Online Faculty Application

Step 1: Do you meet our requirements?

  1. All Online instructors must have evidence of successful teaching experience at an accredited college or university before they will be considered as an Online instructor.  It is preferred that instructors have experience teaching Online for another university.  
    Please Note:  Park University participates in E-Verify for all positions in the Greater Kansas City Missouri Area.
  2. Online Instructors for undergraduate level courses must hold a master’s degree in the discipline in which you wish to teach.  We hope you understand that we are trying to maintain the highest academic standards possible at Park and ask you to adhere to these minimum requirements.
  • Some departments have their own requirements:
    • History requires a master's degree in History, a grade of B or higher in a course comparable to the requested course, and three years teaching college level teaching.
    • English requires a master's degree in English and graduate coursework in the teaching of writing comparable to the course requested.
    • Spanish requires a master's degree in Spanish, Linguistics, or Teaching Languages with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Spanish.
    • French requires a master's degree in French, Linguistics, or Teaching Languages with at least 18 graduate credit hours in French.
  • Below is a list of courses for which we are currently accepting applications along with their requirements:    

AR115

Introduction to the Visual Arts Master's degree required, M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred.

AR316

Modern Art Master's degree required, M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred.

CA235

Multicultural Communication MA in Communication or MA in related area and 18 hours in Communication; prior teaching experience; graduate work in the topic of the course.

CA302

Communication Ethics and Law  Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Communication, Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcasting or Public Relations, plus five years’ experience in Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations in an organizational setting, and coursework in Communication Ethics or Journalism Ethics.

CA492

Capstone: Organizational Leadership MA in Communication or MA in related area and 18 hours in Communication; prior teaching experience; graduate work in the topic of the course.

CS225

Programming Concepts  Master's or Ph.D. level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach.  Indication of knowledge of the C++ language.

CS330

Principles of Mobile Development Master's or Ph.D. level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND  Received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach. 

CS322

Web Programming II  Master's or Ph.D. level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach.  Indication of knowledge of the following languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript & current server side technologies like: ASP.NET, AJAX, Web Services, JSP, PHP.

CS351

Computer Operating Systems  Master's or Ph.D. level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND  Received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach.   Satisfactory approval of graduate level courses on Computer Operating Systems.  Alternatively, a PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

CS/MA208

Discrete Mathematics PhD in Math, Computer Science, or related technical discipline. Satisfactory approval of graduate courses that may include the following discrete math topics and/or names: Discrete Math, Data Structures, Algorithms, Algorithm Analysis, Graph Theory. 

EDC337

Development and Learning through Play MA degree in ECE or significant coursework and classroom teaching experience with children Birth through Age 8.

EDE225

Children's Health, Movement and Nutrition Master’s degree or higher in an education related field is required.  A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant PK-12 teaching experience is required.

EDE342

Mathematics Learning in Elementary Grades Master’s degree or higher in an education related field is required.  A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant PK-12 teaching experience is required.

EN105

First Year Writing Seminar I: Academic Research & Writing Master's degree in English from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; graduate-level coursework comparable to the course requested; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework; letters of support from two professional references who can speak to the candidate's classroom teaching experience. CV and Cover Letter that clearly specifies the candidate's qualifications.

EN106

First Year Writing Seminar II: Academic Research & Writing Master's degree in English from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; graduate-level coursework comparable to the course requested; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework; letters of support from two professional references who can speak to the candidate's classroom teaching experience. CV and Cover Letter that clearly specifies the candidate's qualifications.

FI415

Financial Analysis and Planning M.B.A. with concentration in Finance or M.S. Finance

FI423

Professional Financial Planning M.B.A. or M.S. in Finance and CFP(r) or M.S. in Financial Planning, or J.D.

HIS112

Introduction to World History II (Middle Ages) Master's degree in History. 

HIS113

Introduction to World History III (Modern Era) Master's degree in History. 

HIS200

History of Military Thought Master's degree in History. 

IM425

Networking and Security Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field is preferred; but a candidate with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field and equivalent work experience or minimum of 15 hours in networking, security, or information systems will be considered. 

IM435

Business Analytics Ph.D. in Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Information Systems, or a related field is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree in Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Information Systems, or a related field and equivalent work experience or minimum of 15 hours in Data Management, Statistics or Operations Research will be considered.

IS316

Computer Sys Analyst & Design II  Ph.D. or Master's level degree in the discipline (CS or IS) or in a related discipline (MBA, etc.) from an accredited school AND received graduate credit with a grade of B or better in the course applied to teach, OR one year work experience in subject material of course applied to teach. Satisfactory approval of graduate level courses on Computer System Analysis and Design with use of CASE software.

LE410

Advanced Interdisciplinary Research MA or MFA in an Interdisciplinary Field.

PH308

Business Ethics Master's degree in Philosophy or 18 hours of graduate work in Philosophy or Ethics.

PS/SO497

Senior Capstone Master's in Psychology or Sociology and approval of the program coordinator in Psychology and/or Sociology.

PY101

Physical World MS in Physics or related field.

How courses are assigned:

All instructors will go through an approval process, on a course by course basis, to be completed by the Program Coordinator of the academic department in which they wish to teach.  Program Coordinators from each academic department review transcripts, course justifications, and evidence of teaching success to determine course approvals.  After you have been approved to teach online, you will be placed on a waiting list for all the courses you are approved to teach.  Please note that the University does not guarantee any current nor potential adjuncts future appointments and makes these decisions on a term by term basis.  The University appoints adjuncts based upon a variety of factors with an emphasis on the needs of our students.  Based on operational needs of the University, your Park ID may be removed from the waitlist at any time without notification.

Step 2: Complete the Online Instructor Application Form(s)

If you are already approved to teach courses at Park, please fill out the Course Justification Form for up to 5 of the currently posted courses that you wish to apply for, provided that you meet the minimum requirements above. Be sure to include your Park ID on the form. Email the completed form back to onlinefaculty@park.edu

If you have never taught for Park, please fill out the Online Faculty Application Packet selecting up to 5 of the currently posted courses that you would like to be considered. You must meet the minimum requirements for the course to be eligible to apply and a separate justification form must be submitted for each course. Email the entire packed to onlinefaculty@park.edu . If you are a Park Graduate you should include your Park ID, all others will leave this field blank.

Graduate level instructors must hold a terminal degree in the same field or discipline in which they are going to teach.  Exception to the terminal degree requirement may be made by the Graduate Program Director based on other exceptional or equivalent educational and professional experiences. If you would like to teach at the graduate level please contact the appropriate graduate school by clicking here.

Thank you for your interest in Park University's Online Programs!