Walters State Community College in Tennessee hopes to attract top part-time instructors at its May 29 adjunct faculty job fair
Knoxville News Sentinel
Walters State Community College president Wade McCamey Walters State Community College invites prospective instructors to attend the 2012 Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair 5-7:30 p.m. May 29, in the Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center on the Morristown campus. Deans and department heads will be on hand to meet applicants, discuss teaching requirements and review applications.
“We’re looking for adjunct faculty members for both day and evening classes throughout our service area. We have campuses in Morristown, Greeneville, Sevierville and Tazewell. We teach classes in several other counties and we have many online courses,” said Linda Roberts, dean of distance education and assistant vice president for academic affairs at Walters State.
Roberts said the fair began several years ago as an effort to draw more adjunct instructors and to make people aware that opportunities to teach part-time are available at the college. The fair has been so successful that it’s now an annual event. Roberts said the fair has added a diverse group of people to the teaching ranks.
“People who are successful in fields outside the academic arena bring much to the classroom. Many of our adjunct faculty members are stay-at-home moms. Others own a small business or work for nonprofit organizations,” Roberts said.