The presence of accredited online bachelor degree programs and accredited online master’s degree programs represent very positive employment opportunities for adjunct college instructors teaching in physical college classrooms. The for-profit colleges have proven that new and returning college students actually want to enroll in online college courses in order to earn an accredited online college degree.
The traditional post-secondary academic institutions, state colleges, technical school, community colleges and four-year universities are currently in the process of developing their online degree programs in almost every academic discipline as a way to meet the educational needs of their student populations in a cost-efficient manner. Perhaps the most attractive element of online adjunct faculty employment with these online college degree programs is the level of control the online adjunct instructor has over the online teaching schedule.
Distance education technology makes it possible for an online college professor to move very quickly from one online degree program to another in search of additional online college courses. While this action requires mastery of a personal computer by a prospect online teacher in order to navigate the faculty application process, it is well worth the effort because there are over five thousand post-secondary schools with online adjunct faculty employment opportunities. Eventually, every college and university will have online degree programs, so the need for technically qualified academics will increase sharply over time.
Obviously, it will take some time and effort to acquire enough online adjunct jobs to produce enough online adjunct income to qualify as a full-time salary from college instruction. However, with the daily application of an application strategy to locate schools with online faculty positions and to keep detailed records it is possible to transition entirely out of the physical college classroom and into distance education.
Once the transition is made and the search strategy is in place it will be extremely easy for an online adjunct instructor to decline or accept offered online college courses. In this way it is possible for an adjunct instructor to choose a very favorable outcome with online adjunct faculty employment.