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Adjunct Faculty-Composition and Literature

The Department of Literary Arts at Point Park University seeks adjunct instructors to teach composition and literature courses, primarily in our newly-designed core curriculum. Required: Master's degree in English or related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; doctorate or ABD preferred.

REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
At minimum, a Master's degree in one of the following areas (or, in a related field with substantial coursework in one of the following areas):

English
Literature
Creative Writing
Composition
Rhetoric
Professional/Technical Writing

Doctorate in one of the above fields (or, progress towards a doctoral degree) is preferred.

Required Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and methods which enhance student success, with particular regard to process-oriented writing and information literacy.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above.
  • Demonstrated ability to use classroom technologies and online course management systems (smart podiums, digital projectors, email, Blackboard, etc).
  • Ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others.

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations

  • Recent successful teaching of composition or literature at the college level
  • Demonstrated innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations
  • Experience developing and marketing new programs to diverse populations
  • Ability to participate in assessment of student learning

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design courses based on approved syllabus, goals, and objectives
  • Participate in professional development activities and workshops
  • Promote a positive, dynamic, and student-centered classroom environment
  • Set aside time for one-on-one meetings/conferences with students to respond to questions, provide feedback, etc.
  • Work with the Program Director to ensure instructional quality and program quality.
  • Follow guidelines and policies set forth in the Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Application Procedure

Please send a CV; a letter of application detailing your area(s) of teaching interest, experience, qualifications, and availability for the Fall semester; a statement of teaching philosophy; a list of three professional references with contact information; and student evaluation summaries from at least TWO recent courses to laresumes@pointpark.edu. Successful applicants are required to submit official transcripts and to complete an employment application.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the University: Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations. To learn more about Point Park University visit http://www.pointpark.edu.

Posted on August 1, 2017