Online Part Time Faculty – Computer Science, American Public University System, Online/Remote

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Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
Posted: 04/13/2023
Category: Computer Science; +1


Part-time and full-time teaching faculty share our commitment to learning, teaching, interaction with students and faculty, service to our communities of practice, and scholarship. They are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences consistent with the Community of Inquiry Framework, as adopted by American Public University System (APUS) for cognitive presence, teaching presence, and social presence. They are key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them. They contribute to and participate in a range of activities related to effectiveness and excellence in teaching and student retention. Faculty members remain aware of discipline content intent for the courses they teach. They follow APUS guidelines, processes, and methods and are responsive to mentoring and coaching.


  • Teaching excellence
    • Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
    • Initiate, facilitate, interact, and moderate online classroom forums.
    • Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
    • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
    • Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
    • Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
    • Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
    • Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills and effective online learning strategies.
    • Conduct scholarly research and participate in professional engagement activities.
  • Attend discipline specific and administrative meetings as scheduled.
  • Maintain ‘discipline’ knowledge by participating in one’s own discipline-related professional communities.
  • Support APUS initiatives and departments.

General Work Requirements:

All APUS faculty are required to complete the “Engaging the First‐Year Student Certification” course (APUS110), offered through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). It must be completed within six months of the hire date. In addition, Graduate Faculty must complete the Graduate Faculty Certification (APUS501) within 90 days of hire.

Specific requirements related to your Graduate / Undergraduate Faculty designation, duties, and performance expectations are outlined on the Course Assignments issued with respect to each course to be taught. You agree to comply with and be bound by all policies with respect to work product and intellectual property rights set forth in the APUS Faculty Handbook, the APUS Employee Handbook, the APEI Employee Handbook, and applicable Course Assignments.

You will be expected to perform your duties in a remote, professional working environment of your choice. APUS assumes no responsibility for injuries occurring in your selected workspace or damages related to your real or personal property resulting from your employment with APUS.


  • Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Two or more years of teaching experience is required.
  • Industry experience within Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field is highly desirable.
  • Subject matter expertise in Cybersecurity and experience with NSA Cyber Ops designation.
  • Capability to support non-traditional students (adults/working adults/part-time students, etc.) in achieving the learning outcomes of the relevant courses.
  • Ability to instruct and support students from a broad variety of backgrounds and prior experiences.
  • Ability to uphold academic rigor and integrity, and simultaneously assist students in achieving academic and practical success.
  • College-level teaching experience is required. 
  • Online teaching experience is required.
  • Record of excellence in teaching.

Preferred Areas of Expertise and Experience

  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Part-time faculty members are compensated biweekly at a rate totaling $130 per undergraduate student and $150 per graduate student.
  • Information regarding our faculty benefits may be found here:

*Please Note: Applicants selected to proceed in the hiring process with conferred degrees from foreign institution(s) will require a course-by-course evaluation completed by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved agency. All charges associated with official transcripts and foreign transcript evaluations are the responsibility of the applicant and are not reimbursed by APUS.

About Us:

American Public University System (APUS) is an Online University based in Charles Town, WV. Our company has over 100,000 students. Our emphasis is educating our nation’s military and public services communities with quality and affordable education. APUS provides partnership and commitment in helping students realize the dream of a higher education and the opportunities that brings.

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