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Adjunct Employment Opportunities


Adjunct Pools

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Friday, October 18, 2013*
(Open until filled.)

Applications are accepted for adjunct faculty pools for a period of one year from the filing priority deadline date. If the department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, they will review applications received by the priority deadline date. All applications received after the priority deadline will remain on file for the next review by the department, or for up to one year. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, all applications will remain on file until the need arises, or for up to one year. If selected for interview, candidates will be invited to meet with a committee. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool for a period of two years.


The Behavioral Sciences Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is accepting applications for a pool of qualified candidates with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Teaching assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be immediate or as needed (as specified in Education Code Section 87482.5).


The Santa Rosa Junior College Behavioral Sciences Department includes the three disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. There are thirteen regular faculty, six of whom are Instructors of Psychology, five are Instructors of Anthropology, and two are Instructors of Sociology. In each discipline of study there are also numerous adjuncts represented. The faculty share great enthusiasm for teaching and fostering collaborative departmental relations. The department maintains high standards and places a primary emphasis on quality undergraduate education. We serve a diverse student population seeking transferable courses in the liberal arts and courses that meet the requirements of certificated programs. The Behavioral Sciences Department encourages applications from people of diverse ethnicity, gender, ability, and sexual identity.


We are accepting applications for instructors for inclusion in a pool who have the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas (there are no anticipated needs for 10/11):

  • Anthropology*
  • Psychology**
  • Sociology

Assignments could involve full or partial assignment at any of the District's sites or off-campus locations, and could involve any combination of day or evening classes, with office hours being mandatory. Ajunct faculty members are responsible for maintaining currency in their field(s) of expertise. All faculty are encouraged to participate in updating existing courses (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or on-line courses); assisting in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in departmental activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

*Immediate needs anticipated at the Petaluma Campus for this discipline.

**Immediate needs anticipated for this discipline.


Required for Anthropology: Master's Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology; OR Bachelor's degree in either of the previous areas AND Master's Degree in Sociology, Biological Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Genetics or Paleontology; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Anthropology.

Preferred for Anthropology:

  • Master's or Ph.D. Degree in Anthropology.
  • Experience in, and enthusiasm for, teaching lower division Anthropology courses, including Physical Anthropology lab.
  • Experience in effectively instructing students in both small and large lecture classes.
  • Experience and/or interest in designing and teaching online Anthropology courses.

Required for Psychology: Master's Degree in Psychology; OR Bachelor's Degree in Psychology AND Master's Degree in Counseling, Sociology, Statistics, Neuroscience, or Social Work; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Psychology.

Preferred for Psychology:

  • Master's or Ph.D. Degree in Psychology.
  • Experience in, and enthusiasm for, teaching lower division Psychology courses, such as General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods, Human Sexuality, Psychology of Gender, Social Psychology, and/or Personality Theories.
  • Experience in effectively instructing students in small or large lecture classes.
  • Experience and/or ability in designing and teaching online Psychology courses.

    Required for Sociology: Master's Degree in Sociology; OR Bachelor's Degree in Sociology AND Master's Degree in Anthropology, any Ethnic Studies, Social Work, or Psychology; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community

    Preferred for Sociology:

    • Master's or Ph.D. Degree in Sociology.
    • Experience and/or ability to instruct students in lower division Sociology courses.
    • Experience and/or interest in designing and teaching online Sociology courses.

    Required for all areas: Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.


    In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

    1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
      • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
    2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
    3. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the pool, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Adjunct Pool Description" section of this announcement. Please specify which area(s) you are interested in being considered for.
    4. Current Resume.
    5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
    6. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).

      (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)


      • Starting Hourly Rate: Please see our hourly salary schedules online at or contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

      • For Unit A (AFA) Faculty, salary placement may be based on academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience depending on discipline and as documented in application materials. Initial Step placement will be a Step 1 pending evaluation of experience as outlined in Article 27 of the AFA Contract.

      • Sick Leave Accrual: Adjunct faculty members accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.

      Campus Security Policy and Campus
      Crime Statistics Act
      (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

      Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.


      Application Materials & Procedures

      To download job announcements and application materials, please go to or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

      Human Resources Department

      Santa Rosa Junior College

      PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

      MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

      Santa Rosa, CA 95401

      PHONE (707) 527-4954

      FAX (707) 527-4967


      The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

      All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

      It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

      Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

      Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

      If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

      CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

      1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
      2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
      3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
      4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

      The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.