Adjunct professors serve as instructors and/or researchers for the institution at which they teach. Most often, adjunct professors are not full-time professors seeking a tenured position at a university. Rather, they are typically professionals working in a particular field who have part-time professor status teaching within that same field at a university; universities benefit because these professors have real-world experience working in the field and do not require the same employment benefits of full-time professors.
Adjunct Professor Tasks
Develop the syllabus and prepare and lead discussions, lectures, tests, and assignments.
Grade assignments and provide students with timely feedback.
Teach on a contractual basis at one or more colleges.