Detailed Job Description
Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a full-time Adjunct Professor of Rhetoric and Communication for Academic Year 2014-2015. 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.
ResponsibilitiesThe faculty member will teach Management Communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Common course topics include principles of argument, fallacies of reasoning, and grammar and usage in the professions. Teaching assignments at Saint Mary’s College of California include courses at the on-site location in Moraga and may include teaching at off-site locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and San Ramon. All Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to advise students and to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated, and expressed through its Catholic, LaSallian, and Liberal Arts traditions.
Experience and Qualifications:Candidates must have an earned a master’s degree (doctorate preferred; master’s candidates must have significant current professional experience in the field) in Rhetoric and Communication or a closely related field, before commencing this academic appointment. Candidates must demonstrate the ability or potential to conduct and publish high quality research in respected academic journals and to teach, advise, and mentor a culturally and educationally diverse student body; appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to become a stakeholder in the Lasallian commitment to that environment; and a demonstrated commitment and success working in a diverse and multicultural community. Candidates who have demonstrated research or teaching interests in global and/or responsible business issues are highly encouraged to apply.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. 2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and official documentation of the latest year (or preferably two) of teaching evaluations. Please submit inquiries only to Rebecca Carroll, Ph.D., Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately and continue until July 10, 2014. Application materials, nominations, and inquiries will be be held in strictest confidence.In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.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.College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal