Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science

Department:   College of Professional Studies

Reports To:  Dean of College of Professional Studies

Location:  Remote

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   5 – 15 teaching hours per week

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.  

Summary Description: The adjunct instructor will deliver instruction to undergraduate computer students enrolled in online courses offered through the College of Professional Studies. 

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Teach the assigned class in accordance with the learning objectives and course development specified by the College of Professional Studies.
  • Provide constructive, timely, and encouraging feedback for students.
  • Hold 2 online office hours per week.
  • Maintain grades and submit these grades at mid-term and end-of-term.
  • Record and report student class participation as required by the Registrar’s Office.
  • Compile and report programmatic assessment data as needed.

Education:  A master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in computer science. A terminal degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates with exceptional experience may be considered with fewer than 18 hours.

Experience:   A minimum of 1 year teaching experience is required with a preference for experience in online teaching and course development

Required Skills:  Programming experience in Python 3, C++, and the ability to utilize a Learning Management System to deliver online content.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.