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Adjunct Instructor, English

Apply now Posting Number: 493177
Type of Position: Part-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Part-time Faculty

Position Title:

Adjunct Instructor, English


School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The Marist College English Department is looking for qualified part-time faculty to teach undergraduate courses in English. We have a particular need for faculty who can teach our foundational writing courses, and introductory level literature, professional writing, and theatre courses. All classes are at the undergraduate level and are offered in-person at the Marist campus in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in English, Writing, Theatre, or a closely related field required; Doctorate or ABD preferred. Previous successful college-level teaching experience is required.

Essential Functions:

For applicants with writing pedagogy experience, we are looking primarily for instructors to teach Writing for College, our required research and argumentative writing course. We may have periodic openings for faculty able to teach Introduction to Professional Writing or Introduction to Creative Writing.

For applicants with literature experience, we are looking for instructors to teach a variety of literature courses in our Core/Liberal Studies general education requirement sequence. These courses include: Classics of Western Literature, World Literature, and other thematic courses such as Medicine and Literature.   

For applicants with theatre experience, we may have availability for our Introduction to Theatre course, which also serves as a Core Public Presentation course.

Successful candidates may teach three to nine semester credit hours each semester. Teaching may occur during both the fall and spring semesters.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The English Department at Marist College includes 17 faculty and offers a BA in English with concentrations in literature, writing, and theatre.  The department also offers popular minors in creative writing, professional writing, and theatre.  The English Department is housed in the School of Liberal Arts, which includes departments in history, modern languages, philosophy & religious studies, and political science.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed.

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Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed.


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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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