Media Arts (Mass Communication) Instructor

$61,279.00 – $84,837.00 Annually

Glendale, CA

Job Type
Full-time Faculty

Media Arts

Job Number

4/8/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 10 month-per-year position. This classroom teaching assignment is in the Media Arts Department in the Visual and Performing Arts Division. The person chosen for this position will be expected to develop and teach Film, Television and Media Arts Production classes at the community college level.

Full-time members of our teaching faculty maintain 18 instructional and 5 office hours per week and are expected to devote as much time as necessary to perform the professional responsibilities of the position including recruitment. Participation in professional activities, curriculum development, and campus committees is also required. The assignment may involve teaching the evening and weekend classes. This position reports to the Division Chair, Visual and Performing Arts.

Starting Date: Fall 2019

Examples of Duties
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Teach course objectives as established in the official course outline of record.
2. Evaluate and select knowledge and skill areas to be offered and/or required of students.
3. Teach critical thinking skills.
4. Assess student learning.
5. Teach fiction and documentary film editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro 2.
6. Teach digital content creation for video and audio program material intended for distribution over internet and wireless distribution channels, tablets, cellular phones and other mobile media and data devices.
7. Maintain department standards and technical specifications for production/post-production workflows and deliverables of student projects.
8. Provide a physical and psychological environment conducive to effective learning.
9. Mentor, counsel, advise and encourage students.
10. Assist in administering activities such as the scholarship and applied media arts programs, grant writing, student recruiting and industry and community outreach.
11. Maintain regular posted office hours and be accessible to students.
12. Actively participate in the development and implementation of curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program.
13. Maintain various records (e.g. attendance, census rosters, grades, etc.).
14. Respond to requests for information regarding professional obligations (e.g. curriculum, scheduling, facilities use, textbook orders, etc.) in a timely manner.
15. Participate in campus governance and professional activities (e.g. committees, scheduling, leadership positions, etc.).
16. Participate in staff development and continuing education activities in order to maintain currency in the teaching field and with the use of emerging technology as it relates to the disciplines of media arts.
17. Work to achieve the college’s Institutional, Program and Student Learning Outcomes in support of Glendale Community College’s Mission Statement.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s in radio, television, film, mass communication, journalism OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in drama/theater arts, communication, speech communication, business, telecommunications or English OR the equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Experience teaching and developing media arts/film production courses at the college level.
2. Experience in film or video directing, producing, editing or cinematography as evidenced by presented examples and Internet Movie Database (IMDb) credits.
3. Experience with current digital media technology hardware and software.
4. Experience teaching film editing utilizing Premiere Pro, Avid and Final Cut Pro at the college level.
5. Experience overseeing student projects from production through post-production that model industry standards and protocol.
6. Demonstrated leadership through one or more of the following: prior college level duties involving either administration, leadership of colleagues or budgetary responsibilities, previous participation in campus-wide committee work, and/or experience developing and implementing new courses as part of a department curriculum.

Additional Information
Starting salary is from $61,279 to $84,837 per year depending upon education and experience. Step placement within the appropriate column is determined by Article VIII of the Collective Bargaining agreement. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided may include, depending on the position, family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.

How to Apply
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

• Current resume
• Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications
Two (2) recent (within the last 3 years) signed and dated letters of recommendation that can attest to your professional experience.
• Transcripts showing required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.

Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Monday, April 8 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as “see resume”) or missing documents will not be considered. If you have additional questions please call 818-240-1000 ext. 5921.

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Selection Process
All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest degree of desired job-related qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview at their own expense. Each interview will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. The College President will make the final recommendation to the Governing Board of Glendale Community College.

Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement.

This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.

About the College
Glendale Community College (GCC) is nestled in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, centrally located at the intersection of three major freeways, just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Glendale is affectionately known as Jewel City, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southern California region. A vibrant hub of economic activity and cultural diversity; it is an exciting place to work and live!

GCC is recognized throughout the state as a model of shared governance and collegiality. Known for excellence and rigor, we have one of the highest transfer rates to the UC system and other California four-year colleges. Additionally, the college offers a broad range of vocational programs and takes pride in providing outstanding student services and curriculum to help prepare students for success in the 21st Century.

GCC is committed to maintaining an environment which provides opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of talents, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and student population to better serve the college and surrounding communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Glendale Community College District provides all applicants for district employment with equal employment opportunities and provides present employees with training, compensation, promotion, and all other attributes of employment without regard to a person’s race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, veterans’ status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity or disability.

Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the application, testing or interviewing processes should contact the Human Resources Department at the time of application submission.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.

Dr. Armine G. Hacopian, Ann H. Ransford, Dr. Vahe Peroomian,
Anthony P. Tartaglia, and Yvette Vartanian Davis