Employment Opportunities

Would you like to teach in a university where students report the greatest strength is faculty and staff who know them by name and who care about them? At NKU we are deeply committed to “up close and personal” education. We are agile and innovative, with a campus culture that is collaborative, collegial and civil.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community. NKU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit http://www.nku.edu

NKU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.


Office of the Dean- Open Positions:

    Adjunct Faculty



The Department of Counseling, Social Work, & Leadership






The Department of Kinesiology & Health



The Department of Teacher Education


We are seeking qualified applicants to serve as adjunct faculty in the Department of Teacher Education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the elementary, middle, and secondary teacher preparation programs. Courses may be scheduled during daytime and/or evening hours and may include supervision of teacher candidates in practicum and field experiences. Areas of potential need include the following:

• Special Education
• Science Education (elementary/middle)
• Mathematics Education (elementary/middle)
• Educational Assessment
• Human Development
• Literacy
• Instructional Technology
• Practicum / Field Experience Supervision

Qualifications: To teach undergraduate courses, applicants must hold the minimum of a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s degree with a specialization (18 semester hours) in the discipline. To teach graduate courses, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in the discipline (ABD considered) or a related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with P-12 classroom teaching experience. All adjunct faculty positions are part-time, temporary appointments.

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in part-time teaching opportunities, please e-mail the following information to Dr. Shawn Faulkner, Chair, Department of Teacher Education, TeacherEducation@nku.edu:  letter of interest, current resume, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted at the initial stage). Applications will remain on file for one year.