Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Studies for Multilingual Students (SMS 15) American Culture & Civilization

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7077439 (Ref.No. 2229117)
Posted: April 19, 2021
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Studies for Multilingual Students (SMS 15) American Culture & Civilization

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Apr 19, 2021

Deadline: May 3, 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 Studies for Multilingual Students at Saint Mary's College seek to hire a per-course adjunct to teach American Culture and Civilization. We seek a broadly trained cultural anthropologist with experience in successfully teaching an introductory level course with a particular focus on bringing core anthropological concepts and perspectives to bear on contemporary United States issues and concerns. For this course, preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated and successful teaching experience with international students.

Studies for Multilingual Students (SMS) 15

Fall 2021
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:30-11:35

Course Description:
American Culture and Civilization is survey course delivered through the Anthropology Department and provides the student with the tools to interpret and evaluate culture from a social science perspective. The approach is a cross-cultural comparative model using United States American values, lifestyles and traditions within a framework of the day-to-day workings of American culture. Course work is composed of lectures, readings, discussions, homework, and assessments. The course is required of all international students and must be taken during the first semester of attendance. In certain cases, permission for exemption may be granted upon evaluation by the Faculty Committee and Registrar. This course satisfies the Social, Historical, and Cultural Understanding requirement and the American Diversity requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Learning Outcomes:

• Examine human activity in particular periods or places from a social, cultural or historical perspective
• Demonstrate an understanding of theories of human behavior, relations, culture, or institutions; or interpretations of historical causation and change
• Employ social science or historical methodology to collect and interpret evidence about the social world.


Experience and Qualifications

1) A PhD or ABD in Anthropology is required for applications to be considered.
2) Demonstrated success in teaching anthropology courses at the college level to international students

• Candidates should also demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education; be comfortable in a student-centered teaching environment with an interactive learning style; comfortably work in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse classroom environment.

Applicants must reside in California.

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