Adjunct Faculty Instructor Pool - Continuous Posting

Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 01, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time


Columbia Basin College ('CBC' or the 'College') seeks to develop applicant pools for adjunct faculty to teach course offerings throughout the year. CBC offers rewarding opportunities for adjunct faculty to teach courses at both our Pasco and Richland campuses, campus extension locations, as well as online/remotely. Adjunct faculty typically provide instruction for traditional quarter-long courses by teaching 11-week courses (Fall, Winter, Spring) or 8-week courses (Summer), as well as hourly work and substitution as needed.

CBC accepts applications for adjunct faculty positions on a continuous basis, though it does not necessarily imply that there are immediate openings. Applicants who meet the required minimum qualifications and submit a complete application with all required components will become part of a standing pool which the College will draw on as scheduling needs dictate. Instruction may be during the day, afternoon, evening and/or weekend. The adjunct faculty appointment contains no guarantee of continued employment beyond the quarter course assignment or any assigned hourly or substitute work assignments. The hourly rate is determined based on the Instructional Mode (lecture, lab, non-instructional or other) as listed in the current Adjunct Salary Schedule .
Successful candidates must be flexible in their ability to achieve the instructional and general responsibilities of the course assignment, including the use of a broad range of learning resources and technologies. CBC encourages applications from faculty who have a passion for teaching, a commitment to student success and an understanding of the community college mission. Given the diversity of our student population, applications are encouraged from faculty candidates who can adapt teaching methods to a wide range of student backgrounds and interests.

Immediate Consideration Will Be Given To The Following Disciplines:
  • Adult Basic Education (Social Studies, Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science)
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Economics
  • Engineering Technology
  • English
  • French
  • Health Physics
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Nuclear Tech Instrumentation & Control
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Phlebotomy
  • Radiation Protection Technician
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Visual Arts

Please note: Completed applications will remain viable for the dean, director, lead or search committee to review as the need arises. The current pool remains in effect until June 30, 2021. If you wish to be considered thereafter, please resubmit your application. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the interested dean or lead, otherwise, your completed application will remain in the pool.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duty of adjunct instructional faculty is to serve students through faculty/student contact and by other activities related to the learning process:

  • Design and delivery of college-approved courses in accordance with approved course descriptions, student learning outcomes and class schedules;
  • Work with departmental faculty/leads/supervising administrators to develop syllabi, addenda and/or reading lists for each course taught; submit approved syllabi and addenda to division; assist in the annual course(s) update; participate in selection of texts and related teaching resources;
  • At the beginning of each course, orient students to syllabi and addenda;
  • Assess student learning outcomes, engage in timely interaction/feedback/grading to support student success and meet course outcomes;
  • Provide students with appropriate learning resources to facilitate student success in achieving course outcomes, program outcomes and appropriate College-wide Student Learning Outcomes; and
  • Maintain, submit and retain accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters and student grades.

A full list of responsibilities and expectations can be found in the CBC/AHE Collective Bargaining Agreement .

Required Qualifications

  • Education and experience requirements will vary based on the discipline and courses that will be taught, though most academic disciplines require a minimum of a master's degree and experience in the discipline.

Due to the volume of applicants it is difficult for us to respond to individual inquiries regarding anticipated needs of the different departments on campus. If you have any technical issues, please contact NeoGov at 1-855-524-5627.

The quarter schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year is as follows:

Fall 2020: September 21 - December 10
Winter 2021: January 4 - March 25
Spring 2021: April 5 - June 18
Summer 2021: June 28 - August 20

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of the College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.