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Online adjunct faculty make up a majority of the academics and teaching staff at Southern New Hampshire University. Check out the video to learn more about who they are, what they do and why their work matters to them.

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Online Adjunct Faculty - Marketing

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Online Adjunct Faculty FAQs

Online adjunct faculty positions are available to eligible applicants who reside in and are authorized to work in the United States (with the exception of California). For a full list of qualifications, please reference your specific job posting.

Not sure where to start? Take the following steps:

  • Check out our comprehensive list of our academic programs.
  • Submit your application through Workday. An automated email will be sent to confirm the successful submission of your application.
  • Refer to the Workday portal for status updates on your application.

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll play a critical role in our mission to transform the lives of learners — which is why we offer the support you need to succeed, too.

New faculty will be asked to complete an asynchronous 3-week paid online training program. These trainings, delivered in a cohort model, will require active participation throughout each week.

Facilitated by dedicated faculty trainers with SNHU experience, the topics covered include:

  • Understanding SNHU's faculty expectations
  • Best practices for teaching online
  • Creating student-centered learning communities
  • Effectively using SNHU academic technologies

The course is delivered through our online learning management system: Brightspace.

Yes! SNHU is passionate about promoting continued learning. That’s why we offer online adjunct faculty training and professional development opportunities through COLT (Center for Online Learning and Teaching).

COLT is accredited through the IACET (International association for Continuing Education and Training). This means many of COLT’s learning events also award continuing education units (CEUs) upon successful completion.

Course assignments are made by our scheduling team, with the guidance of the Associate Deans. Assignments are made on a term-by-term basis, about 8 weeks prior to the start of the term. Adjunct instructors are allowed to teach up to 10 sections per academic year.

Please note that while we’ll work hard to accommodate scheduling requests whenever we can, we’re not always able to guarantee a regular schedule, or teaching assignments every term.

Here’s what to expect from online classes at SNHU:

  • Asynchronous: Students will engage with materials and assignments on their own schedule, while still adhering to course deadlines and requirements. The asynchronous setup accommodates diverse schedules and time zones. Courses run 8-10 weeks and include weekly assignments.
  • Class size: Most courses have 25-30 students, promoting interaction and engagement. Some courses, such as writing intensive courses, may have lower course caps.
  • Curriculum: Pre-built courses maintain uniformity in topics, grading and rubrics. This format ensures all students meet program objectives for accreditation.
  • Course Materials: Required textbooks and resources are offered in a variety of forms, including digital textbooks, digital courseware and physical hard copies. These materials are provided for the faculty free of charge prior to the term beginning.

Our students are at the center of everything we do. And our online adjunct faculty are essential in ensuring their success. We do this through:

  • Student Support: Provide personalized, 1-on-1 guidance and support to students.
  • Course Feedback: Offer constructive feedback on assignments and course performance every week, for every assignment. There are typically 1-2 assignments that must be graded every week. Grading must be completed within 7 days of when the assignments are due.
  • Timely Responses: Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.
  • Active Online Presence: Engage in the online classroom consistently throughout the week. This is primarily done through the course discussion board. In most cases, faculty are expected to actively engage in every course discussion.
  • Flexibility: Our students are all around the world. That’s why we ask you to accommodate their diverse backgrounds, experiences, schedules and time zones.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly communicate concepts and foster open dialogue throughout the course. This will include weekly course announcements, discussion board engagement, grading feedback and more.
  • Collaboration: Work with advising and academic support teams to enhance student success.
  • Commitment to Student Success: Strive to help students achieve their academic goals.
  • Professional Development: Learn the latest teaching methods and subject knowledge to ensure academic excellence.

SNHU online courses run on a term schedule.

There are 6 undergraduate terms per year, lasting 8 weeks each, and 5 graduate terms per year, lasting 10 weeks each.

Typically, we offer the following standard compensation:

  • $2,200 per 8-week undergraduate course
  • $2,500 per 10-week graduate course

Please note that our nursing programs have a separate compensation structure. Undergraduate and graduate adjuncts are paid biweekly and are considered W2 employees.

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