Instructional, Adjunct Thanatology

Categories: Instructional, Adjunct Thanatology

Marian University is a Catholic applied liberal arts community that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.

Work type: Part-time

Department Opening: Social Sciences

Marian University invites applicants for the position of Adjunct Professor of Thanatology to begin fall 2024. The Thanatology Program is 100% online, offering work and instruction to be completed and conducted remotely, with protentional for on campus work. This position will teach online courses in the undergraduate Thanatology minor and certificate program and will have the potential to develop and deliver undergraduate thanatology courses. The candidate must be able to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a remote online environment. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in a Thanatology related subject with online teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to social justice, inclusion, and diversity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach online classes in 7-week and 15-week Courses will be primarily undergraduate, with the potential to build new undergraduate courses.
  • Collaborate effectively with departmental and inter-departmental colleagues on training and program development.
  • Support the department mission, which centers on student learning through quality instruction and curriculum enhancement.
  • Strictly honor the privacy, security and confidentiality of student records and other sensitive information according to state, federal, and college regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Create an effective learning environment through the use of a variety of instructional methods

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a Thanatology related
  • At least two years of online teaching
  • Experience in teaching, research, or applied practice of
  • Willingness to embrace the Mission and Core Values of Marian

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in a Thanatology related field (PhD or PsyD) and dissertation work focused on thanatology related topic.
  • Experience with the learning management system Moodle, MS Teams, and other online learning platforms.
  • Hold a CT (Certified Thanatologist) or FT (Fellow of Thanatology).
  • Member of ADEC or other Thanatology related

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, brief statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Please use ‘Adjunct Professor of Thanatology’ in the subject line of the email.

Terms of Appointment: Fixed-term terminal with a one-semester appointment.

Salary: Competitive

Applications received by April 26, 2024, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue, thereafter, until the position is filled.


Transforming lives through academic excellence, innovation and leadership. Marian University is a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.

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