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Academic Year Annual Lecturer – Interpersonal Communication


Position Title:

Academic Year Annual Lecturer – Interpersonal Communication


Position Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)


Salary Range:


• Salary will be between $58,902 and $83,342 depending on number of college-level courses taught and years of experience. Benefits eligible




The Department of Communication at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (one year, non-tenure-track) in Interpersonal Communication Studies and Research. Courses may include Comm 1 (Communication in Everyday Life), Comm 2, (Public Speaking), Comm 4 (Approaches to Communication Research), Comm 100/101 (Quantitative/Qualitative Methods) or electives in applicant’s area of expertise. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 6-8 courses, with at least one course in each quarter, fall, winter and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. This position starts September 1, 2024. This position is for in-person instruction, however, the successful applicant may have to provide temporary on-line instruction should the county health or university health situation so require.


Salary will be between $58,902 and $83,342 depending on the number of college-level courses taught and years of experience. Benefits eligible.




• (1) Terminal degree (Ph.D./MFA) in Communication or a closely-related field. **Applicants with an ABD or an M.A. accompanied by commensurate academic experience in Communication or a closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.


• (2) Demonstrates excellence in teaching Interpersonal Communication and Research Methods courses at the college level.


• (3) Excellent communication skills.




• (1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals


• of diversity and equity.


• (2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate




• Faculty Handbook section defines service as “fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University.” Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to the accreditation or program assessment. To respect the time and commitment of AYAL faculty members, service expectations must be commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment. Service is typically evaluated as 5% of the appointment. Additional service must be included through an assignment letter as part of the faculty member’s formal written appointment.


• Service tasks relevant to your specific department or curriculum may be detailed here, such as Attending meetings of (specialized group like laboratory or writing instructors), generally held once a month.


• Other minimal instructional or academic duties may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.




All materials due by the closing date of May 3, 2024.


• A cover letter detailing the applicant’s ability to the desired courses summary of his/her teaching experience, and his/her teaching philosophy.


• Curriculum Vitae


• Statement of Research Areas


• Course sample syllabi and supporting materials


• Copies of teaching evaluations from previous courses


• Contact information for three references.


• Applicants will upload all of their information into Workday. References will be contacted by the Chair for finalists only.


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Work Authorization:


Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


EEO Statement


​Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination


Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).


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Americans with Disabilities Act


Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at


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