit courses, and Workforce/ Employment Skills Training. The College of Western Idaho serves close to 10,000 students and employs 350 faculty.

This is a full-time faculty position with a salary of $40,000.

Essential Functions
  • Teach approximately 15 credits per semester
  • Utilize department course outcome assessment measures
  • Participate in professional development that contributes to the individual, students, faculty, and the CWI community
  • Advise students about academic and career opportunities
  • Complete the CWI Online Instruction Course to improve faculty capacity to facilitate student online instruction
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
  • Promote and help with learning assistance services

· Participate in program review and curriculum development

  • Attend and participate in all department, school, and college meetings
  • Be regularly and reliably available to students outside of the classroom

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Communication from an accredited institution
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level in Communication
  • Ability to engage a variety of teaching methodologies, including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, and distance learning technologies

Superior Candidates
  • Three years of experience teaching Communication at the post-secondary level
  • A minimum of one year of experience coaching competitive intercollegiate speaking and debate, and/or working with students in mass media production
  • Demonstrated service to an institution of higher learning
  • Demonstrated leadership in higher education
  • Experience mentoring faculty
  • Experience recruiting students to the discipline

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  • Communications
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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