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Adjunct Faculty: Sociology

Yavapai College

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Description of Position

Hiring Rate: $914.00 per load hour.

The School of Social Sciences is actively seeking qualified Sociology Faculty to teach in-person on the Prescott and/or Prescott Valley campuses beginning Fall 2023 semester.

The successful faculty member recognizes that service to our students is our highest priority, and embraces their role in student success, recruitment, and retention. This includes being open to a variety of delivery methods and course design with the possibility of interactive, online, day, evening, weekend classes and/or teaching at various College locations and/or in the high school/college dual enrollment programs. In addition, faculty should be open to both traditional (16 week) and compressed course design (i.e., 8 week classes). Faculty can expect to participate in innovative forms of assessment and should be willing to utilize Open Educational Resources (OER) when possible.

Terms of Teaching Assignment Include:

  • Meet and teach assigned class(es) in accordance with course outlines, including specified textbooks. A course outline is a district-approved document covering such items as course prefix, number, title, description, learning outcomes and content.
  • Develop and submit to the division office a course syllabus and calendar based upon the approved college course outline prior to the start of class. Every course syllabus must incorporate the required components of a course syllabus. A syllabus is a learning plan designed by the instructor to inform students about the learning outcomes, assessment requirements, grading criteria, attendance standards, institution policies and support services.
  • Promptly submit required rosters, grade reports, evaluations, and academic reports; retain student grade records for one calendar year.
  • Follow the accepted standards of conduct for faculty as described in applicable academic policies, which relate to satisfactory service and conduct becoming of a faculty member.
  • Yavapai College requires that you use the official email address provided by Yavapai College. It is expected that you will monitor the email account regularly for official correspondence from Yavapai College and your Division and respond to students in a timely and professional manner.
  • Attend required instructional related meetings such as: orientation meetings, department or division meetings, other meetings as required.
  • Attend meetings and workshops as may be necessary to obtain or renew certification or essential licensure requirements.
  • Complete all required NEOED trainings on an annual basis.
  • New adjunct faculty must complete the Teaching Online Readiness Course in Canvas within the first semester of teaching.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities offered at Yavapai College, including orientation, workshops, trainings, Convocation and division and department meetings, as applicable.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
*Unofficial transcripts must be attached when submitting the application.

Employment is on a non-continuing basis, and consecutive teaching assignments do not lead to probationary or continuing faculty status. Teaching assignments are part-time, on a semester basis only and may or may not be continued based on student enrollment and College need.


Minimum Expectations & Requirements

Faculty teaching general education course, or other non-occupational courses that transfer, typically hold a Master's degree or higher in the discipline or subfield. If a faculty member holds a Master's degree or higher in a discipline or subfield other than what he or she is teaching, that faculty member should have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach. (HLC Policy Adopted June 2015).

  • Coursework and Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts must be ordered at time of hire.


Preferred Skills & Abilities

Master’s degree in Sociology or a closely related field of Criminology, Ethnic Studies, Family Studies, Gender/Women Studies, Urban Studies and American Studies. Master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate credit hours in Sociology. Coursework required in Sociological Theory, Social or Behavioral Science Research Methods, Social or Behavioral Science Statistics. Two or more of the following are required coursework: Gender, Race, Social Stratification, Social Problems, Family/Intimate Relationships.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Community college or other higher education teaching experience.
  • Experience with online learning systems such as Canvas.
  • Experience working with high school students.

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