Adjunct instructor in rhetoric and composition Soka University of America



Soka University of America is seeking a part-time instructor in rhetoric and composition to teach one or two sections of communication skills for fall 2017 and spring 2018. 


The University: 


SUA, located in Aliso Viejo, is a selective, liberal arts, residential university.  Advocating student-centered instruction, the university strives for a faculty/student ratio of 1:10, and communication skills classes are capped at 15.  The curriculum at Soka was designed to provide a strong emphasis on language and communication, and the University Writing Program emphasizes writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines.  Students earn a BA in liberal arts, with elective concentrations in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, environmental science, and international studies.




Applicants should have formal training at the graduate level in rhetoric and composition. An MA is required, and ABD status in rhetoric and composition is preferred.  In addition, applicants should have at least 2 years of experience teaching writing at the university or college level.  This experience should include significant interactions with nonnative speakers of English. 


Compensation: Competitive


Application Information: 


Please provide a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.  Applicants should also provide a brief statement of their philosophy of teaching first-year composition, sample syllabi, sample assignments, and at least one writing sample. 


To apply, please submit your application through Interfolio by clicking on this link:


Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.


The position will remain open until filled, but applications received prior to June 15 will receive first consideration.


Please send any inquiries to this email address: 


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