Instructional Faculty – Writing

Instructional Faculty – Writing

Closing Date

September 27, 2022


Full Time


Albany, NY | Remote |

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Excelsior University seeks experienced, student-centered instructors to join our instructional pool of adjunct writing faculty. Applicants should clearly indicate their qualifications to teach one or more of the following classes: Composition I & II, Business Writing, and Scientific and Technical Writing. Reporting to the Faculty Program Director for Writing, adjunct instructional faculty are assigned to course sections based on their qualifications, interest, performance, and course section availability. This is a remote online adjunct faculty position. Instructional faculty at Excelsior University teach online using pre-built course shells with common readings, activities, and assignments across all sections.

Faculty Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing courses as designed by the University.
  • Bringing their own knowledge and expertise to bear on the subject matter.
  • Engaging regularly and substantively with students via email, announcements, and online discussion boards.
  • Providing timely, high-quality feedback on student work.
  • Holding regular virtual office hours.
  • Keeping the Faculty Program Director apprised of any student or course issues.
  • Following University policies.
  • Completing University-required training.
  • A master's degree in English, Composition & Rhetoric, or a closely related field OR a master's degree in another field and 18 graduate credits in Composition & Rhetoric.
  • Experience teaching writing classes in an asynchronous online format.
  • Knowledge of best practices for online writing instruction.
  • A student-centered teaching approach.
  • A commitment to supporting the success of all students, including those under-served by traditional higher education.
  • For Business Writing and Scientific and Technical Writing instructors, directly applicable work experience is highly desired.

Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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