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Columbia State continually accepts part-time faculty applications in all disciplines. Part time faculty are hired as needed on a semester-to-semester basis. Part-time faculty are hired to teach at campuses in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. Part-time faculty are also hired to teach online courses.

Base salary is $545 per semester credit hour. Workload adjustments will be made for faculty teaching classes where the number of contact hours exceeds the number of credit hours. Additionally, a travel stipend may be negotiated at time of hire for faculty traveling more than 80 miles each week to teach their classes. For part-time faculty who continue to work at Columbia State, salary is based on collegiate level teaching experience documented during the first semester of teaching.

Application Process

Columbia State is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system, the College System of Tennessee. We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

  • Visit TBR Institutions and click on the Columbia State Community College ‘View Opportunities’ link to review available positions for part-time faculty pools. All applications will be submitted online. 
    • To apply: Complete a Tennessee Board of Regents application form online. Each section of the application must be completed. Write "N/A" if not applicable or "no answer" to questions. Resumes may not be used to replace requested information on the application form.
  • Along with your application, you must submit a transcript and resume/CV to be considered for a part-time faculty position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire.  Applicants may be subject to a background check.  Please note the closing date for pool postings.  If you are still interested, you must re-apply each calendar year.

Before you apply, make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications:

  • Do you have a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in one of the following subject areas? Accounting, Administrative Professional Technology, Agriculture, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Geography, Health, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, or Theatre
  • Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to one of the following subject areas? Learning Support Mathematics, Reading, or Writing
  • Would you like to teach in one of the following professional, occupational, and technical programs and meet the specific requirements listed below?

    • Film Crew Technology, Hospitality and Tourism Management, or Industrial Technology– A.A.S. degree or higher in related field and can provide documentation of outstanding professional experience in the discipline.
    • Engineering Systems Technology – A.A.S. degree or higher in Industrial/Engineering Technology, Industrial Electricity, or Electrical Maintenance and can provide documentation of outstanding professional experience in the discipline.
    • EMS Education – Instructor Assistant - Current TN EMT-IV license without history of revocation, suspension, or denial of licensure. One year pre-hospital experience. 75 hours EMS related teaching experience (CPR, First Responder) and current BLS Instructor Certification.
    • EMS Education – Instructor Coordinator - Associate degree. Current TN EMT-Paramedic license without history of revocation, suspension, or denial of licensure. Two years pre-hospital experience and 150 hours EMS related teaching experience (CPR, First Responder, EMT). Current BLS Instructor Certification. Completion of NAEMSE Instructor course.
    • Health Information Technology - Bachelor's degree or higher in Health Information Technology or a related field and RHIT credential.
    • Medical Technologist - Bachelor's degree or higher in Medical Technology/Clinical Lab Sciences. Tennessee license as a Medical Technologist (or immediately eligible). Diverse laboratory experience preferred.
    • Nursing - Bachelor’s degree in Nursing; Master’s in Nursing preferred. Clinical expertise in Foundations, Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Mental Health, or Women’s Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have applied previously, do I need to submit a new application?
All applications must be submitted online at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/institution-jobs.  Please note the closing date for pool postings.  If you are still interested, you must re-apply each calendar year.
How soon will I hear from my application?
I have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Will that qualify me to teach?
I am certified in Tennessee to teach K-12. Does that qualify me to teach at Columbia State?
My degree was completed outside the United States. Do I have additional requirements to be eligible to teach?