Adjunct (Part-Time Faculty) Employment
Working as an adjunct at Florida SouthWestern State College is not only a means to earn additional income, but also an opportunity to give back to the community. Adjunct faculty members bring valuable knowledge, industry experience, and diversity to the classroom. Many instructors have full-time jobs elsewhere or are retired professionals. They choose to teach because they want to interact with students and help direct the future of their careers.
Adjunct positions are part-time, temporary, non-benefit eligible faculty appointments paid from other personal services (OPS) funds. As opposed to OPS staff positions, such appointments are made via an adjunct employment agreement (or "contract") for an academic term. Adjunct appointments are instructional in nature and the employees are compensated on a per course basis and according to their credentials as set forth in the Wage and Salary Schedule.
Adjunct faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level or classes designed to transfer to a baccalaureate degree requires a doctoral or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the teaching discipline or a master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline). A doctoral degree is preferred.
Minimum qualifications for adjuncts teaching associate degree courses not designed to transfer may be different than those listed above. Please refer to the online posting for specific qualification information.
Individuals interested in adjunct employment are encouraged to learn more about the adjunct hiring process below.
For a complete listing of Adjunct Employment opportunities, please visit jobs.fsw.edu
Interested in Being an Adjunct?
The process to become an adjunct at Florida SouthWestern State College is as follows:
- Candidates interested in adjunct opportunities should go to the Florida SouthWestern State College Job Opportunities page located at jobs.fsw.edu and click on the “Adjunct/Clinical” button to see available adjunct opportunities.
- Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications should complete an online application to be considered for employment. Additional information on how to navigate the online application process can be found here.
- Applications are reviewed by the appropriate academic division or campus location and if it is determined that a candidate represents a fit for an adjunct need, the division or campus will schedule an interview. Copies of transcripts are necessary at time of interview to ensure the candidate possesses the required degree and has taken the appropriate number of courses appropriate for the discipline for which they have applied.
- If the candidate meets the requirements and is selected for hire, a Faculty Qualification Form is completed by the appropriate academic dean to document the credentials and courses the individual is qualified to teach. In some cases, this form may be completed using copies of transcripts; however, candidates selected for hire are required to send official transcripts for all degrees conferred to the Office of Human Resources within 30 days of hire. Failure to provide the required transcripts within the prescribed time frame may result in not being offered a contract or being allowed to teach in subsequent terms.
- If offered a position, the hiring department will send the candidate to the Office of Human Resources to complete an adjunct new hire packet, complete fingerprinting/background check, obtain a parking pass, and adjunct identification card. The following documents must be presented by the candidate at the time of hire and include: Driver’s License, Social Security Card, I-9, W-4, and a voided check (for direct deposit).
- Once the new hire paperwork is completed, the department will generate a contract for each course that will be taught. For example, if the candidate is selected to teach two courses, two contracts will be generated.
- Each contract gets signed by the employee and the appropriate dean before it is submitted and processed by the Human Resources and Payroll departments.
- Once the contract has been processed, the adjunct will be guided by the division/department on portal account access which includes email, class roster, and student attendance verification records.