Working as an Adjunct Instructor

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22K Adjunct Instructor reviews for 9K companies

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Compensation & Benefits
3.2 ★
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
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Immigrant Services Association of Nova ScotiaImmigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
LINC Instructor
May 29, 2023

“You will enjoy the diversity and the work you do to support the growing immigrants in Nova Scotia.”

Inner QuestInner Quest
Jan 24, 2022

“Everyone is happy and great to work with”

University of ReginaUniversity of Regina
Jun 11, 2023

“Pleasant environment to work in academia and to teach students and enjoy.”

Ocaquatics Swim SchoolOcaquatics Swim School
Swim Instructor
Jul 14, 2023

“a fun and happy place to work.”

The CentreThe Centre
Mar 20, 2022

“Fun happy co”

Paul Mitchell SchoolsPaul Mitchell Schools
Aug 5, 2021

“Enjoyable working atmosphere.”

Geneva Centre for AutismGeneva Centre for Autism
Instructor Therapist
Aug 30, 2021

“Most are happy to teach you and appreciate your willingness to learn.”

AlphaStar AcademyAlphaStar Academy
Mar 7, 2023

“Great people and enjoyable work”

Top Companies for Adjunct Instructor

Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University
4.1 ★
60 Jobs
2K Reviews
2K Salaries

Since 1932, Southern New Hampshire University has challenged the status quo of higher education. We’re in the “business of hope,” because we serve students for whom education is not a guarantee – from working parents and military service members to refugees and beyond. <b>One growing team. One powerful goal.</b> Ours is a dynamic environment where innovation is encouraged—and ideas are welcomed. We believe in one another’s potential, and we focus on creating a positive community where collaboration, belonging, and growth are valued. By joining our team, you join us in our vision. Together, we’ll shape the future of education.

Highly rated for culture & values
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University
3.7 ★
168 Jobs
1K Reviews
2K Salaries

Why Grand Canyon University? History of Grand Canyon University More Than 65 Years of Excellence Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ. During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape. GCU now serves as a leading nonprofit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview. Exciting Growth & Expansion GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community. Thriving Work Environment We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too. Generous Benefits & Special Perks Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events. Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefiting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time. Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members. We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit

Highly rated for work/life balance
CUNY (City University of New York)
CUNY (City University of New York)
3.8 ★
192 Jobs
2K Reviews
3K Salaries

BOASTING WORLD-CLASS ACADEMICS, award-winning faculty and both new and enhanced campuses, today’s City University of New York is attracting students who win National Science Foundation fellowships and Rhodes Scholarships, keeping a nearly 170-year-old commitment to educational excellence and opportunity. Our mission dates to 1847 when founder Townsend Harris, an early champion of public education and a pioneering diplomat who was the first U.S. ambassador to Japan, called upon New York City to create a public academy of higher learning to “educate the whole people.” An inaugural class of 143 academically qualified young men was soon assembled. The fledgling school quickly grew in reputation and enrollment and, as a new century approached, plans were approved for an expansive neo-Gothic campus uptown that became the College of the City of New York. The Normal School, the first to offer free education to women, became Hunter College in 1914. Twenty years after the first students entered the academy, a second school for the education of teachers, the Female Normal and High School – later renamed Hunter College in honor of its founder, Thomas Hunter – offered the same higher education opportunities to women. Fueled by an immigration boom in the early 20th century, City College and Hunter expanded to include evening sessions in Brooklyn and Queens. In 1926, the state Legislature established a Board of Higher Education to oversee the growing municipal college system and expand public access in the city’s outer boroughs. Over the next decade, Brooklyn College and Queens College were founded and Hunter established a Bronx campus, which decades later would become Lehman College. Despite the city’s limited resources, demand for public higher education continued to grow during the Great Depression. The colleges created night divisions that charged affordable tuition while offering students the opportunity to work toward their degrees or raise their grades to the levels required to enter the colleges’ free baccalaureate programs. In the ensuing post- World War II years, another dramatic enrollment boom led to the creation of several community colleges, including one on Staten Island. In 1961, the state Legislature formally established The City University of New York, uniting what by then had become seven municipal colleges into a formally integrated system and authorizing the new University to offer doctoral programs. Today, the senior colleges have selective admission requirements. Community colleges continue to serve as portals to opportunity for applicants with a high school or GED diploma. Since 2000, billions of dollars have been invested to rebuild, enhance and expand the University’s 25 campuses. The Craig Newmark Graduate School Of Journalism At CUNY, CUNY School of Public Health, Macaulay Honors College and the innovative Guttman Community College are among the colleges and graduate schools recently established. This greatly expanded University, serving record enrollments, offers tuition-free education to seven in 10 full-time undergraduates thanks to federal, state and CUNY financial aid. In contrast to the crushing debt other students typically carry at many public and private institutions, 80 percent of our students who earn an undergraduate degree graduate with no student debt. The University’s 21st-century mission remains true to its founding principles of academic excellence, scholarship and opportunity for all. CUNY boasts 13 Nobel laureates and the tradition of high academic achievement continues as our students win prestigious scholarships. In recent years, the University has produced 70 Fulbright scholars, 70 National Science Foundation fellows, 10 Truman scholars and seven Rhodes scholars. With a flourishing reputation among students and educators alike, CUNY is defining value by providing the opportunity of a lifetime: a high-quality, competitive and remarkably affordable college education. It’s an education that delivers in the marketplace, producing job-ready graduates with respected academic credentials. It’s a 21st-century education, taught by top scholars on upgraded campuses that is transforming the student experience, bringing jobs to New York and stimulating economic development. That’s why more high-achieving students, and more students of all backgrounds and abilities, are choosing to study in vibrant New York City at The City University of New York.

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