Teaching jobs in e-learning, higher education, and educational technology are viable options for those who enjoy designing and delivering instruction to adult learners. Many of these jobs require a PhD in a related area. In addition to teaching duties, some colleges and universities require student teaching supervision, advising students, re-configuring and delivering curriculum via distance learning formats, assisting with continuing program accreditation, participation in curriculum development, and serving on department and university committees, student recruitment, student club advisement, laboratory maintenance and continuing to develop relationships with the educational and industrial communities. Conducting research is a component of the job description, especially in research universities.
For those looking to teach part-time or looking for adjunct position, online degree programs may be an option to consider. Instructor are required to have a graduate degree in their content area plus a few years of recent work experience.
At a minimum, candidates would have a doctorate degree. A strong knowledge of learning theories as they apply to the design, development, and evaluation of technology-based learning environments is also important. Some programs require a high level of computer expertise and experience with current educational software and authoring tools. A research record may also be required.
An academic curriculum vita (CV) varies from that commonly used in corporate environments. It tends to be more extensive and detailed. If unsure about the format, have someone look it over for formatting and editing to best reflect your career achievements and goals.
Some sites that list higher education teaching jobs are the Chronicle of Higher Education, Academic Keys, and Higher Ed Jobs. Try conducting a mega search using the search box below for a listing that includes jobs from these sites and many others. You can narrow or expand your search by typing keywords like instructor, adjunct instructor, assistant professor, or associate professor in your area of specialization. Listings are provided according to relevance and other search criteria you enter.