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Online Faculty Positions


As the field of distance education grows, so too does the number of college-level jobs for online faculty. And many of these jobs--at both online colleges and brick-and-mortar universities--are home based and/or part time. For the purpose of this list, the term "online faculty" encompasses everything from teaching assistants to deans--including online adjunct faculty, dissertation mentors and course instructors.

Finding Online Faculty Jobs

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The institutions listed here are schools with significant presence in distance learning. However, there are many remote opportunities at brick-and-mortar colleges with smaller online divisions. For these jobs, see this list of online education employment resources. Or, see this list of online education jobs at every level.


American Public University System

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online adjunct faculty
Encompassing American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU), this online higher education institution hires online adjunct faculty members as well as a few administrative positions as work at home jobs. Master's degree in subject matter is required. Experience in college-level teaching and/or PhD is preferred.

Argosy University

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online adjunct faculty
Online faculty at this college with both online and campus settings teach previously developed graduate and undergraduate courses, providing support and feedback to students. Master’s or doctoral degree required.


Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online teaching assistants
A master's degree or Ph.D. is required in a subject to register as an online teaching assistant. A TA earns part of a fee paid by an individual questioner. Later if that answer is downloaded by other students, more is earned. Pay (in Canadian dollars) is monthly when a teaching assistant has earned at least $50. See more work-at-home jobs in Canada.

Capella University

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online faculty chairs, faculty, adjunct faculty, dissertation mentors
Based in Minneapolis, this fully online university offers a large variety of jobs for online faculty that are work at home positions. According to its website, Capella’s online faculty members live in 48 states and 6 foreign countries, and 85 percent have doctoral degrees. Search for positions with an "offsite" location.

Instructional Connections

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online coach/teaching assistants
Providing online instructional support to colleges, this company hires online coaches or teaching assistants as part-time, independent contractors. They work with both students and faculty as they monitor engagement, grade assignments and facilitate course discussions. Pay is based on a per-student, per-course formula. Master's degree or higher required. A wide range of subjects include nursing, education, mathematics, chemistry and biology.

Herzing University Online

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online adjunct faculty
Most of the “remote” positions listed at the online division of this Wisconsin-based, private college are online adjunct faculty jobs. Other positions do allow telecommuting but may require work in a local office too.

ITT Technical Institute

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online adjunct faculty
Indiana-based technical school offers online as well as on-campus learning in technology, criminal justice, business, and nursing. Online instructors follow an approved curriculum, rather than developing the courses. Use “online” as the keyword searching all locations.


Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: College-level online instructors
This for-profit education company offers remote jobs for college online instructors, instructional designers and SAT tutors. Most of the online faculty positions are part time and in its Kaplan University and higher education divisions, which offer university prep, undergraduate and graduate degrees, continuing studies and training in both online and brick-and-mortar settings across the globe. Use "virtual" as the keyword in the job search database. Read more about online instructors.

Laureate Education, Inc.

Type of Remote, Online Faculty Positions: Online faculty, program administration, instructional design
Company develops online education for the fully online college Walden University, as well as for place-based schools like Kendall College, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Santa Fe University of Art and Design and University of Liverpool. Choose "virtual" as job location.

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