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Adjunct Instructors for English or Composition

Position Title: Adjunct Instructors for English or Composition

Department: Humanities

Position Requirements and Preferences:

Adjuncts must present relevant credentials: either a Masters Degree in English or Composition Studies from an accredited program, or a Masters Degree in any discipline with at least eighteen graduate-course hours in English or Composition Studies, as evidenced in a transcript from an accredited program.  A Masters in English Education does not qualify as a suitable credential for this position.

Position Summary:

The Humanities Division at William Penn University seeks adjunct instructors of English or Composition for the 2021-2022 academic year.


  • Works productively and skillfully to promote student learning and progress toward graduation. Develops positive, encouraging, and interactive relationships with students in and out of the classroom
  • Inspires students to learn, persevere, and succeed.
  • Employs effective classroom management strategies and learning theories.
  • Plans and prepares class activities, discussions, projects, and other learning opportunities.
  • Grades and returns student work in a timely manner. Maintains grades for students to review using the university systems (LMS).
  • Maintains accurate and timely records including attendance, advisee meetings and communications, etc. Maintains current advising folders and records. Communicates concerns regarding student progress to advisors, coaches, administration, etc.
  • Represents the University in a positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, colleagues, and the community. Works effectively with students, colleagues, and the Oskaloosa community.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, self-motivation, and positive attitudes.
  • Follows division and college policies and procedures.
  • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with others.

Reports to: Humanities Division Chair

Start Date: August 2021

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Part-time/Temporary

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to: Send cover letter and resume electronically to:

William Penn University

Attn: Christy Boston

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Email:

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.