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Full-Time Faculty: Media and Communication Studies Instructor

Full-Time Faculty: Media and Communication Studies Instructor

locationRoseburg, OR, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/8/2024
Full Time


Faculty Full-Time

The position of Media and Communications Instructor is Open Until Filled to create a qualified instructor pool.

Are you interested in pushing the boundaries of what education could be for a dynamic community college in a beautiful rural setting? If yes, then this is the position for you!

As the Full-Time Media and Communications Instructor, you will have a unique opportunity to use both your academic and industry experience. We are looking for an organized, energetic individual who can lead our Media Studies program and serve as a valuable member of our Communication and Writing department. This is a student-centered teaching and advising role, with evenings and weekends expected. The ideal candidate has both academic and industry experience in both Media and Communication/Writing. In addition to instruction, this position is the advisor for our award-winning student publication, the Mainstream.

As the sole instructor in Media Studies, the successful candidate will teach and update Media Studies courses to ensure relevancy and alignment with transfer partners. The assignment will include instructional oversight of the existing media studies program, including curriculum development and assessment, and advising student media. Current courses include Writing for the Media, Introduction to Mass Communication, Public Relations, and Journalism Production. This position will also teach Communication Studies courses, which may include Public Speaking, Listening, Small Group Communication, or Interpersonal Communication, as well as Writing courses in the general education area as needed.


If you have an interest in coming to work every day to invest in the vitality of our next generation's opportunities for career, personal and economic success, we welcome your application. We have the very best students, and our team is looking for the very best colleague to help reach its goals. Bring your energy, diligence, commitment, and collaborative spirit for student success to UCC. 


  The Douglas County community through UCC is building upon 50+ years of rich academic experiences and lives changed through higher education. We are a student-centered, positive working environment that thrives on innovation. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who interacts with our campus feels included, valued, and inspired to fulfill our mission to transform lives and enrich communities. 

  Umpqua Community College is located in beautiful Southern Oregon between the mountains of the Cascade Range to the east and the Coastal Range to the west. Hiking, biking, camping and skiing are a short car ride away and the town is surrounded on all sides by the amazing Umpqua River for fishing and water sports. The area is also home to over 40 wineries and many breweries with a bustling downtown. Roseburg has everything you’d want from a small town and has easy access to the bigger cities of Portland and Eugene by jumping on I-5. Roseburg has live-ability, a friendly feel and is ready to be home to your next career and family adventure. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or terminal degree in Media Journalism and Communications.
  • At least three years recent teaching experience in Media Studies and Communication Studies at the college level.
  • Ability to be on campus Monday – Friday as well as evenings and alternative schedules as needed.
  • Familiarity with and/or ability to quickly learn computer technologies used in communication, teaching, and record keeping (word processing, basic spread sheets, Canvas and Banner).
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with others and the ability to work collaboratively.
Preferred (Not Required) Qualifications:
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience teaching media studies and communication or writing at a community college.
  • Experience in advising student media publications. 
  • Prior experience developing and teaching online classes with the Canvas LMS.
  • Industry experience (Journalism, Media, Public Relations, Communications).


 For full consideration applicants must submit with their application all of the following:

  • A cover letter which addresses your interest in Umpqua Community College and how you would excel in this position;
  • Current resume that includes educational and professional work experience;
  • A list of 3 professional references listing contact information including email address;
  • Copies of educational transcripts must be attached at the time of application submission. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application, official transcripts are required upon hire.

 Umpqua Community College Honors Veterans Preference

 Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Umpqua Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.
 Documents Required

  • Member Copy 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215)
  • or...
  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website.

For information regarding Veterans’ Preference qualifications, visit
 If you wish to self-identify under Section 503 as an individual with a disability, please provide this information by completing Department of Labor Form CC-305 available at
 Statement of Equal Opportunity
Umpqua Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard for race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicaps or veterans status. This policy affirms UCC's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all vestiges of discriminatory practices that might exist.
 Employment with Umpqua Community College is contingent upon background check approval.