Adjunct | Composition Instructor (Face-to-Face Daytime Schedule)

Job Family

Part-Time Faculty

2019-2020 Academic Year

Rivier University is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach writing in a traditional, face-to-face, first-year seminar format —-during daytime hours—-in the Department of English for the Fall and Spring semesters.


  • M.A. in English (or equivalent) and teaching experience required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of directly related professional experience.

  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • The ability and willingness to support the mission of the University in all daily activities.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying), and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references to,  email to or mail to Office of Human Resources, RIVIER UNIVERSITY, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH  03060.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran or marital status, sex sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

No Agencies, please. EOE.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston.  With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University offers a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees that includes paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, dental insurance, flex spending account, tuition remission options, and a 403(b) retirement plan match after 1 year of employment.

Dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the program to apply.