Adjunct Faculty Open Positions

Arab World Studies Program Adjunct Position Openings for Fall 2014

Course Title: SOCY 225 Arab Societies

Course Format: This is a "co-taught" course, which means there is a single standardized syllabus for all sections.

Course Description: Arab Societies is a foundational course that is required of all Arab World Studies majors and minors, and serves as a general education course for students across the university. It is meant for students who are at least in their sophomore year.

The course is a survey  course that covers some historical  material  and major thematic issues around  the economy, family, gender and sexuality, media, and religion.

This is a great opportunity for any person who wants to bolster their teaching experience without having to design a new course. It is also ideal for anyone who is interested in teaching an interdisciplinary course that is the core of a newly minted program.

Requirements: At minimum an MA in sociology, history, political science, or related field with a concentration on the Arab region (Middle East studies more broadly may be considered). Preference given to advanced PhD candidate or PhD holder.

If interested or would like more details, please send CV, questions, and a brief statement of interest to:

Randa Serhan: serhan@american.edu

Mailing Address:                 
Arab World Studies Program
Battelle-Tompkins T-12
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20016

Interviewing immediately

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

 

The Graphic Design program at American University is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach a course on the History of Graphic Design for the Spring of 2015.

The Graphic Design program at American University is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach a course on the History of Graphic Design for the Spring of 2015. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with art and design history, with a focus on the 20th century and graphic design.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in any of the following disciplines: Graphic Design, Art History, Design History, American/Cultural studies or another closely associated and relevant discipline. Special consideration will be given to candidates with teaching experience.

The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours. The course serves design majors and minors as well as the University's General Education program, so demonstrable ability to highlight graphic design's social, political, artistic and economic connections is highly desirable.

Send letter of application, C.V., and any samples of prior teaching materials or relevant writing to Graphic Design:

GDES230 Adjunct Search
Chemi Montes, Program Director
Department of Art
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016-8004

Send electronic submissions to cmontes@american.edu and saure@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged.) Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

 

The Department of Biology at American University invites applications for a part-time, adjunct faculty position to teach Biology laboratory sections in the 2014 fall semester.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biology or a closely related field and demonstrated teaching and research experience. The successful candidate will teach four laboratory sections for introductory Biology courses, evaluate student performance in those lab sections, and coordinate with faculty teaching the associated lecture portion. Applicants must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing relevant teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly from referees to:

Search Committee
Department of Biology
American University
Hurst Hall, Rm. 101
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016

To submit electronically (preferred), send applications to biology@american.edu. Review of applications will begin on August 9, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Women and minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

 

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for adjunct faculty positions for the Spring 2015 Semester.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in physics or related discipline and a demonstrated capacity for the instruction of introductory calculus and non-calculus based undergraduate physics labs.   ?Applicants must have knowledge of experimental methods and design and must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University.This is an adjunct faculty position with opportunities for extension and advancement. Responsibilities include directly supervising and evaluating one to four laboratory sections, each with up to sixteen students.

Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing applicant's related experience to physics@american.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

 

The School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University seeks adjuncts to teach in its Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation Program.

Summary: The Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation equips participants with the technical skills necessary to design and implement program-based M&E, focusing on donor-funded programs mainly located in developing countries. This in-depth program follows the project cycle, from M&E plans within a proposal, to mid-term, final, and impact evaluations. The Certificate also provides qualitative and quantitative technical skills for M&E; comparisons of differing donor requirements and approaches; and knowledge of project finance issues as they relate to M&E. Although the Certificate would be useful to anyone managing donor-funded programs in the nonprofit sector, the program is meant to target the unique set of M&E circumstances and challenges surrounding internationally funded projects in developing country contexts.

Applicant Requirements: An MA or PhD in M&E or International Development or a related topic, and practical experience in M&E processes including evaluation design, monitoring, impact evaluation and/or qualitative and quantitative methods. Experience in using online teaching technologies is a plus.

Contact:
Adjunct Search Committee
American University
School of Professional and Extended Studies
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Email: spexsfacultyaffairs@american.edu, please send a resume or CV with your emailed letter of interest.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

 

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) Leadership Program, a four-year undergraduate certificate program, invites applications for two part-time adjunct professors to begin in fall 2014.

One adjunct professor will teach the third-year (junior) internship course, GOVT/JLC 391, in which students study Organizational Behavior and apply it to their internship settings. Students also explore professionalism and career development. Classes, one section in both the fall and spring semesters, will have approximately 15-25 students in each and meet weekly from 8:10-10:40PM, currently on Thursdays in the fall and Mondays in the spring. The fall class will begin August 28, 2014.

The second adjunct professor will assist the Program Director in teaching the first-year class, SPA 361, a year-long course in Leadership Studies that emphasizes leadership theory and practical leadership skills, including effective communication. First-year students work in groups to choose a social problem of concern to all members, research it, write a policy memo and project proposal in the fall semester and implement that proposal in the spring semester. This entering class of 42 students meets Thursdays from 5:30-8PM, beginning August 28, 2014. This adjunct professor will also attend weekly teaching team meetings, including both professors and six program sophomores who supervise the project groups’ work and collaborate in curriculum planning and execution; these meetings occur Monday evenings at 6-8PM. This adjunct professor will also join the two-night class retreat, Aug. 29-31.

Information about the four-year program, including course syllabi, is available at http://www.american.edu/spa/leadership/

Successful applicants should hold a minimum of a master’s degree or JD, although extensive leadership experience in the workforce can substitute for a graduate degree. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have considerable experience in leadership and its professional applications.

Interested applicants may forward a resume, cover letter, and any available teaching evaluations to Margaret Marr, Program Director at marr@american.edu. Review to begin immediately. Open until filled.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, and Criminology; and Public Administration and Policy. The School’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News &World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at www.american.edu/spa.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.