Communication Instructor

Job Description


Basic Function

This is for an adjunct pool that will be used to staff part-time adjunct positions.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and small group communication. This assignment may also include opportunities to teach rhetoric, argumentation, persuasion, organizational communication, leadership, and health communication.

This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes,and using multiple teaching methodologies. All communication courses at Bakersfield College are taught using face-to-face, in-class instruction.

Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Communication/Language Arts at the California Community College level;


-Master’s in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication, or organizational communication;


-Bachelor’s in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication, or organizational communication AND Master’s in drama/theater arts, mass communication, or English;

OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.


- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview. Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge & Abilities:
  • Commitment to student learning.
  • Awareness of the Bakersfield College mission, vision, and values.
  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Computer literacy and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.
  • Ability and experience in working effectively and collegially with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service to students.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of best practices for integrating communication skills with other disciplines.
  • Salary Grade Special Instructions to Applicants

    The Communication department screens applications the first week of the following months each year: February, June and October.
    Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Faculty Application for Academic Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

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