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Adjunct Faculty Benefits and Wages

What is Adjunct Faculty?

Adjunct faculty are temporary teaching employees who work less than 600 hours per fiscal year with work assigned through an instructional agreement. These positions work part-time hours, typically not working more than 20 hours per week. These assignments are on an as-needed basis with MPTC.

Adjunct Faculty Requirements

All new adjunct faculty will need to complete certain required training during their first semester of teaching. For those teaching credit courses, MPTC offers a 2-year Faculty Academy program for new faculty to gain vital teaching knowledge, learn MPTC-specific processes and technology, and meet the 4 initial FQAS competencies.

What is FQAS?

The Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS) embodies standards set in place to ensure quality education within the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Each district within the WTCS maintains standards and procedures around six key quality areas: recruitment, selection and hiring, onboarding, mentoring, professional development, and performance evaluation.

Adjunct have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops and online courses as a part of their ongoing professional development!

Adjunct Faculty Wages and Benefits

Pay Schedule

Adjunct faculty will be paid a salary based on the WTCS identified instructional category (Type A – lecture, B lab, C clinical, D field experience, and E on-the-job training), and the course hours taught. The state-approved course master record description file will be used to make the instructional category determination. The salary is calculated by multiplying the State-approved hours (types A, B and C) for the course by the appropriate pay rate as identified below:

WTCS Instructional Type Pay Rate
Type A Lecture $42.50
Types A and B Lecture & Lab $40.50
Types A and C Lecture & Clinical $40.50
Types A and D Lecture & Field Exp $40.50
Type B, Type C, Type D, Type E Lab, Clinical or Field Exp $38.50

Social Security

Moraine Park Technical College contributes 7.65% of wages for FICA and Medicare on your behalf.

Wisconsin Retirement System

Adjunct faculty will be reviewed for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) eligibility in the Teacher category. If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements at any time, MPTC will enroll you and begin contributions. Contributions are set annually by the Employee Trust Funds of Wisconsin (ETF). Current rates can be found here.

For additional information please visit the WRS website.

Tax Deferred Annuities

Adjunct faculty may be eligible to participate in the Moraine Park Technical College District 403(b) plan and/or the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program (457 plan).


For additional information regarding these benefits, please contact Ali Stegemann, Total Rewards Coordinator, Human Resources at 920-924-3226 or astegemann@morainepark.edu.

Interested in becoming an adjunct faculty member and have questions? Please contact us at jobs@morainepark.edu or 920-924-3329.