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Adjunct Professor

Expert Sources: Del Harvey
Date: December 4, 2018

Career Overview

An Adjunct Professor is hired by a college or university on a contractual, part-time basis to teach the film curriculum of that particular school.

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Teacher, Professor, Instructor

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Career Description

At the collegiate level, an Adjunct Professor typically teaches one three-hour class per week. That means preparing the class lecture, gathering and getting ready any supporting materials needed for class that week, preparing any quizzes or exams, and doing all of it according to the curriculum of that particular class. All of these steps might mean putting in an additional seven to eight hours of preparation each week for which an Adjunct