Online facilitating jobs

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by back2thebooks, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

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

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    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!
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    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.)
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  6. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

  7. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

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

  8. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

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

  9. scaredrain

    scaredrain Member

    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.
  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Apply to a bunch of schools and hope for the best.
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    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. :smile:
  12. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

    Here's hoping

    I have submitted some applications. I am hopefully to hear from someone.
  13. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    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?" :)
  14. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

    Too funny!
  15. back2thebooks

    back2thebooks New Member

    Sorry for the previous post, I meant to say that I am hoping to hear from someone soon.

Share This Page