Assistant Professor: Global Communication at St. Mary’s College of California
Faculty contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven (7) courses each academic year. Typical teaching load is six (6) courses with one (1) additional course equivalent reassigned for dedicated work with students. This position is primarily responsible for instruction and curricular development for courses in public communication with an emphasis on contemporary global media. We are particularly interested in scholars with an emphasis in non-Western countries and contexts. A strong commitment to the Communication field is important with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: a) theories and practices of journalism and mass media, b) transnational/transcultural critique, d) strategic mediated communication for social change, e) social movements theory, or f) political economics of global media industries.
While the candidate must have knowledge and experience in teaching their area of specialization within the context of a Public Communication curriculum, a strong understanding and commitment to the broader components of the Communication field is also desired to allow for instruction in general courses within the department, such as lower division intro courses and Senior Capstone, as well as mentoring of internships in the media, and academic advising for undergraduate majors.
Faculty are expected to regularly participate in two core liberal arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Programs and the January Term and serve the College on committees and engage in scholarly activities. The work is collegial in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse campus environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or related field with evidenced teaching experience and scholarship. Candidates must hold a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and research and professional activity at the national level. Candidates should also be committed to a liberal arts education and are expected to participate in departmental and College service activities. Appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to embrace the Lasallian commitment to teaching and learning is required. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education settings should be apparent.
Apply online. A completed application includes a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College, a current curriculum vita, separate summaries of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, most recent teaching evaluations, if available, research plans and the name and contact information for three (3) professional or academic references. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that the College will contact references, in confidence, and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.
Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
For earliest consideration and possible interview at the NCA conference, apply by October 1, 2015. For further information, please contact Lori Erokan.