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DSPS COUNSELOR: Adjunct POOL (college/continuing education)
San Diego Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 6, 2020
Title DSPS COUNSELOR: Adjunct POOL (college/continuing education)
University San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA, United States
Department District Wide
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Counseling Services

DSPS COUNSELOR: Adjunct POOL (college/continuing education)

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date:

Position Number: 00280

Location: District Wide

Position Type: Adjunct

The Position:

NOTE: The San Diego Community College District accepts applications for adjunct (part-time/substitute) positions for our three college campuses (City, Mesa, Miramar) and various continuing education centers on a continuous basis. However, it does not necessarily imply there are immediate openings. If you meet the required minimum qualifications, your application will be included in the adjunct pool for possible assignments in the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters of the academic year. Hiring departments utilize the adjunct pool when there is a need and will contact you directly should you possess the qualifications they are seeking. Applications are purged approximately one year from submittal, at which time you will receive an automated e-mail notice to re-apply if you wish to remain in the pool.

Part-time/temporary faculty positions offer flexible hours and the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the largest community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs. These part-time positions are as-needed and applicants should live within commuting distance to San Diego.

Assignments may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus classes.

For the Continuing Education campuses: The model will be more intentional, focusing on transition and students with disabilities in workforce and CTE programs, and, potentially, GED/HISET.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with designated feeder schools to discuss transition and complete early intakes for DSPS services
  • Case management of the cohort of students for transition and course advisement
  • Follow up each term regarding services, campus supports, and community supports
  • Partnering with relevant agencies and campus offices to support students from admission to employment
  • Data collection on participating students for DSPS and CAEP

Major Responsibilities:

  • Primary duties of adjunct faculty members are related to curriculum and teaching; the assignment is divided between lecture and lab classes as determined by the department. Adjunct instructional faculty are required to be available to students outside of class.
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Fulfill professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.
  • Teach all scheduled classes.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Provide quality instruction, create and maintain an environment which emphasizes teaching and learning and encourages free discussion of ideas, interests and issues.


Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.

1. Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR,

2. Masters degree in Special Education AND twenty-four (24) or more semester units in upper division or graduate-level coursework in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work; OR,

3. Masters degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; AND, either

Twelve (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate-level coursework specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities; or,
Two (2) years of full-time experience, in one or more of the following: (A) Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; OR, (B) Counseling and/or guidance in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities; OR,

4. The equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:


Pay Information:

At the time that an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts and Verifications of Previous Work Experience (if applicable). Instructors with advanced coursework and/ or experience shall be placed on the appropriate class and step on the Adjunct College Salary Schedules, effective the first month following receipt (in Human Resources) of the official transcripts and Verifications of Previous Work Experience (if applicable). Initial salary placement will be at the first class/step until all required documentation has been submitted.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


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