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San Diego Community College District SUSTAINABILITY: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (college credit) in San Diego, California

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Classification Title SUSTAINABILITY: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (college credit)

Working Title Adjunct Faculty

Recruitment Limits

Location District Wide

Pay Information

At the time that an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts and Verifications of Previous Work Experience (if applicable). Instructors with advanced coursework and/ or experience shall be placed on the appropriate class and step on the Adjunct College Salary Schedules, effective the first month following receipt (in Human Resources) of the official transcripts and Verifications of Previous Work Experience (if applicable). Initial salary placement will be at the first class/step until all required documentation has been submitted.

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FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Position Type Adjunct

Bargaining Unit: AFT/College Faculty

Range (na)

Department District Wide

The Position

NOTE : The San Diego Community College District accepts applications for adjunct (part-time/substitute) positions for our three college campuses (City, Mesa, Miramar) and various continuing education centers on a continuous basis. However, it does not necessarily imply there are immediate openings. If you meet the required minimum qualifications, your application will be included in the adjunct pool for possible assignments in the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters of the academic year. Hiring departments utilize the adjunct pool when there is a need and will contact you directly should you possess the qualifications they are seeking. Applications are purged approximately one year from submittal, at which time you will receive an automated e-mail notice to re-apply if you wish to remain in the pool.

Part-time/temporary faculty positions offer flexible hours and the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the largest community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs. These part-time positions are as-needed and applicants should live within commuting distance to San Diego.

Assignments may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus classes.

Major Responsibilities

  • Primary duties of adjunct faculty members are related to curriculum and teaching; the assignment is divided between lecture and lab classes as determined by the department. Adjunct instructional faculty are required to be available to students outside of class.

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines.

  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

  • Fulfill professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.

  • Teach all scheduled classes.

  • Maintain accurate records.

  • Provide quality instruction, create and maintain an environment which emphasizes teaching and learning and encourages free discussion of ideas, interests and issues.



Degrees must be from accredited institutions.

Master’s degree in Anthropology or Archaeology; OR,

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or Archaeology AND Master’s degree in Sociology, Biological Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Genetics, or Paleontology; OR,

Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Anthropology or Archaeology;


Master’s degree in any biological science; OR,

Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science; OR,

Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Biological Sciences;


Master’s degree in Philosophy; OR,

Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy AND Master’s degree in Humanities or Religious Studies; OR,

Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Philosophy and Religion;


Master’s degree in Sociology; OR,

Bachelor’s degree in Sociology AND a Master’s degree in Anthropology, any ethnic studies, Social Work, or Psychology; OR,

Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Sociology;


The equivalent.

Desired Qualifications


If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) ( or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC .( ACEI ) ( . A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.


[If possess] California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in any of the following: Anthropology, Archaeology, any Biological Science, Philosophy, or Sociology.

Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Working Conditions

Variable, depending on assignment.

Conditions of Employment:


Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;

Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment); AND

Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Additional Information:

  • Newly hired faculty members are required to submit official transcripts and pay a fingerprint processing fee.

  • All new SDCCD employees must provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment, and must renew the certificate every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment.

  • Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    Posting Number AJ00452

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