Adjunct Professor, Director of Forensics - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

Saint Mary's College of California

Adjunct Professor, Director of Forensics

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 02/28/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time 

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Adjunct Faculty

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California


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.

Supplemental Information:

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. 

To apply, visit

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.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically:; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.

In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.


Keyword Phrases

  • Professor
  • Forensics
  • Director
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume