Adjunct Faculty FAQ
I have been an adjunct faculty for Baylor previously. Do I have to reapply for each course/each year?
The Baylor OTD Program has a rolling recruiting window starting in July each year. Recruiting, selecting and hiring of our adjunct faculty this early allows those selected to request time off if needed or to deconflict their personal schedules.
The OTD program posts the adjunct positions for the entire upcoming calendar year January – December. The goal is to empower our adjunct faculty to select the courses they have a true passion for and with this level of transparency all interested adjunct faculty can see all of the opportunities that the program has to offer.
In our hybrid program, students and faculty travel to Waco, TX twice per semester for onsite, face-to-face laboratory instruction. With up to 100 students per cohort, we have a need for high-quality adjunct faculty who bring their clinical and contemporary experience, a passion for teaching, and a desire to mentor future occupational therapists in our profession.
We seek clinician educators with at least 2 years of experience within their area of practice. Advanced certifications and/or residency training is preferred, but not required. See below for additional qualification information.
Your TBOTE license will not be reimbursed by Baylor University.
Teaching is the primary responsibility of adjunct faculty. The functions of adjunct faculty may include some or all of the following depending on the terms and conditions of their appointment:
These expectations do not apply to all adjunct faculty positions:
Yes! As long as you are located and licensed within the United States, you can apply for an adjunct faculty position. We are able to search far and wide for expert clinicians, and we cover travel costs for all of our faculty. (Note: If hired, you will need to be licensed in Texas if you are not already.)
Most of the adjunct faculty (“Lecturer”) positions are for our immersive laboratory sessions. Immersive labs are blocks of time where students focus on the lab content of one course at a time. While the entire duration of the onsite lab is typically 1-2 weeks, each lab course is 3 to 6 days in length. Typical duties include providing small group instruction for a group of 10-14 students, maintaining consistency in instruction from the lead faculty, and administering practical and skill check examinations. Duties in some courses may include leading blocks of instruction with material provided/guided by the course lead faculty, and grading student projects.
That’s fine with us, as all the Baylor OTD faculty were in that position at one point as well. The course core faculty will guide you to success.
Yes. Baylor University requires all adjunct (“Lecturer”) applicants to apply for each course, and to do so each year. The OTD program has worked with Baylor University Human Resources to make this process as smooth as possible, and each application takes 3-4 minutes to complete using Interfolio. The University and the OTD Program are committed to the Diversity and Inclusion mission, and Baylor seeks to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.” In line with this mission, we seek to embody Christ’s teachings of love and inclusivity across boundaries of racial, ethnic, gender, socio-economic, religious, and other expressions of human difference. Because, at Baylor, “Love thy neighbor” are not just words…they are a way of life.
1. The first time you log into Interfolio, you will need to register and create your Dossier. The Dossier will contain your CV and Transcripts. When you apply for each job, these forms automatically get added to each application.
2. Your current CV.
Virtual means those days of the lab are done via synchronous learning utilizing meeting software such as Zoom. Both faculty and students attend from their own homes.
Onsite Immersion means those days of lab that are onsite at the Baylor ODT facilities in Waco, Texas. Adjunct faculty will be required to travel to Waco to provide onsite instruction on those days.
The dates you see with the course descriptions and the links within the Interfolio applications DO NOT include travel. However, there are specific details within each job posting that outline travel expectations and you must acknowledge this during the application process. Adjunct faculty will receive guidance from the Program and the Course lead regarding arrival and departure expectations for each lab immersion. (The next FAQ goes into more detail regarding these expectations).
Requirements for serving as adjunct include, but are not limited to the following:
All travel arrangements will be coordinated by the OTD Program’s Director of Operations
For those flying in, you are allowed to book your flights on your own or you may choose to use Baylor’s travel agency. Booking through this agency allows for cancellations that you can use for later adjunct travel with Baylor. If you have purchased your own flight and you are required to cancel, Baylor will not reimburse you for these unused flights.
You may elect to drive when mileage reimbursement is less than the cost of air travel. Typically, the Program allows travel via a POV from within the state of Texas and some of the surrounding states.
We offer competitive pay, based on the duration of the course, course prep and close-out time, and additional requirements such as project grading. The pay specific to each course is listed within the application. Baylor does not offer any full-time or part-time benefits for adjunct faculty.
No. You are covered under Baylor University insurance for malpractice.
We do not require our adjunct faculty to be Fieldwork Educators with the program. However, we strongly encourage you to consider becoming a Fieldwork Educator to fully share in the educational journey of the Baylor OTD student. Both students and the program value the partnership we can achieve with you, along the entire OTD educational journey.
As an adjunct faculty member, the Program will book and pay for your hotel room directly via a master bill. You will need to provide a credit card at check-in for any incidental charges to your room (i.e., room service, dining/bar, etc.).
You will be provided a daily per-diem rate to cover meals that are not provided by either the hotel or the program.
A travel reimbursement guide will be available for adjunct faculty who are hired.
Our primary lab space is over 7,000 square feet and is designed to accommodate the wide variety of educational exposures needed for OTD education. We can easily fit 50 treatment plinths in the space for large group learning. We have additional space within our “Student Center” to utilize for smaller group “breakout” sessions and practical examinations as needed.
Yes, as many immersive labs have a practical or skills check examination. You will be entering comments and grades within Canvas, the Baylor University Learning Management System. Your course faculty will provide access to the Canvas course and instructions on use.
YES! Please do not be discouraged if you are not selected. There may be more applicants than the number of positions available for a course. We encourage you to continue building and communicating your experiences via your CV in future applications.