English Department Job Openings

Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Faculty (Literary Studies), English Department

Fordham University: Arts & Sciences: Department of English


Fordham University - Rose Hill - Lincoln Center campuses

Open Date

May 30, 2023


The English Department of Fordham University occasionally hires part-time Non Tenure Track (NTT) faculty to teach literature courses. Based on scheduling needs as well as the qualifications and availability of the applicant, successful candidates may be offered one or two sections of our ENGL2000 Texts and Contexts, a Core course in introduction in literary studies and analysis. Very occasionally we have openings to teach an Advanced Literature Core elective, taught and offered to both English majors and to the general student body as part of our core curriculum, and other upper division electives.

We seek instructors who can offer literature electives across a range of areas, who are committed to excellent writing-intensive instruction, and who can foster engaging, equitable teaching and learning environments in consonance with Fordham’s Jesuit mission and its strategic plan to educate for racial justice. At Fordham, Texts and Contexts is required in our Eloquentia Perfecta (E.P.) writing-intensive core sequence, and we view instruction in writing, rhetoric, and close textual analysis as an essential foundation of students’ experience in both literature courses and the undergraduate curriculum more broadly.

"Text and Contexts" is capped at 19 students, and students must complete 15 pages of polished writing with assignments that include scaffolded cycles of feedback and revision. Instructors must build writing and speaking into the fabric of their assignments and class meetings, and 20% of class time must be devoted to instruction in writing and speaking. Texts and Contexts sections have subtitles, and readings grouped around a broad theme (for example, "New York City in Literature," or "Medieval Monsters and Marvels"). We are especially interested in hiring instructors who can design engaging Texts & Context courses that meet department requirements, draw student enrollment, and attract students to the value of the English major and minor degrees; we therefore encourage you to accent these matters in your application materials. Occasionally we have Advanced Literature Core electives available that tend to be 35 students; most literature electives are 35 students and meet twice a week.

The standard starting salary for an NTT instructor for teaching a single section is $7,950.


  • A Terminal degree (PhD) in hand is preferred. 
  • A minimum of one year’s experience teaching literary or cultural studies at the college or university level.
  • Experience successfully working with and teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Evidence of experience in the teaching of writing as part of the teaching of literature.

The English Department at Fordham University operates coherently across two campuses in New York City: The Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. NTT faculty may be offered courses at either campus depending on scheduling needs.

If applicants are interested in having their qualifications for Composition 1 and Composition 2 reviewed in the future, they are welcome to indicate that in their cover letter. However, since Composition instructors are hired more frequently and with primary attention to knowledge of rhetoric and writing research and pedagogy, we encourage you to submit tailored application materials to that separate Interfolio portal

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV.  Please direct questions to [email protected].

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to the idea that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic programs and our institutional vitality.  Diversifying its faculty and curriculum is at the heart of the mission and vision of Fordham University. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. We are committed to an application process that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, and we encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). For more information about the English department, please visit our website: https://www.fordham.edu/academics/english/. In many cases, Fordham NTT faculty are eligible for membership in the Services Employees International Union Local 200 United. For information about NTT faculty benefits, please visit the Fordham information page for part-time NTT faculty: https://www.fordham.edu/info/28368/info_for_adjunct_faculty.