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English, Adjunct

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2019

Position Overview:

Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions. This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as sections become open at any point in the current academic year. This posting may or may not result in the hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct faculty members provide quality learning experience for students and support the educational philosophy, mission, and long-term goals of the University of Central Oklahoma, the College of Liberal Arts, and the hiring department. Adjunct faculty members teach classes, advise and mentor students, evaluate student performance, and maintain student records in accordance with university policies. Adjunct faculty members work in a collaborative manner with full- and part-time colleagues and adhere to all of the policies and procedures outlined in the UCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Instruct up to three sections of first-year composition classes during the Fall and Spring semesters. Composition courses at UCO focus on expository writing, argumentation, and research.


Experience Required:

Possesses at least a Master's degree in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Experience Preferred:

Master's degree in English required, MA in Comp/Rhet preferred. Two years college-level teaching experience required. Must be available for morning, afternoon, and/or evening sessions as assigned.


Adjunct faculty in English are instructors-of-record and are responsible for planning lessons, developing assignments and activities, grading and returning student work, and holding classes as scheduled by the University. Additional duties include scheduling office hours, answering email promptly, administering course evaluations, and meeting College of Liberal Arts and English Department deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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