Walters State Community College will hold an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair on June 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the Morristown Campus. Adjunct faculty members are part-time contract teachers. They teach one or more classes in over 30 subjects, ranging from accounting to voice.
Teachers are needed for online, hybrid and traditional classroom courses on all four Walters State campuses: Morristown, Greeneville, Tazewell and Sevierville. Opportunities may also be available online and at other teaching sites.
“A good working knowledge of the subject area and a desire to share that knowledge are the most important qualities we look for when hiring adjunct faculty members,” said Matthew Hunter, dean of distance education at Walters State.
“This is a good chance for community members to help our students grow and make a difference in the lives of others.”
Most subjects require a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in the subject area. Applicants should have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet since many homework assignments are turned in online. Teaching or training experience is helpful but not required. A few classes may only require a bachelor’s degree with technical experience.
Hunter said current adjunct faculty members include retirees, business leaders, attorneys, health care professionals and stay-at-home mothers. Many supplement their income by remaining part of Walters State’s adjunct faculty.