Job Details

Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
  • Position Number: 1695315
  • Location: El Cajon, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Speech


San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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Department: Communication Department

Months worked out of the year: 10 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$56,229 (Class I, Step 6) - $85,393 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2020
Job Description
Grossmont College is hiring a full-time tenure track Communication instructor to serve as a coach, under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Forensics for our national award winning Speech and Debate Team. The successful candidate will have a strong coaching background and an ability and willingness to participate in team administration, coaching, and travel as well as teaching other courses within the Communication department.


Grossmont College seeks academic professionals who are dedicated to equitable and superior student success outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who will demonstrate a history and willingness to continue to learn about varied, relevant teaching and learning practices, assessment strategies, and educationally sound supports that will sustain a diverse and changing student body and college service area.

We seek colleagues who create positive, engaging learning and development environments in class and throughout the college that challenge and support students to aspire to, and achieve, their full potential.


Under an assigned supervisor, regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advance of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract. Full-Time Instructor:

  • Master's in speech, speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, speech communication, or organizational communication; OR
  • Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in drama/theater arts, mass communication, or English; OR
  • A current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in Communication; OR The equivalent.
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must Demonstrate:
  • Experience in Forensics/Speech and Debate competition, including coaching experience in the areas of argumentation, oral interpretation/reader's theatre, platform speaking, and/or limited preparation events. Coaching background should include experience in one or more of the following associations: Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA), California Community College Forensics Association (CCCFA), Phi Rho Pi, National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA), American Forensics Association (AFA), and National Forensics Association (NFA), or other similar organizations.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in Forensics/Speech and Debate administration duties, such as:
    • recruiting and retaining forensics students on the Speech and Debate team;
    • managing the budget and making tournament travel arrangements;
    • organizing and facilitating on campus tournaments and other events;
    • fundraising;
    • attending and judging at weekend tournaments;
    • participating in Forensics associations, such as PSCFA, CCCFA, Phi Rho Pi, NPDA, AFA, and NFA.
    • and other functions as necessary.
  • Commitment to providing reasonable coaching hours for students, including one-on-one and group coaching. Coaching hours may include weekend appointments.
  • Coursework and teaching experience in public speaking
  • Coursework and/or teaching experience in at least one or more of the following: argumentation, rhetoric, oral interpretation/reader's theatre, and interpersonal communication.
  • Experience in developing curriculum and using a variety of teaching strategies that motivate learning for community college students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socio-economic, academic, and language backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the Forensics community.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in all full-time faculty responsibilities, including faculty meetings, committee assignments, advisory committees, and student activities.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with department and campus colleagues to maintain and develop programs, curriculum, and vision for the department and campus.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will also be evaluated for qualifications in the following:
  • Evidence of a commitment to remain current in Communication and its instructional programs.
  • Coursework and teaching experience in Communication courses in addition to those listed above under "Necessary Qualifications."

Additional Information

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1 - 2 Page Cover Letter addressing how you meet the Necessary Qualifications of the position with a particular emphasis on your experience with Forensics/Speech and Debate. Feel free to also address the Other Qualifications listed below. .

As a part of your cover letter include a statement of your philosophy regarding Forensics/Speech and Debate. Your statement may address (but is not limited to):
Please include specific examples from your experiences in your response.

* Coaching and coaching styles;
* Team building and team models;
* Competition in relation to pedagogy;
* Adapting coaching and competition approaches to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.


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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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