Philosophy Adjunct Instructor
This is an academic position in the Philosophy and Humanities Department, at Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California. We are currently interviewing instructors for our Adjunct Teaching Faculty Pool. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all philosophy courses we offer, including: Introduction to Philosophy; Logic and Critical Thinking; Ethics; Comparative Religions; Philosophy of Religion.Inquiries
Send email inquiries to: RAbele@dvc.eduRecruitment Type Faculty Location Diablo Valley College Posting Number F00317 # of Openings Pool of applicants Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range $59.70 - $ 84.36 Position Status Temporary EEO Job Category Faculty & Other Instructional Staff Employee Group Part-Time Faculty Department D3020-Humanities Discipline Philosophy Alternate Discipline 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.
1. Master’s degree in philosophy;
2. Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and master’s degree in humanities or religious studies;
3. A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Philosophy
4. The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. Additionally, if you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition.
• Commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
• Sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
• Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment;
• Excellence in preparation for teaching, and in knowledge of Philosophy.
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.Employee Benefits
Part-time instructors and non-instructional academic staff may be eligible for medical, dental and vision plan benefits at the beginning of their third semester. Eligibility requirements are based on the United Faculty contract for part-time instructors and non-instructional academic staff and include: 1) working for CCCCD in the current semester and 2) averaged 0.30 FTE of a regular faculty member’s load for the previous two semesters with CCCCD. Medical and dental premium calculations are based on the previous semester FTE or load. Part-time instructors pay a portion for medical and dental and the full premium for the Vision Services plan per the United Faculty contract. Eligible part-time instructors and non-instructional staff may enroll in Kaiser, Anthem HMO, Anthem EPO, Delta Dental PPO, Delta Care and the Vision Services Plan during the open enrollment periods which occur at the beginning of the fall and spring semester.How to Apply
1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.
2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received.
3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.
5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.
6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.
7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.
Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article 126.96.36.199.2, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing dateADA Accommodations
Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
The college is seeking to create an applicant pool for future job openings in the Philosophy Department.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Unofficial Transcript (must show degree(s) conferred)
- Cover Letter
- Foreign Degree Evaluation Form (NACES Approved Agency)
- Application for Equivalency
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Unofficial Transcript 4