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Adjunct Composition Instructors

The English Department of Fordham University seeks part-time Non-Tenure Track (NTT) faculty for Fall 2021 to teach in its Writing & Composition Program at the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. Successful candidates may be offered one or two sections of Composition II, our required first-year writing course, or Composition I, our basic writing equivalent, based on scheduling availability, as well as qualifications and interest.

At Fordham, all first-year Composition courses are capped at 16 to support the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, care for the whole person. We view first-year writing and rhetoric as the foundation of students’ first-year experience and the undergraduate education more broadly. We aim for Composition courses to foster a vibrant classroom community, as well as to introduce diverse forms of writing that will help students develop their abilities to communicate for disciplinary, professional, and public purposes. We are particularly interested in candidates whose social justice commitments align with the principles of Fordham’s Jesuit mission and who apply current composition pedagogies, including inclusive and antiracist approaches, to create engaging, equitable environments for teaching and learning.


  • A Terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in hand is preferred. Candidates who are ABD but have significant coursework and experience in teaching writing and rhetoric may also be considered.

  • A minimum of one year experience teaching writing and rhetoric courses at the college or university level.

  • Experience successfully working with and teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered best practices in the teaching of writing, including revision, peer review, individual conferencing, and more.

Like the English Department, the Writing Program and Center at Fordham University operate coherently across two campuses in New York City: the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Once hired, NTT faculty may be offered courses at either campus, but we are currently seeking instructors to teach at Rose Hill. In addition to first-year writing, some NTT faculty in English also teach Texts and Contexts, a core, writing-intensive course that introduces students to literary studies and analysis. At this time, our primary need is for experienced and knowledgeable instructors of Composition, but applicants’ qualifications for Texts and Contexts may be reviewed as well.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV via Interfolio We will begin accepting applications on a rolling basis, and the position will be open until filled. Please direct questions to Crystal Colombini at

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: 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:

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