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The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for adjunct lab faculty positions for the Spring 2023 Semester, which runs from January 17th to May 1st, 2023. 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.

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 or astronomy 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. Payment per course is competitive, and is determined by the number of courses to which the successful applicant is assigned.

Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing applicant’s related experience to physics@american.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. American University is an AA/EEO employer.

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.

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Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointment for Academic Year 2021-2022. Rank and appointment term will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. Applicants should hold a BS or higher in the field of chemistry or biochemistry. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the department’s greatest need is for General Chemistry Laboratories. However, lecture courses may become available, depending on the course schedule and the experience and stature of the candidate.

Salary is set based on the highest degree of the candidate and the Adjunct Collective Bargaining Agreement. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Douglas Fox, Department of Chemistry Chair, at dfox@american.edu to submit application materials. Include a curriculum vita, cover letter including examples of teaching experience, and recent teaching evaluations (when possible) in the email.

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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, genderidentity 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 Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for part-time WRT100 – College Writing in the Spring 2023 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. Sping semester sections will meet face-to-face for 75 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays or Mondays and Thursdays. Classes begin January 17th and end May 1st, 2023, 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 lwoott@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 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.

The English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) at American University invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty positions in ESL starting in the Fall Semester, 2022.

Seeking experienced ESL instructors to teach at the English Language and Training Academy (ELTA). Courses range from intermediate to advanced levels in all skill areas, including content-based courses for university credit. Courses meet in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings, Monday-Friday, no weekend courses.

QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities include contributing to the curriculum, collaborating with colleagues and staff, holding office hours, and attending faculty meetings. Master’s (or candidate) in TESOL, Education, Linguistics or related field preferred; strong interpersonal skills with evidence of a high level of cultural sensitivity.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. American University is an AA/EEO University committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio a http://apply.interfolio.com/103411. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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 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 Global and Immersive Studies (OGIS) at American University invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty positions to teach in the Washington Semester Program (WSP) for the Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 semesters.

Now in its 75th year, American University’s Washington Semester Program has welcomed more than 50,000 students from hundreds of domestic and international colleges and universities to live, work, and study in Washington, DC. Often credited with establishing the first DC internships for undergraduate students, the WSP allows students to earn American University academic credit that can count toward the requirements of their home school degrees.

The WSP motto “DC Is Our Classroom” highlights the unique value of the program: combining coursework from a nationally ranked university -- specifically, experiential learning through topical seminars -- with structured and supervised internships at some of DC’s most dynamic institutions.

Students study at AU for the fall, spring or summer semesters and enjoy the services and benefits of full-time AU students. Additionally, students learn from experienced AU faculty and are supported by dedicated program administrators and academic advisors. Students can participate in many of AU’s hundreds of clubs and activities and immerse themselves in the richly diverse campus community.

We are seeking experienced instructor(s) to teach the following courses:

Spring 2022

  • WSEM-450 Political Transitions and Policy Implications (4 credits)
  • WSEM-450 National Conversations in Times of Crisis (4 credits)
  • WSEM-450 Criminal Legal System: Roots of Mass Incarceration (4 credits)

These courses meet in person once each week for a 2.5-hour block during business hours from early January to early May. The course requires at least ten site visits and/or speakers over the course of the semester. Course descriptions can be found on the WSP program site.

  • WSEM-491 Justice and Law Internship (4 credits)

This course meets both in person and online and features significant 1-on-1 engagement with students. It is composed of the internship experience and professional development instruction. The class is designed to provide a formal means for students to analyze their internships, explore issues that arise in the workplace throughout one’s career, and help students to identify and achieve their long-term academic and professional goals. The course work and assignments will help students reflect analytically on their work at their internship sites, on the internship organization itself, and on issues and topics relevant to their education and career opportunities.

Summer 2022

  • WSEM-400 Washington Summer Internship and Seminar (3 credits)
  • Politics and Law
  • International Affairs
  • Social Justice

The WSP Summer program is an opportunity for students to spend a summer in DC, work in a DC internship, and earn academic credit. Detailed course descriptions are currently being created but a brief program description and generalized course descriptions can be found on the WSP program site. These courses meet in person once each week for a 2.5 hour block during business hours, from early June until late July.

Qualifications and Compensation:

Qualified applicants will possess a Master’s or terminal degree in a related field, plus teaching experience in the applied topic. Course assignments will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths. Salary is based on salaries set by the American University Adjunct Collective Bargaining Agreement, or previous WSP adjunct salary.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a one-page letter that indicates which course(s) you are interested in teaching and a brief description of your background preparing you to teach the course; a curriculum vitae/resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references, using the AU Interfolio System: http://apply.interfolio.com/99635

Review of applications will begin immediately, will continue until the positions are filled, and is subject to ongoing budgetary approval and sufficient course enrollment. Applications are preferred by Friday, December 10, 2021 for Spring 2022 positions and Monday, February 14, 2022 for Summer 2022 positions.

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.

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

American University is required to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). In accordance with the Clery Act, each year American University prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains campus crime statistics as well as descriptions of Public Safety's services. It is available to all applicants upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537 or the Annual Security Report is also available online.

American University is required to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The 2008 HEOA Amendments require Title IV Institutions to collect and publish statistics related to fire and/or smoke events as well as fire prevention policies and fire safety equipment as these items pertain to residence halls owned and controlled by the institution. In accordance with the fire statistics, safety and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University Department of Risk Management & Environmental Safety & Health prepares an Annual Fire Safety Report. This report is released annually on or before October 1. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available online or paper copies of the Annual Fire Safety Report will be provided upon request to the Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety Department at 202-885-2537.