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    Online facilitating jobs

    Hi,
    Do we have many online faculty members here? If so, do you mind sharing any hiring contacts or any other information for employment?

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    I am not a faculty person anywhere but I'll share this . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2thebooks View Post
    Hi,
    Do we have many online faculty members here? If so, do you mind sharing any hiring contacts or any other information for employment?
    One of the best kept secrets as far as online teaching jobs is that the great majority are not posted in the usual spots (HigherEdJobs, Monster, Indeed, etc.). There are loads of opportunities that are listed solely on school websites, it just takes some time and some digging to find them.

    The next time you have some time to kill, go to the various recognized accrediting agency (the regionals and DEAC is a good start) websites, and find the listing of their accredited schools. From there, go to the school websites and search for job openings; they're usually found under "human resources ", "employment", "employment opportunities", and "job listings". Some have postings for active jobs, while other schools constantly have a posting to collect applicants for a hiring pool.

    If you've read a bit of this website, you probably have a good idea which schools have the most online programs, and therefore hire the most online adjuncts, but don't dismiss any of them until you've thoroughly investigated. I absolutely guarantee that you'll find some schools soliciting online faculty where you had no idea that the school even offered online programs. It's time consuming and can get tedious (although I enjoy checking out different school websites), but you'll come away with a lot of leads that you'd never find with the usual suspects (Monster, etc.).

    Good luck!
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    B.A. (Criminal Justice) Curry College
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    Bruce is right. It's not just true for adjunct faculty jobs but for jobs in general. I spent a year as the International Student Advisor at (now sadly defunct) Southeastern University in Washington, D.C., and the way I got the job was to comb through the web sites of every IHE in the Washington, D.C. area. Turns out their vacancy wasn't advertised anywhere else, so as one of the few applicants, things worked out for me.

    (Of course, had they been better at advertising they might still exist today. But that's neither here nor there.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I am not a faculty person anywhere but I'll share this . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I am not a faculty person anywhere but I'll share this . . .

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    Thanks for the response.

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    Thanks for the information Bruce! This was good to know. I will take some time to search some websites.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    One of the best kept secrets as far as online teaching jobs is that the great majority are not posted in the usual spots (HigherEdJobs, Monster, Indeed, etc.). There are loads of opportunities that are listed solely on school websites, it just takes some time and some digging to find them.

    The next time you have some time to kill, go to the various recognized accrediting agency (the regionals and DEAC is a good start) websites, and find the listing of their accredited schools. From there, go to the school websites and search for job openings; they're usually found under "human resources ", "employment", "employment opportunities", and "job listings". Some have postings for active jobs, while other schools constantly have a posting to collect applicants for a hiring pool.

    If you've read a bit of this website, you probably have a good idea which schools have the most online programs, and therefore hire the most online adjuncts, but don't dismiss any of them until you've thoroughly investigated. I absolutely guarantee that you'll find some schools soliciting online faculty where you had no idea that the school even offered online programs. It's time consuming and can get tedious (although I enjoy checking out different school websites), but you'll come away with a lot of leads that you'd never find with the usual suspects (Monster, etc.).

    Good luck!

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    I am going to follow Bruce's advice. Thanks for the confirmation.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Bruce is right. It's not just true for adjunct faculty jobs but for jobs in general. I spent a year as the International Student Advisor at (now sadly defunct) Southeastern University in Washington, D.C., and the way I got the job was to comb through the web sites of every IHE in the Washington, D.C. area. Turns out their vacancy wasn't advertised anywhere else, so as one of the few applicants, things worked out for me.

    (Of course, had they been better at advertising they might still exist today. But that's neither here nor there.)

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    I was able to land my first online teaching job back in 2004 and via word of mouth. The institution was a state supported community college. I would suggest networking with people that you know who are currently in academia and actually contacting your local community, public, and private colleges first. Contact HR and see what do you have to do to become an online or traditional adjunct.
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    Apply to a bunch of schools and hope for the best.

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    To add a personal experience, I replied to a job posting awhile ago for an applicant pool for online Psychology instructors. I never heard anything for quite awhile, then got an email last week, asking if I would be interested in a position with the Criminal Justice department (that was never advertised). As a result, I have a phone interview tomorrow.

    It costs nothing to apply for a job, other than your time, and if you're looking for another job, chances are you have a lot of free time anyway.
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    B.A. (Criminal Justice) Curry College
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    M.A. (Forensic & Counseling Psychology) Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
    Certificate (Investigative Psychology) CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    Certificate (Psychology of Criminal Justice) University of Queensland
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    Here's hoping

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    To add a personal experience, I replied to a job posting awhile ago for an applicant pool for online Psychology instructors. I never heard anything for quite awhile, then got an email last week, asking if I would be interested in a position with the Criminal Justice department (that was never advertised). As a result, I have a phone interview tomorrow.

    It costs nothing to apply for a job, other than your time, and if you're looking for another job, chances are you have a lot of free time anyway.
    I have submitted some applications. I am hopefully to hear from someone.

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    I just got an email from a school I applied to in April saying, thanks we are forwarding your information on to the Dean. I was like, "okay...who are you again?" :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    I just got an email from a school I applied to in April saying, thanks we are forwarding your information on to the Dean. I was like, "okay...who are you again?" :)
    Too funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2thebooks View Post
    I have submitted some applications. I am hopefully to hear from someone.
    Sorry for the previous post, I meant to say that I am hoping to hear from someone soon.

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