Online Adjunct Instructor - Scripting for Web Servers

Adjunct Faculty

Rasmussen College

The Company:

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

Course Description:

This course delves deeper into the power of web development through server-side programming. Building upon Introduction to Web Scripting, the student will explore and interact with server-side databases and collect and manipulate data using general PHP scripting language. Students will create dynamic content for web pages to perform simple calculations, collect visitor information, and interact with basic databases.

Reporting Relationships:

Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean


Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for teaching courses in a variety of modalities while promoting and supporting the vision and mission of Rasmussen College. Adjuncts can teach up to 3 working units per quarter. Minimum expectations for all faculty include focus on the following areas:

  • Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise

  • Professional Development and In-Service Training

Teaching Effectiveness:

  • Professionalism:

    • Model professional behavior and communication for students

    • Exhibit appropriate behavior, language, demeanor, and dress at all times

    • Collaborate with student support personnel providing academic and professional guidance for students

  • Use of Technology:

    • Research and utilize digital content in courses to connect students to more resources

    • Adhere to Adjunct Faculty expectations established by the College

    • Utilize online grade books and communication techniques to further engage students in their own learning; use online database tools for communicating with campus personnel and documenting necessary information

  • Content Expertise:

    • Facilitate highly effective and engaging learning environments in various teaching modalities including residential, online, FLEX and FLAT, meeting the diverse needs of learners

    • Create and maintain course materials in compliance with College and regulatory requirements

    • Assess student learning, provide feedback and support, and refer student for additional support when necessary

Professional Development and In-Service Training:

  • Participate in community service and College In-Service Training Programs and meetings

  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities including webinars, seminars and conferences in field of study

  • Develop, review, and adhere to academic policies and procedures for the college

  • Actively participate in advisory boards, student organizations and system committees

  • Create, implement and evaluate annual professional development plan

  • Support and contribute to Rasmussen’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience preferred. (Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of study)

  • Minimum 4 years in the Design/Multimedia/Web field.

  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.

  • Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language.

  • Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following system requirements

    • Windows XP or greater

    • Microsoft Office 2010

    • An internet connection

Education, certifications and Licensures:

  • Bachelors (Masters preferred) in Digital Design, Fine Arts w/ a digital/graphic concentration, Graphic Design, Interactive Media/Design, Media Arts and Animation, Multimedia Design, Visual Arts, Web Design, Web Programming, and Web Development.

  • Rasmussen College follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate.

  • Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications required for specialized schools (Health Sciences, Nursing) before teaching.

  • Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching.

At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.



  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Web Development

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Web Programming

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Web Design

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Visual Arts

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Multimedia Design

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Media Arts and Animation

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Interactive Media

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Graphic Design

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Fine Arts

  • Bachelor's Degree or better in Digital Design

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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