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Assistant Professor, Speech Communication

Posted: 10/17/2021

Assistant Professor, Speech Communication

Department: Speech Communication/Forensics/ASL Department

Palomar College

Date Opened: 10/11/2021

Close Date: 12/6/2021

Primary Function:

The Assistant Professor, Speech Communication has two primary responsibilities - teaching and coaching. The teaching responsibility includes a variety of courses in the discipline of communication studies (speech communication). Specifically, these courses could include Oral Communication, Human Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Beginning Oral Interpretation of Literature, Beginning Argumentation and Debate, Management of Speech Activities, Debate Research, Practical Public Speaking, and Competitive Speech and Debate. This position will also serve as an assistant coach of the Speech and Debate program. Coaching responsibilities include teaching SPCH 290 (Competitive Speech and Debate), holding practice, helping with event development, overseeing internal and external outreach efforts, helping with tournament hosting duties, and supervising students during competitive travel opportunities.

Salary: Starting salary range: $66,074.08 – $104,985.33. Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.

Benefits: Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. Estimated maximum value of these employer-paid benefits is approximately $25,426 annually. All full-time faculty are enrolled in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System).

Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under 1) through 3):
• A Master’s in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication or organizational communication.

• A Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s in drama/ theater arts, mass communication or English.

• A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either 1) or 2) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (, if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.

 Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at

Diversity Statement: Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet .
Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:
• Access to our programs and services
• Equity and the fair treatment of all in our policies and procedures
• Diversity in learning environments, philosophies, cultures, beliefs, and people
• Inclusiveness of individual and collective viewpoints in collegial decision-making processes
• Mutual respect and trust through transparency, civility, and open communications.
All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

To Apply: Visit for full details and required application materials.

About the District:

Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater North San Diego County region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate’s degree and certificate programs to approximately 30,000 full- and part-time students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of higher education, Palomar College recently ranked #1 in community colleges in San Diego County in the San Diego’s Best of 2016 Readers Poll. And, Palomar College is just 12 miles from the glistening Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that sunny San Diego has to offer.

Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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