Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Communication (COMM 325) Media, Technologies and Culture

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7198748 (Ref.No. 4833800)
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 325, Media, Technologies and Culture, in the Spring of 2024.

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 pm - 3:10pm during the 2024 Spring term.

Course Description

This course, an introduction to media studies, focuses on the critical concepts and technical skills necessary for understanding communication practices in the 21st century. While acknowledging that the media have become digital, this course places communication and media technologies within a broader historical and cultural context. Students will be required to produce media criticism and creative media projects, as well as learn key theories about media and communication in the global, networked digital age.

MA in Communication Studies or related field, PhD preferred. Must be able to teach basic media production to satisfy the core designation.

Candidates must reside in California.

The salary is $9,929 - $13,344 depending 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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