Prospective Faculty FAQs

  • 1. What can you tell me about purpose of the programs offered by the University?
  • 2. Who teaches for Taft?
  • 3. What’s the background of your typical student?
  • 4. I’m presently a faculty member at another college or university. Can I teach at Taft University and keep my present position?
  • 5. Can I teach if I only have a bachelor’s degree?
  • 6. What type of work experience do I need?
  • 7. Are there any other ways that prospective faculty members are screened?

1. What can you tell me about purpose of the programs offered by the University?

The University is best defined by its Mission:

The mission and purpose of William Howard Taft University, a private independent postsecondary institution, is to offer unique and innovative distance learning educational programs at a reasonable cost to qualified applicants, with a particular focus on those who are mature adults, employed on a full-time basis, or for whom place of residence, travel requirements, or finances are constraining factors.

The University is committed to providing quality distance education programs responsive to the needs of society, now and into the future. Valuing the rich variety of cultures, races, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds in the world today, the University seeks students from all regions of the United States, and English-speaking students from around the world.

It is an objective of the University to utilize advancing technologies in the delivery of its educational services.

2. Who teaches for Taft?

Our faculty is made up of successful professionals coming from a variety of backgrounds. Our faculty members have an earned master’s degree or higher (Most have terminal degrees and some have even earned their graduate degrees here). In addition to their academic credentials, our faculty consists of professionals that bring their life experiences to the courses that they teach.

3. What’s the background of your typical student?

There really are no “typical” students. In the past students have ranged in age from 22 to over 80. We have students who are new to higher education and we have students who are working toward adding a master’s or doctoral degree to their list of credentials. Many of our students are experienced professionals who want to expand their knowledge of their current field, or develop skills and competencies in a new discipline.

4. I’m presently a faculty member at another college or university. Can I teach at Taft University and keep my present position?

As a general rule, yes. However there may be certain situations where concurrent employment would constitute a conflict of interest. Applicants are asked to disclosure their teaching experience, prior and current. Potential conflicts will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

5. Can I teach if I only have a bachelor’s degree?

No. To maintain its national accreditation, William Howard Taft University requires that all faculty members have an earned advanced degree.

6. What type of work experience do I need?

Since you have a master’s degree or higher, we ask that you also have relevant work experience in the course that you want to teach. (The amount of experience depends on the courses that you wish to teach.) We’re looking for professionals who have work experience that proves that they have a current understanding of their field or profession. If you think your résumé communicates that, get in touch with us today.

7. Are there any other ways that prospective faculty members are screened?

Yes. Prospective faculty members must consent to a criminal background check.

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