Consulting Professors


Saylor Academy seeks experienced subject-matter experts with OER experience to assist in developing open online courseware.

Position Description

Consulting professors perform targeted updates to Saylor Academy’s existing catalog of courses and develop new learning modules. Individual projects include refining course learning outcomes; identifying and vetting open educational resources (OER) for use in instruction; pairing resources to course blueprints; developing assignments; and creating or revising assessment materials. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with Academy staff to ensure course development activities reflect a high standard of quality and effectiveness.

Course Developers Needed for the Following Courses

All courses in the Saylor Academy catalog may soon have available projects to work on. You can see the full listing of courses here:

The following courses require targeted updates: 

Position Requirements

In order to be eligible for this position course developers must have experience teaching at the college level. Specific qualifications include:

  1. A Ph.D. in a related academic discipline OR an M.S., M.A, or MBA and experience for business faculty;
  2. Teaching experience at the college level;
  3. Demonstrated experience in instructional design or curriculum development;
  4. Demonstrated experience with Open Educational Resources (OER);
  5. Commitment to alternative education models;
  6. Ability to work independently without daily supervision; and
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Prior experience with remote, contract-based work a plus.


This is a part-time, contract position.


The successful candidate will work remotely.


Compensation varies with the scope of the assigned project. Payments are made on a per project basis.

To apply

Please send your C.V. and a list of courses you have taught, including the number of times you have taught each course, to [email protected] with “Consulting Professor” in the subject line. Please include which courses or subject areas you are applying to work on in the text of your email.