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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

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 & Inclusion
At SDSU, diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand. The university celebrates diversity and inclusion, embracing a broad definition of diversity that includes people of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varying abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. SDSU hires individuals with a commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Position Summary          

SDSU Global Campus seeks highly engaged and qualified prospective faculty members to teach in its online/micro-site B.A. degree completion program in Communication. Under the direction of Dr. Heather Canary 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 program sponsor.

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.

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

contract basis:

  • COMM 300: Conceptualizing Communication
  • COMM 350: Investigating Communication
  • COMM 371: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 450: Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 492: Persuasion
  • COMM 462: Ethnography
  • COMM 307: Communication in Professional Settings
  • COMM 321: Health Communication
  • COMM 406: Organizational Communication
  •   COMM 482: Communication & Politics
  •   COMM 485: Communicating Leadership
  • COMM 490: Internship
  • COMM 495: Communication Capstone

Candidate 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


Education and Experience

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

Preferred Qualifications 

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

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials including letter of interest, CV and evaluation materials will begin on October 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

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 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.

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

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at 619-273-3343 or

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