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Adjunct Faculty Application Process

Adjunct faculty hiring is based on student enrollment. If enrollment exceeds the number of instructors we already have teaching for us in a particular discipline, we open the applicant pool and begin reviewing minimum qualifications. 

Potential adjuncts must meet Pima Qualifications Standards in order to teach. How to get started:

  1. Review the PCC disciplines: Our disciplines are listed on Pima's Credit Courses web page. 

  2. Complete an online application form: Use our online system to create a new account or log into your existing account. You must upload a current resume or curriculum vita with your application. As some Occupational/Workforce disciplines, and a few Academic disciplines, require a license and/or certification, you may upload copies of these documents as well. 

    What happens after your application packet has been submitted? If there is not an identified need for your areas of interest within 12 months of applying you will receive a notification asking if you wish to remain in the applicant pool. If there is an identified need for faculty in your discipline, we will review the applicant pool and may contact you. If we contact you, the assigned Faculty Certification Analyst will advise you as to the next steps. The following are examples of the types of documentation that may be needed:
    1. Official transcripts: Most applicants will need to order official transcripts of undergraduate or graduate degrees as required for the discipline. The Faculty Certification Analyst assigned to you will tell you if these are needed. If transcripts are needed, please ask your school to send official (sealed paper or electronic) transcripts to the Faculty Certification Office. Please note any name changes when ordering transcripts. If a transcript is mailed to you, do not open the envelope. Official transcripts must be opened by the Faculty Certification Analysts at Pima. Foreign transcripts: 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. Before ordering an evaluation, check with your Faculty Certification Analyst to confirm whether you will need to do so. If you will need an evaluation, you must use an agency that is a member of NACES or is an AACRAO corporate partner that offers degree/education verification.
    2. Evidence of Work Experience: Most Occupational/Workforce disciplines, and a few Academic disciplines, require relevant work experience as verified in writing by you or a third party such as a supervisor/employer. 
    3. Licenses or Certifications: Some disciplines require evidence of specific professional qualifications. 

What happens after your application packet has been submitted?  Review our Certification ProcessIf there is not an identified need for your areas of interest within 12 months of applying you will receive a notification asking if you wish to remain in the applicant pool.

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