Commencement Ceremony: May 2023

Position Details

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English

Virginia Wesleyan University invites applications for a part-time position beginning Fall 2022 to teach, in
person, one or two sections of ENG 105, an argumentative writing course focused on critical thinking,
reading, researching and composing, with special attention to rhetorical techniques. The appointment
comes with the possibility of future teaching opportunities as well. Preference will be given to candidates
who have several years of teaching experience at the college level with a diverse population. Interested
candidates should send their CV and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Kellie Holzer, Chair of English, at

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare syllabi that meet the VWU syllabus guidelines and provide these to students on the first day of class. Syllabi should also be provided to department chairs.
  • Be on time and prepared for class sessions and grade, provide feedback, and return assignments within a reasonable time period.
  • Communicate with students via office hours and email.
  • Submit mid-term reports, final grades, and C- reports per guidelines provided by the University Registrar.
  • Comply with FERPA regulations.
  • Coordinate with Campus support services as needed to support students.


  • Master’s degree in English or a related field is required. Terminal degree preferred.
  • Teaching experience is preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and use Blackboard, the University Learning Management System.
  • Strong communication skills.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Musical Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work with 42 majors, 32 minors, and 19 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 15 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.