Specialty or Subdiscipline: First Year Writing and/or Technical Writing
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
Purpose: The English Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks candidates for a pool of Quarterly Adjunct Lecturers (non-tenure-track) in composition and/or technical writing to draw from during the academic year 2017-18. The Department is especially interested in instructors with experience in technical writing or experience teaching technical writing. Contract term is one quarter. Successful candidates may teach from one to a maximum of 4 courses spread over one to three quarters. The course load will consist of courses in first-year writing, and/or technical writing and communication for engineering majors.
Salary: $6,600 per course
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or MFA in English or a closely related field, preferably with coursework in Rhetoric and Composition with, optimally, at least 4 years of college or professional teaching; must have demonstrated excellence in teaching particularly first-year composition and/or technical writing for engineers; and must be committed to working with undergraduates. Candidates with a M.A. in English or a related area will be considered if they have commensurate academic/university teaching experience.
Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Teach a course load of at least one and no more than two courses per quarter, and no more than four in an academic year 2. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings and exams on campus in a timely and prepared way; 3. Assigning and evaluating assignments (written work, projects and exams) that align with the course description and course learning objectives, and providing timely feedback to students; 4. Hold regular weekly office hours on campus 5. Assign and submit student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline; 6. Administer narrative evaluations approved by the Chairs of the Department for each course taught 7. Teach from an approved syllabus for the courses assigned or work with the Director of Core Writing to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the Writing Core Curriculum Committee 8. Participate in workshops on curricular design as appropriate to the candidates teaching areas as determined by the department chair 9. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Department.
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.
Close Date: 6/30/2018
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Additional Information: Application Process:1. letter of interest, specifying qualifications (including secondary areas of interest and expertise), teaching experience, email and telephone contact information 2. curriculum vitae 3. names and either contact information for three references or letters of recommendation from three referencesDeadline: Applications will be considered as needs arise.
About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
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