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Make an Impact as Adjunct Faculty
If you’re looking to teach online at an always-expanding university, SNHU’s adjunct professor jobs provide high-quality experiences for both you and your students. As a member of our adjunct faculty, you’ll be able to work collaboratively in an academic environment while supporting students as they work toward their educational goals.
Come work at the fastest-growing university in the nation, and help transform the lives of our students. To learn more about teaching at SNHU, and see a full list of open opportunities, visit our academics and teaching page on our brand new career site.
Online Adjunct Faculty positions are available to qualified applicants who reside in and are authorized to work in the United States with the exception of California. Minimum qualifications for each role will be clearly outlined in the respective job posting.
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- If you find an online adjunct position that aligns with your qualifications and interest, we encourage you to submit your application through Workday. An automated email will be sent to confirm the successful submission of your application.
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New Online Adjunct Faculty Training
To support our new adjunct faculty's success in the SNHU classroom, new faculty are required to complete an asynchronous 3-week paid online training program. The online adjunct faculty training is delivered in a cohort model and requires active participation throughout each week. The training content is a blend of understanding SNHU's faculty expectations, best practices for teaching online, pedagogy, creating student-centered learning communities, and effectively using SNHU academic technologies. The course is delivered through our learning management system (Brightspace).
Our online adjunct faculty training is facilitated by dedicated faculty trainers who are experienced SNHU faculty members.
Ongoing Training and Professional Development
SNHU is passionate about promoting continued learning. Online adjunct faculty are offered ongoing training and professional development opportunities through COLT (Center for Online Learning and Teaching). In fact, many of COLT’s learning events award CEUs upon successful completion since COLT has achieved accreditation through the IACET (International association for Continuing Education and Training).
Course assignments are made by our scheduling team, with the guidance of the Associate Deans. Assignments are made on a term-by-term basis, approximately 8 weeks prior to the start of the term, with adjunct instructors allowed to teach up to 10 sections in an academic year. While we try to accommodate as many scheduling requests as we can, we are not able to guarantee a regular schedule, or teaching assignments every term.
Expectations of Adjuncts
Our online adjunct faculty are instrumental in ensuring that students are successful in the class. We do this through:
- Student Support: Provide personalized, 1-on-1 assistance and guidance to students, which also necessitates responding to student messages within 24 hours.
- Course Feedback: Offer constructive feedback on assignments and course performance, for every assignment every week. There are 1-2 assignments that must be graded every week. grading is due within 7 days of when the assignments are due.
- Timely Responses: Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.
- Active Online Presence: Engage in the online classroom consistently throughout the week. This is primarily done through the course discussion board. Unless otherwise indicated, faculty are expected to actively engage is every course discussion.
- Flexibility: Accommodate diverse student backgrounds, experiences, schedules, and time zones.
- Effective Communication: Clearly communicate concepts and foster open dialogue in all areas of the course. This will include weekly course announcements, discussion board engagement, grading feedback, and other communications with students.
- Collaboration: Work with advising and academic teams to enhance student success.
- Commitment to Student Success: Strive to help students achieve their academic goals.
- Professional Development: Stay updated with teaching methods and subject knowledge.
SNHU online courses run on a term schedule. There are 6 undergraduate terms in an academic year, lasting 8 weeks each and 5 graduate terms, lasting 10 weeks each.
Compensation and Pay Schedule
The standard compensation for most courses is $2,200 per 8-week undergraduate course and $2,500 per 10-week graduate course. Nursing has a separate compensation structure.
Undergraduate and graduate adjuncts are paid biweekly and are considered W2 employees.
Course Information and Design
- Asynchronous: Courses are designed for asynchronous learning, providing flexibility and autonomy for our learners. Students engage with materials and assignments on their own schedule, while still adhering to course deadline/requirements. Asynchronous setup accommodates diverse schedules and time zones. Courses include a number of weeks and each week includes assignments that are due by the end of that week.
- Class Size: Most courses have 25-30 students, promoting interaction and engagement. Some courses, such as writing intensive courses, may have lower course caps.
- Course Design and Consistency: Pre-built courses maintain uniformity in topics, grading, and rubrics. This format also ensures all students meet program objectives for accreditation.
- Supplementing Content: The course is not developed by the online adjunct instructor. Adjuncts are encouraged to bring the content to life through sharing their experiences and expertise.
- Course Materials: Required Textbooks and resources are offered in a variety of forms, including digital textbooks, digital courseware, and physical hard copies. Required course materials and textbooks are provided for the faculty free of charge prior to the term beginning.