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9-Month Teaching Faculty (Communication Studies)


9-Month Teaching Faculty (Communication Studies)

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/54834
  • Manassas, Virginia, United States
  • Hold for NV280-Provost Manassas
  • Northern VA Community College

Title: 9-Month Teaching Faculty (Communication Studies)

Agency: Northern VA Community College

Location: Manassas - 683

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: Starting salary is commensurate based education and experience within the assigned rank.

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
General Description: Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invites applications for qualified individuals to join our faculty to support the mission and vision of the largest institution of higher education in Virginia. The open faculty position is available beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. The primary responsibility of a faculty member at NOVA is to provide quality instruction. NOVA faculty are expected to excel in teaching strategies and classroom management that fully engage students in a classroom, laboratory, or online platform, and engage students in individual conferences and related activities. NOVA faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to build stronger citizens within the community. All faculty must be available to teach day, evening, and weekend classes at any of the College’s campuses or off-site locations.

Duties and Tasks: Full-time teaching faculty members are responsible for teaching courses offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning formats. Full-time 9-month teaching faculty positions carry a normal teaching load of 12-15 credit hours and 15-20 contact hours per semester. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, participate in curriculum development, and maintain currency in their discipline.

Essential Functions: NOVA faculty are expected to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports in a timely manner; teach the courses using established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; attend to assigned divisional and college duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with college policies, procedures, and regulations; answer emails in a responsible fashion; maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization; and advise students.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop and adapt teaching and learning strategies to accommodate the diversity of community college students.
  • Ability to use formative and summative assessment measure to enhance student learning.
  • Experience with or ability to utilize proven teaching strategies that promote student success.
  • Ability to use or incorporate emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods to enhance classroom instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.
  • Available to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in the teaching field or a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Communication Studies coursework (interpersonal communication, public speaking, intercultural communication, communication theory, media studies). Qualifying degree(s) and coursework must be awarded by a regionally accredited institution.
  • College level teaching experience in the teaching field and/or related occupational experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching in classroom, hybrid, and online formats.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment.
  • College-level teaching experience, preferably at a community college.
  • Experience teaching students from diverse language backgrounds and varying levels of proficiency. ·
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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