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:
CourseDescription
CO235Construction Planning Master’s Degree in Construction Management or a minimum of three years working experience in the construction industry.
CO360Project Management/Critical Path Analysis Master’s Degree in Construction Management or a minimum of three years working experience in the construction industry.
CS152CS152 Introduction to Python Programming 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 Python language is a must.
CS240Web Programming I  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 1-year professional experience with client side web development, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
CS322Web 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.
CS330Principles of Mobile Development 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.
GGH310Geography of Terrorism Master's degree in Geography or related field
GGP115Physical Geography Master’s in Geography or related field.
GGP120Global Sustainability Master’s in Geography or related field.
PH308Business Ethics Master's degree in Philosophy or 18 hours of graduate work in Philosophy or Ethics.
PO 200American National Government Master's in Political Science
SO309Sociology of Sport Master’s in Sociology.
SO318Military Sociology Master’s in Sociology.
SO328Sociology of Religion Master’s in Sociology.
SO332Advanced Social Psychology Death, Dying and Bereavement Master’s in Sociology.

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!

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