Adjunct Instructors, English


Posting Date: March 2, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for adjunct instructors in The Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program. Candidates must be able to teach graduate courses in writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and literature (especially courses with an emphasis on craft) in-person, online or hybrid, particularly during our Summer Writing Institute.

Candidates must hold an MFA degree and be well-published authors with demonstrable teaching experience. We are especially interested in instructors trained in distance-learning who can develop online, genre-oriented Special Topics writing courses.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (with 1-2 brief course proposals),CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. John Parras, MFA Coordinator, Department of English at parrasj@wpunj.edu or via mail to William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.