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Extension Instructor- For Credit

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Work type: Extended Education Instructor
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Communications/Journalism

Position Summary

SDSU Global Campus seeks highly engaged and qualified prospective faculty members to teach in its online B.A. degree completion program in Communication. Under the direction of Michael Rapp, this program seeks to prepare students to:

  • Comprehend, identify, & competently employ skills in argumentation, writing, verbal communication, listening, nonverbal communication, public presentations, teamwork and collaboration, conflict management, and professional interaction
  • Comprehend the nature, function, scope, delineations, and history of the communication discipline
  • Identify, differentiate, analyze, and modify major theories in the field, as well as formulate original theoretical creations
  • Comprehend and differentiate the major research paradigms, and ability to propose and conduct original research
  • Translate communication knowledge into applied contexts, policies, projects, interventions, or presentations
  • Apply multiple perspectives toward self-understanding, in relation to self and others’ (co)cultures, group affiliations, and identities
  • Identify relevant evaluative criteria and apply them competently to self-reflection, ethical progress, and actual or envisioned communication situations and/or scenarios

Course materials and curriculum will be provided by the faculty director.

We seek faculty qualified to teach the following courses on a course-by-course contract basis:

  • COMM 300: Conceptualizing Communication
  • COMM 307: Communication in Professional Settings
  • COMM 350: Investigating Communication
  • COMM 321: Health Communication
  • COMM 371: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 445: Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 406: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 407: Communicative Perspectives on Interviewing
  • COMM 452: Interaction and Gender
  • COMM 462: Ethnography
  • COMM 482: Communication & Politics
  • COMM 485: Communicating Leadership
  • COMM 490: Internship
  • COMM 492: Persuasion
  • COMM 495: Communication Capstone

SDSU Global Campus maintains an open “pool” of applications to be reviewed on an as-needed basis for candidates whose qualifications closely meet program needs and hiring criteria.

SDSU Global Campus
At SDSU Global Campus, we are an entrepreneurial educational organization building new ways to extend access to SDSU without boundaries across the San Diego region, California, the nation, and the globe. Our work enhances careers and transforms lives and organizations.  

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

San Diego State University Global Campus is committed to creating a culture of inclusion where all individuals are respected, treated fairly, and provided opportunities to excel. We actively work to eliminate systemic racial injustices and stand against racism in both the San Diego State University and worldwide community.

For more information regarding SDSU Global Campus click here.

Education and Experience

  • M.A. in Communication
  • College-level teaching experience in Communication

Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Ph.D. in Communication preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in on-line / web-based teaching preferred
  • Demonstrated experience teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds preferred


The salary range is $6,063 - $10,581 per course.

The hiring salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Application materials including C.V., letter of interest, and evaluation materials will be reviewed on an as needed basis.

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Rachael Stalmann at

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