Adjunct Faculty, English Composition

Job Summary

Elmhurst University, an equal opportunity employer committed to equity and inclusion, seeks part-time faculty to join our vibrant professional teaching and learning community in First-Year Writing during Fall term 2023. All first-year writing courses meet in person in computer-assisted writing labs. Enrollment in first-year writing courses is generally capped at 18 students.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include teaching 1 to 3 sections of Composition I and/or II, including in-person instruction and regular assessment of student learning outcomes.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Responsibilities for this adjunct faculty position include course preparation including syllabus development, teaching, grading and being available to students who have questions or require extra help.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other teaching-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • M.A. in English or comparable degree
  • Experience teaching first-year composition or other introductory writing course
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student body and contributing positively to an inclusive campus community
  • Training or background in contemporary rhetoric and composition pedagogy preferred
Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 15 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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