Adjunct Faculty in Human and Organizational Development
Vanderbilt University College of Education and Human Development
United States


Depending on specific course needs, Adjunct Instructors will:

  • Review/refine a course syllabus to include instructor-specific contact information and course policies.
  • Modify an existing course syllabus as necessary to realize revised course and weekly outcomes, following program director guidance.
  • Develop content and other course materials in support of course and weekly outcomes, including: 

Content that supports and enhances required readings for the course; includes the author's experiences and perspectives on key points; aligns with the associated weekly objectives and outcomes.

Assignments/assessments that demonstrate the course and weekly outcomes.

Provide relevant and timely feedback on submitted student work, including participation.

  • Compile and report grade-related information to students and administration.
  • Inform and discuss student issues with program director as applicable.
  • Adhere to all Vanderbilt Instructor policies and procedures, as defined in the Instructor Handbook.
  • Participate in regular instructor meetings, face-to-face and/or virtually, and contribute to process improvement efforts, including the regular self-evaluation of course outcomes, assessments, and their alignment.


  • Master’s Degree or above in related field preferred
  • At least five years of experience in related field
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Strong inter-personal skills when relating to students
  • Time management skills – instructors must be able to devote adequate time to courses, communicating timely feedback and engaging regularly in discussions.
  • Effective written communication skills, including the abilities to:

Convey complex topics in one’s subject-matter to others

Project a professional and appropriate online tone

Moderate online discussions to promote in-depth engagement in course topics

Provide useful feedback to students via their graded work

Application Instructions

Adjuncts positions are recruited by the Department Chair.   

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