Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Collegiate Seminar (LEAP 250) Looking Outward

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7254594 (Ref.No. 5318074)
Posted: June 12, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Online
Open Date: Jun 10, 2024
Deadline: Jun 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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.

The LEAP Program is a bachelor's degree program specifically designed for current and former professional dancers, with students in California, and New York.

Position Description

The LEAP Program seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach:

LEAP 250, Looking Outward
Sundays 4:00-7:00PM in the Fall 2024 term

This course will be conducted online through Zoom and Canvas.

In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to hold regular virtual office hours (a minimum of three hours a week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom. Instructors are also expected to participate in faculty development including workshops, class observations, and syllabus collaboration. Course design must follow the program's common syllabus, meeting the requirements described

Course Description

Seminar 250 Looking Outward

Employing and building upon the strategies of critical thinking, critical reading, and shared inquiry learned in the first seminar, in this seminar students will consider questions such as: What is a good society? What is a person's place in the world?

Qualifications - Required

  • An advanced degree in an academic discipline is required (MA, MS, or other); Doctorate or other terminal degree preferred

  • Teaching experience with adult learners/non-traditional undergraduate student populations

  • Teaching experience with distance learning pedagogy including proficiency with synchronous and asynchronous classroom participation, assignments and student learning assessment

  • Experience with and commitment to student-centered teaching and discussion-style pedagogies

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women and people outside of the gender binary, returning students, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in the educational endeavor. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience and/or expertise relevant to fostering inclusive dialogue across differences of culture, race, ability, gender, and sexuality.

Applicants must reside in California or New York.

Course design must follow the program’s common syllabus, meeting the requirements described.

Salary: $7,447 - $10,308 depending on qualifications.

The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.