If you’ve never considered a post-secondary teaching opportunity, this summer might be the time to start. Did you know PK-12 educators can be excellent candidates for adjunct or associate faculty positions? If you’re looking to keep your teaching skills sharp this summer, consider the benefits of tMay 21, 2019
If you’ve never considered a post-secondary teaching opportunity, this summer might be the time to start.
Did you know PK-12 educators can be excellent candidates for adjunct or associate faculty positions? If you’re looking to keep your teaching skills sharp this summer, consider the benefits of taking a position at a college or university.
Why should I consider post-secondary education?
For an off-season PK-12 teacher, a post-secondary teaching position offers personal and professional opportunities for growth.
Share your expertise
The knowledge and learnings you practice all year long are useful to students and faculty alike in a post-secondary setting. Use your highly developed classroom-management and teaching skills to make post-secondary curriculum engaging for a new set of students.
Meet professionals outside the field
As an adjunct professor, you’ll meet many instructors who, like you, are teaching part-time and have full-time jobs in other fields. Your colleagues might be local business leaders or other professionals who can help you further your career development in a new way — or you might even find a future guest speaker for your classroom.
Turn classroom skills into a paycheck
For many teachers, summer break means more time to earn extra money. Give yourself a leg up by finding a position in post-secondary education, where classroom management, curriculum development, and grading are tasks you’re well-versed in.
Develop yourself professionally
Teaching in a college or university is an excellent way to continue building your resume, especially if you prefer to stay hands-on in a classroom, rather than exploring leadership positions in your district office or elsewhere.
How do I get started?
These opportunities for in-person and online teaching positions can help you find the perfect post-secondary teaching gig.
- Consider applying to be a faculty associate or academic associate at ASU. Many of these roles are filled on a rolling basis.
- Interested in teaching at the community college level? Phoenix-based educators can apply to become adjunct faculty members at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges. If you're in Flagstaff, browse the job postings at Coconino Community College.
- Grand Canyon University has adjunct faculty and part-time positions available for its Phoenix location, as well as for extension and online courses.
- The University of Arizona maintains an updated list of open adjunct faculty positions.
- Not in one of Arizona’s larger cities? No problem. Check out the job listings at these community colleges across the state.
- Open to teaching online? Browse the HigherEd Jobs database for remote job opportunities from schools across the country.