Published on: September 29, 2009
Lone Star College-North Harris will be hosting an Adjunct Faculty Hiring Fair on Thursday, Oct. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Student Center building, 2nd Floor. The college is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads.
Due to an unprecedented enrollment growth of more than 16 percent for fall 2009, the college has a wide variety of adjunct instructor positions available. Adjunct instructors are part-time teachers.
Working as an adjunct is not only a means to earn additional income, but also an opportunity to give back to the community. Adjunct faculty members bring valuable knowledge, industry experience, and diversity to the classroom. Many instructors have full-time jobs elsewhere or are retired professionals. They choose to teach because they want to interact with students and help direct the future of their careers.
The college is currently looking for expertise in accounting, anatomy & physiology, art history, aviation management, biology, computer information technology, computer numeric controlled manufacturing, English, ESOL, economics, heating ventilation and air conditioning, hospitality, humanities, mathematics, kinesiology, music, psychology, reading and writing, Spanish, speech, and welding.
Beginning adjunct professors earn $37.80 per contact hour. Qualifications mirror those required for full-time professors and depend on the courses being taught. For example, to teach academic transfer courses, faculty must have a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s degree plus 18 graduate hours in the relevant discipline. To teach occupational/technical courses, such as computer science and welding, faculty members must have the minimum credentials required to work in that field or the credentials equivalent to what the students will earn–usually an associate’s of applied science degree. In addition, they must have at least three years of relevant work experience in their field of instruction.
LSC-North Harris continuing education program is also seeking teachers and instructors for multiple courses offered through CE. For those interested in seeking positions as a continuing education teacher, college representatives will be on hand to discuss details.
For more information, call Vivian Brecher 281.618.5403.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.