Firearms Technology Adjunct Faculty
Sonoran Desert Institute4.0
Job description


Remote part-time adjunct faculty position providing instruction in a virtual classroom in one or more of the following subjects: firearms fundamentals and repair; firearms accuracy; firearms woodworking customization; firearms finishing; and firearms machining and manufacturing to students who are earning their Associate Degree in Firearms Technology or a college level Certificate in Firearms Technology-Gunsmithing.

In this role, adjunct faculty will integrate their educational and practical experiences into facilitating the course material within an online classroom. It is the responsibility of the adjunct faculty to create excellence in the virtual classroom by providing students with quality instruction and support as they progress through their educational journey.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain teaching assignments in accordance to established faculty requirements and responsibilities.
  • Provide academic interaction with students 5 days a week through posted instructor guidance, threaded discussion, and assignment feedback.
  • Provide student support through email, phone and within the Learning Management System.
  • Grade and provide constructive and detailed feedback on student work to assists students in achieving academic success.
  • Foster a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the classroom discussion and learning process.
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrating respect for others.
  • Maintain effective and efficient record keeping.
  • Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment.
  • Serve as consultant on the development of curricular materials as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two or more years professional experience in one or more of the following areas: firearms repair; firearms woodworking customization; firearms machining and manufacturing; and/or firearms finishing.
  • Two or more years experience teaching or training adult learners.

Job Type: Part-time

Application Question(s):

  • Do you currently reside in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Texas?


  • Associate (Required)


  • teaching or training adult learners: 2 years (Required)
  • professional firearms customization or gunsmithing: 2 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote
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    3.5 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.6 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.3 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    4.0 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.5 / 5
Company reviews
"Flexibility "
Current EmployeeInstructor
You have a great deal of flexibility in how you approach and engage the classroom. You can log in at any time and get to learn something new all the time.

"Amazing environment "
Current EmployeeAdmission Representative
SDI is an amazing company. The culture is very open and everyone really feels like a family. Co workers are great and provide assistance and guidance. The leadership listens and implement changes collectively and with the entire team in mind. This is definitely one of the best places to work.

"Toxic work area and you are NEVER right!"
Former EmployeeAdjunct Instructor
If you like never being right, getting called names, working in a hostile work environment, working with a horrible online system, working with fake people, getting different messages by the same person, working for people that have no education, but educate others; then this is the place for you. The Director, and everyone that is full time is a director or above, is an aggressive person that finds joy in being difficult to others. The students think they should walk in and get an A for breathing, do not want to learn, know it all and do not treat this like a higher education. Having said that, it isn't. Most of the staff does not have an education and think they are teaching at Harvard instead of an ONLINE gunsmith degree program.

"Toxic Working Environment"
Former EmployeeRemote Employee
There is a limit as to what you can and cannot state on this website so my recommendation is that you conduct your research and look for other websites where employees and former employees can post complete reviews. The most popular of those other websites allows employees and former employees to post truthful reviews, often scathing in nature, and this is what you need to read. I worked at Sonoran Desert Institute over a year. The leadership team of this academic institution does not hold doctorate degrees and most do not hold prior higher education experience. Someone was recently promoted to an advanced leadership position with an associate's degree. Someone else was promoted with a degree in geology. Academic standards, such as "substantive interaction between instructors and students" (as required by the DEAC) is not upheld, which means instructors do not participate in class discussions and provide little to no feedback for assignments. This school is still operating as a correspondence school and the owners just sold it. I have nothing positive to state about this online firearms school.