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COMM 390 - Fall 2017

COMM 390 - Research Methods and Design (Fall 2017)
Department of Communication
College of Humanities, Arts and Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Department of Communication at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2017 to teach COMM 390 - Research Methods and Design.  The course meets on course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:15 am with course description at Course supports Communication or Mass Media majors and/or minors. The course is organized as lecture combining discussion and active learning activities for 35 students. Applicants will be able to provide evidence of effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. The candidate should have experience in teaching research methods.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  an MA in Communication or closely allied field, and/or graduate level coursework in qualitative research methods.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  a Ph.D. in Communication or closely allied field, graduate level coursework in qualitative research methods, and/or experience teaching research methods at the upper-division undergraduate level; and/or experience conducting or publishing qualitative research.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three current references, one set of course evaluations (preferably those that align with position announcement) and letter of interest that addresses an applicant’s qualifications to teach the course to

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on June 27, 2017, however, the position will remain open until filled.

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.

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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks.  A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.  The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.