Job Details

College of the Desert
  • Position Number: 884710
  • Location: Palm Desert, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

College of the Desert

Geology Instructor, part-time

Salary: $42.85 - $55.96 Hourly $42.85 - $55.96 Hourly

Job Type: Adjunct Instructor

Job Number: 16-0157

Location: Palm Springs, CA

Department: School of Arts & Sciences



Teach a variety of courses in the subject area.

Classes could be at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal or Palm Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening or weekends.

Part-time faculty assignments are filled on an as needed basis utilizing this open and ongoing applicant pool. The number of available openings will vary from semester to semester. Candidates selected for the pool will be contacted by the division should a vacancy arise.

Starting Master degree lecture rate: $55.25 / Lab rate: $44.54
Starting Doctorate degree lecture rate: $58.15 / Lab rate: $46.88

Minimum Qualifications

  • Varies based on Chancellor's Office Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an Equivalency Request form along with your application materials.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.

Supplemental Information


Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Must be from an accredited institution and show name of institution, degree, discipline and date awarded. No diplomas please.) Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.
  • List of References (Must include at least 2 supervisors and 2 current or previous colleagues. Please include name, title, email and current phone numbers. Letters of reference will not be accepted as a substitute for the required List of References.)

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If you are a person who thrives in a diverse environment, who values integrity, respect, student success, and professionalism, we welcome and encourage you to apply.

Employment selection and related decisions at College of the Desert are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, color or any other protected class.

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