Assistant Professor of Communication, full-time Tenure-track, School of Liberal Arts

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7060281 (Ref.No. 1608507)
Posted: September 11, 2019
Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Communication, Full-Time Tenure-track, School of Liberal Arts
Saint Mary's College of California: Full-Time Saint Mary's College: School of Liberal Arts: Department of Communication

Moraga, CA

Open Date
Aug 23, 2019

Assistant Professor of Communication with specialization in relational communication and quantitative methods

Primarily responsible for instruction in, and continued development of, relational communication and quantitative research methods at the undergraduate level with potential for future graduate level courses. Candidates should be experts in some aspect of relational or intergroup communication and have solid experience in teaching quantitative methods using survey and experiment or content analysis. Priority will be given to applicants with secondary familiarity in qualitative methods. A strong understanding and commitment to the broader components of the Communication field is also desired to allow for instruction in general courses within the department, such as lower division intro courses, as well as mentoring of and academic advising of students in the undergraduate major.

In addition to teaching, the duties of this position consist of significant service to the department and program, including student advising in the undergraduate Communication Major, curricular and program development in the area of relational communication, and possible future graduate level (Masters) curricular and program development.

Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. Faculty also contribute to the mission and serve the College and community in many ways, including academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum. Faculty are also encouraged to teach in the College’s Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar programs.

Institutional Description/Background:
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary’s heritage to life. Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College’s practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported.

For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or related field with evidenced teaching experience and scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to a mixed-methods approach that combines both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. As an additional area, familiarity working in/with marginalized populations is preferred.

The College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.

Application Instructions
Include: CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a cover letter that addresses 1) how the candidate's expertise will contribute to and enhance the department curriculum, 2) how the candidate foresees serving the Saint Mary’s College Mission, and 3) how the candidate will contribute to the department and College’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Please apply online at SMC's Full-Time Faculty Openings page. Open until filed. Review of applications begins October 15, 2019.

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