Job Details

College of the Sequoias
  • Position Number: 1721827
  • Location: Visalia, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Speech

Communication Professor (Hanford Campus)

Salary: $67,386.00 - $88,844.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time Faculty - Tenure-Track
Job Number: 5857-f-11/20
Closing: 2/24/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Hanford, CA
Department: Fine Arts
Division: Communication

General Description
College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time, tenured-track position in the Communication Department beginning August 2020.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties
Primary course assignments may include, but are not limited to:
  • Fundamentals/Public speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Persuasion
  • Group Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Speaking for Business
  • Gender Communication
  • Health Communication
Primary teaching assignment will be on the Hanford Campus and may include evening classes, with the possibilities of additional courses at the Tulare and/or Visalia campuses.

This position will require teaching and guiding Communication majors and non-majors alike in order to assist in student success. The Communication Department offers courses to meet an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Communication; an AA in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree (AA-T); and a Communication Skills Certificate.

The Communication Department looks forward to growing our course offerings in order to improve student success by creating and providing courses in Nonverbal Communication Studies, Organizational Communication, and other similar courses. Eventually, the Communication Department looks forward to developing a Forensics Program.

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an accredited institution such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
  • Master's Degree in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunication, 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 AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" with the "attachment section of this application.

Desirable Qualifications
In reviewing application materials, the Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:
Teaching Experience that includes, but not limited to:
  • Recent community college teaching experience.
  • Working with underprepared, nontraditional, or special needs students.
  • Active and Collaborative learning.
  • Student-centered methodologies.
  • Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods to encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework directly related to the teaching of Communication.
  • Teaching a variety of Communication courses.
  • Ability to make a positive contribution to the instructional program at COS by developing instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines, and other necessary material.
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within course and programs and willingness to use stated objectives and measures.
  • Experience with or interest in alternative instructional modes, such as web-based or on-line instruction, multi-media systems, cooperative learning, or integrated curricula.

Professional Commitment that includes, but not limited to:
  • Participatory governance/committee work.
  • Demonstrated contribution to collaborative relations with students, faculty, staff, or administration.
  • Interest in exploring innovative ways for meeting the educational needs of students pursuing a community college education.
  • Participating in community/high school outreach.
  • Assisting with student activities/advising/mentoring.
  • Willingness to assume leadership roles both within the department and within the institution.
  • Self-motivation and collaborative in discipline and across disciplines.

Human Commitment/Experience that includes, but not limited to:
  • Clear, effective and timely communication.
  • Commitment to department responsibilities and program success.
  • Dedication to student success and academic growth.

Application Procedure
  • Completed online job application.
  • Diversity Statement (included within the online application).
  • Cover letter to include personal evidence of selected desirable qualities listed above.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of course and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency document (If necessary).
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Linda Reis at or (559) 730-3867.

Full-time faculty members enjoy a number of benefits while working at the College of the Sequoias. These benefits include:

01 The candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Master's degree in communication, Speech Communication, Rhetoric,or Organizational Communication OR
  • Bachelor's degree an any of the above AND an equivalent Master's degree or
  • The Equivalent - Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate equivalency paperwork. The equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please see job flyer for equivalency procedures.
02 Please provide a statement about yourself that specifically demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large.
03 I acknowledge that I have read the job flyer and submitted all required material under "Application Procedures". If you are missing any of the required materials, your application will not be submitted for review, and will be considered an incomplete application.
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts for all college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (If necessary)

Required Question

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COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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