Laramie County Community College

  • Instructor, Mass Media/Multi Media

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/18/2018 12:17 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


    Copies of official or unofficial transcripts are required for this position. You can upload transcripts in your applicant profile. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is also required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.


    Job Summary:  

    Core responsibilities of this position include:

    Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty.  The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET).


    This position will teach students important skills in journalism and mass communication through a co-curricular education model that sees students apply classroom lessons to an independent student media that includes a printed monthly newspaper; daily digital updates, including social media, Wordpress-powered website and e-mail newsletter; and a cable TV station that is prime for an expansion of programming. The instructor would work daily with students, including occasional nights and weekends, to produce journalistic news and feature reports for a variety of platforms (print and digital) while instructing classes in photography, graphics, UX, video, broadcast, etc. The instructor will also assist in curriculum updates and transfer agreements with high schools and universities.


    Other duties may be assigned based on institutional need.


    LCCC aspires to having a world-class faculty and, therefore, it is expected that faculty will develop as professional educators and experts in their field, while serving the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution.  This is accomplished through the Faculty Academy, offered within the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET). Successful completion of the Faculty Academy requirements while on provisional status, allows for application for continuing contract.



    This is a Category A Faculty position (Nine months -168 duty days).


    Salary and Benefits: This is a 9-Month, Faculty 1 position. Starting Salary: $41, 500-$49,800/yr.


    Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by March 29th, 2019.


    Starting Date: August 5th, 2019.


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    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions:


    Facilitate Learning (80-90%)

    Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:


    • Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
    • Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
    • Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
    • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days)

    Curriculum Development:

    • Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
    • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
    • Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
    • Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable

    Instructional Delivery:

    • Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
    • Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
    • Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
    • Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies

    Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:

    • Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
    • Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
    • Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
    • Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement

    Service to the College (5-10%)

    Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
    Align with Core Values:

    • Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
    • Serving on recognized College committees
    • Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
    • Advise student clubs or groups

    Build Relationships:

    • Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional, and development, and orientation activities, etc.
    • Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
    • Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues

    Professional Development (5-10%)
    Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

    • Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
    • Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
    • Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
    • Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
    • Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders
    • Nonessential Functions:  
    • An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:
    • Assists in development of annual program budgets, and works closely with the School Dean on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate
    • Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
    • Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate
    • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
    • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
    • As required, attends college, school, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel
    • Provides collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
    • Full participation in the Faculty Academy
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include:
    • Knowledge of best practices in:
    • Course Preparation
    • Classroom and Time Management
    • Instructional Strategies and Content Delivery
    • Developing Learning Resources and Activities
    • Curriculum Development and Assessment Strategies
    • Ability to deal with conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a professional manner, which minimizes personal impact and maintains a professional demeanor. Accepts interpersonal and cultural diversity and accepts that colleagues may have professional differences of opinion that should not interfere with working relationships
    • Is willing to modify behavior and practices in response to new information, changing conditions, unexpected obstacles, or student needs
    • Willingness to view issues from different perspectives and adhere to the appropriate chain of command
    • Ability to present and express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience, whether oral or written
    • Actively listens to what others are saying to achieve understanding
    • Shares relevant information with others and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information
    • Ability to effectively analyze problems, determine solutions, and take decisive action with personal responsibility over this decision to achieve outcomes and goals
    • Knowledge and ability of utilizing evidence/data on desired outcomes to assess effectiveness and efficiency
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities effectively and efficiently
    • Ability to accurately evaluate own performance and skill deficits and identifies skills and abilities to target training and development activities related to current and future job responsibilities
    • Sets short and long-term goals in tandem with supervisor as part of regular professional development and performance evaluation
    • Knowledge of relevant multimedia in news reporting and the ability to keep up with changing technology from a knowledge and operational perspective
    • Ability to manage the discipline-specific materials and equipment necessary for student advancement with fiscal responsibility
    • Demonstrated experience teaching Mass Communications, Newspaper Production, Web-Based News Delivery, Photography, Graphic Design and Multimedia Production
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom and Dreamweaver software and best practices in newspaper, web and broadcast production and planning
    • Advanced knowledge of laws pertaining to and protecting journalists
    • Demonstrated understanding of media ethics, specifically relating to college publications
    • Demonstrated understanding of the First Amendment as it pertains to a free student press

    Physical/Mental Demands: 

    • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
    • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
    • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
    • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
    • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
    • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
    • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions
    • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
    • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds




    • Master’s degree in journalism, mass communication, media, media communication, media studies or new media or a master’s degree in a communications or media related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in any combination of the following qualifying fields: Broadcasting, Journalism, Mass Communication with emphasis on print/radio/television media, Mass Media Ethics, Digital Imaging, Photography, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia Technology, New Media Design and Video

    Although some faculty positions may necessitate specific education and/or experience requirements, all LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.7P. 




    • Five or more years of mass media/multimedia teaching experience
    • Demonstrated teaching experience among diverse populations (i.e. developmental, at- risk, non-traditional, first generation, students with learning & other disabilities, etc.)
    • Proficiency with online instruction




    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


    Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


    The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,




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