Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair

DSCC seeking educators in nearly 30 disciplines.

In anticipation of Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect students, Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) will hold Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fairs at its locations in Covington, Dyersburg and Trenton in March. Instructors are needed in nearly 30 disciplines including nursing, arts and sciences, business, technology and allied health.

The recruitment fairs will be held as follows: Monday, March 20, at 5 p.m., inside the front lobby of the DSCC Gibson County Center; Thursday, March 23, at 5 p.m., inside the Learning Resource Center on the DSCC Dyersburg campus; and Monday, March 27, at 5 p.m., inside the Learning Resource Center, Student Center and Tipton County Public Library at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

“Due to the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect initiatives, we are expecting to hire more adjunct faculty in the fall,” stated Dr. Karen Bowyer, president of DSCC. “We also plan to offer more courses to accommodate the increase in enrollment expected with these initiatives.”

The Tennessee Promise program offers all high school graduates an opportunity to receive free tuition if they enroll in any Tennessee Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Upon graduation from DSCC, students can easily transfer their credits to any four-year institution in Tennessee to pursue further education using the Tennessee Transfer Pathways. The Tennessee Reconnect program establishes a last-dollar scholarship for adults to attend a community college tuition-free and have access to a postsecondary degree or certificate. These programs are designed to help Tennesseans gain new skills, advance in the workplace and fulfill Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 goal to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or certificate to 55 percent by 2025.

The College is accepting applications from candidates interested in working days, nights or Saturdays in Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion and Tipton counties. Those interested in teaching online courses are also encouraged to attend. During the event, DSCC department heads and instructors will be on hand to discuss their needs and interview potential candidates. Candidates can also fill out applications, submit resumes, schedule interviews and discuss their qualifications with a representative from the human resource department. Although not required, candidates are urged to bring their resumes and unofficial transcripts.

Candidates for Arts and Sciences and Nursing courses, as well as for transfer courses in Business, Technology and Allied Health, must hold a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in their teaching discipline. For those who wish to teach Learning Support and non-transfer Business, Technology and Allied Health courses, a bachelor’s degree with previous teaching experience or graduate work is required.

Candidates interested in pursuing a faculty position at DSCC will be asked to submit their resume, cover letter, three current professional letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly to DSCC from the institution.

For more information, contact Dr. Jimmy Barham, dean of Arts and Sciences, at 731-286-3371 or jbarham@dscc.edu.

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