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The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty to teach WRT 100 – College Writing in the 2021 fall semester.

Completion of WRT-100 College Writing and WRT-101 College Writing Seminar fulfills the AU Core Written Communication and Information Literacy requirement. The class will have up to 19 students enrolled. Fall semester sections will meet face-to-face for 75 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays or Mondays and Thursdays. Classes begin August 30 and end December 10, 2021, with a final-exam period to follow.

Applicants should hold an MA or PhD in English or Rhetoric and Composition, an MFA in Creative Writing, or a master’s degree or PhD in a related field, and a demonstrated capacity for teaching. Applicants must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University.

Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing applicant’s related experience to acruz@american.edu.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a number of adjunct faculty positions for Academic Year 2020-2021. Rank will depend on terminal degree. The search will continue until December 10th, 2020. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants should hold a Masters (initial rank: Adjunct Instructor) or a PhD (initial rank: Adjunct Professorial Lecturer). Some teaching experience in service level statistics courses is preferred. The successful applicant will be appointed to teach a maximum of 2 courses during Spring 2021. Assignments in subsequent academic years are possible.

Salary is competitive, and is determined by the number of courses to which the successful applicant is assigned. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please submit application to http://apply.interfolio.com/79174. Include a curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation, and recent teaching evaluations (when possible). Please contact Chris Mitchell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, 202-885-6947 or mitchell@american.edu if you have any questions. There will be a telephone interview conducted by Chris Mitchell.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including recently developed MS degrees in Data Science and the Mathematics of Information Science and Security. The Department is organized under the College of Arts and Sciences, which is where scholarship in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences is pursued. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at https://www.american.edu/cas/ , and about the department at https://www.american.edu/cas/mathstat/ .

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. 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 Fall 2021 Semester, which runs from August 30th to December 18th.  The department is seeking candidates to teach lecture sections for PHYS 160, introductory astronomy and PHYS 326, a class for non-majors introducing the application of physics to public policy issues. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree (or higher) in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline and demonstrated capacity to teach at the university level.  Responsibilities include preparing and giving lectures, assigning and grading assessments including homework and exams, supervising class during two or three 75-minute class periods, and coordinating with other department faculty and teaching assistants, for classes with up to 36 students.  

The department is also seeking adjunct lab instructors for introductory physics and astronomy labs.  The adjunct lab instructor positions require 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 or astronomy labs. Responsibilities include directly supervising and evaluating up to four laboratory sections, each with up to eighteen students. 

All applicants must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University. These are adjunct faculty positions with opportunities for extension and advancement. Please submit a CV, cover letter detailing applicant’s related experience, and the names of up to three references who can comment on applicant’s teaching ability to physicssearch@american.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. American University is an AA/EEO employer.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

The Graphic Design program at American University has several adjunct teaching positions available at various areas and levels of an undergraduate curriculum in Spring 2017 and beyond.

The ideal candidate will hold an MFA in graphic design or alternatively have at least 5 years of professional experience in the design field. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths.

Send letter of application, C.V., 10-15 samples of personal work (or links to online portfolio) and samples of past students' work if available, and three letters of reference to: Graphic Design: 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 positions are filled.

American University's Kogod School of Business invites applications for section leaders, an adjunct faculty appointment, to teach in the Kogod School of Business Online Graduate degree programs.

Degrees offered online include Master of Business Administration, Master of Science Business Analytics, Master of Science Marketing Analytics, and Master of Science International Relations and Business.

The position responsibilities include teaching live sessions in our online Master's programs over the Zoom platform and the 2KSB LMS, supporting students and collaborating with the coordinating faculty and other section leaders to provide a high quality interactive learning experience for students. Teaching modules are 10 weeks and each week the faculty member leads the live sessions, holds online office hours, provides assignment feedback, and consults with the designated coordinating faculty on the progress of the class. The live sessions complement the asynchronous lectures and faculty are expected to coordinate session activities with asynchronous content. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to, accounting, analytics, business law, finance, information technology, international business, management, and statistics.

Successful candidates will hold at least a master's degree in their area of expertise and relevant professional experience. Ph.D Preferred. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to KSBTeachingOnline@american.edu: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach (please include which KSB class(es) you are qualified to teach); Short Statement of Research Interests/Experience/Approach and list of professional references. Optional documents include: Course Evaluations. We encourage you to send evaluations from any prior classes taught (as instructor, co-instructor, or teaching assistant.) All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per American University policy.

Established in 1955, the Kogod School of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is one of the leading business schools in Washington, DC. Kogod encourages interdisciplinary study through collaboration with other academic programs within American University.

Requests for information and submissions should be sent to KSBTeachingOnline@american.edu

The American University Game Center (formerly AU Game Lab) at American University has several adjunct teaching positions available at various areas and levels of a graduate curriculum in Fall 2021 and beyond. The ideal candidate will hold a graduate degree in game design, digital art, interactive media or a related field, or alternatively have at least 5 years of professional experience in the games and interactive media. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths.

Two current opportunities are slated for fall 2021, one in digital game art, and one in our course in games, history, and society. The art course is intended to teach students the basics of making 2D art and animations for use in their game creations and has typically utilized the Adobe creative suite as a software platform, importing art and materials into the Unity game engine. A course description is available here: https://catalog.american.edu/preview_course_nopop.php?catoid=10&coid=45340. The course on games, history, and society is a core course in our MA and MFA programs, and is an introduction to the academic study of games, play, and their role in society, and lays the foundation for using games for impact. A course description is available here: https://catalog.american.edu/preview_course_nopop.php?catoid=14&coid=57413

Typically our courses are 10-15 graduate students per section.

Both of these opportunities will be scheduled as live, in-person classes taught at the American University Game Lab in the Don Myers Technology & Innovation building on our campus in Washington, D.C. The university is committed to a safe, distanced, and effective roll-out of in-person activities while continuing to operate in best practice with guidelines from DC Health and the CDC. Please send letters of application, C.V., 8-10 samples of personal work (or links to online portfolio), samples of past students' work if available, and up to three letters of reference to: phelps@american.edu. Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

The School of International Service (SIS) invites applications for adjunct faculty to lead a 3-credit online graduate course for the International Relations Online Program. Degrees offered online include Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Master of International Service Executive Program (MIS), and Master of Science in International Relations and Business (MSIRB). Courses are fully online and offered over 15-week terms (MAIR and MIS) and 10-week terms (MSIRB). All online courses are hybrid, comprised of asynchronous content and synchronous sessions lead weekly by adjunct faculty.

Position responsibilities include navigating the 2IR LMS and facilitating live sessions on the Zoom platform, supporting student needs, completing all grading, and developing session plans with faculty coordinators and other section leaders to provide a high quality interactive learning experience for students. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold online office hours, provide assignment feedback, and consult with the designated faculty coordinators regarding the progress of the class. Live sessions complement the asynchronous content and adjunct faculty are expected to develop session activities that incorporate asynchronous content. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to, international relations theory, economics, quantitative methods, project design, monitoring and evaluation, intercultural communication, security, foreign policy, international negotiation, conflict resolution, international development, and statistics.

To further explore the specific course offerings, and for more information on the SIS online degree programs and courses, visit: https://ironline.american.edu/.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a Masters, PhD or a terminal degree in an applicable field with relevant professional experience. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths. Review of applications will be ongoing and are subject to ongoing budgetary approval and sufficient course enrollment.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to sisonline@american.edu: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach (please include which SIS Online class(es) you are interested in teaching); Recent Course Evaluations (if applicable); and three professional references. All application materials will be treated as confidential per American University policy.

Requests for additional information and submissions should be sent to sisonline@american.edu.

American University is an AA/EEO employer.

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach 3-credit courses for our undergraduate degree (B.A. in International Studies) and our portfolio of on-campus professional graduate degree programs.

Position responsibilities include designing and delivering a 15-week course, completing all grading, and developing session plans and assignments. Each course includes a 150 mins/week of on-campus instruction. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold office hours, provide assignment feedback, submit final grades and troubleshoot classroom issues.

We are looking for adjunct faculty to teach the following courses in following areas:

  • Statistics/quant methods in international affairs
  • Program design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Research design
  • Global environmental policy
  • Human Rights
  • International economics
  • International development & development policy
  • International and Intercultural communication
  • International/national security
  • Peace and conflict resolution
  • Identity, race, gender, and culture
  • US Foreign Policy

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or a terminal degree in an applicable field or equivalent (MA/MS and ten years of professional experience). Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths. Review of applications will be ongoing and are subject to ongoing budgetary approval and sufficient course enrollment.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach (please include which SIS class(es) you are interested in teaching); Recent Course Evaluations (if applicable); and three professional references. All application materials are treated as confidential per American University policy.

Requests for additional information and submissions should be sent to sisgradaffairs@american.edu.

Questions about adjunct faculty teaching opportunities at the undergraduate level can be directed to Assistant Dean Rose Shinko at shinko@american.edu

Questions about adjunct teaching opportunities at the Masters level can be directed to Assistant Dean Mike Schroeder at schroede@american.edu.

American University is an AA/EEO employer.

The Office of Graduate & Professional Studies invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach 3 credit online graduate courses in the MS in Healthcare Management program. This is a fully online program geared toward mid-career professionals. This program equips those in health care fields with a deeper knowledge of health care transformation and the application of information technology and data analysis in the health care industry. Graduates possess a unique skillset that is highly sought in health systems management organizations within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This degree incorporates healthcare management’s multi-disciplinary aspects of professional leadership, data analysis, and information technology.  

Position responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating online discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession. Courses are asynchronous, fully online, and offered over 8 week terms. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold online office hours, provide assignment feedback, and consult with the Program Director on the progress of the class.  

Courses in the program include:  

New Course in Healthcare Project Management 

HCS 600: Standards & Systems in US Healthcare 

HCS 610: Principles of Health Information Technology & Innovation 

HCS 640: Evaluation of New Models of Care Delivery & Payment 

HCS 700: Healthcare Management Capstone 

For more information on the courses in this program, visit https://programs.online.american.edu/mshcm/masters-in-healthcare-management 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

The ideal candidate will hold a Masters, PhD or a terminal degree in an applicable field with at least 5 years of professional experience. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths.

HOW TO APPLY:

Requirements to apply: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach (please include which class(es) you are qualified to teach); and list of three professional references. All documents should be sent to Sam Hanna (shanna@american.edu).

An optional document to include: Course Evaluations. We encourage you to submit evaluations from any prior classes taught (as instructor, co-instructor, or teaching assistant.) All documents will be treated as confidential per American University policy. Please contact Sam Hanna (shanna@american.edu) if you have any questions. 

http://apply.interfolio.com/84073

The Office of Professional & Extended Studies invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach non-credit online courses for GRE preparation. GRE Test Preparation course offers 24 instructional hours on GRE test preparation. Students are provided with the textbook and two practice exams.

Position responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating online discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful in the GRE exam. Courses are synchronous, fully online, and offered over 8 week terms. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold online office hours, provide assignment feedback, and consult with the Program Director on the progress of the class.

For more information on the course, visit: https://www.american.edu/spexs/test-prep/gre-prep-course.cfm

Qualifications

Having taken the GRE is preferred but not required. Experience teaching GRE prep courses and/or teaching test preparation course online is also preferred. Should be able to teach each of the sections of the GRE exam. Availability to teach synchronous evening online courses is a must. Prior use of the Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate platform as an instructor is a plus.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send an email and cover letter to spexscontinuinged@american.edu with the following subject in the email: GRE Prep Adjunct Position. All documents will be treated as confidential per American University policy.

COMPENSATION:$1,850 per section

http://apply.interfolio.com/81124

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

The Office of Professional & Extended Studies invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach non-credit online courses for LSAT preparation. LSAT Test Preparation course offers 24 instructional hours on LSAT test preparation. Students are provided with the textbook and two practice exams.

Position responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating online discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful in the LSAT exam. Courses are synchronous, fully online, and offered over 8 week terms. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold online office hours, provide assignment feedback, and consult with the Program Director on the progress of the class.

For more information on the course, visit: https://www.american.edu/spexs/testprep/lsat-prep-course.cfm

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an Official LSAT score of 172 or more. Experience practicing law is preferred but not required. Experience teaching LSAT prep courses and/or teaching test preparation course online is also preferred. Should be able to teach each of the sections of the LSAT exam. Availability to teach synchronous evening online courses is a must. Prior use of the Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate platform as an instructor is a plus. If you are interested in applying for this position please send an email and cover letter to spexscontinuinged@american.edu with the following subject in the email: LSAT Prep Adjunct Position. All documents will be treated as confidential per American University policy.

Compensation: $1,850 per section.

https://apply.interfolio.com/76660

Seeking one to two experienced instructor(s) to teach the SPExS Washington Semester Program (WSP), National Conversations in Times of Crisis seminar (4 credits) and/or U.S. Political Transitions & Policy (4 credits) seminars in the Fall 2021 semester. These courses each meet once per week for a 2.5 hour block during business hours from late August through mid-December. The course requires at least ten site visits and/or speakers over the course of the semester, and is an experiential learning focused class. Qualified applicants will have experience teaching in several of the following fields:

  • Communications
  • Foreign Policy
  • Journalism
  • Justice & Law
  • New Media
  • U.S. Politics

Course Descriptions

National Conversations: The modes of conversation from the individual level to the societal level have undergone swift evolution due to declining print media, the growth of internet forums and social media, and the increasing polarization on how we should live and govern our society. All of these points have now crashed into the upset of daily life due to the pandemic and the poignant fight against racial injustice. This course will explore how journalism, public relations, the public health community, and diplomacy are tackling these realities from their various professional lenses. The course will include lectures, guest speakers/site visits from these different fields offering insights on the changing communication landscape in 2021 and beyond. 

Political Transitions: Every two and four years, our nation experiences the departure of mayors, governors, members of Congress, presidential appointees, and many other officials at all levels of government. How are these transitions handled operationally and politically? How have these transitions impacted politics and policy throughout U.S. history? This course will examine U.S. politics, policies, and institutions through the lens of governmental transitions utilizing lectures, simulations, and guest speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified applicants will also possess a Master’s or terminal degree in a related field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit a one-page letter of application that includes a description of your teaching experience, along with your curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to washsem@american.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are preferred by July 1.

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.

Equal Opportunity

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach a 3 credit online graduate course Evaluation Quantitative Methods. Position responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating online discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession. Courses are asynchronous, fully online, and offered over 8 week terms. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold online office hours, provide assignment feedback, and consult with the Program Director on the progress of the class.  

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides opportunities for students to apply statistical measures to test evaluation hypotheses. Students explore the use of statistical software in managing and manipulating data and the proper production of descriptive and analytical reports that meet the guidelines and expectations of professional practitioners in the field. Students develop an understanding of an often intimidating and difficult subject with an approach that is informative and clear as they are guided through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, graphical representation of data through inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

The ideal candidate will hold a Masters, PhD or a terminal degree in an applicable field with at least 5 years of professional experience. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths. Review of applications will be ongoing and are subject to ongoing budgetary approval and sufficient course enrollment. 

Applications must be completed at our Interfolio site: (https://apply.interfolio.com/85048) and require: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach (please include which class(es) you are qualified to teach); and list of three professional references. An optional document to include: Course Evaluations. We encourage you to upload evaluations from any prior classes taught (as instructor, co-instructor, or teaching assistant.) to our Interfolio site. All documents will be treated as confidential per American University policy. Please contact Stephanie Schott, Assistant Dean (Sbrook@american.edu), if you have any questions. 

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) against any AU community member on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information, or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases").

The following persons, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20016, have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university nondiscrimination policies:

  • Dean of Students, 202-885-3300
  • Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, 202-885-2591
  • Dean of Faculty, 202-885-2125

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