Journalism/Composition Instructor

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7055356 (Ref.No. P0014854)
Posted: January 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

10-Irvine Valley College
Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

1. Master’s degree or higher in journalism or communication with a specialization in journalism from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in either of the above AND a Master’s degree or higher in English history, communication, literature, composition, comparative literature, any social science, business, business administration, marketing, graphics, or photography from an accredited college or university; OR
3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above (candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials.); OR
4. Valid California Community College Instructor Credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July l, 1990).

Experience Required:

• Recent substantive experience in the field of journalism and a minimum of two (2) years of recent and successful experience teaching post-secondary English composition.
• Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
• Minimum of two years of work experience in the field of journalism.
• Evidence of experience and proficiency in skills relevant to the production, management, and distribution of a college newspaper.
• Recent and successful experience teaching journalism or creative non-fiction.
• Evidence of commitment to maintain current knowledge of composition and/or journalism.
• Recent and successful experience teaching transfer-level composition, research-based writing, and critical thinking.
• Teaching experience based on a philosophy of process-centered writing.
• Experience working with students in a writing center based on a philosophy of process-centered writing and an understanding of its role in a college writing program.
• Understanding of the diverse ways in which the needs of students are met on a college campus, including the ways faculty address student needs through participation in college and district governance.

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Transcript 4
  4. Transcript 5
  5. Other Doc
  6. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1
  7. License or Certificate


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