Adler University, Online Campus is currently accepting applications for all disciplines in our Adjunct Faculty applicant pool. Adjunct positions are available throughout the 2021 – 2022 academic year, including summer term within the following programs, click below for more curriculum details: 

Job Overview

Under the general guidance of the Program Director, the Adjunct Faculty member leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the its Department and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts. The Adjunct Faculty member duties include teaching in their qualified, co-supervising or serving as Second Reader of capstone projects, and effectively mentoring graduate students in the program.  


Education/Experience For Masters Program:

  • A Master's in the applied concentration, or a related field with extensive professional work experience in areas that allow for teaching within specific program is required. A Doctorate is preferred. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year of related graduate teaching experience is required 
  • State of Illinois Licensure required; LCP, LCPC
  • Specialized training in course designing, developing, and implementing training materials 
  • Have a strong command of presentation software(s) and technology 

Education/Experience For Doctoral Program:

  • A Doctorate in the applied concentration, or a related field with extensive professional work experience in areas that allow for teaching within specific program is required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of related graduate teaching experience is required. 
  • State of Illinois Licensure required; LCP, LCPC, Clinical Psychologist 
  • Specialized training in course designing, developing, and implementing training materials 
  • Have a strong command of presentation software(s) and technology


  • Demonstrate a strong record and aptitude of graduate level teaching 
  • A commitment to building a diverse community 
  • Exemplify the scholar-practitioner training model in terms of curriculum design and/or delivery 
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination. 
  • Strong proficiency in community-engaged scholarship and other professional activities related to public policy and/or public administration 
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and professional staff 
  • Demonstrated commitment to socially responsible practice, social justice issues and diversity are important 
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations 
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler's social justice mission and vision 
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen 
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these 
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities 
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity 
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook) 
  • Strong research acumen and abilities 
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening 

Principal Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively. 
  • Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district. 
  • Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc. 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others. 
  • Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours. 
  • Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions. 
  • Perform other duties as outlined within teaching agreement 


COVID-19 considerations:The health and safety of our staff/faculty and their families, as well as our stakeholders, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that role will return to the campus full-time. 

Application Process:

Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts. Further materials, such as official transcripts sent from the degree-granting institution, will be requested at a later date. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the University (or department). When submitting a cover letter, please indicate the Program courses that align with your skills and in interest. 

Academic course schedules fluctuate each semester and selected individuals will work with Program Director or Chairs to determine a schedule. Courses are not guaranteed; however, the Adler University does its best to give ample notice about available courses and potential course cancellations. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.


About Adler University

Adler University's faculty, staff, students, and graduates are recognized as teachers and promoters of social responsibility, are engaged in their communities, and are politically aware and active.  We will strengthen our culture of social responsibility and of community service and engagement. 

Life at the University will be marked by rich opportunities for service, an active pursuit of sustainability, a vigorous commitment to the city and peoples of Chicago and Vancouver, and a realization of those cities' connections with the larger world.


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