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New Tenure Track Position in International, Transnational, and Global Communication

Friday, September 28, 2018

Position title: Assistant Professor position in the Communication Studies Department

Start date: August, 2019

Position Summary:

The position is in the Communication Studies Department at San Francisco State University.

The Communication Studies Department offers coursework that focuses on why and how we communicate as individuals with one another, within groups, within organizations, within and between cultures—and in ways both political and social.

The position is in international, transnational, and global communication.

The position sustains and strengthens a department commitment to focus on scholarship and teaching related to culture and communication, extending what we have been doing to more fully engage with international, transnational, and global communication in areas including one or more of the following: international and intercultural communication, political economy of transmigration, human rights, indigeneity and intersectionality in a global perspective, refugees, diasporas and displaced persons, and international disputes.

The position focuses on new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses such as Critical Approaches to Culture and Communication, Political Communication, and Seminar in Culture and Communication.

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 or other agreed upon primary assignment; conducting an active ongoing program of scholarship or creative works that advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty; and service contributions to the department, college, and the university.

The teaching assignments will be in international, transnational, and global communication.

The scholarship may address a range of topics in the areas of international, transnational, and global communication.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and/or undergraduate 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/or graduate students on topics such as international and intercultural communication, political economy of transmigration, human rights, indigeneity and intersectionality in a global perspective, refugees, diasporas and displaced persons, and international disputes—all while remaining committed to the pursuit of student learning outcomes
  • 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, professional conferences, and/or other appropriate venues.
  • 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 assisting students
  • Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with Department or 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
  • Additional duties as assigned