Adjunct Instructor Positions Available

Adjunct Instructor Positions Available

Since 1916, St. Joseph’s University has provided an affordable liberal arts education to a diverse group of students. Independent and coeducational, St. Joseph's prepares students for lives of integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service. St. Joseph’s University graduates citizens whose actions and mindset are worthy of the University's motto, Esse non videri — "To be, not to seem."

The Long Island Campus challenges its approximately 3,900 students to develop their full potential and a joy of learning. With more than 450 faculty members, the University enjoys a student-to-faculty ratio that provides individual attention in an open, supportive atmosphere. St. Joseph's remains dedicated to maintaining low costs while upholding a strict standard of excellence. While retention rates at most colleges are slipping, St. Joseph's remains above the national average. Its academic strength hasn't gone unnoticed. The University is consistently recognized in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" issue.

We are looking for adjunct faculty in various disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on the Long Island Campus and for our online programs. Adjuncts report to the executive dean at the Long Island Campus and the respective department chair. The openings are for temporary, part-time positions used to fill classroom vacancies as needed: days, evenings, weekends and/or online. Not everyone in the applicant pool will be contacted and/or selected to teach as an adjunct.

For more information about academic programs and courses offered, please visit the St. Joseph's website for undergraduate programs and graduate programs. While we offer many liberal arts courses across multiple disciplines, we also offer several fully online programs.


For discipline-specific qualifications and instructional needs, please see the information below. Generally, for undergraduate classes, the instructor must hold, at a minimum, a master's degree with at least 15 semester credit hours or its equivalent in the subject area or demonstrate equivalent, relevant training or experience in the subject matter. For graduate classes, the instructor must typically hold a terminal degree in the academic field.

Applicants must have experience in teaching distance education and experience using the Canvas LMS is preferable.

To apply, please send the following in a single PDF file to [email protected]

  • cover letter
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • unofficial transcripts
  • copies of any teaching certifications held (where applicable)
  • three current letters of recommendation


When a position is available, qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview and asked to submit further documentation.


The Art Department seeks to hire adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate courses in all areas.

M.F.A., M.A., or Ph.D., and experience in teaching higher education are required. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to: [email protected]. Please have the subject line read, "Adjunct Opportunity."

Child Study

For the Child Study undergraduate program, instructors must hold a master's degree in Elementary Education, NYS Certification and recent teaching experience in K-6 school settings.

Instructors in the graduate programs must hold a terminal degree and have K-6 teaching experience. 

  • For the Literacy & Cognition graduate program, instructors must hold a doctoral degree, a master's degree from an accredited institution in Literacy/ Reading Foundations, hold New York State certification in Literacy/ Reading and have a minimum of three years of B-12 teaching experience including the teaching of reading. 
  • For the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program, instructors must have BCBA certification and NYS LBA licensure, along with a doctorate in a related field (education, psychology, social work).
  • For the Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Special Education graduate program, instructors must have a doctorate in a related field (psychology, speech, education, occupational or physical therapy, social work, etc.). They must also have experience at the Early Childhood level (birth through grade 2) in either general or special education, or both. Areas of specialty needed: ELA, Math/Science/Technology, Social Studies, Assessment, Team Building/Collaboration with Staff and Parents, Early Childhood Speech Development and Disorders, Neurological Development. 


A Ph.D. or D.A is preferred, but candidates must have an M.A. in English. 

Graduate Management Studies
For all positions, current involvement in areas of specialization are required.  A major attribute of our graduate programs is that our faculty, both ground and online, are currently engaged in their field.

  • For Accounting courses, at a minimum the applicant must be a New York State-licensed CPA with an advanced degree (master's).  Applicant must also have a minimum of 10 years professional experience in a managerial position within a CPA firm and/or major commercial firm.
  • For Health Care courses, at a minimum the applicant must have a master’s degree, i.e. MBA, MPA, MHA, and a minimum of 10 years professional experience in a managerial position within a professional consulting firm and/or a provider of health care services, i.e. hospital, nursing home, ambulatory care organization, et al.  Preference would be given to those holding the FHFMA and/or FACHE.
  • For Human Resource courses, at a minimum the applicant must have a master’s degree, i.e. MBA, MS and a minimum of 10 years professional experience in a managerial position specializing in human resource management or within a professional consulting firm or law firm.  Preference would be given to those holding certifications from organizations, such as SHRM.
  • For Organizational Management courses, at a minimum the applicant must have a master’s degree, i.e. MBA, MS and a minimum of 10 years professional experience in a senior managerial position or within a professional consulting firm. Preference would be given to those holding certifications, such as the PMP.

Health Administration

Applicant must have a master’s degree and at least 10 years experience at a senior management position. Specific areas of need include: finance, IT and data analytics.


Applicant must have a master’s degree.

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Applicant must have a master's degree with a minimum of 5 years administrative experience in a targeted area (hotel management, hotel finance, property management, tourism, resort management, agri- or Eco-tourism, health care hospitality and clinical customer service).

Mathematics & Computer Science

Our department needs adjuncts who can teach computer programming, database systems and Microsoft Office. 

Mathematics Education

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in math and experience in education through teaching at a secondary school or have an education degree. 

Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages is accepting applications for adjunct faculty in Spanish (at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels) and in French, Italian, Arabic and Russian (at elementary and intermediate levels). A Ph.D. is preferred; master’s degree and native/near-native fluency in the target language and English are required. Experience teaching university-level courses in the target language is expected. 


Applicants must have a minimum of Masters degree.  Possible adjunct positions are in music history and appreciation, theory, instrumental, and chorus.  Send resume/CV outlining your area(s) of specialization.


Adjunct faculty positions for the pre-licensure nursing program in Brooklyn and Patchogue available. Applicants must have a Masters in Nursing degree with preferably Maternity Nursing and/or Medical-Surgical Nursing experience. Both one-day and two-day positions available.


Applicants must have the minimum of an philosophy, Ph.D. in philosophy preferred.


Candidates holding a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in a psychology-related field are preferred. An M.A. and/or M.S.W. will be considered, especially those who have college- level experience.


Applicants must have a master's degree and at least 5 years experience in specific areas of the profession (therapeutic recreation in psychiatric settings, geriatrics, developmental disabilities, leisure services management, etc.)