Information for Adjuncts

Welcome to teaching at Montclair State University's Linguistics Department.

We've organized this Web page to answer the questions you need to have answered in order to teach effectively. As you ask other questions, we will try to supply answers here. Please contact the Webmaster at with your questions.

Getting Started Office Hours Copying
Getting Paid Student Evaluations Computer Lab Keys
Getting an Email Account Final Grades Practicum Supervision
Parking Ordering Desk Copies Being Observed

Getting Started

If being hired for the first time, all applicants must complete / submit the following documents: 

  1. Application and Qualification form
  2. Federal W4 
  3. New Jersey W4
  4. I-9 (to be completed through Montclair State University Human Resources)
  5. Two recommendations
  6. Updated resume/ CV
  7. Official Transcripts (to speed up processing; if you have unofficial please submit while awaiting official)


Getting Paid

Please, fill out the following form:


Getting an E-mail Account

Getting an e-mail account is the first step in using other net-based systems available to instructors, for example Canvas, web pages, etc.  In order to obtain an email address account, all paperwork must be given to the department secretary.  In turn, the secretary submits the paperwork to Human Resources who will review all documents for completeness.  If all paperwork is in order, the appointee’s birth date is input to the system to establish an email account.  The appointee can then go to the website listed below and follow the instructions provided to open an email account.

1. Create your NetID Account by completing the online Montclair State University NetID Account Form at

2. Your NetID Account will provide you with e-mail access.



Student Evaluations

Student evaluations are distributed to the students in your class through Canvas. Electronic reporting of the student evaluations is sent to your department chair several months after the end of the course. You may obtain these evaluations from your department office.

Final Grades
The date of the submission of the final grades will be posted in the course schedule booklet for the semester, which may be found here. If the grades are not recorded on time, the students risk receiving an F in the course and the instructor is required to fill out a change of grade form for each student. Grades for the Fall semester are due at the end of December. The exact due date will be distributed by the department chair along with web grading instructions at Thanksgiving.

Ordering Desk Copies
You may be able to order desk copies or review materials for your personal use, depending on the policy of the publisher. Listed below are publishers that the Linguistics Department commonly uses. Check the Web site to see what the policy is for the publisher that you are interested in.

Course Materials Resource Guide

Directory of Publishers

Addison Wesley Longman (A Pearson higher education company)
One Jacob Way
Reading, MA, 01867
Ph: 800-552-2499
Fax: 800-284-8292

Allyn & Bacon, Longwood (A Pearson higher education company)
160 Gould Street
Needham Heights, MA, 02194
Ph: 800-852-8024
Fax: 781-455-7024

Cambridge University Press
An order of 15 or more copies must be placed with a bookstore prior to requesting a complimentary copy.
Ph: 845-353-7500
Fax: 845-353-4141

Columbia University Press
Copy/Exam Copy,
136 South Broadway
Irvington, NY, 10533
Ph: 800-944-8648
Fax: 800-944-1844

Consortium Publishing
John Carlevale,
640 Weaver Hill Road,
West Greenwich, RI, 02817-2261
Ph: 401-397-9838
Fax: 401-392-1926

Cornell University Press
Sage House,
512, East State Street
Ithaca, NY, 14850
Fax: 607-277-2374

Heinle & Heinle ESL
Ph: 877-633-3375
Call or e-mail for review or desk copies.

Heinle & Heinle Foreign Languages
Ph: 800-423-0563
Call or e-mail for review or desk copies.

Houghton Mifflin Company
3328 Park Avenue
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Ph: 800-733-1717
Fax: 800-733-1810

Ideal Foreign Books
Ana Mendez,
132-10 Hillside Avenue,
Richmond Hills, NY, 11418
Ph: 800-284-2490
Fax: 718-297-7645

McGraw-Hill Higher education
Roni Saunders,
P.O. Box 445, 148 Princeton Road
Hightstown, NJ, 08520-0445
Ph: 800-338-3987 Prompt #3
Fax: 609-426-7099

Norton, W. W & company, INC.
Keystone Industrial Park
Scranton, PA, 18512
Ph: 800-233-4830
Fax: 800-458-6515

Ohio University Press
Judy Wilson, Scott Quandrangle
Athens, Ohio, 45701
Ph: 740-593-1154
Fax: 740-593-4356

Oxford University Press
Angel Torres
198 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY, 10016
Ph: 212-726-6166
Fax: 212-726-6450

Penguin Putnam INC.
Academic Marketing,
375 Hudson Street,
New York, NY, 10014
Ph: 212-366-2374
Fax: 212-366-2933

Prentice Hall (A Pearson higher education company)
Prentice Hall PTR,
One Lake Street,
Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458
Ph: 800-526-0485

Random House INC.
400 Hahn road,
Westminster, MD, 21158
Ph: 800-258-4233
Fax: 800-659-2436

ST. Martin Press
Academic Marketing,
Holtzbrinck Publishers,
115 W. 18th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY,10011
Fax: 212-647-1874

Thomson Learning (all part of Heinle & Heinle and Wadsworth)
Ph:  914 747-0110 Ex: 1
Walter de Gruyer, INC.
Bruce Swanson,
200 Saw Mill River Road,
Hawthorne, NY, 10562
Ph: 914-747-0110 ,Ex: 21
Fax: 914-747-1326

Wellesley-Cambridge press
Gilbert strang,
P.O. Box 812060
Wellesley, MA,  02482
Ph: 781-431-8488
Fax: 617-253-4358

Wiley, John, & sons, INC.
Halina Salkeld,
One Wiley Drive,
Somerset, NJ, 08875
Ph: 732-302-2263
Fax: 732-302-2300

Instructors are expected to adhere to copyright regulations in using department copying facilities.

Each floor in Dickson Hall has a mail/copy room. Instructors are issued individual copy cards for course needs. These cards are paid for by the Linguistics Department and distributed by the department secretary. There is a finite number of copies per card. Please limit copying because of budgetary restraints and use the Ricoh machine, which does not require a card, for 20 copies or more per original. For problems and/or paper, call the CHSS Tech Team at ext. 7835. 

Canon Copier: 

  1. Use only for fewer than 20 copies of the original
  2. place copy card in meter before using the Canon copier
  3. follow Canon instructions
  4. press end button on meter to remove copy card

Ricoh Copier:

  1. no card is necessary
  2. obtain access number from department secretary
  3. must make a minimum of 20 copies per master copy

Computer Lab Keys
Some language courses have a computer lab component.  Instructors must contact the CHSS Tech Team at ext. 7835 for the lab key and alarm code.

Practicum Supervision
ESL adjuncts may be asked to host practicum students in their classes as part of their instructional assignment.

Office Hours
Adjunct professors are expected to hold one office hour for each course taught.

Being Observed
Adjunct professors are observed in their teaching once a year, either by the chair of the department or a designated representative. You will be notified of the observation and asked for appropriate times for the observation. It is helpful if you provide an outline of the class to the observer beforehand or when they enter the class.