The Department of
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.
– To be commensurate with experience.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
Continuing Open Position
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional)
- Statement of Expertise, including professional experience,
courses you are qualified to teach
- List of References
San José State
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.
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