Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in English (ENGL 5) Argument & Research

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7068076 (Ref.No. 1963159)
Posted: July 21, 2020
Application Deadline: August 3, 2020

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in English (ENGL 5) Argument & Research

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jul 20, 2020

Deadline: Aug 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:
Background:

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:

Fall 2020
English 005, Argument and Research
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:15-10:20am

Modality of instruction for this Fall 2020 section will be HYBRID, DUAL CLASSROOM: An asynchronous/ synchronous mix, in which students take turns attending class in-person, the instructor teaches the same synchronous lesson twice, while the other half of the class works independently or in groups on asynchronous material, such as lectures, informal writing, projects etc. May be supplemented with a third hour of synchronous or asynchronous work online with the whole class.

In addition to teaching, instructors in the Composition Program are expected to hold regular virtual 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.

Qualifications:

Minimum:


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

Preferred:


PhD in Rhetoric and Composition

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