Adjunct Instructor 1 – Writing

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Multiple Locations
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 1 – Writing  
Location: Multiple Locations  

33200 - Languages and Literature

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Nontenure-Track Faculty Organization (FNTFO) (AFT)  
Term of Position: Less than 9 month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The English, Literature, and World Languages Department seeks applications for adjunct faculty members hired on a semester-by-semester basis to teach at our main Big Rapids campus and other Michigan locations. The English, Literature, and World Languages Department will contact potential applicants when there are available openings. Teaching and related responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching first-year, second-year, and advanced writing courses using face-to-face, mixed, and/or online modes of delivery. This is a pooled position. One or more applicants may be hired as needed to teach classes on a semester-by-semester basis for Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024. This posting is being used for face to face and/or online instruction. However, the candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment. The estimated start date of this position is August 2023.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master’s degree in English, rhetoric & composition, or a closely related field.  
Required Work Experience: Demonstrated ability to effectively teach writing courses.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Repetitive Movement
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Preference given to candidates with experience teaching college-level writing.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 1. Teach developmental, first-year, second-year, and/or advanced writing courses using face-to-
face, mixed and/or online modes of delivery. Includes meeting classes at their scheduled times, holding regular office hours, providing meaningful and timely feedback to students, and submitting syllabi and other materials to department as requested.
2. Use teaching-related technologies as determined appropriate.
3. Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.
4. Assure learning by participating in assessment, mentoring, and professional development activity.
5. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
6. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
7. Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include but are not limited to: keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Ability to provide structured learning experiences meeting student learning outcomes.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Effective interpersonal communication skills and excellent written communication.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of the masters/doctorate degree(s).

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
May 30th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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