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Adjunct Instructor - Thanatology

Description of Job

Edgewood College is seeking Adjunct Instructors to teach on a part-time basis in the Master of Science degree program in Thanatology beginning Spring and Summer 2023. Fall and Spring semester courses are 16 weeks and 12 weeks for Summer.

The incumbent must reside or be willing to relocate to one of the following states upon hire: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, or Virginia.


Adjunct Instructors are expected to serve in multiple roles as teachers, mentors, colleagues, and scholars. They are responsible for developing, reviewing, and improving the syllabus; understanding student needs to create engaging lesson plans; and knowing how to assess student learning at the graduate level.

There is a clear expectation that applicants will possess effective teaching skills that reflect instructional methods drawn from the scholarship of teaching and learning, and will cultivate a supportive learning environment that leads students to think critically and engage in higher order thinking consistent with graduate study. Faculty should be familiar with constructivist and transformational learning, helping students learn to become autonomous thinkers and to critically reflect on their own assumptions, beliefs, values, habits of mind, and points of view.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Doctorate (PhD, DNP, PsyD, MD, DMin, DSW) in Social Sciences, Theology, Philosophy, Literature or related field.
  • Additional experience teaching in thanatology or additional relevant content knowledge required.
  • Experience working with graduate students in the classroom
  • Experience/expertise in online teaching essential.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills

Required Technical Skills

Access to a computer with internet connection to communicate with students and other staff.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - THAN
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: officeofacademicaffairs@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer