Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Pelican Bay State Prison and Del Norte Campus)

College of the Redwoods

The successful candidate for this full-time, tenure-track position will be responsible for teaching a full range of lower-division courses including, but not limited to, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Communication, and Small Group Communication, and to participate in the development of new courses. Courses will be primarily offered to incarcerated students inside Pelican Bay State Prison and secondarily at the Del Norte Campus in Crescent City, CA. Teaching assignments in the college’s innovative Pelican Bay program will include night and possibly weekend assignments. The position may also involve teaching courses through on-line or other distance modalities.

The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024.

Starting Salary: $72,440 - $98,637/Annually (Salary range continues to a maximum of $152,065 based on education)

Additional responsibilities and duties include:

• Participate in institutional, program, degree, and course-level assessment.
• Active participation in the College’s shared governance process.
• Professional development activities in the discipline
• Service to the community at large Preferred Qualifications
• Community College teaching experience strongly preferred.
• Experience teaching incarcerated students in a correctional facility strongly preferred.
• Proficiency in educational technologies which may include various CMS platforms, “Smart” classrooms, and distance education technologies.
• Online and/or hybrid teaching experience.
• Experience teaching Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Small Group Communication.
• Experience teaching, or academic preparation or specialization, in Mass Communication, and/or Intercultural Communication.
• Experience working in a highly collaborative education environment.

Additional Qualifications: Must be able to pass a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation background check.

Education and Experience Minimum requirement: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication, or organizational communication OR bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in drama/theater arts, mass communication, or English OR the equivalent.

Preferred academic preparation: Strong preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed a broad range of communication studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Position requires a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Application Process Apply online at: You will need the information listed below to complete the online process. The following file formats will be accepted for attachments-.doc or pdf.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in the position and describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
2. Professional résumé or curriculum vitae.
3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate.)
4. A statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your interest, values, goals, actions with regards to teaching.
5. A sample course syllabus for public speaking. Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the Selection Committee.

Selection Process All applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Some financial assistance will be available to assist finalists with travel expenses related to interviewing. Application Procedures All documents included in your application file become the property of the College and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening. To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the application process on-line by 4:30 p.m. on the closing or first review date. The district reserves the right to keep this position open until filled. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call Human Resources. Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents. Faculty also receive sick leave and personal holidays. Retirement benefits are administered through CalSTRS.

Contact Information:

Lupita Martinez
7351 Tompkins Hill Road
Eureka, CA 95501 
P: 707.476.4140

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