Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Communication (COMM 104) Understanding Digital Culture

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7101570 (Ref.No. 3126584)
Posted: June 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 23, 2022
Deadline: Jun 06, 2022 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 Communication Department seeks to hire a per-course faculty member to teach Comm 104, Understanding Digital Culture, in the Fall of 2022.

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Mondays and Fridays from 1:00pm - 2:40pm during the 2022 Fall term.

Course Description

Understanding Digital Culture

This course serves as a gateway to the Digital Studies minor through a humanities-based introduction to the fundamental concepts of digital culture. The “digital” will be examined as technology, as communicational and expressive medium, as philosophical precept and paradigm, and as political, social, economic, and psychological force. Students will explore key concepts and theories through the close reading of fundamental texts, study of representative examples of digital work (e.g. websites, gaming, networked and immersive environments, media art), and engage in basic design and production assignments. As a significant force shaping life in the contemporary world, it is important that students learn how to examine the effect of the digital. This class will count for Comm 126 in the 22/23 academic year.

Required for the Digital Studies minor.

Requirements: terminal degree in field relevant to the subject matter (Ph.D. or MFA in film or media preferred).

The position requires a familiarity with and commitment to the Communication field, student-centered teaching, and a liberal arts education, as well as an appreciation of and respect for the social justice oriented learning/teaching environment St. Mary's fosters as a Lasallian educational institution.

Candidates must reside in California.

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