Adjunct Faculty at Woodbury University


Writing Adjunct Faculty


Woodbury University (Burbank, California) is a small, private, non-profit university with approximately 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Students enroll in the School of Architecture; the School of Business; the School of Media, Culture, and Design; and the College of Transdisciplinarity.


For the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016, the Writing Department seeks adjunct or part-time faculty to teach basic writing, freshman composition, and/or research writing classes. The average composition section has 15 students, and all sections are capped at 20 students.  Adjunct faculty starting pay ranges from $3,033 to $3,284 per course depending on qualifications. Besides teaching responsibilities, adjunct faculty are expected to participate in one to two workshops per semester regarding curriculum, assessment, and/or technology, which increases pay approximately by $200 to $300 per semester. Also, select faculty members are offered additional work in areas related to student support and/or assessment. All adjuncts are expected to work closely with the Writing Department Chair as well as the department’s other curricular leaders.


The minimum qualification for adjunct faculty is a Master’s degree in English, Linguistics, or a discipline related to rhetoric and composition, plus experience teaching writing at the college or university level. The ideal candidate would have:


  • Experience teaching basic writing, freshman composition, and research writing classes.
  • Expertise and experience in teaching fully online and hybrid classes.
  • Expertise in rhetoric and composition, and/or pedagogies appropriate for ESL students.



Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and position is open until filled. Applicants may contact Linda Parks with questions (818.252.5120).


Applicants should send the following documents: (1) a letter of application; (2) unofficial (or official) copies of transcripts; (3) current curriculum vita (or resume); and (4) two recent letters of recommendation. Review of complete applications begins on Monday, June 29, 2015. Please email documents to:


Human Resources Office

Woodbury University

7500 N Glenoaks Blvd

Burbank, CA 91504-1052


Fax:  818-767-7567


Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.