Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Communication (COMM 102) Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7244450 (Ref.No. 5251874)
Posted: May 13, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 10, 2024
Deadline: May 24, 2024 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 102, Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies, in the Fall of 2024.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:00-9:05am

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

Course Description

Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies
This course intends to acquaint students with ways of critically assessing the everyday communication practices and texts (spoken, visual and mediated) which construct and transmit social knowledge. It introduces students to issues such as language, meaning, rhetoric, persuasion, definition, mediation, representation, visual culture, social knowledge, understanding the “self,” the relationship between culture and communication, the social construction of reality, and the assessment of the influence of mass communication. Students will participate in in-depth discussions based in primary texts of communication theory and produce critical essays and creative media projects that demonstrate their grasp of course content.

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.

Candidates 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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