Visiting instructors are hired on a per-course basis.  Our needs for visiting courses vary from term to term. Typically we have only a few visiting class openings and many expressions of interest.

If you are interested in teaching a visiting class, you should submit a course proposal via the Visiting Course Proposal Form. Additionally, please send a CV and contact information for at least two references to Lothar Holzke, Academic Services Administrator (  Also, please indicate whether or not you have discussed this course with a COA faculty member (include the name).


Visiting instructors must be qualified to teach in their area.  This experience is usually demonstrated by a Master’s degree, other professional attainment with some graduate studies, or a history of relevant work experience. Teaching experience is preferable.