Philosophy/Humanities Adjunct Instructor

Contra Costa College
San Pablo, California
$59.70 - $84.36/ per hour
Apr 05, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

Contra Costa College


Philosophy/Humanities Adjunct Instructor

Job Number: F00290

Salary: $59.70 - $84.36/ per hour

Deadline:  open till filled


Complete job description and application available online at: 


Description of Position

The Humanities & Philosophy department is seeking part-time instructor(s) to teach introductory Philosophy and/or Humanities courses, in accordance with approved course outlines.


Instructors must be able to prepare and grade class assignments and exams; inform students of their academic progress, course requirements, and evaluation procedures; maintain scholastic records and submit them according to published deadlines; and be able to serve a diverse student body in age, ethnicity and academic skills.


Duties and Responsibilities

Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;

2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;

3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work; 

4. meeting with students outside of class;

5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;

7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member;

8. maintaining accurate academic records;

9. performing other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

Master’s in philosophy



bachelor’s in philosophy



master’s in humanities or religious studies


OR the equivalent. (If you do not possess the listed degree, you must upload, the equivalency form provided in the online application.)


Desirable Qualifications

• experience and interest in teaching introductory Philosophy and Humanities courses

• experience and interest in working with a diverse student population

• experience in teaching community college or university Philosophy/Humanities courses

• experience in using educational technology and innovative pedagogy

• knowledge of recent trends in Philosophy/Humanities (ex: race and gender theory, environmental philosophy/ethics)


It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.