Online Faculty Application

Step 1: Do you meet our requirements?

  1. All Online instructors must have evidence of successful teaching experience at an accredited college or university before they will be considered as an Online instructor.  It is preferred that instructors have experience teaching Online for another university.  
    Please Note:  Park University participates in E-Verify for all positions in the Greater Kansas City Missouri Area.
  2. Online Instructors for undergraduate level courses must hold a master’s degree in the discipline in which you wish to teach.  We hope you understand that we are trying to maintain the highest academic standards possible at Park and ask you to adhere to these minimum requirements.
  • Some departments have their own requirements:
    • History requires a master's degree in History, a grade of B or higher in a course comparable to the requested course, and three years teaching college level teaching.
    • English requires a master's degree in English and graduate coursework in the teaching of writing comparable to the course requested.
    • Spanish requires a master's degree in Spanish, Linguistics, or Teaching Languages with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Spanish.
    • French requires a master's degree in French, Linguistics, or Teaching Languages with at least 18 graduate credit hours in French.
  • Below is a list of courses for which we are currently accepting applications along with their requirements:    

AR316

Modern Art Master's degree required, M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred

CA103

Public Speaking Master’s degree in Communication or Master’s in a closely related field with 18 graduate hours in communication.  Previous teaching experience at the college level.

CA235

Multicultural Communication MA in Communication or MA in related area and 18 hours in Communication; prior teaching experience; graduate work in the topic of the course.

CA302

Communication Ethics and Law  Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Communication, Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcasting or Public Relations, plus five years’ experience in Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations in an organizational setting, and coursework in Communication Ethics or Journalism Ethics.

CA492

Capstone: Organizational Leadership MA in Communication or MA in related area and 18 hours in Communication; prior teaching experience; graduate work in the topic of the course.

CS225

Programming Concepts  Master's or Ph.D. level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach.  Indication of knowledge of the C++ language.

CS322

Web Programming II  Master's or Ph.D. level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach.  Indication of knowledge of the following languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript & current server side technologies like: ASP.NET, AJAX, Web Services, JSP, PHP.

EN105

First Year Writing Seminar I: Academic Research & Writing Master's degree in English from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; graduate-level coursework comparable to the course requested; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework; letters of support from two professional references who can speak to the candidate's classroom teaching experience. CV and Cover Letter that clearly specifies the candidate's qualifications.

EN106

First Year Writing Seminar II: Academic Research & Writing Master's degree in English from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; graduate-level coursework comparable to the course requested; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework; letters of support from two professional references who can speak to the candidate's classroom teaching experience. CV and Cover Letter that clearly specifies the candidate's qualifications.

FR103

Elementary French I Master's degree in French or French Education with at least 18 hours in French.  Previous experience with online teaching preferred. 

FR104

Elementary French II Master's degree in French or French Education with at least 18 hours in French.  Previous experience with online teaching preferred. 

HIS112

Introduction to World History II (Middle Ages) Master's degree in History. 

HIS113

Introduction to World History III (Modern Era) Master's degree in History. 

HIS200

History of Military Thought Master's degree in History. 

IB315

International Business Perspectives

• hold a Doctorate in Business with graduate work or concentration in International Business with classes including International Business at the graduate level
• hold a Doctorate in Business with 5 or more years’ experience directly related to International Business
• hold an out of field doctorate with a Master’s or 15 hours of graduate hours in International Business including a graduate level International Business class
• hold a Master’s in International Business with a graduate level International Business class and relevant experience
• holds an MBA and a graduate level International Business classes

IM425

Networking and Security Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field is preferred; but a candidate with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field and equivalent work experience or minimum of 15 hours in networking, security, or information systems will be considered. 

IM435

Business Analytics Ph.D. in Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Information Systems, or a related field is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree in Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Information Systems, or a related field and equivalent work experience or minimum of 15 hours in Data Management, Statistics or Operations Research will be considered.

IS316

Computer Sys Analyst & Design II  Ph.D. or Master's level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach. Satisfactory approval of graduate level courses on Computer System Analysis and Design with use of CASE software.

LE410

Advanced Interdisciplinary Research MA or MFA in an Interdisciplinary Field.

PH308

Business Ethics Master's degree in Philosophy or 18 hours of graduate work in Philosophy or Ethics.

PY101

Physical World MS in Physics or related field.

SP103

 Elementary Spanish I Ph.D. in Spanish preferred.  Master's Degree in Spanish, Spanish Education, Linguistics or Romance Languages related field from a regionally accredited institution.  The possessor of a Master's degree should have had at least 18 hours in Spanish (combined from undergraduate and graduate degrees) with a minimum grade of B in all courses.

SP104

Intermediate Spanish II Ph.D. in Spanish preferred.  Master's Degree in Spanish, Spanish Education, Linguistics or Romance Languages related field from a regionally accredited institution.  The possessor of a Master's degree should have had at least 18 hours in Spanish (combined from undergraduate and graduate degrees) with a minimum grade of B in all courses.

How courses are assigned:

All instructors will go through an approval process, on a course by course basis, to be completed by the Program Coordinator of the academic department in which they wish to teach.  Program Coordinators from each academic department review transcripts, course justifications, and evidence of teaching success to determine course approvals.  After you have been approved to teach online, you will be placed on a waiting list for all the courses you are approved to teach.  Please note that the University does not guarantee any current nor potential adjuncts future appointments and makes these decisions on a term by term basis.  The University appoints adjuncts based upon a variety of factors with an emphasis on the needs of our students.  Based on operational needs of the University, your Park ID may be removed from the waitlist at any time without notification.

Step 2: Complete the Online Instructor Application Form(s)

If you are already approved to teach courses at Park, please fill out the Course Justification Form for up to 5 of the currently posted courses that you wish to apply for, provided that you meet the minimum requirements above. Be sure to include your Park ID on the form. Email the completed form back to onlinefaculty@park.edu

If you have never taught for Park, please fill out the Online Faculty Application Packet selecting up to 5 of the currently posted courses that you would like to be considered. You must meet the minimum requirements for the course to be eligible to apply and a separate justification form must be submitted for each course. Email the entire packed to onlinefaculty@park.edu . If you are a Park Graduate you should include your Park ID, all others will leave this field blank.

Graduate level instructors must hold a terminal degree in the same field or discipline in which they are going to teach.  Exception to the terminal degree requirement may be made by the Graduate Program Director based on other exceptional or equivalent educational and professional experiences. If you would like to teach at the graduate level please contact the appropriate graduate school by clicking here.

Thank you for your interest in Park University's Online Programs!