Adjunct Faculty Teaching Positions
Adjunct professors play an important role at NSU Law. By bringing their unique expertise and passion for the law to the classroom, they help students acquire the knowledge and practical skills they will need to successfully enter the legal profession. Adjunct faculty members at NSU Law include alumni, practitioners, judges, and scholars who share a common bond: the desire to contribute to the profession by guiding, teaching, and mentoring the next generation of lawyers. As part-time professors, they enhance our curriculum and enrich the Law Center community. Occasionally, we have a limited number of openings for dedicated professionals who would like to become adjunct faculty members. If you are interested in being considered for potential part-time teaching opportunities, please review our hiring procedures described below and complete the Adjunct Candidate Form.
Qualifications. A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree is required, with demonstrable subject matter expertise, experience, and teaching ability.
Obligations. Realistically, a significant amount of time must be devoted to preparing and teaching a law course. Professors are responsible for developing course content that is current, relevant, and engaging. In addition to being present for mandatory classroom hours, adjunct faculty must make time for students outside of dedicated classroom time to answer questions, respond to emails, and grade homework assignments. Grades must be completed and posted in accordance with University deadlines.
Hiring Process. Teaching needs are determined and Law Center schedules are set a number of months in advance. If there is an anticipated opening for a new adjunct professor for a specific course, the Law Center’s Adjuncts Committee will identify adjunct faculty candidates for that course and conduct interviews. After being approved for teaching, if an actual opening is confirmed, an approved candidate may then be invited by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to teach the course. Please note that Committee approval of a candidate does not constitute an offer of employment. Also, current adjunct faculty members or candidates who have been approved to teach a course may not be invited to teach a substantially different course without first receiving approval from the Adjuncts Committee.
Requirements. Any qualified person who wishes to be considered for an adjunct faculty teaching position must complete the Adjunct Candidate Form and indicate which course or courses (s)he would like to teach. A list of adjunct-eligible courses has been provided with the Adjunct Candidate Form. The following items are also required: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names of two professional references, along with their contact information. Candidates are welcome to submit additional related materials if they want them to be considered by the Adjuncts Committee as part of their qualifications review. Candidate files will remain active for three years, beginning with the year in which the Adjunct Candidate Form is submitted; candidates are welcome to re-submit an Adjunct Candidate Form at any time.
Procedures. Please complete the Adjunct Candidate Form by clicking on the link below, and upload the requested attachments outlined above.
Follow-Up. If a candidate is ultimately appointed to teach a course, additional employment materials must be completed in accordance with the University’s human resources policies. Approvals to teach will remain effective for three years, after which a candidate should re-submit an Adjunct Candidate Form if (s)he was not appointed to teach a course during that time.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to our students’ success.