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Quarterly lecturer - Journalism (Pool)
Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California
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Date Posted September 21, 2015
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details


Position Information


Position Title Quarterly lecturer - Journalism (Pool)
Department, Program, Center Communication
Specialty or Subdiscipline Journalism
Requisition Number FAC000321
College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information



The Department of Communication at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks to hire a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in journalism. The position involves teaching one of a number of possible courses: an introductory course in journalism, or an advanced course in journalism. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching is aligned with the department’s focus on social justice. The quarter is 10-weeks long, with an 11th week for finals. The position could be in any of the academic quarters, depending on departmental needs.

Salary $6,300 per course
Basic Qualifications
  • Terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA in writing) or MA plus relevant professional experience.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at college or university level.
Preferred Qualifications  

1) Teach Comm 040: Introduction to journalism; introduces the theories and techniques of journalism with emphasis on the role of journalism in a democracy, news values and ethics, reporting and writing techniques and discussion and readings on the future of journalism. Includes weekly lab

2) Upper-division journalism course; topics may include online/digital journalism, magazine journalism, specialty journalism areas such as science reporting, sports reporting, feature writing, etc.

Duties include fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including:
a. Teach no more than two courses per quarter and no more than four courses over three academic quarters (fall, winter, spring), including conducting all assigned class meetings and individual conferences with students;
b. Develop syllabi, assign and evaluate student work including exams and written assignments
c. Hold weekly office hours on campus.
d. Assign grades and submit to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline.
e. Administer numeric and narrative evaluations to each class as assigned by the chair.
f. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties such as attending faculty meetings or department special events, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Start Date 09/01/2015
Work Authorization

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Posting Detail Information


Open Date 06/26/2015
Close Date  
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Start Dates:
Fall Quarter 9/21/2015
Winter Quarter 1/4/2016
Spring Quarter 3/29/2016

Additional Information

Applicant should specify in the letter of application which course(s) s/he is prepared to teach.

Application should also address how his/her approach to the course fits into the departmental goals and objectives.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. 
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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