Job Details

University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 3458722
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Communications - Speech

Adjunct Professor - Department of Rhetoric and Language
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Adjunct Professor - Department of Rhetoric and Language

Job Summary:
The Department of Rhetoric and Language at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a pool of qualified, temporary, part-time instructors to teach on-site in-person and/or hybrid classes for our composition and public speaking programs.

Full Job Description:

We seek candidates experienced in teaching college composition and oral communication courses primarily at the introductory level. Our curriculum emphasizes rhetoric and argumentation as ethical practices serving social justice, with a developing emphasis on anti-racist pedagogy. Ideal candidates will share our existing programmatic priorities, including multimodal rhetoric (digital/oral/written), linguistic justice, and developmental/multilingual writing.

Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin as early as the Spring 2023 semester. The number of these temporary, part-time, non-tenure track, academic positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the program. Appointments are offered on a course-by-course basis, and appointment length is based upon course section schedule(s). Appointments may be renewed based on need, funding, and performance. Part-time faculty at USF are unionized, and benefits are listed on the USF Part-Time Faculty Association's website here.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Rhetoric, Composition, Communication, English, or other relevant field
  • Experience teaching in a college/university environment
  • Experience in course design, including creating course objectives and assignments
  • Commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco
  • Interest in and experience working in a culturally diverse environment, including a commitment to actively supporting BIPOC student success

Submission Instructions:

All applicants are required to include the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • Cover letter (PDF) including interests, qualifications, and teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabus and assignments
  • Two letters of reference

Part time

Pay Rate:

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to "Change the World From Here." For more information, visit

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