Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Writing Studies (WRIT 100/200) Writing as Inquiry cohort

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7162094 (Ref.No. 4489282)
Posted: August 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Aug 14, 2023
Deadline: Aug 16, 2023 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 Writing Studies Program seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach:

WRIT 100 in Fall 2023
WRIT 200 in Spring 2024

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:05pm - 12:55pm during the 2023 Fall term and 2024 Spring term.

In addition to teaching, instructors in the Writing Studies 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

Writing Studies 100 and 200 are cohort writing courses, meaning you teach them in consecutive semesters, with the same students. This cohort set uses writing-about-writing curriculum to prepare students for writing in Collegiate Seminar and disciplinary-based courses across the curriculum, including their writing in the disciplines course.


  • Outside applicants (non-BUFM) must submit CV that includes reference to completed graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Wrtiting, course evaluations from a first-year writing course, a sample syllabus of a first-year writing course, and any other evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants may be requested to submit additional materials. Experience must be within the last five years. Applicants must have an MA in Rhetoric and Composition, PhD in English, MFA in Creative Writing, or a similarly-defined field

  • Graduate Teaching Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition, MA in Rhetoric and Composition, or equivalent degree with completion of Writing Studies 100/200 formation experience.

  • Ability to teach both courses during the year.


  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition

Candidates must reside in California.

The salary range for this position is $7,447 -$10,308 per term, dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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