Position Type: Adjunct Faculty Pool- Sociology (SOC)
Salary: $945 per load hour (most courses are 3-4 load
Job List: External
Close Date: Multiple positions available- open until filled with
a first review date of applications submitted by 11/1/2023 at 5:00
pm (Arizona time)
Please note, this position will be in person, however faculty
may be asked to teach in multiple modalities, including virtual, or
face-to-face. To ensure the health and safety of our colleagues and
their families, as well as our students, potential candidates, and
the communities we serve, it is the College’s expectation that
everyone will follow the CDC and NIH guidelines on limiting
face-to-face interactions and consistently practicing preventative
About Pima Community College
At Pima Community College, we believe that every role is vital to
achieve student success and meet the diverse needs of our students
and community. Pima Community College is committed to diversity,
equity, inclusion, and social justice. We value the diversity of
our workforce and seek to attract, hire and support employees who
consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are intentional about social justice and addressing issues of
equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and
environmental inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity
website for additional information about our commitment.
Pima Community College’s Department of Ethnic, Gender &
Transborder Studies/Sociology is currently accepting applications
to expand the pool of qualified Sociology Faculty to teach academic
level courses for the 2024-2025, with possibility of being offered
a course in Spring of 2024 academic year and beyond. Candidates may
be hired and assigned to specific courses or may be included in a
pool for potential future assignments based on enrollment.
We are seeking dedicated part-time instructors to join our pool of
excellent adjunct faculty who are qualified to teach college level
courses in Sociology.
Part-time/temporary faculty positions offer flexible hours and the
opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in
achieving their educational goals. Instructors in these courses
will be using active learning strategies, online resources and will
provide equitable instruction for our students.
Pima Community College offers a wide variety of instructional
modalities and is adapting to new realities created by the global
pandemic. Our classes may be offered:
Duties and Responsibilities
- Dual Enrollment program in the High Schools, or in a high
school’s virtual classroom
- Instruct students in the content area and work with them on
strategies to help them achieve academic success.
- Follow established protocols for presence, responsiveness,
grading, attendance taking, and assessment of student
- Use current, effective classroom management techniques.
- Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student
Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and
- Evaluate student performance.
- Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery
- Maintain competency and currency in the teaching field(s), as
well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and
- Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and
utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Experience teaching Sociology courses
- Experience teaching online courses and/or alternative
- Experience using a Learning Management System, preferably D2L
- Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify
instruction based on the instructional needs of students, including
working with accommodations and accessibility
- Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to
maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess
students' academic progress in meeting course objectives and
student learning outcomes
- Competencies in diversity and inclusion: knowledge of diverse
community college student populations, and the ability to address
diversity in effective instructional practice and student
Master’s degree (or higher) in the discipline or a related field of
OR Master’s degree in any discipline and 18 graduate semester hours
in the field of study.
Terminal degree in supplemental fields of study where the
dissertation/research is based in the primary field of study.
Fields of study (disciplines/subfields) are Sociology; other
closely related field.
If your graduate degree is not in the field of study but you think
there are courses you have taken (at the graduate-level) that are
directly related and qualify toward certification, please list
those courses in separate file as one of the attachments. If you
want your dissertation to be considered toward certification,
please submit the dissertation abstract as one of the
Adjunct faculty on contract qualify for a tuition and fee waiver
for PCC courses taken, as well as their spouse and qualifying
child(ren). If a course contract is offered, benefits such as sick
leave will be provided as required by law. No other
College-provided benefits will be offered, such as holiday pay,
annual leave, etc.
Temporary employees who work twenty (20) or more hours per week for
more than nineteen (19) weeks in a fiscal year are required to
participate in one of the following retirement plans: Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan
Directions for Applying and Other Important
In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must include
the documents that are listed within the application form as
required. Follow the directions in the application form to upload
your documents. At minimum, these documents are required:
- Resume/CV . This should be up to date and include any
gaps in employment.
- Letter of interest or cover letter (not to exceed two
pages). Please indicate which discipline you are interested in
teaching and how the degree and/or courses on your transcripts meet
the above minimum qualifications. Also describe your related
knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and the strengths you
would bring to the assignment.
- Copies of unofficial transcripts that support your
qualifications as listed above. If selected for further
consideration, official transcripts will be required.
- Diversity Statement. In one page or less, please share
your experience working with diverse student populations and how
that informs your teaching practice and/or philosophy.
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching
certification must be from a regionally accredited college or
university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or
additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have
the degree conferred and/or coursework prior to an offer to
A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the
transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign
transcript evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that
applicants use an evaluation agency that is a member of NACES.
Before ordering an evaluation, check with the Faculty
Qualifications and Hiring Office to confirm whether you will need
to complete this step.
Note: Pima Community College does not sponsor any employment visas
for this position at this time.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
. Office hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00