The Community College of Rhode Island is New England's largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.
We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.
Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.
We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees' values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here.
Posting Details > Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position:
· Complete CCRI's online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date.
· If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please disregard these sections within the online application.
· Please include the contact information for three (3) references within the application.
· Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.
· Please note that all RI Council of Postsecondary Education employees (i.e., full- and part-time faculty and non-classified employees) must be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Learn more about CCRI's vaccination policy here.
Please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311 (TTY: 401-825-2313) if you require assistance with the online application process.
CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI's Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@ccri.edu
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.
Housed within the English Department, the Communication and Film/Media program prepares students to communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of contexts and platforms. Through practical, hands-on training, students learn to create and present evidence-based research, produce professional quality media and content, and understand mass media's role in global communication.
To support the Communication and Film/Media program, the department seeks a dynamic individual well versed in media technologies, digital communication, social and sports media, web media, and digital journalism. The successful candidate for this position will have a combination of academic and professional experience that can transfer successfully into state-of-the-art digital media academic programs that will prepare students to work in a rapidly changing field.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Commitment to CCRI's Mission:
· Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
· Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
· Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
· Use a variety of methodologies and technologies to teach undergraduate courses in communication and digital journalism theory and practice, such as interpersonal, small group, fundamentals, multimedia reporting, mass media, sports media, and social media.
· Embrace new and emerging technologies and trends in the communication discipline.
· Plan and organize instruction according to a course's learning outcomes.
· Provide academic instruction through lecture, lab, or courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance- mediated instructional settings.
· Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours.
· Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes.
· Revise and update course content and instructional materials in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization.
· Evaluate and select instructional materials, such as textbooks, manuals, software, hardware, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty.
· Contribute to articulation agreements between CCRI, the University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.
· Develop curriculum with program faculty.
· Participate in program-level assessment, including evaluating student work, analyzing data, and making recommendations.
· Participate in advisory board efforts, such as by identifying potential board members and planning related activities and presentations.
· Engage in department and college wide events for the communication/film/media path.
· Assist with organizing orientation events to support and onboard incoming program students and efforts to retain and graduate career and transfer degree candidates.
· Coordinate work-based learning for program students.
· Mentor/coach program students as needed.
Technical Knowledge/Production skills:
· Competency with Microsoft Office, LMS
· Experience with social and sports media apps and tools.
· Expertise with distribution of content across various media platforms.
· Stay current with the latest trends in media production and studies.
· Communicate effectively orally, verbally, and in writing.
· Work collaboratively with program and department colleagues.
· Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and students.
· Participate in college activities, including committee work.
· Attend English department and Communication meetings.
· Communicate effectively with English chair and program director as well as related staff to ensure the continued successful operation of the program.
· Participate in department initiatives and events.
· Other duties as required.
· MS in Interactive Media, Digital Communication, or Interactive Communication.
· One year teaching digital and interactive communication at the community college level.
· Excellent record of college-level teaching appropriate to rank and experience.
· Demonstrated proficiency with digital tools, equipment, and software.
The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
· Ability to employ best online teaching practices within a Learning Management System.
· Demonstrated commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline.
Campus Location: All Campuses
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Some roles will require finalists to provide official college transcripts and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. CCRI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, marital, citizenship status and veteran status in all employment matters. CCRI espouses that all employees and applicants have a right to equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Reports can be made available upon request.
The Community College of Rhode Island is the states only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population. We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses. We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential. To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best: https://www.ccri.edu/equity/culture/guidingprinciples.html