Online Faculty Instructor
Are you qualified to teach grade school, college or university students?
In addition to the dedicated online education institutions, there are many universities and colleges, and even some high schools, that have distance learning programs and hire online/remote faculty members and adjunct teachers.
The Skills You’ll Need
Obviously you will need to be qualified to teach at the level you apply for.
You will need some technical skills.
You are not tied to a classroom. . . you can work from anywhere that has internet.
You can have an impact on students all around the country or even the world.
Sometimes a pre-made curriculum is forced upon online teachers.
Getting past the isolation if you are used to interacting face-to-face with pupils.
How to Get Started
Visit the websites of your preferred academic institution and do a search for “online instructor”, “online teacher”, “online faculty member” etc. You can also do the same search on Google or Bing.
Take a look for job postings on the sites listed below in the resources section.
Online Teacher Resources
Best Sites for Online Teaching Job Openings:
HigherEdJobs. allows you to search their jobs database by location including: region/metro area, state/province, international, and by institution. Online/Remote vacancies can be found under the “Special” heading.
Here’s a direct link to the Online/Remote Jobs.
- InsideHigherEd has an Online/Remote search filter – see “Type” on the left of the page
- About.com’s Work at Home Moms section has a useful list of institutions with a significant presence in distance learning here, a list of online teaching employment resources here, and a list of online education jobs at every level on this page.
- LinkedIn Join, build your profile and look for relevant groups to join. LinkedIn also has a jobs section.
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