My 2 cents on adjunct teaching
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Tukwila, WA – April 21, 2017
Adjunct teaching can be very rewarding, but you find the curriculum is outdated and dry. (dated cookie-cutter coursework designed by admin in corporate offices).
If you're one who likes to redesign your coursework (within acceptable parameters) to tailor to the needs of your students, you will do well!
Drawbacks include not having a set class workload. It's ideal for a second job. Pay per lecture hour is very competitive. But be ready to do admin work such as grading papers, email communications, et al-
unpaid. Sometimes it becomes full-time work, for part-time pay.
Student populace. Typically adult learners. High percentage former military. Challenges can be engaging students with coursework, as many see it as nothing more than a diploma mill.
If you like teaching. Helping improve lives. This is a good start to get your foot in the industry!
A Masters Degree is sufficient to teach here
Class schedules aren't guaranteed, nor consistent