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Personal Enrichment Programs Adjunct Faculty

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, MD

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position SummaryLocated 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history-rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two-time Aspen Award-winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 disciplines. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSM offers excellent health insurance benefits; State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year; and for several days in March for Spring Break. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.

This is an applicant pool for adjunct instructors for Personal Enrichment - Adult and Senior Programs.

CSM is actively accepting applications for adjunct positions at all campus locations.

The college also has a significant need for passionate adjunct faculty excited to contribute to our Early College program. Students taking Early College classes are dually enrolled in their local high school while also completing courses at CSM towards a certificate or degree. Early College faculty teach face-to-face classes between the hours of 8:15 am and 2:00 pm, two to four days a week.

The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check, Fingerprinting, Child Protective Services, and Credit Check.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Want to teach the subject you love to students who are eager to learn? CSM is looking for instructors to develop and teach courses for our Personal Enrichment Program at all 3 campus locations. These courses are continuing education (lifelong learning) and subject areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Animal Interests
  • Arts and Crafts (All mediums)
  • Beauty
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Certified Fitness Instructors
  • English as a Second Language
  • History and Current Events
  • Home and Garden
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Natural Health and Healing
  • Personal Finance
  • Photography
  • Recreational Activities
  • Retirement Strategies
  • Writing

Paid instructor salaries begin at $25.00 per hour. The hourly rate is contingent on the complexity of the course being offered.

Minimum Education and Training
  • At least an Associates degree or subject matter expertise with teaching experience.
  • Experience working with seniors and/or adult population.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and some curriculum development experience.


Working at College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching mission — to help our students and community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes.

CSM is a thriving, progressive, and technologically advanced college that delivers quality higher education programs and services. The college is committed to offering a wide variety of learning options, student services, and high-quality workforce development training and support. That commitment is reflected in those we serve. More than 60 percent of tri-county residents who attend higher education institutions come to CSM.

The staff and faculty at CSM work closely with a diverse student population to provide a rich variety of educational options. CSM is a leader among Maryland community colleges in offering courses which meet the busy schedules of our students, including weekend and evening online classes, and Web-hybrid courses which offer a mix of online and traditional classroom face-to-face instruction. CSM strives to create a global education program, yet remains a local college that has a real stake in supporting our community's academic, professional, and self-enrichment pursuits.

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