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Adjunct - Pennoni - Honors Program

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Education, Other Education, Humanities, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Part Time
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About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program , also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

About Pennoni Honors College/Academic Programs

The Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University is a place of innovation, creativity, and intellectual exchange. There are many different units within the Pennoni Honors College which offer a range and depth of offerings unique among Honors Colleges in the country. Involvement with the College helps students become the best they can be: broadly educated, socially engaged, and culturally and intellectually fulfilled.

A core branch of the Pennoni Honors College is the Honors Program. The Honors Program Community is comprised of active and curious undergraduate learners who represent nearly every major and discipline at Drexel University. Through discussion-based courses, the Honors Program allows students to explore diverse topics and perspectives while meeting faculty and students outside of their majors and academic concentrations.

Job Summary

The Pennoni Honors College invites applications for adjunct faculty positions to teach in the Honors Program in the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Available Honors courses include Honors Colloquia and Great Works courses which are customizable to the candidate’s degree field and area of expertise. The Honors Program aims to offer courses in a wide variety of subject focus areas and, as such, we invite candidates of all industry areas to apply.
  • Honors Colloquia are three credit courses which give students the opportunity to expand their learning beyond the scope of their majors through unique cross-disciplinary topics. These courses are developed to expand knowledge outside of a student’s field of study.
  • Great Works are one credit courses designed for an in-depth exploration, reading, discussion, or analysis of great books, great art, great films, etc., over the course of a term in a small group setting.
All Honors classes are small, discussion-based courses that are often cross-disciplinary in nature and unique offerings not offered elsewhere at the University. We encourage you to explore some of our past course offerings to get a better understanding of the courses we aim to offer.

If hired, adjunct faculty members will employ a variety of strategies to foster student learning and discussion, as well as encourage active learning in all students. Honors Program faculty are expected to maintain proper course-related records, evaluate student work, and provide student with timely feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or online setting. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Honors Program within the Pennoni Honors College. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights and weekends.

Applicant credentials will be kept on file until 6/31/2023.

Essential Functions
  • Teach the required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the teaching of undergraduate students, teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes
  • Schedule one office hour per week either virtually or in-person for student availability
  • Schedule administrative time for classroom preparation.
  • Maintain communication with the Director and Assistant Director of Academic Operations regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree (no related discipline required)
  • Demonstrable academic and/or professional experience commensurate with course content and requirements
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching, also remote/online if so required, and in using electronic learning environment, preferable Black Board
Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in related field or discipline


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

To assist in our review of your qualifications, the following documentation is requested but not required:
  • Sample syllabus for a course you might propose to teach in Honors.
  • Teaching statement or teaching philosophy
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Sep 9 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Nov 8 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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