How much does an Adjunct Professor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Adjunct Professor in the United States is $17 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $14 and $18. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is an Adjunct Professor?

Adjunct Professor (adjunct lecturer, adjunct instructor, adjunct faculty or contingent academic labor collectively) is a type of academic appointment in higher education. In the United States, an adjunct is a non-tenure-track faculty, though it can also be a scholar or teacher whose primary employer is not the school or department with which they have adjunct status. In most cases adjunct professors need a master's degree, but in some cases only require a bachelor's degree and relevant experience. In Australia, the term adjunct is reserved for academics and researchers from outside the uni...

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George Mason University - Fairfax , VA
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Computational and Data Sciences The George Mason University, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) in the College of Science, is seeking adjunct faculty ...
Recruitics REACH - 58 days ago
... courses, managing adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants, participating in student ... Required Qualifications Applicants for Assistant or Associate Professor positions must have earned ...
Recruitics REACH - 26 days ago
... full professor rank) should have demonstrated a record of external funding and high levels of ... three adjunct faculty, and about 50 graduate students. Arch Lab members conduct research in ...
Recruitics REACH - 41 days ago
This position can be at any level (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) commensurate with education and experience. Teaching will primarily be at the undergraduate level but may also include the ...
Recruitics REACH - 25 days ago
Assistant Professor for Pediatrics Simulation - Medical Surgical Nursing Labs The University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nursing, position ...
DiversityJobs - 81 days ago
George Mason University - Fairfax , VA
Associate Professor of Global Health Communication George Mason University's Global Affairs Program and Department of Communication invite applicants for a full-time tenured Associate Professor ...
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