Spring Quarter 2023 Adjunct Faculty LDSH 225-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7121342
Posted: January 16, 2023
Application Deadline: March 17, 2023

Job Description

Spring Quarter 2023 Adjunct Faculty LDSH 225-01

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jan 13, 2023


Per course adjunct faculty for the Master of Arts in Leadership program's course, LDSH 225-01.

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.


LDSH 225-01 - Building Cross Cultural Capacity

Dates/Times for Summer Quarter

In person: April 13-14, 2023 (9 am to 5 pm)

Online: April 10 to June 16, 2023 (asynchronous)

In person: June 15-16, 2023 (9 am to 5 pm)


4 Quarter Units - This course will be co-taught

Course Description:

We live in an ever complex and interconnected global environment. In our multicultural society, one of the cornerstones of effective leadership is the capacity to engage differences creatively and support the flourishing of followers. More recently there has been a shift in how differences are understood and worked with - a shift that takes us into territory of belonging, to work towards equity creatively, in ways that are liberating. john a powell encourages us to think about bridging, a “concept . . . [that] helps us investigate concepts of trust, social cohesion, reciprocity, civic bonds, collaboration, cooperation, communalism, and mutual aid” (p. 4). To truly understand differences requires a willingness to move across a line, or boundary, which defines that difference. The starting point is increasing understanding of one’s own dimensions of difference, often a difficult and disorientating task as we rarely notice “the water in which we swim.” Learners will examine their own histories and social identities and how these inform the lenses through which they approach cultural differences. They will be exposed to a variety of conceptual models and practical communication skills, which will allow them to make meaning of and engage effectively across differences to engage in bridging. Through review and discussion of articles of authorities in the field, they will gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of the diversity issues in the United States. They will then connect this learning to their practice of leadership.

Learning Outcomes:

The purpose of this course is to:

Deepen our awareness of the complexity of cross-cultural issues and develop skills to engage other people successfully across these differences.

Develop capacity to value and approach differences as creative resources rather than as sources of difficulty.

The course goals will be achieved through these objectives:

Understanding One’s Own Cultural Identity

Explore one’s own cultural histories and how those histories inform the ways one engages people with cultural differences.

Encountering the Other

Review conceptual models and develop practical skills to engage effectively across differences.

Deepening Awareness

Reflect on and deepen one’s own personal philosophy in regards to the inclusion and belonging in the United States. Explore philosophies and strategies that address inclusion and belonging at the individual, group and system levels.


Experience teaching online/hybrid courses

Experience working with learning communities with adult learners

Experience with deep equity, inclusion and belonging work, Deep understanding of social identity development; cross cultural competency; and systems thinking. This knowledge should encompass both personal and structural perspectives.

Capacity to facilitate challenging/charged conversations about social identity and white supremacy

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