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Adjunct Faculty Information

Mason is fortunate to enhance our academic community by leveraging the proficiency of our regional knowledge base as adjunct faculty who provide rich, relevant learning experiences for our students.

Adjunct faculty offer professional expertise that is outside of the experience of most fulltime faculty members, and provide students with examples from their profession, which helps build practical connections between the subject matter and their chosen careers. Support for Mason’s adjunct faculty is essential for facilitating their success as instructors, and in turn, the learning and development of their students.

The work of Mason’s adjunct faculty is essential to providing a high-quality education for our students and complementing the fulltime faculty role. We honor this significant contribution through the annual Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards.

New Adjunct Faculty Success Workshop

Workshops for new adjunct faculty are held approximately one week before classes begin for the semester each January and August. Learn more at Faculty Resources. 

Your academic unit will work with the Office of the Provost to set up the administrative details of your faculty appointment. Information about adjunct faculty appointments, including faculty salary minimums, submission of transcripts, and offer letters are all available.

Read about Important Policies for Faculty.

Adjunct Faculty Committee

The Adjunct Faculty Committee is charged with engaging the adjunct community in identifying needs, with making recommendations for improving areas of importance, and with being responsive to requests from the Provost. The committee is also charged with making an annual report on progress towards goals to the Provost. University offices will be asked to provide information to the committee to enable this assessment. 

Committee Roster
Name Department Email
Kimberley Daly (co-chair) College of Education and Human Development kdaly1
Jaime Lester (co-chair) College of Humanities and Social Sciences jlester2
Richard D. Christ College of Humanities and Social Sciences rchrist9
Kim Eby Faculty Affairs and Development keby1
Chuck Gahun School of Business cgahun1
Timothy Hope Volgenau School of Engineering thope
Michelle Lim Human Resources and Payroll mlim1
Char Mollison Schar School of Policy and Government cmolliso
Shannyn Snyder College of Health and Human Services ssnyder7