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:    

CH204

Nutrition for the Health Sciences A master's degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or in a closely related field. Candidates with industry experience and/or teaching experience are preferred.

CH301

Chemistry and Society A master's degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or in a closely related field. Candidates with industry experience and/or teaching experience are preferred.

CS/MA208

Discrete Mathematics 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.
Alternatively, a PhD in Math, Computer Science, or related technical discipline.

FI416

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

FR103

Elementary French I Master's Degree in French or French Education with at least 18 hours in French.  Previous experience with online teaching preferred. 

FR104

Elementary French II Master's Degree in French or French Education with at least 18 hours in French.  Previous experience with online teaching preferred. 

GGH305

Geography of Russia MS in Geography or related field.

HC260

Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery Master's degree in healthcare or master's degree in healthcare-related field with either (1) at least 18 credit hours of graduate-level healthcare management courses or (2) five or more years of professional accounting work experience. Terminal degree in healthcare field preferred.

HC463

Third Party Reimbursement & Risk Management Master's degree in healthcare or master's degree in healthcare-related field with either (1) at least 18 credit hours of graduate-level healthcare management courses or (2) five or more years of professional accounting work experience. Terminal degree in healthcare field preferred.

HC465

Basic Issues in Community Based Health Care Delivery Master's degree in healthcare or master's degree in healthcare-related field with either (1) at least 18 credit hours of graduate-level healthcare management courses or (2) five or more years of professional accounting work experience. Terminal degree in healthcare field preferred.

HC466

Planning and Organizing Community Health Services Master's degree in healthcare or master's degree in healthcare-related field with either (1) at least 18 credit hours of graduate-level healthcare management courses or (2) five or more years of professional accounting work experience. Terminal degree in healthcare field preferred.

HIS332

The Bloodshed of Civil Strife 1861-1865  PhD or Masters in History is required.  Online teaching and University-level teaching is preferred.

LG305

International Logistics Master’s degree in logistics or a Master’s degree in a business related field with either (1) at least 18 credit hours of graduate level logistic courses or (2) five or more years of professional logistics management work experience directly related to the area of teaching responsibility.

MA120

Basic Concepts of Statistics Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Masters in Actuarial Science, Masters in Finance, Masters in Economics will also be considered.

MA125

Intermediate Algebra Masters' in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Master’s degree in Statistics, Physics, Mathematical Education, Operations Research, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science and Economics will also be considered.

MA135

College Algebra Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Physics, Mathematical Education, Operations Research, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or Economics with at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics will also be considered.

MA150

Precalculus Mathematics Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Physics, Mathematical Education, Operations Research, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or Economics with at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics will also be considered.

MA171

Finite Mathematics Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Masters in Actuarial Science, Masters in Finance, Masters in Economics will also be considered.

MA210

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Physics, Mathematical Education, Operations Research, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or Economics with at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics will also be considered.

MA211

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Physics, Mathematical Education, Operations Research, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or Economics with at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics will also be considered.

MA311

Linear Algebra  Masters in Mathematics or a Masters in Applied Mathematics.  Candidates with a Masters in Statistics, Physics, Mathematical Education, Operations Research, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or Economics with at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics will also be considered.

NS220

Applied Statistics & Experimental Design Master’s degree in a scientific field (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, nursing, geography, or geology). Candidate should have statistics/spatial analysis/data analysis coursework on transcript, preferably have a research background w/publication record, and proficiency in MS Office Excel.

PA330

Public Administration Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA331

Public Organizations Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA333

Public Management and Leadership Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA334

Public Personnel Administration Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA342

Administrative Politics Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA345

Media and Public Administration Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA350

Budget and Finance Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is preferred, but a candidate with a Master’s degree (received at least 5 years prior to applying) in these areas with significant academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

PA380

Public Service Values Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is required, with a candidate having academic and/or professional qualifications considered more strongly.

PA390

Administrative Law Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs/JD or equivalent is required, with a candidate having academic and/or professional qualifications considered more strongly.

PA404

Capitalism and Societal Issues Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is required, with a candidate having academic and/or professional qualifications considered more strongly.

PA430

Research in Public Administration Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is required, with a candidate having academic and/or professional qualifications considered more strongly.

PA431

Senior Seminar in Fire Service Management Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is required, with a candidate having academic and/or professional qualifications considered more strongly.

PA432

Senior Project in Public Administration Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Affairs or equivalent is required, with a candidate having academic and/or professional qualifications considered more strongly.

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!