Careers at Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College is a higher learning organization that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit of passion and innovation while offering the security and benefits of an established institution with more than 110 years of history. Our team is made up of individuals who are driven to make a difference in the lives of our students while enhancing their own professional goals.

We are currently seeking dedicated professionals to add to our team. If you are a passionate and motivated individual who is interested in an innovative, teamā€oriented culture, please take a look at our current openings. Positions are available at our campuses in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas, and Wisconsin as well as at our central offices in Chicago, Orlando, and the Twin Cities.

We are currently seeking dedicated professionals to add to our team full-time. If you share our commitment to higher education and are a passionate and motivated professional who is interested in being a key contributor to an innovative, team-oriented culture, we encourage you to view our current openings and complete an online application form. 

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For general questions regarding employment, please contact recruiter@rasmussen.edu.

Adjunct Employment Opportunities

At Rasmussen College, we understand that a strong academic foundation is integral to student success, and we are currently seeking dedicated professionals who can utilize their academic and professional experience to support a positive, constructive learning environment for our students as adjunct faculty.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic team, please view our current openings.

Adjunct Job Responsibility Overview:

Reporting Relationships:

Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean or Dean of Nursing for Nursing Faculty.

Responsibilities:

Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for teaching courses in a variety of modalities while promoting and supporting the vision and mission of Rasmussen College. Adjuncts can teach up to 3 working units per quarter (approximately 12-15 contact hours). Minimum expectations for all faculty include focus on the following areas:

  • Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise
  • Professional Development and In-Service Training

Teaching Effectiveness:

1) Professionalism:

  • Model professional behavior and communication for students
  • Exhibit appropriate behavior, language, demeanor, and dress will be exhibited at all times
  • Collaborate with student support personnel providing academic and professional guidance for students

2) Use of Technology:

  • Research and utilize digital content in courses to connect students to more resources
  • Adhere to Adjunct Faculty Expectations established by the College
  • Utilize online grade books and communication techniques to further engage students in their own learning; use online database tools for communicating with campus personnel and documenting necessary information

3) Content Expertise:

  • Facilitates highly effective and engaging learning environments in various teaching modalities including residential, online, FLEX and FLAT, meeting the diverse needs of learners
  • Creates and maintains course materials in compliance with College and regulatory requirements
  • Assess student learning, provide feedback and support, and refer student for additional support when necessary

Professional Development and In-Service Training:

  • Participate in community service and College In-Service Training Programs and meetings
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities including webinars, seminars and conferences in field of study
  • Develop, review and adhere to academic policies and procedures for the college
  • Actively participate in advisory boards, student organizations and system committees
  • Create, implement and evaluate annual professional development plan

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience preferred. (Minimum of 3 years experience in the field of study)
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.
  • Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following system requirements
    • Windows XP or greater
    • Microsoft Office 2010
    • An internet connection

Education, certifications and Licensures:

  • Master’s Degree in field required. Rasmussen College follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate. (exemptions are made in some fields of study where lower credential is appropriate with approval by School Dean)
  • Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications required for specialized schools (Health Sciences, Nursing) before teaching.
  • Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications and official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching.

Rasmussen is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Adjunct Teaching Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Can I be a full-time instructor?

Yes, we are always looking to take our high-performing adjuncts and hire them on as full-time employees. Rasmussen College offers many full-time faculty positions both residentially and online within certain areas. All opportunities are based on the needs of each individual campus.

How many different schools are there at Rasmussen College?

There are seven schools within Rasmussen College: School of Business, School of Education, School of Technology, School of Design, School of Health Sciences, School of Justice Studies and School of Nursing.

Do I need to submit transcripts?

Yes, all of our instructors must provide Rasmussen College with official transcripts for every degree earned. All transcripts must be received before you begin teaching. You are responsible for ordering your official transcripts and having them sent to Rasmussen College.

Do I have to do any training before I teach?

Yes, we offer online training and orientation that all new instructors are required to complete prior to teaching.

 

Teaching

How long are the terms at Rasmussen College?

Rasmussen College operates on a quarter system.  Our standard courses run 11 weeks.  Week 12 is designated for professional development.  Faculty still need to be available to students during professional development week.  We also offer AcceleratED programs comprised of two 6-week sessions during our standard quarter.

How many classes can I teach per quarter?

Instructors are given one course to teach their first quarter.  After successful completion, faculty members are eligible to teach up to three courses per quarter.

How do I get scheduled for courses?

Our scheduling is completed based on course enrollment. There is never a guarantee to teach every quarter. The Academic Dean will contact you before the term begins to extend you a teaching assignment. Courses may be canceled due to lack of student enrollment.

Will I be creating the course I am teaching?

Rasmussen College’s Curriculum and Development team creates the content for all of our courses.  

Do I select the textbook?

The textbook and/or digital content for each class has already been selected.

 

Compensation

What is the compensation?

Rasmussen College’s adjunct faculty compensation is based on an individual’s educational achievements, teaching experience and campus location. 

When do I get paid?

All adjunct instructors are paid on the same cycle as employees. Rasmussen abides by a “semimonthly” payroll schedule (24 payrolls per year which is 2 paydays per month). The work week is Saturday through Friday. Paydays are generally the 15th and the last business day of the month. If a regularly scheduled payday falls on a holiday or weekend, employees are paid on the last regular workday immediately preceding the holiday or weekend.

What is my employment status at Rasmussen College?

Our adjunct faculty members are considered part-time employees. You will be required to complete new hire paperwork which includes the Form I-9 and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. We also require all employees to successfully pass a background check. All pre-employment paperwork must be completed and cleared prior to teaching your first course.

 

Online Faculty

What platform (course management system) does Rasmussen College use?

Rasmussen College uses Angel, a web-based platform for our 11-week courses and Engage for our 6-week AcceleratED courses.

Do I need any specific software for my computer?

All instructors must have easy accessibility to the internet using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office 2007 or higher, and be able to download a web-based conferencing tool for faculty meetings. Some courses may require both students and instructors to have specific software.

Do I have to be available at specific times or on specific days?

Most of our standard 11-week courses are asynchronous, instructors are able to login and teach according to their schedule.  Instructors must be available to login daily and there may be times when students need to reach out via chat or phone.  All online courses require a live synchronous session, frequency of sessions vary based on the course requirements.

A Learning Culture that Changes and Builds Lives

At Rasmussen College, we have built a learning organization that fosters an aspiration of continuous improvement and growth for students and employees. The learning-centric nature of our organization enables us to adapt to market trends instinctively, forming the core of our competitive advantage.

Respect for the Individual

At Rasmussen College, we maintain the upmost respect for our most important publics: our students, the employers who hire our graduates, the communities we serve, and our own employee team.  We hold ourselves and each other accountable for our work and actions, and we maintain a positive and constructive environment in the classroom, on our campuses, and in our offices.

Think and Operate Like Owners

At Rasmussen College, we instill an ownership mentality and encourage employees to manage their responsibilities as if they are managing their own company. We achieve our competitive advantage by operating with a sense of urgency, and we maintain high quality standards by expecting the best out of ourselves and our fellow team members.

Pride of Organization

At Rasmussen College, we are proud of the work that we do to change and build lives. That pride is developed by hard work, achieving and celebrating results, recognizing the accomplishments of others, and by continuously challenging oneself to continuously excel.

The Very Highest Business and Personal Ethics

At Rasmussen College, there is absolutely no tolerance for unethical behavior, and every decision that we make is meant to be in the best long-term interest of our valued student.  We strive to be completely transparent, and we expect straightforward honesty of our employees at all times.

At Rasmussen College, we appreciate our employees for their accomplishments, integrity, and dedication, and we reward them by offering a supportive and upbeat working environment. Giving our employees many opportunities for personal and professional growth is central to our culture. 

Fun Working Environment

We work hard at Rasmussen College—and we have fun, too. Company-wide rewards and recognitions, in-office parties and celebrations, participation in charity/volunteer work, team building games and field trips, company picnics, dinners, and office potlucks are just some of the fun and unique things that make coming to work each day a pleasure.

Advance Your Education on Us

Rasmussen College offers all of our full-time employees the opportunity to continue their education through several unique scholarship offerings. Other tuition benefits also apply to our employees’ spouses, domestic partners, and children.

Our Benefits Package

Our competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees also includes:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation/holidays
  • Short- and long-term disability policies
  • 401K with employer contribution

Rasmussen College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.