What Courses Can I Teach Online?

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When looking for online adjunct teaching positions, your first question may well be, “But what can I teach?” Are there particular courses that are more likely to be online than others? Can any course be taught online? Is your particular discipline one in which you’ll find online classes to teach? There is a huge array… Read more »

Teach History Online – Becoming an Online History Professor

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Most of us remember March, 2020 as being the month where—as far as education goes—pretty much most brick-and-mortar classrooms were empty. Classes, as we knew them, transitioned nearly entirely online. How did history classes fare? Here’s what the American Historical Association said in their news magazine: “History classes, in particular, are generally more adaptable to… Read more »

Teach Psychology Online – Becoming an Online Psychology Professor

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It may seem counterintuitive, but teaching psychology online is a rapidly growing field. You’d think that psychology constitutes teaching some pretty extensive information, including interpersonal soft skills —and it does—but this in no way limits it from being taught as an online course. In fact, teaching psychology online may even be ideal. No wonder so… Read more »

How Do You Land an Online Teaching Job?

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So you have what it takes to teach online college courses. You have the right college degrees in your discipline. You have some teaching experience. You’re pretty good at using the technology that the courses will require. Maybe you even have some experience with learning management systems, like Blackboard or Brightspace or Canvas. You’re as… Read more »

Do Online Adjunct Instructors Get Benefits?

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Over the past decade (at least) there has been, and continues to be, a great deal of controversy in the case of the employee benefits that an adjunct instructor is often denied. Benefits, as defined in the lives of the adjunct faculty, revolve largely around health benefits—health insurance—and pensions. In either case, benefits are far too… Read more »

What are the Pros and Cons of Teaching Online?

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When considering becoming an online adjunct teacher as opposed to a traditional adjunct teacher—which is to say, teaching in an online forum versus teaching in a regular classroom—it’s obvious that there are notable differences in the two approaches. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily. But online teaching has its share of perks, though… Read more »

What is Needed to Be an Online Adjunct Professor?

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The skills you need to become an online adjunct instructor are roughly the same as that of teaching in any adjunct position, and it also generally parallels the course that full-time faculty must follow in their discipline (though not entirely, either). Teaching online as an adjunct, however, has some notable differences. To teach online college… Read more »

Where Can I Teach Online? A List of Options

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Online courses are now prevalent in higher education—and that includes two-year colleges, state universities, and private colleges. As such, the options for teaching as an online adjunct is, if not limitless, pretty far-ranging. You can teach as an online adjunct faculty member at any level of higher education: community colleges, four-year universities both private and… Read more »

Yes, You Can Make a Living as an Online Adjunct

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According to ZipRecruiter, as of September 15, 2021, the average annual pay for an online adjunct faculty is $63,542. To put that in perspective, ZipRecruiter points out that this might work out to be a little over $30 an hour. Given the average pay—and one can certainly earn less, or even significantly more—it is entirely… Read more »