Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Communication (COMM 103) Introduction to Human Communication

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7198747 (Ref.No. 4833794)
Posted: December 5, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Dec 01, 2023
Deadline: Dec 18, 2023 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 103, Introduction to Human Communication, in the Spring of 2024.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:40-11:45 am

Course Description

This intensive discussion course utilizes important communication texts as the basis for learning many of the questions and terms that define the discipline of communication. Readings will concentrate in the areas of interpretation, identity, rhetoric and culture to better understand how we construct culture, society and the self through the various forms of communication, and how we analyze those constructions. Emphasis will be on developing the ability to use the readings to build theoretical literacy, to interpret written and visual texts with that theory, and to use the theory to analyze notions of identity.

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

Candidates should have a graduate degree (PhD or equivalent preferred) in Communication or related field with evidenced teaching experience. 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.

Applicants must reside in California.

Salary: $9,929 - $13,744, dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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