Part Time Faculty



Job description

Highland Heights, KY

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Full Time or Part Time: Part – Time

Position Number: tbd

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Kentucky University is seeking to create a database of potential part-time instructors who are qualified to teach courses in one or more of the following disciplines:


While we welcome teaching expertise in all areas, our most common needs are in the general chemistry sequence (CHE 120, CHE 120L, CHE 121L, CHE 121L) and physiological chemistry (CHE 115, CHE 115L).

Primary Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities involve:

  1. Teaching a two or three-contact hour course.
  2. Creating a syllabus with a timeline of classes for students.
  3. Provide a meeting time for students.
  4. Managing the MyNKU online grading system.

Also, under the direction of the Academic Department Chair:

  • Develop and manage syllabus materials. The adjunct professor is responsible for selecting and compiling tests, assignments and/or online discussion exercises that permit measurement of performance relative to standardized learning objectives.
  • Coordinate courseware and curriculum with academic department chair. The adjunct professor is responsible for reviewing any textbook and other courseware changes with the academic department chair and other full-time faculty teaching the course.
  • Facilitate class instruction. The adjunct professor is responsible for teaching the assigned class in accordance with learning objectives and session plan outlines
  • The adjunct professor is expected to administer evaluations of student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics.

All course grades must be posted in MyNKU.


  • All applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
  • Please submit your application with a cover letter, vitae, and the names of at least three professional references.
  • Any candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree

Requisition Number: 2019F449

Open Until Filled: No

How to apply

Apply online

Northern Kentucky University is a learner-centered metropolitan university where excellent teaching, scholarship, professional service, institutional service, and engagement with the public are valued and rewarded. Northern Kentucky University is committed to promoting a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.