Communication Studies Lecturer Pool
The Department of Communication Studies teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in communication rooted in theoretical frameworks, research methods, and practical application. COMM Studies offers a B.A. degree with more than 800 majors, an M.A. degree with more than 30 students, and multiple minors. COMM Studies offers a substantial number of GE courses including COMM 20, Public Speaking and COMM 100W, Writing Workshop.
Brief Description of Duties
Teach lower division GE courses in Communication Studies such as COMM 10: Interpersonal Communication; COMM 20: Public Speaking; COMM 20N: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers; COMM 21: Performing Culture and Society; COMM 40: Argumentation and Advocacy; COMM 41: Critical Decision Making; COMM 45: Media and Culture; and COMM 74: Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication. With relevant education and experience, candidates may teach upper division GE such as COMM 100W: Writing Workshop, COMM 157SL: Community Action/Community Service, COMM 174: Intercultural Communication, COMM 179: Global Media and Resistance. With a terminal degree or relevant professional expertise, candidates may teach upper division major courses. This assignment enriches the undergraduate curriculum in both General Education and the Communication Studies major, and provides instruction in specialized areas not otherwise available to the University.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.
- MA. Degree in Communication Studies or related field.
- Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned.
- Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners. Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity
to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might
have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and
other comparable experience.
- Terminal degree or professional experience relevant to upper
division Communication Studies major courses.
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Salary Range – To be commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional)
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach
- List of References
Continuing Open Position
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Advertised: November 05, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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