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Welcome to the homepage for adjunct faculty at American University. Adjunct faculty are a key component of the university community, enriching the curriculum with their professional experience and scholarly expertise. They play a vital role in every department and program in every school and college at the university, teaching on campus, in our on-line programs, and working with students one-on-one.

By blending scholarship with the practical wisdom of experience in their professions, our adjuncts provide a dimension of learning that complements the research opportunities provided to students by full-time faculty whose careers have been in academia. As working professionals, adjuncts also provide our students with valuable connections to their professional networks, opening up internship and job opportunities.

On this page, you will find links to a variety of information and resources for adjunct faculty. If you are currently an adjunct faculty member or a prospective adjunct and you do not see what you are looking for, check with the appropriate department chair or program director in the relevant school or college.