Full-time Faculty – Communication

Website Bristol Community College

Full-time Faculty – Communication



Department: Academic Affairs-Arts and Humanities

Locations: Fall River, MA

Posted: May 13, 2023

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Full Time

Position ID: 162355

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our http://www.bristolcc.edu/bristolcommunity/facultystaff/humanresources/benefits/.

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Arts & Humanities

REPORTS TO: Dean of Arts & Humanities or designee

PRIMARY LOCATION: Courses may be held in the classroom at our Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, and/or Taunton locations; in the hybrid or online environment; and/or via other modalities as assigned.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Full-Time Faculty – Communication (Tenure-Track; Open Rank – Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor) will be responsible for, but not limited to, teaching and developing curriculum/course material for Communication courses and offering student support through varied interaction. Faculty will teach a full-time schedule of Communication courses (15 credit hours per semester) which may include, but are not limited to, Bristol’s gateway Fundamentals of Public Speaking course as well as Communication program courses and electives associated with the Communication Transfer degree. Courses may be held in the classroom at our Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, and Taunton locations; in the hybrid or online environment; and/or via other modalities or at other contracted locations, as assigned. As part of our strategic goal to advance equity for underrepresented student populations, Bristol embraces and encourages the use of social justice, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogies, and multicultural curricular initiatives. Faculty will engage in a critical role in the teaching and learning process, contributing to student learning outcomes and success.


• Teach a full-time (15 credit hours per semester) schedule of Communication courses during fall and spring semesters.
• Prepare syllabi and develop curricula to address course and student learning outcomes and General Education competencies and promote students’ active participation in their own learning, as appropriate for the teaching modality of the course (online synchronous, face-to-face, hybrid, etc.)
• Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course.
• Assess student learning and assign grades through equitable and inclusive pedagogies and assessment strategies.
• In collaboration with the Program Chair, cultivate relationships with community partners to design and develop Communication pathways, including but not limited to collaborating with high schools to develop Early College pathways, with four-year colleges and universities to develop articulation agreements, and with industry partners to develop Credit for Prior Learning opportunities.
• Foster student success across the college’s diverse student body, and address equity gaps, through innovative teaching and learning approaches that incorporate hands-on learning to encourage students’ intellectual curiosity and help students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies.
• Incorporate High-Impact Practices (HIPs) into curricular and pedagogical approaches, with emphasis on HIPs that provide students with real-world experiences such as Service-Learning and internship opportunities.
• Serve as academic advisor to assigned students.
• Help students reach their academic, personal and professional goals and foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.
• Post and maintain a minimum of four (4) office hours per week.
• Develop appropriate discipline-related courses.
• Serve on college committees as elected or appointed.
• Attend program, department, academic area, all-college and committee/council meetings.
• Recommend suitable instructional material, textbooks, and library acquisitions.
• Participate in assessment of course and program learning outcomes.
• Use technology effectively to communicate with students and colleagues, to teach online as needed, and to enhance classroom learning as appropriate.
• Engage in professional development activities through participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, and professional associations to maintain excellence in the discipline and in the classroom.
• Contribute to a climate of multicultural empowerment, affirmation, understanding and appreciation by demonstrating a sense of professionalism and consistently reflecting Bristol’s core values and customer service best practices when interacting with Bristol community members, including faculty, staff, and students.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
• Complete required trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.
• Actively participate in the general college community and fulfill duties as stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.




NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.

• Minimum of a master’s degree in communication or closely related field.
• Demonstrated experience with college level teaching with a minimum of two years of experience teaching the college level.
• Demonstrated proficiency with online teaching and use of a Learning Management System (ex: Blackboard).
• Proven technological proficiency, which may include Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
• Strong experience in curricular planning and assessment, as well as demonstrated use of High-Impact Practices, technologies, and inclusive pedagogy to enhance student learning.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
• The ability to carry out duties in-person or synchronously at times consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


• Doctorate preferred.
• Evidence of scholarship.
• Experience with early college, dual enrollment or college prep programs such as federal TRIO programs including Upward Bound, Talent Search, etc.
• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.


The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Information:

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, tenure track, MCCC/MTA unit position with benefits. This is an academic year position. The title of this position will be Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor, depending on the selected candidate’s experience.


SALARY: Minimum hiring salary $44,168 – $58,553 – actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which may result in a higher salary than the stated range. Please refer to the New Hire Tables in the CBA for more information.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants until filled. Application review will begin 10 calendar days from the posting date.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

4) Those interviewed will be required to present a 20-minute teaching demonstration on a topic of the committee’s choice.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.

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