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COMM 440

Communication 440
Communication Department

The Department of Communication at California State University San Marcos invites applications for a part-time lecturer to teach "Organizational Communication" the second half of the academic semester Spring 2013.  Salary is competitive and based on experience.  The course is organized as a lecture with active learning activities for approximately 35 students.  Delivery of the course involves examination of theoretical and research literature on the interaction within organizations and its bearing on individuals and groups in society at large.  Some of the themes stressed are: the function of organizations within complex technological, market and sociopolitical environments; the communicative challenges of organizing; social responsibility and responsiveness; conflict mediation between organizational groups and actors; corporate wrongdoing; issues management; corporate political activity; institutional ethics; and whistle blowing.  Responsibilities include collaboratively working with the primary faculty assigned to the course, delivery of curriculum with regard to textbook and assignments, along with contributing to evaluation and grading of course assignments.

Applicants will be able to provide evidence of effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. 

Minimum requirements for the position include:  An MA or higher and success in organizational communication and/or applied communication.

Preferred requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. (or ABD status), academic training in the organizational communication tradition and/or experience teaching organizational communication.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three current references and letter of interest to

Timeline: A review of applications will begin immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.

The department consists of ten tenure track faculty and ten lecturers who offer two degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to about 700 students.  The department mission recognizes the transformative power of communication and its utility for re-making how we think and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life.  Our scholarly and creative community embraces diverse theoretical perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and creative practices that build critical and analytical abilities, collaborative and dialogic relationships and communities, and that challenge structures of inequity.  We guide students to become culturally aware, astute, civic minded individuals poised for success in their endeavors as community members, citizens and leaders in their chosen professions.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran's status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.