Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in English (ENGL 4) Composition



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Job description

Location: Moraga, CA
Deadline: Aug 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Position Description

The Composition Program seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach:

English 004, Composition in Fall 2022

Multiple sections available:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:15-2:50pm

In addition to teaching, instructors in the Composition Program are expected to hold regular office hours (a minimum of three hours a week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom. Instructors are also expected to participate in faculty development including workshops, class observations, and syllabus collaboration. Course design must follow the program’s common syllabus, meeting the requirements described.

Course Description

English 4 helps students develop their skills in critical thinking and written communication, and it introduces them to information evaluation and research practices. Through the writing process, students engage in intellectual discovery and unravel complexities of thought. They read and write to examine their own and others’ assumptions, investigate topics, and analyze arguments. With a focus on writing as a scaffolded process, the course is designed to prepare students for writing in Collegiate Seminar, the more advanced writing required in English 5, and college-level writing in general.

This course will be taught in person, at the Moraga campus.


  • At least two years of experience teaching first-year writing (English 4 or 5) as the instructor of record at SMC or equivalent courses at an accredited institution. Outside applicants (non-BUFM) must also submit evaluations, evidence of course development, and evidence of teaching excellence. Experience must be within the last five years.
  • Outside applicants (non-BUFM) must also provide evidence of successful completion of graduate coursework in Composition pedagogy.
  • MA in Rhetoric and Composition, PhD in English, MFA in Creative Writing, or a similarly-defined field


  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition

Candidates must reside in California.

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