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Computer Information Systems - Project Management Adjunct Instructor (Temporary)

Position Title:

Computer Information Systems - Project Management Adjunct Instructor (Temporary)

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Description of Position:

Diablo Valley College in San Ramon is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach Project Management for CIS classes in Fall 2023. These classes are in person at the Pleasant Hill campus of DVC. Instructors appointed to the adjunct temporary pool may be used to cover adjunct temporary and/or substitute openings in the department.

Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Duties may include an assignment in any computer information system course, including, but not limited to, project management theory, project management software, Microsoft Office applications, Windows operating system, Apple operating system, and additional CIS courses as developed by the department. Successful applicants will demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and abilities of Community College students.Faculty hired to teach online, or hybrid must meet the same standards as faculty teaching in the face-to-face modality, with the additional requirement of either having previous experience and/or training in the online modality, or digital content/media skills.

All faculty should have experience with computerized Learning Management Systems including Proficiency in the use of standard office applications on personal computers.All faculty should have experience working in an accelerated learning format (3, 6, 8, and 10 weeks, etc.) and commit to working online with students 5 of 7 days per online week. Faculty teaching in-person/online/hybrid courses will participate in training opportunities as needed in leveraging local/district/CVC-OEI workshops on instructional design, online pedagogy, accessibility, and any additional distance education Technologies.

In-Person, online and hybrid faculty must be proficient and provide online content utilizing pedagogical practices in accordance with the base standards set forth by the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and ACCJC.

In-Person, online and hybrid faculty must maintain regular, effective, and substantive contact between instructor and student and among students to increase Student Success in online learning. These forms of contact are also required by federal, state, the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges, and CCCCD governing board policies.

Selection of in-person/online/hybrid faculty is based on them meeting all the above criteria plus in the case of online/hybrid classes, the department will choose faculty who are the most qualified to teach in that modality.

Our Vision for Social Justice:

We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live.

The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions.

Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission.

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families.

The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.

If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply.


Mario Tejada (Department Chair)

Recruitment Type:



San Ramon Campus

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Initial salary placement for full-time, tenure track positions is based on academic degree(s), upper/graduate level units earned, and/or qualifying related professional occupation experience which ranges from $63,948 to $105,912 per year (Up to $124k). Adjunct instructor rate is $73.08-$121.04 per hour (up to $139.08).

Position Status:


EEO Job Category:

Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group:

Part-Time Faculty


S4710-CIS & Business Education


Computer Information Systems (computer network installation, microcomputer technology, computer applications)

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:

The minimum qualification for this discipline is any bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience.

Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master’s degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment.

Newly adopted title 5 §53413 regulations modified and expanded revisions to minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching community college credit apprenticeship courses that are part of an apprenticeship program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards.



Desirable Qualifications:

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and subject matter.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community.
  • Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the Diablo Valley College.
  • Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college setting.
  • Familiarity with, willingness and ability to use multiple teaching methods including computer-based learning.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self-learners.
  • Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology.
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral skills in English.

Job Open Date::


Job Close Date::


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Employment Begins::

January 2024

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Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Eligibility Requirements for Part-time Faculty: Part-time faculty members must be employed in the current semester and have averaged at least 0.3 load (FTE) of a regular faculty member’s load for the previous academic year excluding summer (e.g., Fall 2020 and Spring 2021).

Premium Contributions: Premium contributions are based on the faculty member’s average load for the previous academic year excluding summer (e.g., Fall 2020 and Spring 2021). Contributions are shown below in three tiers for medical and dental coverage. Part-time Instructors pay the full premium for the Vision Services Plan.

* Average 30-39% load (FTE) – District shall contribute 40% of the premium cost
* Average 40-59% load (FTE) – District shall contribute 50% of the premium cost
* Average 60% load (FTE) and greater – District shall contribute 75% of the premium cost

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) with a 2% 55 formula. Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System (2% at 50).

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Agency Shop: Local One Classified positions are within a collective bargaining unit. Local One employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. This is a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contributions of 1% of gross pay + $1. Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract(Article 20-Benefits):
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):

How to Apply:


Selection Process:

Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, 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. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.
5. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB assessment, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:

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 prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Two local firms that provide this service are International Education Research Foundation (310) 258-9451 and Educational Records Evaluation Service (916) 921-0790 Credits previously accepted by an accredited institution will be accepted with no further evaluation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the foreign degree evaluation. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept evaluations after the closing date.

ADA Accommodations::

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

Medical Verification

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

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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 50,354 students a year, in 2019-20 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 35% Hispanic/Latino; 26% 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 69 years. Most of the 10,500-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.

Diversity Statement:

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.

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