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Employment Opportunities - Instructors

Although most classes are held on campus, the College provides instruction on Fort Drum and other sites, and also offers classes online. The College instructional calendar includes fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions.

Full-Time Faculty

The College offers full-time tenure-track positions in all of the programs of study as openings occur. For these positions, the College recruits nationally, regionally, and locally. Advertisements are posted at national sites, such as The Chronicle of Higher Education,, regionally at the Watertown Daily Times (Sunday edition), locally at Fort Drum, at the NYS Dept. of Labor, and on the College’s website. It is important, when applying, to provide all materials which are requested in an advertisement. National searches may take approximately 10 weeks to complete.

Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct)

More than 100 adjunct faculty members provide instruction each term, teaching one to three credit courses as needed. Typically the College seeks a person with a Master’s degree in the subject area to be taught. Often, however, in career-related courses, such as paramedic, paralegal, and hospitality and tourism, a Bachelor’s degree is sufficient. The College maintains on its website a listing of current needs, but invites applications in any area of study at any time. It is important, when applying, to provide all materials which are requested.

Online Instruction

The College also hires part-time faculty to teach courses online. Local and distant students, including active duty service members stationed around the world, enroll in these courses. Employees must have prior training in the College’s course management system and pedagogy. At this time, only those who have received training at JCC or one of the other State University of New York campuses are eligible to teach online for the College.

Workshop Instructors

The College also provides instruction in non-credit workshops, including entrepreneurial, professional growth, basic learning (English, mathematics, and study skills), personal enrichment, technology, cooking, home and energy, and art, dance, and music classes, as well as youth offerings during vacation periods. Letters of interest in these areas should be sent to JCC’s Continuing Education Office, with an employment application, available on the College’s web site. Applications are accepted at any time.