Monthly Archives: January 2016

Teaching Online: 5 Tips to get Hired

Sheila Fry

Teaching online is exciting but can leave you with many questions. Deciding to adopt the adjunctpreneur® lifestyle and teaching online is very rewarding but can leave you with many questions. You aren’t sure you can meet the expectations of hiring managers for your desired position. Do you have the education, skills and expertise to be considered a good fit at an institution and get hired?


Solid advice on the mysterious and often mercurial process of landing an online job.  Lots of common sense can be found here. If even one tip is something new to you, it is worth your time! 


Dani Babb: 17 surprising reasons you didn’t get that online teaching job

Having worked in online education for over 15 years and working with thousands of clients while maintaining the confidence and anonymity of deans and administrators, I have learned a lot about why candidates don’t get that interview or get the job they were a perfect fit for. In this article, my goal is to share with you this candid feedback – even when it hurts to hear (or just shouldn’t be that way!)


This is a terrific article from an expert in the field.  If you are looking for online work as a teacher read this article! 

e-Jobs: Online Arts Administration (MA)

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in arts administration or an associated professional discipline (visual or performing arts)
  • Significant professional experience in arts leadership and administration
  • Experience teaching arts administration at the collegiate level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in arts leadership of regionally or nationally significant organizations including (but not limited to) major fundraising initiatives, community engagement, facilities development or expansion, and/or audience development
  • Ability to teach in more than one of the indicated areas of need
  • Experience and/or interest in teaching in an online format
  • Ability to leverage professional relationships into internship opportunities for students in the program


Make that MFA (and online teaching experience) pay! 

e-jobs: Online Adjunct Instructor, Bioinformatics – Brandeis University

Course-specific Qualifications:

1. Mathematical Modeling for Bioinformatics
Minimum of 4 years of experience in using biological data mining and prediction techniques in a cutting edge research environment.
Experience implementing various modeling and prediction techniques, including linear and nonlinear regression, principal component analysis, support vector machines, self-organizing maps, neural networks, set enrichment, Bayesian networks, model-based analysis, and geneset/ pathway/network analysis.
Strong statistics scripting/programming experience.
2. Biological Data Integration
Minimum of 4 years of experience in algorithms and techniques for integration of public and proprietary bioinformatics data in a cutting edge research environment.
Experience with public data resources (e.g., NCBI, Ensembl, UCSC, Broad), relational databases, and methods of data transfer and ontologies (e.g., BioPax, XMLs). 


Major school. Cutting edge content area.  Learn to teach this subject online and you can write your own ticket. 

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty | Commercial Photography – Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Candidates must have a MA or MFA with applications in the creative industries with photo based media and commercial photography being especially relevant. In addition to academic credentials and experience, a professional practice in the area of Commercial Photography holds significant value.
To be considered for online courses, candidates must reside in Colorado, California, or Florida.


Online photography classes will take a combination of online teaching skills and technical wisdom. Is this right for you?

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic. 


This is a well filtered list of resources that will help you tune in to strong and grade appropriate YouTube content. 

e-Jobs: Online Nursing Faculty

Qualified nursing faculty requirements include:
A minimum of a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution. Doctoral degree preferred.
Current unencumbered state license as a registered nurse.
Experience teaching in an RN to BSN curriculum required.
One year experience teaching nursing courses delivered online.
Current clinical nursing knowledge within area of specialty and ongoing maintenance of clinical competency.
Minimum of three years of recent experience in area of specialty.


Online nursing education is taking off.  Qualified nurse educators with e-learning experience are always in demand. 

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways online learning can make you a BETTER teacher

Time and time again, when dealing with teachers and academics, who have been seriously involved in online learning, I have found that they gained enormously from the experience. They become better teachers.


Don Clark says it well.  Online teaching can help you become a better teacher.  This nicely detailed article will tell you how that happens.

 I’ve been teaching and learning online for 21 years and I’m still learning something new everyday.

e-Jobs: English Writing Online Adjunct – Eastern Oregon University

Minimum Qualifications
An MA or MFA in English or related field, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a strong commitment to underserved student populations.

U.S. Citizenship or current residence status is required. Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching, experience, and/or scholarship appropriate to the course(s) needed. PhD in English or related field.


Online teaching is a natural extension of writing skills. Go on… apply! 

e-Jobs: Online Part-time Faculty, Mathematics – Columbia Southern University

Education and/or Experience

A master’s degree in Mathematics required. Doctorate degree strongly preferred.
Applicants who hold a master’s degree in a related mathematical discipline with at least 18 graduate credit hours in the math field may also be considered.

Experience in online university level teaching highly preferred.

A record of successfully engaging adult and/or nontraditional learners highly preferred.

The Institution will also consider competence, effectiveness and capacity, including related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.


Put your masters degree and 18 units in math to work teaching online.  If you have online teaching experience all the better.