Adjunct Faculty Member

Santa Rosa, CA posted on January 22

Posted by

Anne DeClouette Santa Rosa, CA (95403)
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The Industrial and Trade Technology Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking 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 Department of Industrial and Trade Technology includes the disciplines of Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Industrial Education and Welding. The department has 3 full-time and 20 adjunct faculty teaching on two campuses and many off-campus locations throughout Sonoma County. The Automotive Program serves the needs of students with both academic and vocational goals. Graduates of our program are currently employed in a wide range of automotive related positions. Our primary goal is to provide a quality and useful education for those students wishing to (a) complete various certificate programs, (b) transfer to four-year colleges or universities, or (c) master the trade skills so as to better themselves, their families and their prospects for gainful employment.


We have an immediate need 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 212/13):

  • Automotive Technology (including Alternative Fuels Technology)
  • Diesel Technology
  • Industrial Education (Technical Math and Cabinetry & Furniture Construction)
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Welding

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.

*Immediate needs anticipated for this department in all areas except for Industrial Education.



Required for all areas: Bachelor's degree AND two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR an Associate's degree AND six years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in the area. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred for Automotive Technology:

  1. ASE Certification in the area that the applicant is qualified to teach in.
  2. Applicants wishing to teach Engine Performance and Emission Control systems must have a valid Basic Area Smog check license, Enhanced Area license preferred.
  3. Community College, High School or Industry teaching experience.

Preferred for Diesel Technology:

  1. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in the area that the applicant is qualified to teach in.
  2. Knowledge and practical experience with current electronic control systems as related to the diesel and heavy duty industry.
  3. Factory training and certifications.
  4. Teaching experience.

Preferred for Industrial Education:

  1. Significant custom cabinet experience.
  2. Substantial college level coursework in Mathematics.

Preferred for Machine Tool Technology:

  1. Good working knowledge of current Industrial Machine Tool methods and training experience.

    Preferred for Welding:

    1. Bachelor's Degree in Welding or related field.
    2. Two year's of full-time experience (or part-time equivalent) in the welding industry.

    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:


    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.

    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:
      a.Copy of your California Community College Credential (both sides) in the area of interest:
      b. Auto and/or Diesel: Copy of your Basic Area Smog check license and/or copy of your ASE or AEDF Certifications


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


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