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Adjunct Faculty, English (Composition)

Employer
George Mason University
Location
Fairfax County, Virginia
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Department: College of Humanities and Social Sciences - English

Job Category: Adjunct Faculty

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: Fairfax, VA

Workplace Type: On Site Required

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

Mason's English Department is home to a diverse and collegial faculty committed to teaching excellence, innovation, community and public service, inclusion, and social equity. The Composition Program is actively engaged in the development of curricular and pedagogical approaches that support Mason's diverse student populations and hopes to engage new faculty in this work. Its courses are part of a vertical writing curriculum that includes general education writing requirements at the introductory and upper levels taught by the faculty in the Composition Program, Writing Intensive courses in the major, and synthesis and capstone courses across the university. For additional information about the program, please visit https://composition.gmu.edu.

About the Position:

This position is a one-semester appointment with the possibility for renewal beginning Fall 2024. The department particularly needs faculty who can teach first-year composition, including composition for multilingual students and international pathways students, and our 300-level advanced composition course in various modes, including face to face and online. This position requires presence on the Fairfax Campus; it cannot be carried out remotely.

Responsibilities:

Teaching first-year composition, including composition for multilingual students and international pathways students, and our 300-level advanced composition course in various modes, including face to face and online.

Required Qualifications:
  • MA in Rhetoric and Composition, English, TESOL, or MFA in Creative Writing in hand; and
  • Experience teaching college-level general education writing courses.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in rhetoric and composition (or related area);
  • Experience teaching online or hybrid college-level writing courses; and
  • Experience with second language pedagogies or teaching multilingual or international students.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Adjunct Faculty, English (Composition) at https://jobs.gmu.edu/. Complete and submit the online application to include three professional references with contact information, and provide a cover letter; CV; teaching philosophy; and a syllabus (with calendar) from a recently-taught college-level general education writing class.

Posting Open Date: April 25, 2024

For Full Consideration, Apply by: May 31, 2024

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Campus Safety Information

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