Adjunct Professor Jobs

Adjunct Professor Job Overview

Adjunct professors instruct postsecondary students at colleges, universities, and in other advanced educational settings. While many professors work in full-time tenure track positions, adjunct professors work on part-time and are hired to teach on a course-by-course basis. Candidates’ primary responsibility is generally teaching, though adjunct professors take on many additional tasks as well. These duties may include:

  • Developing curriculum, course outlines, and instructional materials
  • Advising students about progress, advancement, and goal attainment
  • Conducting research and publishing original material in the field
  • Assessing students’ progress and assigning grades

Adjunct Professor Job Education Requirements

Adjunct faculty are usually required to have a terminal degree in their field, which is typically a doctoral degree. Some educational institutions hire doctoral degree candidates or qualified professionals who hold a master’s degree. Since jobs in this industry can be quite competitive, additional education or degrees may give candidates a higher rate of success. Depending on the setting and the position, work experience may also be necessary or beneficial. Skills with communication, writing, and critical thinking are also helpful in this field.

Adjunct Professor Job Market

The employment outlook for adjunct professors is positive over the next several years. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 19 percent growth through 2022, which is faster than average for all occupations. This job growth is mostly due to the increased number of students enrolling at postsecondary institutions and the subsequent demand for more instructors. As many colleges and universities reduce the number of full-time professorial positions available, the number of adjunct professor positions is expected to increase.

Some of this growth will vary from field to field, and adjunct candidates in health-related fields are expected to see some of the most positive growth opportunities. Many adjunct professors hold additional jobs alongside their teaching positions. Postsecondary teachers may simultaneously work full- or part-time jobs within private businesses, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations in their chosen industry.

Adjunct Professor Job Salary Information

Annual salaries for adjunct professors fall into a wide range, as pay may depend on number of courses taught, location, and institutional standing. According to the BLS, the average annual wage for postsecondary teachers is about $69,000. Candidates at the highest 10 percent of this range earn about $142,000 per year, and those at the lowest 10 percent earn about $36,000 per year. Salaries for adjunct professors tend to fall at the lower end of the spectrum, since these positions are generally part time.

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Minimum for Adjunct Instructor: B.Arch, M.Arch or Ph.D or equivalent degree in related field. One to three years demonstrated professional and/or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: design leadership; digital imaging; architectural representation methods or drawing; history or theory, schematic and design development methods; building design programming, site and urban desi...
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Campus Specific: The ability to teach from a broad range of Communication, Theatre and Film courses including, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to ...
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Department of Nursing invites applications for non-tenure, part-time positions at the Adjunct Lecturer or Adjunct Assistant Professor levels. Teach undergraduate courses in Nursing (Fundamental, Med-Surg, Psychiatric, and Maternal-Child Nursing). Perform teaching and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Share responsibility for committee and department assign...
Faculty Rank or Job Title Adjunct Instructor through Adjunct Professor Job Category: Faculty/Instructional Department College of Science & Math Admin Affirmative Action No.: 14A177 Position FTE Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate Negotiable Salary Band: NA Job Summary/Basic Function: WSU’s College of Science and Mathematics is accepting applications for adjunct teaching positions for the 2...
Part-time Faculty - Psychology Swedish Institute College of Health Sciencesseeks adjunct faculty to prepare and deliver psychology curricula to adult students studying advanced personal training, nursing, medical assisting and surgical technology. Some of the essential duties are as follows: 1) Teaches assigned courses as scheduled in accordance with current department-approved course descripti...
We are now accepting applications for the following positions: Adjunct Instructors Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Health Information Technology Assistant Professor, Nursing Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Nursing (BSN Program) Education and Training Specialist Groundskeeper Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Or visit Human Resources Florida Gatewa...
We are now accepting applications for the following positions: •Adjunct Instructors • Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Health Information Technology • Assistant Professor, Nursing • Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Nursing (BSN Program) • Education and Training Specialist • Groundskeeper Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Or visit Human Resources Florida ...
The Leventhal School of Accounting in the Marshall School of Business is accepting applications for part-time, non-tenure track faculty positions for the fall 2014 semester. Areas of anticipated teaching needs include accounting/professional ethics, financial statement analysis, and areas of taxation including corporate taxation, partnership taxation, and international taxation. Preferred qualif...
Posting Details Posting Number: 6000245 Position Title: Adjunct Professor, Sociology Position Type: No Response Department: Social Sciences Job Summary/Basic Function: 1. Meeting all scheduled classes for the full class period; for distance education professors, meeting the instructional requirements of a distance education class as specified in the distance education course standards; ...
Posting Details Posting Number: 6000283 Position Title: Adjunct Professor, French Position Type: Part-time Faculty Department: Foreign Language Job Summary/Basic Function: Meeting all scheduled classes for the full class period; for distance education professors, meeting the instructional requirements of a distance education class as specified in the distance education course standards; ...
Posting Details Posting Number: 6000250 Position Title: Adjunct Professor, ADN-Tyler and Jacksonville Position Type: Part-time Faculty Department: ADN - Tyler Job Summary/Basic Function: Adjunct professors provide instruction and are responsible to department chairs and instructional deans for: 1. Meeting all scheduled classes for the full class period; for distance education professors...
Salary : Commensurate with qualifications Pay Basis : Job/NOV Number : 0601955 Security Sensitive Position : Yes Primary Duties: Job Summary: Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Chemistry Department is now hiring part-time lecturer to teach freshmen level chemistry courses and possible lab supervision. The position is dependent on budgetary approval.Job Responsibilities: To teach freshmen...
Posting Details Posting Number: 6000287 Position Title: Adjunct Professor, Music Position Type: Part-time Faculty Department: Music Job Summary/Basic Function: Meeting all scheduled classes for the full class period; for distance education professors, meeting the instructional requirements of a distance education class as specified in the distance education course standards; 2. Followin...
Houston Baptist University seeks Adjunct Professors to join the Department of History and Great Texts with expertise in teaching Western Civilization surveys. Job Responsibilities: Utilizes a course syllabus for each course, following established departmental and institutional guidelines. Provides timely, quality access to students via electronic communication and other appropriate methods. Ev...
It is expected that an online faculty member will model a personal commitment to the goals and values of Liberty University, engage in an active commitment to and experience of personal spiritual formation within a biblical-informed Christian worldview, and follow lesson plans developed for the course they are facilitating. Online faculty should view the course being taught as a means to a signifi...
The Management and Organization (MOR) Department at the USC-Marshall School of Business is creating a candidate pool for new faculty members for Fall 2014. We welcome applications from candidates at all ranks. We seek productive scholars who are, or have the potential to become, leading scholars on topics relevant to strategy and organizations, including but not limited to innovation, entrepreneur...
It is expected that an online faculty member will model a personal commitment to the goals and values of Liberty University, engage in an active commitment to and experience of personal spiritual formation within a biblically-informed Christian worldview, and follow lesson plans developed for the course they are facilitating. Online faculty should view the course being taught as a means to a signi...
The Management and Organization (MOR) Department at the USC-Marshall School of Business is creating a candidate pool for new faculty members for Fall 2014. We welcome applications from candidates at all ranks. We seek productive scholars who are, or have the potential to become, leading scholars on topics relevant to strategy and organizations, including but not limited to innovation, entrepreneur...
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. The Department of Radiology at the University of Southern California S...
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. The Department of Radiology at the University of Southern California S...

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