Valencia College is seeking a Professor, Speech to join our dedicated, passionate faculty team as a full-time, 8 month annual appointment beginning Fall 2020.
As one of the largest community colleges in Florida, Valencia College helps shape the lives of more than 75,000 students each year. But it’s not our size that makes us great. It is our commitment to ensure that equal access to higher education belongs to everyone, because the future does, too.
Valencia’s students reflect the diversity of our service district, and the college is searching for faculty members who are deeply committed to valuing equity, viewing cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and promoting inclusiveness.
We’re not just any college. And you‘re just not any employee. You’re someone who is passionate about improving the lives of our students, our team, our community and, ultimately, our world.
If you want to play a role in shaping the future of students at one of the largest community colleges in Florida, the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, take the first steps by completing and submitting an online application for this position.
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Closing date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST
For consideration, the following is required for all applicants including current Valencia employees:
Cover letter and resume
Completed on-line employment application Include all applicable experience related to the position as it could affect compensation
Unofficial transcripts (degree must be conferred by the time of hire). Be prepared to bring sealed official transcripts if selected for an interview. It is the applicant's responsibility to have any foreign transcripts evaluated prior to submission through an authorized evaluation service such as World Education Services.
Letters of reference if available
8-month, Annually Appointed:
As an 8-month, annually appointed faculty member, you will be primarily responsible for teaching in discipline, planning, organizing and providing feedback to promote and direct student learning. This position is appointed each year and contracted to teach six courses, maintain 12 office hours and, in addition, works with the dean to identify and then contribute five hours of service in areas that support student learning and engagement.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
A Master's degree or a higher from a regionally accredited institution with a major in speech, oratory, communication, mass communications, or interpersonal communication OR 18 graduate semester hours in speech, oratory, communication, mass communications, or speech- related theatre courses + a Master’s degree by the official start date [required]
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning
Experience working with students of various ages and cultural, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds
Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals
To view the complete job description for 8-month annual appointment role, click here.
Internal Number: V_SLP
About Valencia College
The winner of the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Valencia College is one of the largest community colleges in Florida, teaching more than 63,000 students annually.But it's our quality of education, not size, that truly makes us great. Our Honors program is viewed by the National Collegiate and Southern Regional Honors Council as one of the exemplary programs in the nation. The Orlando Sentinel dubbed our fine-arts faculty one of the best in the region, and director Steven Spielberg called our film program one of the best anywhere. But the opinions that matter most are those of our students, and 92% say we met or exceeded their expectations on overall quality of education.We strive to ensure that equal access to higher education belongs to everyone, because the future does, too.We stand in the gap between what is and what can be. We pave a path to true potential. Whether it’s helping students land a dream job or continue on to the university of their dreams, we do everything in our power to make that possible for each and every one of our students.Recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, we understand the im...portance of fostering a collaborative environment that encourages teamwork, creativity and the achievement of a true work/life balance.At Valencia College, it’s more than just a job. We’re committed to helping our students reach their full potential by providing them with the right opportunities, the right tools and the right support. And that begins with recruiting the right talent.We seek leaders. Inspirers. Motivators. Educational enthusiasts, passionate optimists and experienced realists. Individuals who not only believe in our students, but will help our students believe in themselves.Valencia College has five area locations as well as a Downtown Center and Criminal Justice Institute, all conveniently located throughout Central Florida and easily accessible by local freeways, expressways, and surface streets. But the convenient commute is just part of the appeal. With beautiful year-round weather, endless entertainment and dining options, and world-famous attractions, there's no shortage of incredible ways to spend your spare time