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Adjunct Instructor, Office of Professional & Continuing Education

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You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati has embarked upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled academic, research and athletic momentum. As the global founder of cooperative education, UC remains a world-class leader in experience-based learning. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC’s co-op program in the Top 4 in the country, while the National Science Foundation places UC at No. 33 among America’s public research universities. A dynamic campus life environment boasts a diverse student body of nearly 47,000, what The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country,” and a history-making athletics program that has earned the respect of the Big 12 Conference. 

About the Department

The University of Cincinnati's Office of Professional & Continuing Education (OPCE) serves the university in support of programs to engage non-traditional students. We provide dedicated resources through a continuum of learning opportunities in non-academic credit programs in partnership with UC academic units and industry professionals across a wide range of disciplines. OPCE courses include professional training to earn industry certificates for career advancement and continuing education credits for professionals.


OPCE administers a grant-based program for adult learners called Cincinnati Talent Acceleration Program (CTAP). The program is a partnership with the Univerity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, and Cincinnati Innovation District. CTAP learners benefit from career education and in-demand workforce training, Microsoft Office Suite, and CompTIA certification, plus basic math, reading, and writing skills assistance.

Job Overview

On a part-time, limited basis, the Adjunct Faculty is responsible for providing classroom instruction to adults studying to improve academic skills before entering a career program or college and for personal or employment reasons. The Instructor provides quality teaching and learning, diagnostics, assessment, advises students, and completes other assignments that enable the department to achieve its purpose and advance the mission of the University of Cincinnati.

Additional Information

This position is grant-funded and contingent upon the continuation of external funding. This position may be eliminated or reduced with or without notice if funding should cease or be reduced.

Essential Functions

  • On a part-time basis, provide quality teaching in assigned courses to meet objectives and student learning needs corresponding to the level and content of each course and Ohio's Aspire and College and Career Readiness Standards.
  • Use one-on-one, group, lecture, and technology methods to instruct adults functioning at different ability levels in various subjects, all in the same room.
  • Attend ASPIRE staff meetings and complete required ASPIRE professional development within designated timeframes.
  • Communicate effectively, facilitate the learning process by utilizing appropriate methods, and regularly prepare and update assigned lesson plans.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of instructional methods, developmental education, student success strategies, curriculum development principles, diverse learning styles, and best practices in helping students succeed.
  • Proficient with technology and willing to learn and apply distance education techniques.
  • Work collaboratively with all student support service areas throughout the college and the community.
  • Establish rapport with students and maintain a friendly, non-threatening classroom atmosphere.
  • Show respect for cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Conduct and assist with student orientation and follow-up. Direct and assist students in teaching areas.
  • Participate effectively as a team member, demonstrating group problem solving/decision-making ability with good communication skills and relating well with co-workers, students, and community members.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy per the University, FERPA, student records, and other protected documentation.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond promptly to all University-related communications.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in Education or related field required. Academic degree in an appropriate discipline.
  • Willingness to work an irregular schedule as assigned.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Training and professional development opportunities are provided.

Required Experience

  • Experience teaching and tutoring adults.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to present complex material to students unfamiliar with a subject.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from various culturally diverse backgrounds.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Master's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. Academic degree in an appropriate discipline.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 77241 


Adjunct Instructor, Office of Professional & Continuing Education

Date:  May 7, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Victory Parkway Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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