Adjunct Faculty – Course Developer, Subject Matter Expert – Psychology at University of New England - UNE

Remote | Part-time
University of New England - UNE

Adjunct Faculty – Course Developer/Subject Matter Expert – Psychology

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type: Adjunct

Faculty Track

Position Title: Adjunct Faculty – Course Developer/Subject Matter Expert – Psychology

Employment Status: Part-Time

Campus: Remote


Subject matter experts (SMEs) within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) are critical to the success of UNE’s online programs. SMEs work closely with a member of the UNE Instructional Design Team who serves as the project manager, facilitates the development of the course, and ensures that pedagogy and content meet program expectations. SMEs receive supervision and guidance from the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions Program Director and must work with Instructional Design to meet deliverable deadlines set by CGPS. The role of the SME in CGPS course development is to help design a baccalaureate level course(s) for online students using best practices for online education that are aligned to program learning outcomes and can be delivered by instructors other than/in addition to the SME. SMEs are responsible for:

  • creating a list of course learning outcomes
  • writing a course syllabus
  • recording video “lectures”
  • designing engaging visual representations to help students learn content
  • creating engaging assignments, group activities and presentations
  • writing interactive discussion board topics that enable students to delve more deeply into the content while building community
  • designing assessments to measure learning outcomes
  • creating an instructor guide to assist course facilitators

The ideal candidate has experience teaching online in an educational setting, has demonstrated expertise in curriculum development and assessment, and has a passion for teaching psychology, particularly Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, or Developmental Psychology courses.


  • Provide expert knowledge in psychology
  • Develop learning modules that guide students through their educational experience while upholding and adhering to the CGPS commitment to student success
  • Willingness to analyze best practices in online psychology education
  • Willingness to be creative and consider the use of multiple forms of technology that appeal to different learning styles while guiding students to meet the course and learning outcomes
  • Commit to weekly check-in meetings with the Instructional Design team and/or the Program Director
  • Participate in drafting a schedule for deliverables
  • Meet agreed-upon deadlines per the master course development schedule


  • A master’s degree in psychology or closely related field, Ph.D. or other earned terminal degree preferred
  • A minimum of five years’ teaching experience in the area of psychology
  • A desire to motivate and encourage students in academic and professional settings
  • Previous course development experience with adult students in an online setting
  • Expertise teaching online and the desire to learn and apply new technological approaches to education
  • Experience using the Blackboard Learning Management system

EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: 20160840P

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