Winthrop University

Adjunct Faculty – CAS


The College of Arts & Sciences at Winthrop University seeks part-time (adjunct) instructors. Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline to be taught, be eligible to work in the United States, and successfully clear a background check. Previous teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred. A variety of teaching schedules are available, including evening, hybrid, and occasional online courses. Pay depends upon qualifications.

Below is a list of disciplines within the College of Arts & Sciences. Please note that Business courses (including Economics) and Education courses (including Counseling) are managed and delivered through other colleges. The College of Arts & Sciences does hire teacher education supervisors for the following programs, however: Social Studies education, Math education, English education, and Science education.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry, Physics, & Geology
  • English (includes Literature, Writing, and Critical Thinking)
  • History
  • Human Nutrition
  • Mass Communication (includes Speech)
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology, Criminology, & Anthropology
  • World Languages & Cultures (includes Spanish, French, and German; other languages may be considered)
  • African-American Studies
  • Environmental Studies/Science
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • International & Global Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Peace, Justice, & Conflict Resolution Studies
  • Women’s & Gender Studies

Employment Conditions: A part-time, temporary position. Salary is dependent on academic qualifications and the number of courses to be taught.

Background Check Statement: Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.


A master’s degree or higher and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline to be taught

Previous teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred

Application Instructions

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and department chairs will then contact qualified applicants when a specific teaching need has been identified. For more information about working at Winthrop, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/hr/.

Required materials:

  • letter of application, including a summary of teaching experience
  • curriculum vitae
  • all graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial review; official transcripts are required prior to final appointment)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (i.e. student course evaluations or supervisor teaching observation)
  • names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally

Education / Training

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