Adjunct - Special/Inclusive Education Programs - STL

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Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct - Special/Inclusive Education Programs - STL


School of Teaching and Learning

Position 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 potential openings in the field of Special/Inclusive Education Programs.

Adjunct faculty generally teach one to three classes (up to nine credit hours) in the program that is your specialty. Compensation is paid per credit hour. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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).

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and/or work-related experience with university students. Licensure (or eligibility) in special/inclusive education programs in k-12 schools.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special 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.
Copies of licenses or certifications in your specific field are optional attachments.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential 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.




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Posted: 6/4/2020
Application Due: 9/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time