Adjunct Faculty

Washington D.C.
Nov 10, 2021
Dec 15, 2021
Part Time

American University’s School of Public Affairs is currently seeking qualified individuals residing in Maryland, Virginia, or DC to teach and enrich its course offerings in its undergraduate and master’s programs. We are seeking adjunct faculty to teach a wide array of courses including but not limited to the following: Justice and Public Policy, The Prison Community, Politics in the United States, Comparative Politics, American Political Parties, Political Conflict, Applied Politics and American Public Policy, Applied Microeconomics for the Public Sector (beginning and intermediate), Applied Public Policy Analysis, Statistics, Public Administration, Public Policy Process and Politics, U.S. Intelligence Community, Homeland Security, and Political Power and American Public Policy.

The ideal candidate holds a doctoral degree and/or has extensive professional experience in the relevant area of expertise. A Master’s degree and extensive relevant professional experience may also be acceptable. Prior teaching experience is preferred though not required. Course assignments will be contingent on student demand and course schedules. If hired, adjunct faculty are limited to teaching no more than two courses per semester, up to a maximum of four courses per year.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Please include a cover letter indicating preferred areas of instruction and experience with using relevant technology and/or online learning management systems as a student and/or instructor, curriculum vitae, the name and contact information for three professional references, and any prior teaching evaluations. If you have any questions, please email

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

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