Salaried Adjunct Professor in Communication, full-time non-tenure track

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7153771
Posted: June 7, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: 69,113 - 97,778
Application Deadline: July 7, 2023

Job Description

Salaried Adjunct Professor in Communication, full-time non-tenure track

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jun 06, 2023


The Department of Communication invites applications for a one-year full-time Salaried Adjunct Assistant Professor with specialization in quantitative methods and communication theory for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Primarily responsible for instruction of mixed research methods at the graduate level and introductory communication and theory courses at the undergraduate level, courses include, but not limited to, a three course sequence that is Applied Research Design, Applied Research Methods, and Applied Research Analyses (graduate level) and Introduction to Human Communication and Communication Theory (undergraduate level). Candidates will have successfully taught quantitative methods using survey and experiment or content analysis multiple times. Demonstrated ability to teach inferential statistics using SPSS is required. 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 introduction courses and theory 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, but not limited to student advising in the undergraduate Communication Major, advising of the Communication Club, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, individual course and curriculum development, special projects assigned by the chair or Dean, and assistance with assessment of graduate curriculum.

The salary range for this position is reflected in the Salaried Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale, available

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.

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