Adjunct Assistant Professor in Liberal & Civic Studies (L&CS) Program, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

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.

Liberal & Civic Studies is a longstanding interdisciplinary liberal arts major that emphasizes critical inquiry, civic and environmental responsibility, cultural awareness, ethical values, active global citizenship and self assessment. This program serves as the primary course of study for students pursuing careers in education – especially at the elementary level – and non-profit or community advocacy work.  As an adjunct faculty member in the Liberal & Civic Studies Program, the successful candidate will help to support the core course offerings in the program, including L&CS 121 (Culture and Civic Responsibility), L&CS 122 (Environmental Responsibility in a Global Community), L&CS 123 (Modern Global Issues), L&CS 124 (Senior Capstone Project) and L&CS 130 (Assessment and Portfolio). The new faculty member may also have the opportunity to teach one or more partial credit service learning courses related to the themes outlined in the courses above, and to participate in reviewing and developing new curricula in the areas of social justice, community studies, and leadership theories and pedagogies.   


Primary Duties

•Teach five or more courses per academic year from the L&CS offerings listed above.

•Advise students on academic matters and course scheduling.

•Participate in program planning meetings. 

Related Opportunities:

The successful candidate may apply to teach in Saint Mary’s College’s signature programs: Collegiate Seminar and January Term.

Experience and Qualifications:

• PhD or other terminal degree.  Emphasis on Education Studies and/or Leadership Studies, including teacher training, early childhood development, social justice pedagogy, diversity, multiculturalism or global leadership.  

•At least three years of college-level classroom teaching or equivalent experience required.

•Demonstrated history of participation in or leadership of community engagement projects, service learning and/or community-based research. 

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•Strong desire to contribute to Saint Mary's College in its threefold Catholic, Lasallian, and liberal arts traditions. 

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


  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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Other Liberal Arts & Humanities
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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