Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Fri May 7 2021 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites qualified applicants to serve as temporary adjunct faculty within the English Department. Successful candidates should have teaching experience within the field of basic English composition. The English Department in the School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education seeks qualified candidates with a minimum of a MA in English. We currently have openings to teach the following course:
ENGL 104 The Art of Effective Writing I: Practice in exposition, argumentation and the methods of research based on the study and discussion of creative, critical and factual works.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)
Develop and/or update a course syllabus
Prepare lectures, projects, homework, assessments, and other student assignments
Grade all student assignments in a timely manner. Provide appropriate feedback to students to promote academic success
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours; Adjuncts must be available a minimum of one additional hour per week, either in-person or virtually, to provide support to students
Attend program/department meetings as requested
Demonstrate knowledge of the current methods and practices for teaching college-level courses; present qualified and clear instruction related to the course subject
Learn and utilize technology offered at USJ to facilitate teaching
Meet all designated class periods in the semester as dictated by the academic calendar
Submit mid-semester and final grades to the Registrar's Office within required timeframes, leave all course records with the department chairperson upon completion of the course
Build a positive rapport with students and faculty and promote an environment of student success at USJ
Adjuncts at the University of Saint Joseph are required to have a minimum of a Master's Degree in a related field when teaching undergraduate courses
Prior college level teaching experience is preferred
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
All adjunct offers are contingent on sufficient enrollment. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including in-person, synchronous online, and asynchronous online. Courses are offered at various times during weekdays. Please indicate in your cover letter your general availability and your experience teaching in various formats.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.