Adjunct Faculty Open Positions

Graphic Design Adjunct Position - Fall 2015

The Graphic Design program at American University has several adjunct teaching positions available at various areas and levels of an undergraduate curriculum in Fall 2015 and beyond.

The ideal candidate will hold an MFA in graphic design or alternatively have at least 5 years of professional experience in the design field. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths.

Send letter of application, C.V., 10-15 samples of personal work (or links to online portfolio) and samples of past students' work if available, and three letters of reference to: Graphic Design: Adjunct Search, Chemi Montes, Program Director, Department of Art, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016-8004. Send electronic submissions to cmontes@american.edu and saure@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged). Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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College Writing Adjunct Position - Fall 2015

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position to teach WRTG 100 –College Writing in the 2015 fall semester.

Completion of WRTG-100 College Writing and WRTG-101 College Writing Seminar fulfills the university College Writing and Writing Proficiency Requirement. The class will have up to 19 students enrolled. Fall semester sections will meet for 75 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays or Mondays and Thursdays. Classes begin August 31 and end December 4, 2015.

Applicants should hold an MA in English or Rhetoric and Composition, MFA in Creative Writing or other terminal degree and a demonstrated capacity for teaching. Applicants must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University. Please submit a résumé and cover letter detailing applicant's related experience to: Search Committee, Department of Literature, American University, Washington, DC 20016-8047. Send electronic submissions to: rangelmu@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged).

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Women and minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for adjunct faculty positions for the Fall 2015, starting August 31st. Two adjunct positions are available:

1. Acoustics Lecturer: Applicant must have a Master’s Degree or PhD in Acoustics, Acoustic Engineering, Physics or a realted subject and a capacity for instruction of intermediate-level physics and audio technology majors. Applicants must have a background in both the theory and practice of acoustics. Responsibilities include engaging 24 students during a 2.5 hours weekly meeting, designing assignments and activities to promote and assess learning, and providing responsive feedback to student inquiries.

2. Laboratory Instructor: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in physics or related discipline and a demonstrated capacity for the instruction of introductory calculus and non-calculus based undergraduate physics labs. Applicants must have knowledge of experimental methods and design Responsibilities include directly supervising and evaluating one to four laboratory sections, each with up to sixteen students.

Applicant for either position must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University. Both of these are adjunct faculty positions with opportunities for extension and advancement. Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing applicant’s related experience to physics@american.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

American University is an AA/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Women and minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply.American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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School of Professional & Extended Studies Adjunct Positions - Fall 2015

The English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position to teach in the fall 2015 semester.

Seeking two experienced ESL instructors to teach beginner level courses in Writing, Reading, and Grammar or Listening and Speaking in our new Intensive English Language Program (IELP);responsibilities include designing the syllabus and working closely with the ELTA Director. Course meets four times a week for 2.5 hours per day, either in the morning or afternoon. IELP faculty are expected to attend and be active in program orientation and other program functions;provide guidance to students;and have additional program-related responsibilities, such as materials development, mentoring, and test administration. Position appointees will work under the supervision of the ELTA Director. Preference given to applicants with a Master's in TESOL or related field;native or near-native proficiency in English;strong interpersonal skills with evidence of a high level of cultural sensitivity;salary commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit a letter of application, including a description of your teaching experience, along with your curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Ken Janjigian, ELTA Director, at ken.janjigian@american.edu.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation's capital. For more information about American University visit www.american.edu.

Equal OpportunityAmerican University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Adjunct Position - Fall 2015

The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position(s) to teach WGSS 125 –Gender in Society and/or WGSS 240 - Sexualities Studies in the 2015 fall semester.

Completion of WGSS-125 or WGSS 240 fulfills a general education requirement in the social sciences. Each class will have up to 35 students enrolled. Fall semester sections will meet for 75 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays or Mondays and Thursdays. Classes begin August 31 and end December 4, 2015.

Applicants should hold an MA, PhD, or other terminal degree in Women's, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies, or related fields such as sociology, psychology, history, anthropology, LGBT studies, area studies, or other related field, and a demonstrated capacity for teaching. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required, and assistance with course and syllabus design is available. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths. Applicants must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University. Please submit a résumé and cover letter detailing applicant's related experience to: Search Committee, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, American University, Washington, DC 20016-8047. Send electronic submissions to: wgss@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged). Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.


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