Affiliate Faculty, School of Business and Public Leadership

The School of Business and Public Leadership (SoBPL) at Johnson University is seeking dynamic Christian leaders to teach site-based and online undergraduate Business Administration courses and online MBA courses. Johnson University seeks to build a pool of qualified persons who can teach undergraduate and master’s degree coursework specific to accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and business law.  Affiliate faculty generally teach one or two courses per term depending upon class enrollments and credit hours associated with the course; online courses are taught in seven-week intensive formats, and site-based courses are taught for an entire semester.

Position Title: Affiliate faculty, School of Business and Public Leadership
Organization: Johnson University
Work Location: Knoxville, TN; Kissimmee, FL; Online
Base Pay: Affiliate faculty pay
Employee Status: Affiliate faculty/part-time
Required Education: Master’s degree with eighteen graduate semester hours in a business administration field from a regionally accredited university (minimum); or a terminal degree in a business administration field from a regionally accredited university (preferred).


  • Master’s degree with eighteen graduate semester hours in a business administration field from a regionally accredited university (minimum); or a terminal degree in a business administration field from a regionally accredited university.
  • Ability to clearly convey information and ideas to others and demonstrate active listening skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard office and internet applications on personal computers.
  • Obtain proficiency (with provided training) in the Sakai learning management platform.
  • Fully support the Mission of Johnson University, Statement of Faith, and Faculty Community Covenant.

Key Qualifications:

  • Design and deliver class instruction through the development of lesson plans to meet course competencies, develop activities which support lesson objectives, and develop activities to assist students to develop critical thinking skills and practically engage with the materials.
  • Design interactive and teaching learning strategies that are diverse, experiential, participatory, and collaborative with the goal of accommodating various learning styles.
  • Experienced practitioner/scholar – abreast of developments within business administration and practical knowledge gained from organizational experience.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to use email, a learning management system, and other emerging technologies and alternative instructional delivery methods.
  • Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in classroom and one-on-one settings).
  • Attend affiliate faculty orientation, training, and participate in the annual SoBPL faculty retreat.

Required Documents

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional references
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Signed Johnson University Mission & Core Values Statement, Faculty Community Covenant, and Statement of Faith (available by emailing ).

Interested applicants should submit materials to , Administrative Assistant to the School of Business and Public Leadership. Only completed application packets will be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.