The Department of Communication at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks to hire a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (part-time, non-tenure track) in Communication studies. The position involves teaching one of a number of possible courses (but no more than two in any quarter or 4 over the entire academic year): Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Media Studies, Technology and Communication, Public Speaking, Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, or an upper-division elective in areas such as Persuasion, Information Campaigns, or Public Relations. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching is aligned with the department's focus on social justice. The quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for finals. The position could be in any of the three academic quarters, depending on departmental need.
$6,600 per course
Ph.D. required. Candidates with an M.A. in relevant area with comparable academic experience (3-5 years) may be considered.
Evidence of successful teaching experience at college or university level
1) Teach COMM 001 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (An overview of the communication process, issues, and theories explaining behaviors in human relationships) OR
2) Teach COMM 002 Introduction to Media Studies (An examination of the role of mass communication in society, focusing on media industries, the production of content, and the ways audiences interact with media, mainly within the United States) OR
3) Teach COMM 012 Technology and Communication (Examination of the relationship between communication technology and society in the past, present, and future. Hands-on introduction to the current communication technologies, especially digital media) OR
4) COMM 020 Public Speaking OR
5) COMM 110 Quantitative Research Methods OR
6) COMM 111 Qualitative Research Methods OR
7) Upper-division electives such as Persuasion, Information Campaigns, Public Relations.
Duties include fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including: a. Teach no more than two courses per quarter and no more than four courses over three academic quarters (fall, winter, spring), including conducting all assigned class meetings and individual conferences with students;
B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with this course, including a. Conducting all assigned class meetings. b. Assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course learning objectives. c. Holding weekly office hours on campus. d. Assigning and submitting student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline. e. Administering numerical and narrative course evaluations in the course. C. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties, like attending department meetings, or events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the director of the program.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.