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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (college credit)

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Closing Date:
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Classification Title BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: 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 Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Position Type Academic
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 regionally accredited institutions.

1. Master’s degree in any biological science; OR,

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

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

4. 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). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.


[If possess] California Community College Instructor Credential in Biological Sciences (valid for life)

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 and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Working Conditions

Variable, depending on assignment.

Conditions of Employment:
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 00234

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • No Response
    • SDCCD employment web site
    • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
    • CA Community Colleges Registry
    • Craig's List
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Professional organization/publication
    • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
    • SDCCD Employee
    • Job Fair
    • Other (list below)
  2. If other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The questions that follow will assist in determining if you meet the required minimum qualifications to teach in this discipline. If you do not meet any of these qualifications or you have a/an equivalent foreign degree(s) to any of the qualifications above, please respond to applicable questions below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * 1. Do you possess a Master's degree in any biological science from a regionally accredited institution? -OR-
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 2. Do you possess a Bachelor's degree in any biological science <u>AND</u> a Master's degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Marine Science (both degrees from a regionally accredited institution)? -OR-
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * 3. Do you possess a California Community College Instructor Credential <i>(valid for life)</i> in Biological Sciences?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * FOREIGN DEGREES: Do you possess an equivalent foreign degree(s) needed to meet the required minimum qualifications to teach in this discipline? If you do, you must have a "professional" equivalency evaluation to attach. Please click on "Foreign Degree Evaluation Information" to the left if you need to obtain one.
    • No Response
    • Doesn't apply - I do not possess an equivalent foreign degree(s) required to meet the minimum qualifications.
    • Yes - I have a foreign degree(s) and will attach my "professional" equivalency evaluation(s) during the attachment phase of this application process.
    • Yes - I have a foreign degree(s) but I do not have a "professional" equivalency evaluation(s) to attach.
  10. * EQUIVALENCY REQUEST <i>(includes degrees not yet conferred)</i>: If you do not possess any of the above qualifications, you are welcome to apply on the basis of equivalency. <i>You will need to complete a "Request for Equivalency Form" (link) to the left and attach it.</i> Please select the response below that applies to you.
    • No Response
    • Doesn't apply - I meet at least one of the required minimum qualifications.
    • Degree not yet conferred - I will meet the minimum qualifications when my degree is conferred. This must occur prior to employment with the SDCCD.
    • Do not possess the stated minimum qualifications for this discipline - I will attach a "Request for Equivalency Form" with the respective documents.

Required & Optional Documents

Required Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)
  4. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
  5. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)