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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing

Position Deleted on 6/11/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Santa Clara, CA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due:
Open Until Filled

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing

Santa Clara University

The English Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks candidates for a position as a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in English for the academic year 2014-2015. Contract term is one quarter. Successful candidates may teach from one to a maximum of 4 courses spread over one to three quarters. The primary responsibility will be to teach nonfiction writing to undergraduates and to help arrange internships for students in a variety of media; a secondary area of interest may be teaching fiction writing to majors.

Department, Program, Center

Specialty or Subdiscipline
Nonfiction writing

College or School
College of Arts and Sciences

$6,000 per course

Basic Qualifications
The successful applicant will have at least 25 books on topics ranging from the history of Silicon Valley to the biography of microprocessing to interviews with entrepreneurs to the history of human and mechanical memory; will have been published by presses such as Harper/Collins, Doubleday, Random House, St. Martin’s, and SUNY Press; will also have e-books on topics such as home life in the US, home life in the UK, and water conservation; will have worked as both a journalist for a print newspaper and for magazines; will have hosted television and radio productions for PBS, cable television, and ABC; will have worked in electronic media such as being editor of Forbes ASAP or a weekly columnist for; will have founded or co-founded at least two start-ups; will have professional connections to Oxford University in the UK as well as to numerous media (print, electronic, and television) in the SF Bay Area and beyond. The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience in teaching nonfiction writing and internship classes for undergraduates, must have demonstrated success in helping undergraduates secure internships in public writing that lead to jobs, and must be committed to working with undergraduates.

Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Teach a course load of at least one course per quarter up to a maximum of four in an academic year
2. Conduct the assigned class meetings and exams on campus
3. Assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course learning objectives.
4. Hold weekly office hours on campus
5. Assign and submit student grades to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline
6. Administer numeric and narrative evaluations approved by the Chairs of the Department for each course taught
7. Participate in workshops on curricular design as appropriate to the candidate’s teaching areas as determined by the department chair
8. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Department.

Start Date

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.

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Process:
1. letter of interest, specifying qualifications (including secondary areas of interest and expertise), teaching experience, email and telephone contact information
2. curriculum vitae

Additional Information
Deadline: Because the purpose of this ad is to construct a pool from which to draw, there is no closing date since hiring will be made directly from the pool as needed.

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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


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