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Adjunct Professor English (PT)
DATE:   7/26/2012
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Professor - English
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs
SALARY:   $2100

The English Department has potential openings for adjunct faculty for introductory Business Writing courses, one during daytime hours and one in the evening, fall 2012 semester.  Class size is 25 students per section.  Review of material will begin August 1, 2012.

  • On a part time basis:
  • Instructs students in the essentials of business writing, including but not limited to the acquisition and practice of a variety of oral and written communication techniques through analysis, research, synthesis, and creation of workplace focused documents such as memos, emails, reports, visuals and oral presentations;
  • Assists in the preparation of course outlines, descriptions and schedule of readings and assignments, as required by Department Chair, and in concert with Career Development Center and College of Business;
  • Designs and grades tests, quizzes, and writing assignments and other appropriate materials to evaluate students;
  • Maintains a class record and attendance book;
  • Provides tutorial help in person or through online communication, referring students to others faculty and staff as needed. 

  • Thorough knowledge of subject matter and pedagogical strategies;
  • Ability to plan and present instructional material in a clear, logical and concise manner, with timely follow-through in response to questions and student-evaluation instruments;
  • Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship, and to foster supportive collegial atmosphere in classroom;
  • Sound professional judgment and demeanor; initiative and resourcefulness instructing students in a sophomore-level course which draws enrollment from undergraduate and some graduate students, many from the College of Business. 
  • Initiative and resourcefulness;



Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Master's Degree or higher academic credentials;
  2. Must have experience teaching college-level coursework;
  3. Must have background or experience in business writing;
  4. Background in Composition & Rhetoric highly desirable. 

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