adjunct Professor Frequently Asked Questions
Where Do I Submit my Vita and Cover Letter?
Submit your vita to the Adjunct Professor Office in one of the following formats:
- Email: in MS Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
- U.S. Mail:
Cortez Building - Suite 129
80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520
- Fax: 956-882-7476
- Hand Delivery: The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone number is 956-882-8205. The Office of Human Resources is located on Cortez Building - Suite 129.
May I contact the Department Chair directly before I do all the paperwork?
Yes you may and it is a good idea to build a relationship with the Department Chair. But don't stop there. They may not know of all the openings in which you may be qualified. By sending in your information to Human Resources, your information will be more broadly distributed and archived.
After you have completed your paperwork it is advisable to contact the Program Chair for an interview in order for them to get to know more about you. They will also be able to discuss future openings.
What happens to my vita and cover letter after it is submitted?
Your name and qualifications are entered into our database and your vita goes into a file at the Part Time Faculty Office. An email notice goes out to all program chairs informing them of persons who have applied. A copy of your vita is sent to individual program chairs and to the departments who are interested in your vita.
What is the usual length of time before I will hear a response?
It depends on the match between your qualifications and when openings occur. As openings occur, Department Chairs will search the database for persons whose qualifications match the opening.
If I don't hear from anyone does that mean UTB/TSC is not interested in my qualifications?
No, it means that we don't have an opening. The names on our database will stay current for two years. If an opening has not occurred for you and you still want to be on the list, please contact us to keep your information current. Don't give up. Teaching at UTB/TSC is worth the wait. It is a good idea to contact the Part Time Faculty Support Office to check on the status of your information.
Also, if you applied over a year ago, it is a good idea to update your information. This puts your resume back on the top of the pile.
Do I need to have teaching experience?
No, however it certainly helps. If you do not have experience, we will ask that you take some of our teaching workshops or join our discussion groups that are offered to all staff. During your personal orientation the Part Time Faculty Support person will discuss what support services you may need. At that time a plan will be made to help you with your teaching experiences.
We offer ongoing support and training thorough workshops, orientations, faculty meetings, electronic course management, email, library and database training, audio and visual services.
Can I teach in my area or on-line?
We have the traditional classroom instruction, but we also have on-line courses, hybrid courses that are a combination of technology and classroom instruction. We also teach courses throughout the Rio Grande Valley, and local high schools