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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer – English Department (pool)


Position Title:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer – English Department (pool)


Position Type:



Salary Range:


$8,842 per each 4 or 5 unit course.






The English Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks candidates for a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (non-tenure-track) in Composition and Rhetoric. Successful candidates may teach one or two sections of ENGL 1A/2A.


Basic Qualifications


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or MFA in English or a closely related field, preferably with coursework in Rhetoric and Composition with, optimally, at least 4 years of college or professional teaching; must have demonstrated excellence in teaching particularly first-year composition and must be committed to working with undergraduates. Candidates with a M.A. in English or a related area will be considered if they have commensurate academic/university teaching experience.


Preferred Qualifications


Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity. Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.





Teaching duties include but are not limited to:


1. Teaching a course load of at least one and no more than two courses per quarter, and no more than four in an academic year.


2. Teaching from an approved first year writing syllabus.


3. Conducting all assigned class meetings face-to-face in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively.


4. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning objectives and providing timely oral and written feedback to students.


5. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus or via Zoom.


6. Providing links to narrative evaluations for all courses.


7. Submitting student grades that are an appropriate, accurate, transparent, and fair measure of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline.


Service (0%)

This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities. This would be compensable (paid) time.


Requested Application Materials

1. letter of interest, specifying qualifications (including secondary areas of interest and expertise), teaching experience, email and telephone contact information

2. curriculum vitae

3. names and contact information (email and phone number) for three references


4. a college-level first year writing course syllabus


Additional Information

Applicants will upload all of their information into Workday, with the exception of confidential letters of reference. Those letters must be emailed to Jessica Gopp at


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Work Authorization:


Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


EEO Statement


​Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination


Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).


Clery Notice of Availability


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Americans with Disabilities Act


Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at


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