Detailed Job Description
Saint Mary's College invites applications for a full-time Adjunct Professor position in the Department of Communication. The appointment is for one academic year with the possibility of renewal. Starting date: July 1, 2014.
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.
Full-time contractual responsibilities entail a workload of 7 courses or course equivalents in the academic year. Minimum workload is 5 courses or course equivalents.
- Director of Forensics. The director receives the equivalent of two course credits for administering intercollegiate forensics, which supports parliamentary debate, platform, and limited preparation individual events. The director is responsible for the scholarship program, which includes vetting candidates, awarding scholarships, and tracking compliance. The director coaches competitors, travels to and coaches/judges at intercollegiate tournaments. The director oversees the assistant coach and ensures the integrity of practice sessions, research activities, and competitive actions. The director is responsible for outreach to raise the profile of the forensics program.
- Academic Instruction. The successful candidate will teach the forensics lab each semester, representing a 1.33 annual course load. Also teaches other Communication courses each semester according to department need and director’s areas of interest. The director may offer to teach in the college’s core Collegiate Seminar and January Term programs as appropriate.
- Advisor to Student Debate Union. The director advises the Student Debate Union, which sponsors debates, dialogues, and other public assemblies to foster argument in the public space. Forensic team members serve as Debate Union officers. The Union provides a non-competitive environment for students who are not in intercollegiate forensics to engage in public advocacy and research.
- The director serves as an academic adviser to students in the Communication Department.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Earned doctorate in Communication or related field at the time of hire is preferred.
- High School of collegiate competitive or coaching experience in forensics.
- Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching.
- The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College, and maintain a relationship with the team's benefactor.
Depends on Qualifications
To Apply: A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Please forward all application materials to: Prof. Ed Tywoniak; Chair, Department of Communication. Deadline: Applications accepted beginning immediately. Review and consideration of applications begins on November 15, 2013. Open until filled.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.