We calculated that 11% of Adjunct Professors are proficient in Course Curriculum, Syllabus, and Semester. They’re also known for soft skills such as Interpersonal skills, Speaking skills, and Writing skills.
We break down the percentage of Adjunct Professors that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Course Curriculum, 11%
Developed course curriculum for COM001 Survey of Mass Communication.-Lectured college students weekly.-Assigned and graded work to develop students' communication skills.
- Syllabus, 8%
Provide instructions to seminary students in Contextual Ministry including development of syllabus, inclusive of reading materials and placement sites.
- Semester, 6%
Develop classes for Hospitality Management Program Instruct students in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Teach semester long classes on wine education
- Blackboard, 4%
Facilitate weekly online and campus based college-level courses covering all facets of Accountancy utilizing the Web based Blackboard Learning Management System.
- Student Learning, 4%
Conduct undergraduate lectures to facilitate student learning, challenge students, encourage participation and attendance, and communicate ideas effectively.
- Course Materials, 4%
Foster effective delivery and reception of course materials through regular student interaction and periodic assessment of student response and academic performance.
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Most adjunct professors list "course curriculum," "syllabus," and "semester" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important adjunct professor responsibilities here: Arguably the most important personality trait for an adjunct professor to have happens to be interpersonal skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that adjunct professors can use interpersonal skills to "revised interpersonal communications course content and activities. " Another trait important for fulfilling adjunct professor duties is speaking skills. According to a adjunct professor resume, "postsecondary teachers need good verbal skills to give lectures." Here's an example of how adjunct professors are able to utilize speaking skills: "collaborated with faculty to develop course content and presented science curriculum to post-secondary students. " Another skill that is quite popular among adjunct professors is writing skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a adjunct professor resume: "postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "advanced computer statistical analysis and report writing/ intro to sociology"
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an adjunct professor. We found that 49.0% of adjunct professors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 33.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most adjunct professors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine adjunct professors were not college graduates.
Those adjunct professors who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or psychology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for adjunct professors include education degrees or english degrees.
When you're ready to become an adjunct professor, you might wonder which companies hire adjunct professors. According to our research through adjunct professor resumes, adjunct professors are mostly hired by Grand Canyon University, Liberty University, and Cincinnati State. Now is a good time to apply as Grand Canyon University has 65 adjunct professors job openings, and there are 46 at Liberty University and 34 at Cincinnati State.
Since salary is important to some adjunct professors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Rhode Island School of Design, UnityPoint Health, and California College of the Arts. If you were to take a closer look at Rhode Island School of Design, you'd find that the average adjunct professor salary is $289,877. Then at UnityPoint Health, adjunct professors receive an average salary of $179,277, while the salary at California College of the Arts is $169,926.
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We also looked into companies who hire adjunct professors from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include New York University, Ivy Tech Community College, and DeVry University.