Estrella Mountain Community College: Full-time Sociology Faculty (one year only)

Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Arizona

Position: Sociology Full-time Faculty (One-year-only)

The Behavioral Science Division at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is looking to hire a faculty member in Sociology for a one-year-only position for the academic year 2021-2022. We are particularly interested in interviewing a diversity of candidates whose background and education can support our mission as a minority-serving institution in which approximately 55% of our students have self-identified as Hispanic or Latinx.

This is a replacement position for a faculty member who is retiring, and we are expecting to hire for a permanent position for the academic year 2022-2023. Though the two searches will be separate and there is no guarantee that the one-year-only instructor would get the full-time position; the person selected for the one-year position would gain invaluable experience as an instructor and in effectively participating in and advancing the community college mission. As such, they would be ideally prepared for future community college positions in Maricopa Community College District and across the country.

We are looking for candidates at any level that meet the postings minimum qualifications, which includes a minimum of a masters degree in Sociology. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, whether recent graduates with an MA or PhD in Sociology, or seasoned instructors.

The job description can be found at this link on the Maricopa Community College Website:

Once they get to the website, they can click on “View Job Listings” and can then enter “Sociology” into the search box.

As a final note, please note that all interviews will be done through web conferencing, so the expense of interviewing will be minimal for the candidate.

Here is additional information posted on the job listing:

Job Summary

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is hiring a Sociology Residential Faculty (short-term) to work under the learning college philosophy ( and placing learning first anyway, anyplace, anytime.  This position will teach Sociology using innovative, collaborative and interactive methods, as well as technology.

Additional Information

Any previously employed MCCCD employee (in a benefit eligible position at the time of separation) must have a minimum 26 week break period before they can be hired into a part-time (non-benefited), temporary position with MCCCD.

Essential Functions

Teaches a diverse population of students by incorporating multiple methods of instruction and assessment in a classroom and/or lab setting, online or hybrid, accelerated, and other alternative schedules and formats

Develops written syllabi/course materials, evaluates student knowledge of subject matter taught and maintains course grades, prepares and grades exams and other assignments

Maintains office hours to assist and advise students; develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught and individual teaching skills required to maintain current with new trends and developments in the field of Sociology through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars and/or workshops or through personal study and journal review; participates in developing new courses within the division and district; participates in Division, Campus and Districtwide committees and activities; participates in divisional activities; performs related duties commensurate to the level of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in the teaching field, or master’s in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.
  2. EDU 250 – Teaching and Learning in the Community College — or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Master’s or Ph. D. in Sociology
  2. Experience with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds in higher education with specific examples 
  3. Experience with diverse abilities in higher education with specific examples 
  4. Experience teaching core Sociology courses at a community college and/or university
    1. Introduction to Sociology
    2. Gender and Society
    3. Human Sexuality
    4. Sociology Through Film
    5. Race and Ethnic Relations
  5. Experience developing and teaching traditional/online/hybrid courses
  6. Experience with the use of summative and formative assessment to improve student outcomes.
  7. Experience using classroom technology such as Canvas/Blackboard, classroom computer applications, social media both in instruction and as instructional support
  8. Experience using multiple interactive learning strategies to facilitate student learning

Special Working Conditions

May be required to work evening and weekend hours.

Requires ability to commute off campus; users of campus vehicles must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application. 

Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered. 

Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.

  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
  • Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;
  • Part-Time employment, to include Adjunct or Associate Professor (must include number of hours worked, contact hours or load) 
  • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position.
  • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

Posting Close Date

Open until filled

First review on April 19, 2021

EEO Information

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators

Clery Act

The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.  Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act