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Communication Studies Faculty

Job Description

Title: Communication Studies Faculty

Department: Liberal Arts

Number of Positions: 1

Anticipated Closing Date: September 25, 2022

Position #: 300430

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application: Resume, transcripts and three professional references.

Reference check requirements: Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19th amendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville https://www.visitknoxville.com, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center https://www.beckcenter.net, the Knoxville Urban League https://thekaul.org, Knoxville City https://knoxvilletn.gov, Knox County https://knoxcounty.org, My Knox Village http://myknoxvillage.com/business-directory/wpbdp_category/special-needsdisability-services/, Knox Pride https://knoxpride.com/equality, Centro Hispano de East TN https://www.centrohispanotn.org, and Knoxville chamber https://www.knoxvillechamber.com

WORK SCHEDULE:

5 days a week; 37.5 hours per week; meetings as needed; travel to multiple campuses; night or weekend classes; alternative delivery of classes (e.g. web, web-hybrid, cohort, accelerated); no guarantee of summer sections

JOB OBJECTIVE:

To teach and develop COMMUNICATION STUDIES courses while furthering the goals of the program, department, college, and community college system

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

65% A. TEACHING: Develop and teach COMMUNICATION STUDIES courses to a diverse student population using both traditional and alternative delivery formats (hybrid, web, cohort, accelerated). Prepare course syllabi, course materials, evaluate student learning and maintain class records.

20% B. SERVICE/OUTREACH: Participate in program/curriculum development and assessment, student advising, department meetings, and college boards and committees. Perform related duties as assigned.

15% C. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Participate in continuing professional development to improve teaching, evaluation of student learning and classroom technique.

Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Marginal tasks performed include the operation of standard office equipment such as computer and copy machines.

JOB STANDARDS:

A. Master’s Degree in Speech Communication or Communication Studies from a regionally accredited institution.

B. Minimum one-year related teaching experience at the postsecondary level

C. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE/EXPERIENCE:

A. experience teaching public speaking

B. experience using multiple teaching formats, including web-based and traditional on-campus modalities preferred

C. experience teaching in a community college preferred

D. ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships

E. ability to engage in the college’s mission and values

JOB LOCATION:

Candidates should be prepared to teach at any of the college’s five campuses, or online as needed. Travel between sites may be required.

EQUIPMENT:

Some use of telephone, computer equipment, overhead projector, fax machines and other standard office equipment is required. Facility with computer communication systems, learning management systems, and visual aid production a must.

Full-time Employment Benefits:

• Insurance Options Health, dental, vision, life, short/long-term disability, FSA/HSA Wellness Incentive Program, if enrolled in health plan

• Educational Assistance Fee Waiver Spouse/Dependent discounts Audit/Non-Credit Reimbursement Program

• Employee Assistance Program

• Retirement options Tennessee traditional pension plan option (TCRS) 401k with $50 company match/457/403b

• Employee Discount program with over 900+companies

• 13 Paid Holidays/Year Includes paid days off the last week of December

• Sick Leave Bank

• Longevity Pay

• Many opportunities for professional development

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at recruiting@pstcc.edu.

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