Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Collegiate Seminar (LEAP) SEM 104P-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7074363 (Ref.No. 2130361)
Posted: January 22, 2021
Application Deadline: January 25, 2021

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Collegiate Seminar (LEAP) SEM 104P-01

Location: Online

Open Date: Jan 21, 2021

Deadline: Jan 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The LEAP Program is a bachelor's degree program specifically designed for current and former professional dancers, with students in California, Nevada, and New York.

Position Description

The LEAP Program seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach:

Seminar 104P-01, The Global Conversation of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Sundays 6:00-9:00PM in the Spring 2021 term

This course will be conducted online through Zoom and Moodle.

In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to hold regular virtual office hours (a minimum of three hours a week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom. Instructors are also expected to participate in faculty development including workshops, class observations, and syllabus collaboration. Course design must follow the program's common syllabus, meeting the requirements described

Course Description

Seminar 104P The Global Conversation of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Building on the Western tradition explored in SEM 102P, readings focus on the Great Conversation of the modern world, which includes the West but also includes important intercultural and global voices. LEAP students are engaged in exploration of issues of significant relevance for a 21st-century student, and texts that allow for integrative thinking across the LEAP seminar course sequence. Further, this course engages students in pursuit of the liberal arts core competencies as they are uniquely structured in the LEAP program. The last portion of the course will include student reflections on what they have learned and how they have grown, revisiting the steps of their intellectual development in a capstone experience.


Qualifications - Required

An advanced degree in an academic discipline is required (MA, MS, or other); Doctorate or other terminal degree preferred

Teaching experience with adult learners/non-traditional undergraduate student populations

Teaching experience with distance learning pedagogy including proficiency with synchronous and asynchronous classroom participation, assignments and student learning assessment

Experience with and commitment to student-centered teaching and discussion-style pedagogies

Qualifications - Preferred

Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women and people outside of the gender binary, returning students, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in the educational endeavor. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience and/or expertise relevant to fostering inclusive dialogue across differences of culture, race, ability, gender, and sexuality.

Applicants must reside in California or New York.

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