Job Details

Cabrillo College
  • Position Number: 1267767
  • Location: Aptos, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Other Engineering

Adjunct Instructor - Construction & Energy Management (CEM)/Department Chair

Cabrillo College

Closing Date/Time: 5/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Adjunct


Department: Construction & Energy Mgmt

Employment Opportunity

Temporary, part-time adjunct faculty assignment(s) are available as follows:

Spring 2019:

  • CEM 161 - Construction Business and Related Topics
    • Tuesdays - 6:00 - 9:10 p.m.
  • CEM 162 - Sustainable Buildings, Home Performance, and the Environment
    • Wednesdays - 6:00 - 9:10 p.m.
Department Chair:

Under the direction of the Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences, in collaboration with department faculty, and in compliance with established college policies and procedures, the Construction and Energy Management Department Chair coordinates and participates in activities supporting department involvement in governance, and develops recommendations regarding scheduling, staffing, instructional department planning, resource allocation, and facility use. The Department Chair works with faculty to promote continuous improvement of the quality of instruction within the Construction and Energy Management department and supports staff.

Examples of Duties

Department Chair Duties and Responsibilities, inlcudes but are not limited to the following:
  • Recommends to the appropriate administrator full-time and adjunct faculty staffing needs.
  • Recommends to the appropriate administrator support staff needs.
  • With discipline faculty, writes job announcements, and recommends search and selection committee composition.
  • Assists Human Resources and the appropriate administrator in recruitment of faculty and classified employees.
  • Participates in and may coordinate search and selection activities for adjunct faculty.
  • Organizes new employee orientations regarding department procedures, instructional issues, and safety training.
  • Works with faculty to provide for mentoring of new contract and adjunct faculty.
  • Works with faculty to support course consistency in accordance with the official course outline.
  • Interviews and recommends the hiring of student workers; submits employment paperwork.
  • In consultation with appropriate administrator, may identify the need to add classes, cancel classes, or find substitutes to cover classes or appointments.
Supervision and Evaluation
  • When mandated by external accreditation agencies, participates in relevant faculty evaluations.
  • May assist and participate in evaluating the day-to-day activities of assigned classified employees and student workers.
  • Refers personnel matters to the appropriate administrator.
  • Coordinates, reviews and recommends department expenditures for department needs within established budget parameters and administrative procedures.
  • Submits department budget modification/revision proposals with faculty as identified in instructional/student services planning processes.
  • May direct the operation of a District-sponsored department that generates income in support of the instructional department.
  • Recommends department expansion and modification as identified in instructional/student services plans.
  • Leads faculty efforts in maintaining currency, quality, and effectiveness in department curriculum/services.
  • Assists faculty to develop and format curriculum proposals.
  • Coordinates and participates in community advisory committee or articulation officer/transfer committee and serves as liaison to department faculty.
  • Working with faculty prepares schedule recommendations within District guidelines and parameters.
  • Working with faculty, reviews and makes corrections to class schedule and catalog during production.
  • Recommends contract and adjunct faculty assignments to appropriate administrator according to established procedures and parameters.
Instructional Planning
  • Serves as primary resource to department faculty and support staff during the instructional planning process.
  • Works with faculty to encourage participation and involvement in the development of the Instructional Plan.
  • In accordance with CIP guidelines, coordinates the writing of the Instructional Plan.
  • Coordinates and guides the operation of the department in concert with the Instructional Plan.
Accreditation, Certification and Professional Licensing
  • Coordinates accreditation compliance in accordance with board policy.
  • Monitors, ensures compliance and advises regarding all required certifications and licenses.
Facilities Operation, Purchasing, and Maintenance
  • May direct the operation of a District instructional facility that, in addition to serving as a classroom, provides services to students or community members.
  • Works with faculty in ordering supplies specialized to the department, and in the repair and maintenance of equipment.
Student Recruitment, Advisement, and Retention
  • Coordinates and assists with the recruitment, retention, prerequisite challenges, and tracking of students within the assigned department.
  • In conjunction with the counseling division, performs department and career advising.
  • Works with the marketing and communications department to coordinate faculty activities regarding
  • marketing and recruitment as outlined in the approved instructional plan.
  • Responds to students and the community regarding department questions and concerns.
Community Collaboration (Industry/Educational Institutions)
  • Coordinates faculty activities in university, high school, and community outreach and events as outlined in the approved instructional plan.
  • Works with appropriate administrators and Planning and Research Office in conducting industry surveys.
  • Works with the marketing and communications department to coordinate press releases, advertisements and other public information promoting departments and events.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Any bachelor's degree or higher AND two (2) years of professional experience OR
  • Any associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience OR
  • Equivalent OR
  • Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area
Required Professional Expertise:
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success at community colleges, including effective use of technology.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities, sexual orientations; and students with disabilities.
  • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment.
  • Development and review of curriculum as well as including assessment of learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.
Ability to:
  • Provide effective direction of an assigned department and/or facility.
  • Develop and manage a department or facility budget.
  • Train, schedule, supervise and participate in the evaluation of classified employees and student workers.
  • Work effectively under deadlines and multiple demands
  • Understand, interpret and apply pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Assume positions of leadership in the department, division, and on college committees, including teamwork.
Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
  • Recent successful teaching experience at the community college level
  • Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations
  • Successful online teaching experience

Equivalency Requirements:

Equivalency to an academic degree shall include the same depth of knowledge in the discipline and breadth of general education that is required for the degree to meet the minimum qualifications. Equivalent preparation for employment shall be considered under any one category or any combination of the categories listed below:

  • Degree in related field with equivalent course work in the required discipline as indicated by transcripts and/or thesis subject.
  • Equivalent degrees from foreign universities (as determined by a reputable foreign educational credential evaluation service).
  • Course work at an accredited institution of higher education AND state-approved continuing education units applicable for maintaining licensure AND/OR an internship for licensure AND/OR equivalent professional or work experience AND/OR equivalent verifiable accomplishments of eminence in the discipline including but not limited to: publications, research, seminars, creative works, professional performances or exhibitions, honors or awards.
*Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the graduate student MUST complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form.

Additional Information

$1,221 - $1,873 per teaching unit, per semester, depending on education and experience. Cabrillo College provides a doctoral stipend of $82 per unit for eligible adjunct faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.


  1. Completed online Cabrillo College application
  2. Job-related resume detailing teaching and work experience
  3. At least one (1) recent letter of recommendation that addresses the candidate's teaching ability
  4. Verification of educational and experience qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. Any fee for such translations is paid by the applicant) (Download PDF reader)
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree conferred, if applicable (unofficial transcripts, copies, and downloads are acceptable). Please note diplomas are not accepted in place of college transcripts. If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as required. OR
    • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area, front and back (if applicable). OR
    • Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination. (Download PDF reader) (This is only necessary if the candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in minimum qualifications OR possess and submit a copy of a valid lifetime credential).
Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Please Note:
To ensure an accurate evaluation of your application materials, please submit information regarding your education, experience, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the minimum qualifications. When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces/sections or note "see resume". When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: personal photos, social security number, birthplace, birth date, age, and gender.

A search committee will review application materials. On the basis of the appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted, the search committee will invite applicants for interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview. If the candidate does NOT possess an applicable community college credential or the specific degree(s) in order to meet state minimum qualifications, then he/she must provide evidence of equivalency as described under "Equivalency Requirements."

Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted and cleared, provide current tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present their Social Security card upon hire.

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body.

Initial eligibility for a District-paid benefit stipend for medical and dental insurance is established at the end of two (2) consecutive academic years, including work done as a temporary contract or emergency hire, during which the member worked 15 or more teaching units in the academic year; summer sessions preceding the academic year, fall, winter and spring of the academic year. At the end of this two-year period, the unit member is eligible for benefits the following academic year. Once initial eligibility has been established, an adjunct unit member maintains eligibility for the district-paid benefits stipend if the unit member works 12 or more teaching units each year.

Please check the assignment(s) you are interested in:
  • CEM 161 and CEM 162
  • Department Chair
  • CEM 161 and CEM 162 and Department Chair

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