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New Tenure Track Position in Conflict Management and Public Dialogue

Friday, September 21, 2018

Position title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies

Start date: August, 2019

Position Summary:

The position sustains and strengthens a department commitment to focus scholarly and community engagement in conflict management and public dialogue.

The appointee is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of conflict management, dialogue, dialogue facilitation, and mediation theory and practice, and maintain a record of civic and community engagement.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching, an active ongoing program of scholarship that advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty; and service contributions to the department, college, and community.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising of undergraduate and graduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Facilitate student success through teaching and advising with a focus on inclusive pedagogy
  • Develop course materials for undergraduate and graduate students linked to student learning outcomes on topics such as conflict management, conflict resolution, dialogue facilitation, mediation theory and practice, and dialogues across difference
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments
  • Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials
  • Conduct research in one's field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional conferences
  • Stay current on developments in the discipline
  • Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction
  • Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students.
  • Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department and college needs, and SF State's strategic vision
  • Actively participate in collegial interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the department, college, and university level

Contact: Interim Chair Dr. Karen Lovaas,