Careers At Cornerstone University

Adjunct Faculty

Department: PGS
Office: Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Job ID: 375646


JOB TITLE: Adjunct Faculty

*At this time we have no immediate needs, but will review qualified applicants as needs arise.  Call 616.222.1503 for specific details of current needs before beginning this application.

REPORTS TO:  Associate Dean

DEPT: Professional & Graduate Studies 


Facilitates in-person or online instruction for courses in an accelerated degree format in various associateís, bachelorís, and masterís degree programs. Models and supports the values of the University in and out of the classroom. 


  • An active Christian commitment and a theology that supports the values and mission of the University  
  • A masterís degree from a regionally accredited college/university is required, with a minimum of 18 graduate-level credit hours in the relevant subject area, earned a minimum of two years prior to application. Doctoral degree is preferred.  
  • A minimum of five years recent work experience in the relevant subject area.
  • Demonstrated understanding of adult education. Experience in teaching at the college-level and in accelerated degree programs is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills using classroom technology and LMS software Ė PowerPoint and Moodle - or similar classroom management software  
  • Detailed knowledge of current academic writing standards (APA 6thed. preferred)
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks, communicate clearly, and effectively support student learning.


  • Facilitate student learning through individual and group teaching activities, and demonstrated subject matter expertise.  
  • Build an intentional learning community in which students are encouraged to express their ideas 
  • Adhere to applicable academic and classroom policies as stated in the Faculty and Student Handbooks 
  • Respond to student questions within 24 hours, maintain class attendance in keeping with University policies, and provide substantive feedback on student assignments.
  • Other duties may be assigned  


Cornerstone University is committed to academic excellence; therefore, expectations of its faculty include: 

  • Completion of Faculty Orientation training prior to first appointment  
  • Participation in at least two professional development activities each year - one must be attendance at a faculty-development workshop offered by PGS 
  • Stay current in academic field through reading, research, writing, professional or continuing education, and other professional/scholarly endeavors  

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

** Review of candidates will begin as needed **  

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