Part-Time Lecturer: Communication

San Diego
16 May 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Part-Time Lecturer: Communication

Location: San Diego, CA
Open Date: Jun 23, 2020

The School of Communication seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for future, part-time lecturer appointments. Part-time lecturers teach one to five courses at the undergraduate level, through different modalities, including face-to-face and online.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct all class sessions according to schedule.
  • Provide instruction, activities, assignments, and assessments to adequately cover all Student Learning Objectives for the specific course(s) taught.
  • Use teaching methods that emphasize application, cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in their studies while encouraging them to become independent learners with higher-order thinking skills.
  • Organize and explain content using methods which are appropriate to students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experience.
  • Assign and provide timely feedback for in- and out-of-class work, monitor students' progress and maintain accurate record of students' performance.
  • Perform adequate assessment and analysis of assessment according to college requirements.
  • Reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of one's own pedagogy.
  • Ensure timely submission of all reports to appropriate office(s).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Part-time lecturer positions are temporary appointments, assigned per semester and on an as-needed basis.

General Information:

San Diego State University

SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three-campus California State University system. With more than 7,700 faculty and staff and 35,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the western United States. The University offers 91 bachelor's degrees, 78 master degrees, and 22 joint doctorates. SDSU is located less than 25 miles from the United States/Mexico border and places an increasing emphasis on international research and preparing students for a global future. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral-granting institution with high research activity and receives over $130 million in external research grants and awards annually. The student body is among the most diverse in the United States and the University is known for cultivating a welcoming environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence whether such diversity is presented through cultural, racial, sexual identity, or veteran status. As such, SDSU has received national recognition ranging from the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED), being recognized as one of the nation's best universities for women by Professional Women's Magazine, ranked among the Best Colleges for Veterans by the Military Times, and listed as a top LGBT Friendly campus according to

SDSU website:

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA)

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises seven professional schools and three departments committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors. With over 5,000 majors and approximately 300 faculty, PSFA is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social, and technical fields. The College views its connection to the local and global community as a “laboratory for learning” and educational opportunities that prepare the student to engage in the worldwide community through creativity, involvement, leadership, and innovation are a hallmark of the PSFA experience. The College actively seeks applications from candidates whose professional interests align with SDSU and PSFA's strategic goals, who will sustain excellence in their research, promote student success, and continue to advance our commitment to diversity.

PSFA website:

School of Communication

The School of Communication in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts envisions sustained excellence in advancing communication scholarship, promoting social justice, fostering relationships, and enhancing the public good. We enact this vision through inspired teaching, innovative collaborative research, and impactful community engagement. Our Core Values are: Advance Knowledge, Promote Fairness, Respect, & Justice, Foster Relationships, and Enhance the Public Good. Grounded in our Core Values and guided by our Vision, the School of Communication Mission is to achieve scholarly, instructional, and community IMPACT through:
  • Innovating communication teaching and research;
  • Mentoring in the communication research process;
  • Partnering with others in educational, research, institutional, and community contexts;
  • Asking questions, Acknowledging issues, and Assessing answers that advance the discipline;
  • Communicating this mission across contexts;
  • Transforming teaching and research into communicative excellence and Translating our work for the public good.

Please see our School of Communication website:

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Minimal Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in communication with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in communication or closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours.
  • Previous teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Previous teaching experience in an online environment.
  • Prior relevant experience as a communication professional.

Application Instructions
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Please apply via Interfolio.

Completed Employment Applications Must Include
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest addressing qualifications
  3. Three current professional references and their full contact information, and
  4. Unofficial transcripts

Questions about this position should be addressed to:

Dr. Heather Canary
San Diego State University
School of Communication
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4560

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 requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment

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.


The salary schedule information for the Lecturer – 12 month Classification is available based on the following ranges:

Lecturer A (Range 2 ) - $5,168 – 6,946

Lecturer B (Range 3) - $6,190 – 13,797

Lecturer C (Range 4) - $7,102 – 15,145

Lecturer D (Range 5) - $8,964 – 15,864

The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.

SDSU is a Title IX, 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.

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