Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - English Department (pool), Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

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Position Title:
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - English Department (pool)

Position Type:

Salary Range:

$8,175 per each 4 or 5 unit course.


The English Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks candidates for a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (non-tenure-track) in Composition and Rhetoric. Successful candidates may teach one or two sections of ENGL 1A/2A.

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 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.


Teaching 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 ENGL 1A/2A or work with the Director of Writing to design an appropriate
syllabus for submission for approval from the Writing Core Curriculum Committee.
8. 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.

Service (0%)
This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities. This would be compensable (paid) time.

Requested Application Materials
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 references

Additional Information
Applicants will upload all of their information into Workday, with the exception of confidential letters of reference. Those letters must be emailed to Jessica Gopp at jgopp@scu.edu.

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

‚ÄčEqual 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 https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

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 Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , http://www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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 Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

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