Adjunct - School of Teaching and Learning

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Posting NumberQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAdjunct FacultyWorking TitleAdjunct - School of Teaching and LearningDepartmentSchool of Teaching and LearningSalary RangePosition Summary

The School of Teaching and Learning often, but not always, has the need for part-time instructors. We invite applications to be submitted for these potential openings.

The School of Teaching and Learning consists of a variety of discipline areas in education. Adjuncts are occasionally needed for the following: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Inclusive and Special Education, Health and Physical Education, Foundations of Education, and Health and Wellness (Liberal Studies).

Adjunct faculty generally teach one to three classes (up to nine credit hours) in the program that is your specialty. Compensation is paid per class. Contracts are offered on a semester by semester term.

These postings are continuous in order to develop a qualified pool of interested candidates. If your academic area or interest/expertise meets the programmatic needs of WCU at any time, you will be contacted to discuss proposed teaching opportunities.

For undergraduate teaching the applicant must have a master’s degree in the teaching discipline or a master’s degree with a concentration (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours) in the teaching discipline.
For graduate teaching the applicant must have a doctoral degree in the expected teaching discipline.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this PositionMinimum Qualifications

For undergraduate teaching the applicant must have a master’s degree in the teaching discipline or a master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in teaching discipline).
For graduate teaching the applicant must have a doctoral degree in the expected teaching discipline.

Preferred QualificationsPhysical Demands Posting Text

Open Date10/19/2015Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must apply online.

Please attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a list of three references (include the names and full contact information); and unofficial transcripts.

A letter of interest and copies of licenses or certifications in your specific field are optional attachment.

Background/E-VerifyCredential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of references
  2. DD-214
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    Posted: 6/15/2019
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