Psychology Adjunct Instructor

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Psychology Adjunct Instructor

Posting Number: F00623
Location: Contra Costa College
Salary: $59.70 - $84.36 per hour

Description of Position:
The Psychology department at Contra Costa College is seeking adjunct faculty/part-time instructor(s) to teach introductory Psychology science courses. The assignment will include teaching a General Psychology but may also include any of the Psychology classes listed in the Contra Costa 2019-2020 Catalog and Catalog Addendum.

We value diversity and are particularly interested in hiring instructors who have had experience teaching General Psychology and or Human Sexuality at either a two or four-year college. This position may also include teaching early morning, evening, weekend and/or intensive summer session hours.

Provide exemplary instruction in person (not online), in accordance with approved course outlines, to a student body diverse in age, ethnicity, and academic skills. Experience teaching college-level psychology.

The ability to teach a large number of courses from our offerings: General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology/lab, Life Span Development, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Biological Psychology, Sports Psychology, Individual Adjustment, Human Sexuality, Abnormal Psychology. Prepare and grade class assignments and exams. Inform students of their academic progress of course requirements, and evaluation procedures.

Maintain scholastic records and submit them according to published deadlines.

Instructors duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to (more items included in the Duties & Responsibilities section) :

  • Advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established updated course outlines

  • Preparing lecture, assignments and exams

  • Grading class assignments and exams and informing students of their academic progress

  • Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies

  • Adhering to appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics

  • Submitting attendance and scholastic records punctually according to established deadlines

  • Participating in department meetings, activities and program planning/department improvement initiatives

    Qualified applicants will be contacted via email or phone for an in person interview at Contra Costa College.

    Professor Michel Arnold, Psychology Department Chair
    Phone: (510) 215-4944
    E-Mail: [email protected]

    (Please email for faster response.)

    Position Status: Temporary
    EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
    Employee Group: Part-Time Faculty
    Department: C7000-NSAS DIV Natural & Applied Sc

    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 psychology


    Bachelor’s in psychology


    Master’s in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience or social work

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

    Desirable Qualifications:

    Job Open Date: 09/18/2019
    Job Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes
    Employment Begins:
    # of Months: 10 months

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    The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/19/2019
    Application Due: 11/18/2019
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