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Adjunct Faculty, English (Composition)

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Job Details

Department: College of Humanities and Social Sciences - English

Job Category: Adjunct Faculty

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: Fairfax, VA

Workplace Type: On Site Required

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

Mason’s English Department is home to a diverse and collegial faculty committed to teaching excellence, innovation, community and public service, inclusion, and social equity. The Composition Program is actively engaged in the development of curricular and pedagogical approaches that support Mason’s diverse student populations and hopes to engage new faculty in this work. Its courses are part of a vertical writing curriculum that includes general education writing requirements at the introductory and upper levels taught by the faculty in the Composition Program, Writing Intensive courses in the major, and synthesis and capstone courses across the university. For additional information about the program, please visit .

About the Position:

This position is a one-semester appointment with the possibility for renewal beginning Fall 2024. The department particularly needs faculty who can teach first-year composition, including composition for multilingual students and international pathways students, and our 300-level advanced composition course in various modes, including face to face and online. This position requires presence on the Fairfax Campus; it cannot be carried out remotely.


Teaching first-year composition, including composition for multilingual students and international pathways students, and our 300-level advanced composition course in various modes, including face to face and online.

Required Qualifications:
  • MA in Rhetoric and Composition, English, TESOL, or MFA in Creative Writing in hand; and
  • Experience teaching college-level general education writing courses.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in rhetoric and composition (or related area);
  • Experience teaching online or hybrid college-level writing courses; and
  • Experience with second language pedagogies or teaching multilingual or international students.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Adjunct Faculty, English (Composition) at Complete and submit the online application to include three professional references with contact information, and provide a cover letter; CV; teaching philosophy; and a syllabus (with calendar) from a recently-taught college-level general education writing class.

Posting Open Date: April 25, 2024

For Full Consideration, Apply by: May 31, 2024

Open Until Filled?: Yes

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