Adjunct Faculty – Writing Instructors (Multiple Openings)
Category: Adjunct, Faculty
Application Deadline: Continuous
The Division of General Education at Eastern Nazarene College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, invites candidates interested in teaching college courses in writing and reading to join our pool of adjunct instructors. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom by developing and using effective teaching strategies and emphasizing study skills that meet students’ diverse needs and engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence, a strong commitment to mentoring students, and a desire for serving in the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan tradition.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to provide instruction in a variety of courses, as positions become available. These courses include:
1. CP100, Critical Writing and Speaking
2. EN098, Writing for College
3. EN099, Reading for College
- Have a Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university. Doctorate preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to teaching diverse student learners.
- Experience teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students. Applicants with other kinds of relevant experience may also be considered.
- Demonstrated ability in teaching developmental or foundational level reading and writing.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse group of students and staff required.
- Demonstrate a commitment to Christian faith which is in accord with the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the college’s Wesleyan tradition.
To be determined based on course availability
To be considered for this position, please submit the following documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter – outlining how you meet the position qualifications
- Curriculum vitae – including contact information for 3 references
- A narrative of your Christian journey – describing your Christian experience, including your church involvement and how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College
- A statement on diversity in higher education – exploring how you have personally been shaped by working in diverse settings, as well as how you believe that these experiences will help you embody the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.