Adjuncts may apply to teach in more than one discipline and in more than one Academic School at MVCC. Most adjunct positions require a master’s degree in the discipline or a related discipline. The minimum qualifications required to teach specific program courses within each Academic School are listed in the table below, and as a downloadable PDF.

Please note: In many disciplines, a master’s degree in education may be considered a “related field.” Please contact the appropriate Academic School Dean to confirm. 

Minimum Adjunct Faculty Qualifications

2023-2024

  • Digital Animation: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Fine Arts: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Graphic Arts Technology: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Graphic Design: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Illustration: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Photography: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Media Marketing: Bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience
  • Business & Information Technology: Master’s degree in discipline OR bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Hospitality: Associate degree in discipline OR associate degree with five years of relevant experience 
  • Workplace Success: Bachelor’s degree in other discipline and relevant experience in discipline
  • Health Information Technology (HIT): Bachelor’s degree required, RHIA/RHIT credentials (Registered Health Information Administrator/Technician), and experience in Health Information Management field required 
  • Nursing: Master’s degree in discipline, license in discipline, relevant work experience 
  • Radiation Technology Clinical: Associate degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred AND three years of clinical experience in professional discipline, current CPR certification, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists current registration in radiography or equivalent (i.e., unrestricted state license for the state in which the program is located), and member of the American Association of Radiologic Care 
  • Radiation Technology Lecture: Bachelor’s degree in discipline or closely related discipline, two years of clinical experience in professional discipline, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists current registration in radiography or equivalent (i.e., unrestricted state license for the state in which the program is located) 
  • Respiratory Care Clinical: Associate degree in discipline required, bachelor’s degree preferred, AND license in discipline with two years relevant work experience
  • Respiratory Care Lecture: Bachelor’s degree in discipline AND license in discipline with two years of relevant work experience 
  • Physical Education – Sports Medicine: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and relevant experience 
  • Surgical Technology: Graduation from an accredited program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the field of Surgical Technology with a bachelor’s degree preferred, credentialed in the discipline of surgical technology through a national credentialing organization that is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA), AND a minimum of three years of the last five years of operating room experience in the scrub role and/or in surgical technology
  • Composition: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Film Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, Art History, and Philosophy: Master’s degree in related field 
  • History: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Journalism: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and experience in discipline 
  • Literature: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Speech: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Composition and Rhetoric, or Theater 
  • Technical Theater: Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience; master’s degree preferred 
  • Theater: Master’s degree in related field 
  • CF100 (College Foundations Seminar): Bachelor’s degree in related discipline; master’s degree preferred 
  • Critical Thinking/Reading: Master’s degree in related field 
  • Educational Interpreting: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in discipline, certificate in discipline 
  • ESL: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in discipline OR master’s degree in discipline and bachelor’s degree in related field 
  • Foreign Language: Master’s degree in related field and bachelor’s degree in discipline or equivalent experience (extended residence in country, for example) 
  • Sign Language: Associate degree with certificate in discipline required; bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Physical Education – Coaching Certificate: Bachelor’s degree in other discipline and relevant experience 
  • Education: Master’s degree in discipline, active NYS teacher certification and three years of classroom teaching experience 
  • Psychology & Human Services: Master’s degree or higher in Psychology,  Social Work (MSW), School Counseling (CAS), or School Psychology and/or NY State licensure (Licensed Master of Social Work – LMSW), Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Psychoanalysis 
  • Psychology & Human Services – Education Emphasis: Master’s degree in discipline, license and certificate in discipline 
  • Physical Education – Athletics: Associate degree, relevant experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Physical Education – Education Majors: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline AND relevant experience 
  • Physical Education – General: Associate degree and relevant experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Physical Education – Recreation & Leisure Services: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline AND relevant experience 
  • Social Sciences – Anthropology: Master’s degree in related field AND bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Social Sciences – Criminal Justice: Master’s degree in discipline OR bachelor’s degree in discipline and five years of relevant work experience 
  • Social Sciences – Political Science: Master’s degree in related field AND bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Social Sciences – Public Policy: Master’s degree in related field AND bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Social Sciences – Sociology: Master’s degree in related field AND bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • AOS Degrees and certificate programs: Associate degree with relevant experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Engineering Technology: Bachelor’s degree in discipline AND relevant work experience or license or certificate in discipline 
  • Biology, or Environmental Science Lab: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline AND relevant work experience 
  • Biology, or Environmental Science Lecture: Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Chemistry Lab: Bachelor’s degree in discipline 
  • Chemistry Lecture – CH131 and higher: Bachelor’s degree in discipline AND master’s degree in discipline or related field 
  • Chemistry Lecture – CH120 and lower: Bachelor’s degree in discipline AND master’s degree in discipline/related field or prior teaching experience 
  • Computer Science: Master’s degree in discipline OR bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Cybersecurity: Master’s degree in discipline OR bachelor’s degree in discipline and relevant work experience 
  • Engineering Science: Bachelor’s degree in physics or engineering AND master’s degree in physics/related field or relevant work experience 
  • Geology Lab: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline 
  • Geology Lecture: Master’s degree in related discipline 
  • Mathematics: Bachelor’s degree in discipline AND relevant work experience 
  • Physics Lab: Bachelor’s degree in discipline or related field 
  • Physics Lecture—PH131 and lower: Bachelor’s degree in discipline AND Master’s degree in discipline or related field or prior teaching experience 
  • Physics Lecture – PH151 and higher: Master’s degree in discipline or related field
  • Weather Lecture or Lab: Bachelor’s degree or higher in atmospheric science or Meteorology (or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university and/or relevant work experience  
  • Airframe & Powerplant: Associate degree with appropriate FAA certification required; bachelor’s degree preferred