Adjunct Instructor – Sociology

Primary Purpose:

To instruct students in Sociology in accordance with College policies and procedures.



  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Sociology preferred. Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree with 18 graduate credits hours in field of Sociology.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
  • Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
  • Sensitive to issues relating to a diverse student body.
  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effectively assisting student learning.
  • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Being punctual for classes and office hours.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of student information. Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, class room or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level.


  • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technology in the classroom and able to teach effectively at a community college level.
  • Successful collegiate or university teaching experience, especially at a community college preferred.
  • Experience teaching courses in both lecture and online formats.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Teaching Undergraduate Sociology level courses.
  • Instructs students in the Sociology discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in the field, and service in the profession and/or the community.
  • Plans and organizes lesson plans, research and reference materials, syllabi, and other learning aids.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, and/or Vice President.

Salary Range:

Competitive, depending on qualifications and experience.


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