Part-Time Faculty | JFK School of Law

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 What We Are Looking For

The School of Law at Northcentral University seeks applications for a non-tenure track, Adjunct Faculty in Family Law, Secured Transactions, Environmental Law, Civil Rights Law, Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Property, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Legal research and Writing, and Legal Methods for our online School of Law.

Adjunct Faculty may teach School of Law as assigned. Primary responsibility is to engage students, offer excellent feedback, and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the School of Law. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, Assistant Dean and D


Essential Functions

The role of Adjunct Professor may include teaching courses within the School of Law.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to Northcentral’s vision, mission, and goals and those of the School of Law.
  • Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice.
  • Demonstrates commitment to and capacity for Teaching through Engagement  teaching model.
  • Teaches courses in the School of Law .
  • Participates in initial and ongoing training.
  • Contributes to developing training materials and provides input on improving training, courses, and processes.
  • Participates in trial use of new technologies and integrates new technologies into their teaching.
  • Participates in faculty and staff meetings.
  • Maintains contact with students via phone, video conferencing, and email through their courses.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Advisors to ensure student engagement and success.
  • Exercises academic freedom in teaching course content and achieving learning outcomes in accordance with University policy, procedures, and curricula.
  • Participates in program and student assessment procedures, program review, and accreditation efforts.
  • Performs all educational services in accordance with NCU policies and procedures, the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, Northcentral University’s Code of Conduct and all other state and federal laws.
  • Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Tasks and projects as assigned by the Dean, or NCU administrators.
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in legal doctrine and practice, as well as in teaching legal courses.
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone systems.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • A desire to mentor students through the course.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely feedback to students.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other application in the Microsoft Office suite.


Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree in law or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Online teaching experience preferred.
  • Curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of education.
  • Experience in Higher Education preferred.
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.


Working Conditions

This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.


NCU will not sponsor applicants for work visas. 

Who We Are

Northcentral University (NCU) is a private, nonprofit, online University and a proud affiliate of the National University System with its headquarters in California. We are a graduate university, and a global leader in providing access to regionally-accredited higher education.

NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in technology, health sciences and marriage and family therapy. Our collective goal at Northcentral University is to improve the human condition through the provision of high-quality online degree programs.

NCU was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with access to a richly- engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous educational programs. Today, we continue to serve that mission. Many students at NCU are first-generation graduate students seeking to contribute to their communities through their pursuit of academic growth, research, and practice.

Though we support faculty and student research, NCU is a teaching university. Our faculty dedicate themselves to serving students through a pedagogical model of Teaching through Engagement (TTE). The goal is for all NCU students, faculty and team members to be actively engaged within the University community. Engagement is more than just grading and giving feedback, it is an active relationship between faculty and student, a give and take of ideas and information.

NCU offers a one-to-one learning model, where one student is paired with one professor in each course, creating a more personalized, individual experience for students. These experiences are enhanced by professors’ real-world, practical experience. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees.

At NCU, we are widening access to education and reducing educational divides. We are proud of the educational opportunities that we provide, and we recognize that providing this kind of access to all students takes work and collaborative effort. We value diversity of people, thoughts, and ideas. Our global reach affords us the opportunity to teach and learn the significance of diversity – and the power it brings to our endeavors.

NCU is named a 2021 Ragan’s Top Places to Work. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals.

Apply today!


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