City Vision Online Adjunct Faculty Application

Adjunct Faculty Application for Online Christian University

Do You Have a Passion for Mentoring Leaders Serving the Poor, Addicted and Underserved?

If so, you might be a good fit to be online faculty with City Vision University. We are looking for people who:

  1. Have experience in either in addiction counseling or in nonprofits serving the poor (like rescue missions, Salvation Army, etc.)
  2. Have a passion for education and learning.
  3. Have at least a Master’s degree in a field related to the courses they might teach.

Adjunct Faculty Application

Summary of Online Adjunct Faculty Expectations

It is expected that an online faculty member will model a personal commitment to the goals and values of City Vision University, engage in an active commitment to and experience of personal spiritual formation within a biblically-informed Christian worldview, and follow lesson plans developed for the course they are facilitating.

City Vision offers five eight-week terms. While time required by adjuncts varies by course, typically most courses will require 10-15 hours per week per course (about 1 hour per week per student).  Most often we have faculty start with a trial term where they teach 2-6 students while they get familiar with our students, technology, processes and culture. This allows both the adjunct faculty and City Vision to assess whether there is a fit.

For full details of expectations, please read our Adjunct Faculty Contract.


  • Minimum earned Master’s level degree or equivalent in area of teaching (doctorate/terminal degree for teaching Master’s courses)
  • Official transcript(s) required for all relevant degrees and/or licenses from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or accreditation in your home country recognized in the U.S.
  • Online teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Relevant practitioner experience in relevant industry/ministry strongly preferred
  • Ability to pass background check or two non-relative references (one faith-related, one academic) if requested.
  • Must be a Christian actively attending a church who is able to support City Vision’s statement of faith.


  • Pay
    • Faculty with Master’s Degrees: $75 per student
    • Faculty with Doctoral Degrees (regular courses): $100/student 
    • Faculty with Doctorates (Addiction Counseling, Fundraising and Accounting courses): $125/student (guaranteed minimum of 6 students).  This increased pay is due to increased market demand.
    • Additional Pay: Faculty receive additional pay for completing our Faculty 101 onboarding course as required in their first term and for serving as lead faculty.
    • Number of Students: Compensation will be an honorarium to be paid at the conclusion of the course and upon receipt of final grades for each student who completes at least 5 weeks of the class. Faculty will be paid for a minimum of 6 students per course. This minimum excludes any course that is offered every term (Mentored Ministry, Prior Learning, Practicum, Job Search, etc.). If faculty are paid for additional “students” for completing faculty 101 or serving as lead faculty, those will count toward the 6 student minimum.
  • Tuition Scholarship. We provide a tuition scholarship to faculty members and their immediate family, so courses are only $550/course (undergraduate and graduate).

Senior Faculty and Academic Leadership Positions

Because our mission and values are very unique, City Vision University primarily follows a leadership development plan where we develop leaders internally to senior faculty and academic leadership positions as shown in the diagram below. Those with more senior academic experience may potentially go through this process more quickly than others, but it is still needed for acculturation. Senior faculty and academic leadership positions require: 1) senior level of competency in the roles shown below, 2) cross-cultural competency and fluency needed to equip leaders serving the poor and addicted.


What Makes City Vision Unique?

About City Vision University

City Vision University is an online-only, Christian university with the goal of Providing radically affordable online education to those serving the poor, the addicted, and the underserved.. The school provides Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration, Addiction Studies, Nonprofit Management, and Missions, Christian Ministry & Leadership, an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, and an MBA. It is a program of the Christian nonprofit TechMission, and was originally founded in 1998 by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. It has been growing at an average of 20% per year since 2008. We have 20+ adjunct faculty practitioners. The school’s values are in the evangelical social justice tradition although we serve students from all denominations as well as non-Christian students. 

TechMission/City Vision hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. City Vision is in this category.  

Our Mission is to use online education to transform lives through Jesus, Justice and Technology.



City Vision was initially founded to provide online Christian education to staff at evangelical organizations serving the poor as well as their program participants. While this still remains a core focus, we have since expanded to also provide Christian education to students pursuing nonprofit and counseling careers. See our Statement of Faith.



We promote Justice through radically affordable, practical education focused on addressing the needs of the poor, addicted and underserved.



We use Technology in our cost-effective, disruptive innovation, lean startup approach to online education. We are pioneering a new model that could increase access to Christian higher education by tenfold or more, especially to the poor and the developing world. 

Recognition and Awards

Profile on City Vision President
Andrew Sears
City Vision University's President Andrew Sears' story was featured in Christianity Today.
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City Vision/TechMission
Case Study
TechMission/City Vision was the subject of a nonprofit case study by three Northeastern Professors in the Journal of Case Research.
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US Department of Education
Innovation Award Finalist
City Vision was a finalist in the US Department of Education's "Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem" competition along with
edX, Google & others.
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Innovation Award Special Recognition
City Vision received a Special Recognition Award for innovative programs in higher education alongside global leaders like MIT and Purdue.
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Thought Leadership in Disruptive Innovation
City Vision University's President Andrew Sears was invited to write two articles for the Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation's blog.
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Article on City Vision Partnership
City Vision was featured in an article in Forbes about our innovative partnership with Saylor Academy.
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Nonprofit Partners in the Past
Full-time Interns Placed in Nonprofits
Nonprofits Sending Students to City Vision

History of City Vision

City Vision has roots and history that span rescue missions, Christian community development, the Salvation Army, evangelical ministries, Christian recovery and the Black church traditions. All of these traditions inform our values and core organizational DNA. We also have a rich history of innovation from our leadership’s involvement in co-founding a MIT research group with one of the fathers of the Internet, involvement in the 90’s dot-com boom and leading disruptive innovation in higher education today.


agrmlogoCity Vision is founded as the
education arm of AGRM
called Rescue College.



ccdaTechMission is founded out of a Black church ministry PREP and the Christian Community Development Association movement and develops a partnership network of 500+ education programs in urban ministries.



deacRescue College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission with a Bachelor’s degree completion program in Missions.



TechMission launches and which grew to have 100,000+ open educational resources and became the third most visited website among Christian organizations serving the poor.



transparent tm org logoRescue College becomes a part of the Christian nonprofit TechMission and was renamed City Vision College.



CityVision SEAL transparent v2 lgCity Vision College starts
offering graduate
programs and becomes
City Vision University.​



City Vision’s leadership co-founds the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance with 100+ leaders with the vision of expanding Christian higher education to the poor and developing world.



City Vision launches free, non-credit Massive
Open Online Courses in Education Management
in partnership with the Christion Higher Education Innovation Alliance with over 7,000 users.