Adjunct Faculty - Communication Studies - Annandale
Northern VA Community College
Location: Annandale, Virginia
Internal Number: 40095
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream âœLeader College,â NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.Â With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVAâ™s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nationâ™s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.Â NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.Â The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVAâ™s Annual Security Reports.Adjunct faculty members are responsible for effectively planning and teaching courses ina classroom environment to students with a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences.Teach college-level Communication Studies classes at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Courses may be taught during daytime, evening and/ or Saturday hours. Teach sections of CST 110, Introduction to Communication; CST 100, Introduction to public speaking; and/or CSTÂ 229, Intercultural Communication.Adjunct faculty are employed to teach up to 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semester and/or up to 8 credit hours during summer session. Teaching load is based upon student enrollment and staffing needs.
Required KSA's:Adept knowledge of instructional technologiesExcellent interpersonal and native or near-native oral and written English skillsAbility to work with a diverse student populationSuccessful passing of a criminal background checkAdjunct faculty are required to meet assigned classes on meeting dates, submit required grade records and reports, student learning outcomes.Flexibility to teach in the daytime, evening, or a combination of bothMinimum Qualifications:Master's degree in Communication Studies or Speech Communication, OR Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Communication Studies or Speech Communication.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.