The University of Illinois Springfield has occasional need for individuals to teach on a per-course, or “adjunct” basis. Qualified individuals are welcome to indicate interest by submitting application materials via the program’s application link. Colleges or departments may contact you when a need for someone with your specialized expertise arises, although they may not be able to acknowledge individual applications.

Important note: In order to maintain employment eligibility, adjunct faculty are required to complete mandatory annual employee training, including (but not limited to) Ethics, and Preventing Harassment & Discrimination.

The programs will follow up with applicants whose credentials and experience appear to be a match with their current needs; they may not have an opportunity to acknowledge all applications.

Adjunct application FAQs

  1. I have taught as an adjunct for a UIS program/department within the past several years. Do I need to reapply? No. Individuals already in a program’s/department’s adjunct “pool” need not reapply. If you are unsure of your current status, you are welcome to follow up with the program/department. 
  2. I have taught courses for one program/department and am interested in teaching for a different program/department. Do I need to submit a separate application? Yes. Each program/department develops and maintains its own adjunct pool. Application materials submitted to one program/department will not be seen by other programs/departments.
  3. Will the program/department respond to let me know the status of my application? No. Although you will receive a confirmation email when application documents have been successfully uploaded, the program/department may not contact you until a need for someone with your qualifications/expertise arises.
  4. How long will my application remain active? Application materials will be retained for three years.
  5. How can I update my application? You may submit updated documents at any time.

Accounting, Economics, and Finance (AEF)

Current adjunct opportunities in Accounting, Economics, and Finance: The department offers a selection of courses that are an integral part of the foundation, core, and major requirements of all College of Business and Management majors. Adjunct faculty are needed to teach courses that range from foundational economics and accounting courses to more specialized graduate-level topics courses.

African American Studies

Astronomy/Physics (ASP)

Biology

The Department of Biology will occasionally hire well-qualified adjuncts to teach the following courses:

  • BIO 106/107 Environmental Biology/Lab. This general education course for non-majors examines ecological principles in relation to environmental problems. It emphasizes current environmental issues and possible solutions and courses of action. Instructors must have a graduate degree in a biological science field.
  • BIO 201 and BIO 202 Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II. This is a two semester sequence of courses that both fulfills general education requirements and is for students seeking allied health careers (e.g., nursing, exercise science, clinical lab science). Each course has separate lecture and lab, which can be staffed separately.  Instructors must have a graduate degree in a biological science field.
  • BIO 361 Comparative Vertebrate Biology. This is a study of the evolutionary origins, embryological development, and functional anatomy of the vertebrates. Interrelatedness of form and function is stressed.  The lecture and lab can be staffed separately. Instructors must have a graduate degree in a biological science field and experience with dissection of vertebrates.
  • BIO 429/481 and 431/482 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II/Labs. This is a two semester sequence of courses. The first focuses on integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; the second follows with the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. The lecture and lab can be staffed separately. Instructors must have a graduate degree, doctorate preferred, in a biological science field.
  • BIO 345. General Microbiology Lecture. This is a one-semester course in microbiology. This course covers basic topics in microbial physiology, genetics, and ecology, along with an introduction to virology, immunology, and applied microbiology. Instructors must have a graduate degree in Microbiology or related field.

Chemistry (CHE) & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry occasionally will hire adjunct instructors with a Master’s degree in Chemistry to teach the following laboratory courses:

  • General Chemistry laboratory
  • General Chemistry for Nursing laboratory
  • Non-majors laboratory courses (for example Chemistry Cooks or Materials of the Artist)
  • College Physics laboratory

Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees and extensive chemistry experience may also be considered.

Communication

Computer Science (CSC) & Information Systems Security

Applicants for an adjunct faculty position in Computer Science must hold a Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science or a closely related discipline with 18 graduate hours in Computer Science. The Computer Science Department offers innovative programs in software engineering, information systems security, and data analytics. Many of our classes are taught online. Our main areas of need for adjunct faculty are in systems security, software engineering, and data analytics, including Java programming, database, data analytics, software development and security.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Data Analytics (DAT)

Educational Leadership

English (ENG)

We are looking for instructors with first-year writing teaching experience to teach ENG 091 Critical Reading, ENG 101 Rhetoric and College Writing, and ENG 102 College Writing and Civic Engagement. MA or higher in English or related field required. Use the link below to navigate to the English adjunct opportunities page and upload application materials for department review. We are particularly looking for instructors who may have availability during the day, and those with an interest in teaching our developmental Critical Reading course.

Environmental Studies

  • The Department of Environmental Studies occasionally has a need for adjuncts to teach the following courses:
    • ENS 151 Earth Science.  Online or on-campus.  This general education course introduces the physical processes and materials on our planet including natural resources, natural disasters, and climate. Understanding the dynamics that make up Earth and the discoveries leading to this understanding allows us to grasp the impact the Earth has on society and our impact on the Earth.  Applicants should have a diverse background in the natural sciences.
    • ENS 201 Literature and the Environment.  Online.  This general education course examines the historical chronology of literature addressing the relationship between humans and the environment.  Applicants should have a strong background in literary and cultural studies and familiarity with interdisciplinary fields such as conservation biology, environmental history, and environmental philosophy.
    • ENS 262 Environmental Physical Geography.  Online or on-campus.  This general education course examines the physical elements of the landscape, focusing on weather, water, landforms, and soils.  Interrelationships between the various environmental elements and their influence on the changing natural landscape are noted.  Applicants should have a degree in geography, geology, or closely related physical science.
    • ENS 311  Global Change in Local Places.  Online or on-campus.  This course examines environmental transformations in a global perspective, seeking to understand how changes in global social systems and natural systems are interrelated.  The course develops a deeper understanding of the ways that global social processes affect diverse communities throughout the world by focusing on environmental change and social justice and the resulting impact on human communities.  Applicants should have experience developing interdisciplinary analysis that draws on both social and natural sciences.
    • ENS 404 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems.  Online and on-campus.  This is an introduction to the concepts and tools of GIS emphasizing basic concepts of design and application of GIS in a variety of fields.  Applicants must have significant professional experience using ArcGIS and be aware of the time commitment involved in a course such as this that requires close supervision of students.
    • ENS 405 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing.  Online and on-campus.  This course introduces students to the principles and techniques necessary for applying remote sensing to issues in natural resources, emphasizing the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings in both aerial and satellite remote sensing.  Applicants must have significant professional experience using ArcGIS and be aware of the time commitment involved in a course such as this that requires close supervision of students.
    • ENS 422 Environmental Sociology.  Online.  This course provides an introduction to the key areas of research in environmental sociology, a field of inquiry that focuses on the relationship between society and the biophysical environment.  Applicants should have a degree in sociology of closely related field.
    • ENS 425 Ecology Issues.  Online.  This course introduces students to the basic concepts and models of ecology, divided into sections that consider the most important ecological factors influencing individuals, populations, and communities.  Applicants should have a degree in the biological sciences.
    • ENS 446 Population and Public Policy.  Online.  This course studies the size, composition, distribution, and socio-economic aspects of local, national, and global populations using multidisciplinary approaches.  Focus is on the interactions between population growth, economic development, and environmental qualities.  Applicants should have a social background in demography.
    • ENS 449 Agricultural Politics & Policy.  Online.  This course explores how various political forces have shaped food production (primarily in the United States) and current trends and controversies (including agricultural subsidies, conservation programs, agrochemicals, biotechnology, food safety, organic farming, and distributions of farmlands).  Applicants should have a degree in political science, public administration, legal studies, or closely related field.
    • ENS 461 Geopolitics.  Online.  This course examines strategic geopolitical issues (both conflict and opportunity), including issues relating to food, natural resources, population change, and technological development.  Applicants should have a degree in human geography or closely related field.
    • ENS 465 Water Resources and Society.  Online. Beginning with a historical perspective on human use and influence of water, this course samples the basics of the hydrologic cycle and water science, water quality and quantity issues, and resulting conflicts.  Applicants should have a degree in geology, physical geography, or closely related field.
    • ENS 477 Renewable Energy.  Online.  This course provides an overview of renewable energy, including technologies such as passive and active solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind turbines, hydropower, biomass, and alternative transportation.  Students will learn about the basics of energy, energy conservation strategies, energy-efficient design principles, and energy-related careers.  Applicants should have professional experience in some aspect of renewable energy technology.
    • ENS 485 Environmental Policies: Water Quality.  Online.  This course focuses on analysis of administrative procedures, standards, and regulations of the Clean Water Act of 1987 and amendments, and their effects on water quality.  Applicants should have a degree or practical experience in environmental policy or law.
    • ENS 553 Research Methods in Environmental Studies.  Online or on-campus.  This course focuses on improving skills in critical thinking, environmental research design, and data analysis.  Applicants must have knowledge of basic statistical analysis, analytical writing, and policies regarding use of human and animal subjects in research.

 

Exercise Science (EXR)

The Exercise Science Program occasionally will hire adjunct instructors with a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, or related allied health area, to teach a variety of course offerings from Introductory courses (Examples- Introduction to Exercise Science, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Personal Health and Wellness, etc.) to more specialized courses (Examples- Medical Terminology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Motor Learning, etc.). Qualified individuals interested in teaching Exercise Science courses in the Department of Allied Health are invited to submit application materials via the link below.

Global Studies (GBL)

Human Development Counseling

Human Services

Human Services is a Master’s level degree with the majority of coursework being delivered in an online format. When adjunct faculty are utilized, it is most often for the teaching of our online core classes. Examples of classes include: Critical Perspectives in Human Services, Social Policy and Human Services, and Ethics and Professional Development. Adjunct faculty that have experience in the human service field, a master’s degree in a human service related field, and experience teaching online courses are encouraged to apply.

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies program has occasional need for adjuncts to teach various courses (on campus and online), such as Introduction to the American Legal System, American Law in Comparative Perspective, and Legal Research and Citation. Instructors are required to have a J.D. or Ph.D., with a strong academic record.  Teaching experience at a college or university level is preferred.​  Online teaching experience is preferred for instructors teaching online courses.

Liberal and Integrative Studies (LNT)

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The MIS Department has occasional need for adjuncts to teach undergraduate and graduate lower level MIS courses. Highly qualified candidates with at least an MS in MIS degree and some teaching experience are invited to apply for possible per-course teaching assignments.

Management, Marketing, and Operations (MMO)

This department has occasional opportunities for adjunct instructors in business administration, human resource management, management, marketing, and sport management. Adjunct instructors are hired to teach principles courses in the area of interest or other upper elective courses. Academically qualified instructors are hired to teach core graduate courses. Online teaching experience is preferred but not required. Required qualifications include PhD, DBA, MBA or other graduate degree in a related area. Instructors should be able to clearly qualify as a Scholarly Practitioner, Instructional Practitioner, Scholarly Academic, or Practice Academic according to Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards.

 

Mathematical Sciences

  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences has occasional need for adjuncts to teach General Education mathematics courses.
    • Minimum qualifications for remedial math adjuncts include:
      • Master Degree in Mathematics
      • Experience teaching on-campus/face-to-face mathematics classes at college level or higher
    • Primary duties include:
      • Teaching on-campus/face-to-face General Education mathematics courses
      • Holding regular office hours
  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences has occasional need for adjuncts to teach remedial math classes.
    • Minimum qualifications for remedial math adjuncts include:
      • Certified to teach a high school math class, or, at least, Master’s Degree in math.
      • Experience teaching math classes at the level of high school or higher.
      • Experience in tutoring math.
    • Primary duties include:
      • Teach remedial math classes (092/094/096), and
      • Tutor remedial math students in Math Lab.

Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

Music (MUS)

Philosophy

The UIS Philosophy Department has a successful, mostly online undergraduate major, and we also offer graduate-level and general-education courses. The department occasionally has a need for adjunct faculty with a PhD in philosophy and whose expertise complements that of existing faculty. All areas of competence may be considered, and online teaching may be an option.

Politics and International Affairs

Psychology

Qualified individuals interested in per-course teaching opportunities in the Psychology Department are invited to submit application materials via the link below.

Public Administration

Public Affairs Reporting (PAR)

Public Health

The MPH Program at UIS seeks qualified applicants for adjunct positions in the areas of environmental and generalist public health.  Duties include course development and delivery and evaluation as needed. Adjunct faculty work with the chair of the department to ensure appropriateness of course content to be delivered.  A Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Public Health, PhD or DrPH are required. We seek applicants that are willing and able to work collegially and collaboratively in support of preparing exceptional public health professionals. The environmental health specialty is accredited through the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council. The department is currently seeking Council on Education for Public Health accreditation.

Social Work

Sociology/Anthropology

Potential courses include: 101 Introduction to Sociology, 141 Freshman Seminar, 405 Sociocultural Theories, 432 Culture and Education, and upper division electives. Ph.D. is preferred; ABD and possibly M.A. would be considered. Use the link below to upload application materials for department review.

Teacher Education

  • Adjunct faculty in the Teacher Education department should hold at least a master’s degree in an area related to education or teacher education preparation, as well as an Illinois teaching certification in a content area aligned to the programs that UIS is approved to offer through the Illinois State Board of Education. Experience in teaching online is a plus.
  • The UIS Teacher Education program offers approved licensure programs in the following areas:
    • Elementary Grades 1-6
    • Middle Grades 5-8
    • Secondary Grades 9-12: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology

Theatre (THE)

UIS’ growing Theatre program has occasional need for adjuncts to teach classes in Costume Construction/Stage Make-up, as well as possibilities for an Introduction to Theatre (on ground or on-line). Minimum qualifications for Costume Construction/Stage Make-up course: MA or MFA in Theatre – design, theatre studies, production. Minimum qualifications for Intro to Theatre course: MA or MFA in Theatre-design, acting, production, directing, theatre studies, dramaturgy.

Visual Arts (ART)

Women and Gender Studies

Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE)

CAPE delivers specialized training programs to businesses and community partners and often needs content experts. CAPE offers non-degree courses, workshops and other trainings. ION eLearning programs are 4 or 8-week asynchronous courses that are instructor led. Read more about Continuing and Professional Development (CAPE) and the ION online learning programs at UIS.

Adjunct opportunities: Continuing and Professional Education routinely seeks competent, qualified professionals to teach on a per-course (adjunct) basis based on course offerings and need.

Position Requirements:

  • Previous experience teaching in a hybrid and/or fully online classroom at the collegiate level is required for ALL ION classes.
  • Experience leveraging educational technology tools and learning management systems is required for all ION Technology courses. All CAPE faculty have to be subject matter experts in the field for which they will be hired.
  • All applicants for the ION program must have demonstrated experience in teaching (minimum of 3 years) and/or administering (minimum of 2 years) in online programs in a higher education setting.
  • Must be a subject matter expert in the area for which you are applying.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver content that is student-centered and actively engages students with diverse interests and needs.
  • Knowledge of career, professional development, experiential learning, workplace trends, and/or service learning best practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Additional certifications/credentials held in area for which you are applying.

Application Part 1: Upload required CAPE/ION adjunct application materials (please name documents as last name-first name-document type; example: Garcia-Amy-coverletter).

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume highlighting employment expertise
  • Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Part 2: Submit optional EEO form

Internships and Prior Learning (IPL)

The Office of Engaged Learning has occasional opportunities for adjunct instructors to teach and facilitate IPL courses under the supervision of the OEL Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Coordinator. Students earn credit by completing an internship (IPL 300) or project (IPL 301) course concurrently with a field experience, or as a service learning experience.

  • Position Requirements:
    • Master’s degree;
    • Minimum 2 years full-time work and previous teaching in a higher education setting with demonstrated pedagogical skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver content that is student-centered and actively engages students with diverse interests and needs;
    • Knowledge of career, professional development, experiential learning, workplace trends, and/or service learning best practices.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Previous experience teaching in a hybrid and/or fully online classroom at the collegiate level;
    • Experience leveraging educational technology tools and learning management systems.

 

University Courses

Call for Applications - UNI 301 Discussion Facilitator - Engaged Citizenship Common Experience Speaker Series

The Office of Undergraduate Education is seeking applications for a part-time UNI 301 Discussion Facilitator trained in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to moderate UNI 301 Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series events for the Fall 2022 semester. The role of the discussion facilitator is to moderate the discussion portion of UNI 301 Speaker Series events and write discussion questions to assist students in bridging the content of the events to central themes of engaged citizenship. Approximately eight Speaker Series events will be held during the Fall 2022 semester. Discussions are expected to be about 25 minutes in length.


Note: Prior DEI training is not required to apply for this position. Training will be provided

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Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:00PM CST


What is the ECCE Speaker Series?
The ECCE Speaker Series sponsors events that promote and adhere to the value of engaged citizenship, cultural awareness, and respect for diversity. In particular, the Speaker Series features speakers and activities that exemplify engagement in civic life, enrich our understanding of and promote respect for the diversity of our communities, whether local or global, and inspire everyone to take on their social responsibility. ECCE Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.


UNI 301: The ECCE Speaker Series Course:
UNI 301, the Speaker Series course, is part of the UIS ECCE curriculum, the distinctive set of courses taken by undergraduates at UIS to foster the appreciation for and practice of diversity and the active effort to make a difference in the world. For one hour of credit over the course of the semester, students participate in campus-sponsored events presented by speakers who exemplify engaged citizenship.
After each event, students participate in a discussion forum by responding to discussion questions and commenting on other student posts about the event on the course Canvas site. At the end of the semester, students write an integrative essay about their experiences.


ECCE / UNI 301 Learning Outcomes:
• Recognizing the social responsibility of the individual within a larger community
• Practicing awareness of and respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples in this country and in the world
• Reflecting on the ways in which involvement, leadership, and respect for community occur at the local, regional, national, or international levels
• Identifying how economic, political, and social systems operate now and have operated in the past
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• Engaging in open-minded and ethical decision-making and action
• Distinguishing the possibilities and limitations of social change


Discussion Facilitator Responsibilities / Duties:
• Complete appropriate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training(s) or equivalent as directed by the UIS Diversity Center.
• Complete appropriate DEI facilitator training or equivalent as directed by the UIS Diversity Center.
• Collaborate with the ECCE Speaker Series Coordinator, presenters and sponsors to plan and facilitate dynamic event discussions based on the ECCE learning outcomes (listed above).
• Adhering to DEI principles and standards, facilitate a group discussion among presenters and UNI 301 students / general audience members as part of each Speaker Series event. Approximately eight Speaker Series events will be held each semester. Discussions are expected to be about 25 minutes in length.
• Following each event discussion, formulate five discussion questions for the UNI 301 course that align to the course assessment rubric. Each set of discussion questions will be used as a reflection assignment for students to assist students in bridging the event content to one or more of the ECCE learning outcomes (listed above).


Qualifications:
• Master’s degree
• Experience as a discussion facilitator
• Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
• Commitment to fostering an inclusive, welcoming university community.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse faculty, staff, students, and presenters.
• Excellent professional written communication, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Dynamic moderator with professional skills that enable effective communication among diverse audiences.
• Availability to work evening events.


Application Procedures:
Send a letter of interest and resume to Kimberly Craig, Director of Academic Initiatives, at craig.kimberly@uis.edu. Contact Kimberly with questions at 217.206.6245.


The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:00PM CST

Other UNI Opportunities

The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) routinely seeks competent, qualified professionals to teach on a per-course (adjunct) basis.  In addition to regular disciplinary courses, UIS offers a variety of university (UNI) courses.  UNI courses provide specialized knowledge and skills in academic areas that augment the established components of the UIS curriculum.  Examples include UNI 101: First-Year SeminarUNI 103: Academic Success Workshop, and UNI 301: ECCE Speaker Series.  Depending on the course, these can be offered as on-ground or online courses, in fall, spring, or summer semester.

UNI courses are not discipline specific, and applications are invited from candidates with various educational backgrounds.  The Office of Undergraduate Education encourages applications from ALL qualified candidates.

  • Position Requirements: A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Application Part 1: Upload required application materials (please name documents as last name-first name-document type; example: Garcia-Amy-coverletter). To apply for the UNI Courses Adjunct Pool, applicants should submit the following documents:
    • A concise letter of interest
    • A resume or curriculum vitae
    • Unofficial transcript(s)
    • A reference list of at least three professional references, one of whom is a recent direct supervisor
  • Application Part 2: Submit optional EEO form

Individuals already in the UNI Courses Adjunct Pool need not reapply.  Application materials are retained for three years.  Applicants may update their materials at any time.  Approval for other department adjunct pools at UIS does not qualify an applicant for the UNI Courses Adjunct Pool.  Although applicants will receive a confirmation email when application documents have been successfully uploaded, they will not otherwise be contacted unless there is an upcoming instructional need.