Location: Moraga, CA
Deadline: Jan 21, 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.
The Composition Program seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach:
English 005, Argument and Research 2 sections available
Section A: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11:45am-12:50pm
Section B: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15-2:50pm
These courses will be taught in person, on campus.
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.
Building upon English 4, English 5 continues to develop the rhetorical and critical thinking skills students need to analyze texts and to structure complex arguments. In addition, students practice evaluating sources, exploring arguments through library research, and supporting original theses with appropriate evidence. Through a scaffolded process, students write and revise two or more essays, at least one of which is a substantial research essay that presents an extended argument. This course prepares students for the Writing in the Disciplines courses that they will encounter in their major.
- 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.
- 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
How to apply
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/101125