Writing Instructor(s) – Part-Time

Humanities & Sciences Department

The Humanities and Sciences Department of Cornish College of the Arts seeks outstanding part-time faculty members to teach sections of our 1st year Writing and Analysis courses starting this Fall for the Academic Year 2023/24.

The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.

Our programs provide depth and breadth of training, freedom to experiment, and the space to develop a unique creative identity. Students develop healthy and sustainable practices necessary for working artists. Join this dynamic team and be a part of the growth and development of our talented students.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in humanities related field, PhD preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching in a higher education setting
  • Experience working with first-year writing instruction
  • Willingness to liaise with the Cornish Writing Center, Library, and Student Life in support of 1st year students
  • Experience working with a diverse student body
  • Experience in both in-person and online teaching modalities
  • Commitment to following administrative procedures of Cornish College of the Arts including Cornish email, Canvas Learning Management System, Compass, Google Drive, Google Calendar


  • Class Instruction: 3.00 credit classes $119.16 hr./$5,362.20 (semester, 15 weeks) / paid over 4 months = $1,240.55 per month

Application Process

Please submit the following materials to

  • 1-2 page cover letter detailing your interest in the position, your background, and an overview of your teaching philosophy
  • CV/Resume
  • Cornish Employment Application Form

Deadline for submission of materials: March 31, 2023

Equal Opportunity Statement

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

Cornish College of the Arts operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated with the Cornish Federation of Teachers (CFT). All faculty compensation placement abides by the salary scale negotiated with the CFT. Faculty participate in College governance via the Faculty Senate.

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