Online Teaching Opportunities

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by piratesmac, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. piratesmac

    piratesmac New Member

    Where can one find a repository of online teaching opportunities?

    Are these positions generally easy or difficult to obtain?

    Are these positions difficult?

    What is salary range for such positions?

    Thanks for your responses.
  2. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member

    Online Teaching

    The best two spots for open positions are - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    It's competitve to find a first position without prior online experience. Many, many applicants. With a doctorate, you would have an easier time breaking in.

    Difficulty; personally, it's alot more work than teaching an onground course. I actually taught the exam same course for two different universities at the same time, one online, one on ground, and it was pretty eye opening.

    It varies for $$. For a rule of thumb, think about $2,000 per course.

    Also, see the group listed in my signature. I found it when I first started looking myself, and it has been very helpful.

  3. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I recommend for this, they are difficult if this is the first time you are teaching but also it depends on your field. Salaries are somewhere between 1000-3500 per course, some claim that they can make a 100K/y salary doing this full time.
  4. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Yes, the problem is the online feedback and online discussions that take forever. They take much of your time. Some people are using canned comments to overcome this but this eventually will hunt you down. In addition, pays are lower than onground in general too. It is good if you combine on ground and online as you can teach online between onground courses and optimize your time but I would advice against full time online teaching careers.

    Before the age of online doctorates, it was easy to break in without a doctorate, but now many of the online instructors hold doctorates from online schools like Capella, Walden , etc as they seem to be a dime a dozen nowadays. It is a plus an online doctorate if you want to teach online as many schools see this as a plus as graduates of online schools are used to the online environment.
  5. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    You might want to try going to Peterson's DL site:

    and contact schools in your field of interest directly, even if they are not advertising for online adjuncts. Schools are usually looking to at least take applicants into their pool.

    One key is to keep contacting the school periodically, especially a few weeks before a term begins. Many schools don't hire adjuncts until there a clear picture of enrollment.

    Best of luck.

  6. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member


    Also, one more site you might want to check out, though I can't verify it's effectiveness, is

    It's a passive site where you input your bio, and schools can find you if they are in need of your specialty.

  7. Denver

    Denver Member

    Thank you for sharing this. Given the growth in online education this may be a competitive advantage for distance doctorates.
  8. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I have taught at few online schools and noticed this, a large portion of the faculty members were graduates of Walden, Capella, Touro, NCU so this might be an indication that online schools feel that PhDs from online Universities do better online faculty members.

    I still remember that one PhD from Warton quit from an online school because he was't provided with teaching assistants.

    This might sound funny to some but the reality is that many PhDs from B&M schools do terrible online teachers.

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