Adjunct Employment Opportunities
INTERDISC. STUD. IN PHILOSOPHY, HUMANITIES
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
Friday, October 25, 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 Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies 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 Humanities Department is dedicated to the teaching of Humanities*, Religious and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Department is committed to meeting the educational needs of our students by offering courses which reflect the diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds of our students, by providing general education and elective courses for transfer and for occupational students, and by serving the educational needs of the larger community. Our Department has three full time and seven adjunct faculty. Offices are located in the Emeritus Building on Elliot Avenue. Day and evening classes are offered at both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. We offer a select number of online courses.
ADJUNCT POOL DESCRIPTION
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:
Humanities*/Interdisciplinary Studies courses:
- American Cultures
- Humanities in Africa
- Humanities in Asia
- Humanities in Middle East
- Latin American & Caribbean Studies
- Popular Culture in the United States
- World Humanities
- Critical Thinking
- Critical Thinking & Writing
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Biblical Studies (HUM 10.1, 10.2)
- Judaism (HUM 10.3)
- Christianity (HUM 10.3)
- Islam (HUM 10.3, HUM 10.5)
*Immediate needs anticipated at the Petaluma Campus for this discipline.
**Immediate needs anticipated for this discipline.
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. Adjunct faculty 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 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.
Required for all Humanities/Interdisciplinary courses except Popular Culture: Master's Degree in Humanities; OR the equivalent; OR, a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Humanities.
PREFERRED FOR HUMANITIES/INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES:
- Bilingual skills/abilities
- Familiarity with the department and its course offerings
Required for Popular Culture: Master's degree in the interdisciplinary area; OR Master's degree in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area AND upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline; OR the equivalent. (Examples of interdisciplinary areas: American, Asian, Ethnic or Women's Studies or related areas.)
Required for Philosophy courses: Master's Degree in Philosophy; OR Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy AND Master's Degree in Humanities or Religious Studies; OR the equivalent OR a fully satisified (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Philosophy and Religion.
Preferred for Philosophy: Master's Degree in Philosophy
Required for Religious Studies:
Master's degree in Religious Studies, Theology, or Philosophy OR Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND Master's degree in Humanities OR the equivalent.
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:
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Current Resume.
- 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.
- If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Starting Hourly Rate: Please see our hourly salary schedules online at www.santarosa.edu/hr/pages/salary.html 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 http://www.santarosa.edu/police. 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.
MORE ABOUT SRJC
Application Materials & Procedures
To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php 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.
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
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).
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.
OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
- In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
- Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
- 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 www.santarosa.edu/police 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.