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Becoming an Affiliate Faculty Member

Southwestern College Professional Studies (SCPS) is committed to quality education for adult learners and employs motivated professionals working in their field of expertise to serve as Affiliate Faculty, providing instruction for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. The college’s affiliate faculty are experienced and practicing professionals who are able to integrate content knowledge and practical experience for the benefit of its adult learners. Southwestern College offers courses in a progressive format, primarily in an online modality.

SCPS is not currently hiring for specific degree programs. However, we are always seeking professionals with academic and professional credentials who qualify to teach in our degree programs. If you are interested in joining SCPS’ team of exceptional and dedicated affiliate faculty members, please email a cover letter explaining your interest and why you are qualified to teach for Southwestern College and your resume or curriculum vitae to Please include “Affiliate Faculty” in the subject line.

For undergraduate classes, SCPS requires all faculty to have a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. For graduate classes, a doctoral degree is preferred. All selected affiliate faculty members are required to submit an official copy of their college transcripts, relevant employment paperwork, and agree to a new hire criminal background check. Subsequent to a successful background check, satisfactory completion of new faculty orientation/training is required. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer

2024 Faculty Orientation Schedule

New Faculty Orientation will be offered Aug 19 – Sept 01, 2024.

PSAA970 New Faculty Orientation

This course is an introduction to teaching at Southwestern College. The goal is to engage the participant in learning about the application of Southwestern College Professional Studies’ Faculty Handbook and understand the basic concepts of the Blackboard Learning Management System. Participants will complete several activities that emulate instructor activities in the Southwestern College online classroom environment. Participants will engage with others in a discussion thread, attend a Live Meeting and interact with a course facilitator through feedback on completed activities. The course is to be completed within two weeks; however, it is to be used as a resource during teaching assignments.

2025 Schedule Pending

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