The Los Rios Recruitment Office (in Human Resources) helps departments find qualified adjunct faculty applicants as quickly as possible, while continuing to provide a hiring process that ensures nondiscrimination and equal opportunity to all qualified individuals.
Adjunct pools are continuously open for applicants to apply to – there are no closing dates. All current adjunct pools have been screened for minimum qualifications for each discipline taught at our campuses.
Since adjunct job postings are listed by discipline, they typically give general information about the nature of the adjunct assignment and list the minimum qualifications for the position. If you have a discipline specific to your college and you think it would helpful to the applicant and department to have more detailed information in the job posting, then we are happy to work with you to modify the posting.
Overview of the Adjunct Pool Process
Adjuncts Must Apply Through Jobs Portal
Per Board Regulation 5122: Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment: Adjunct Faculty, applicants must apply to the appropriate adjunct pool to be considered for a position.
It is essential that departments only consider applicants who have applied to the appropriate adjunct pool. To ensure fairness and equity, individuals must be in the pool to be considered for screening/hiring. This includes emergency adjunct hires.
Minimum Qualifications and Transcripts
We verify that applicants meet the required minimum qualifications with the appropriate degrees and/or credentials on their transcripts and/or professional or work experience.
Applicants who do not provide the required unofficial copies of transcripts with degree completion or conferral dates are screened out of the active pool and notified via email that transcripts are required. Applicants who don't provide unofficial transcripts will remain inactive in until we receive unofficial transcripts.
Keeping Adjunct Pools Updated
To help keep our pools current and updated with interested and available applicants, we annually email adjunct pool applicants and remind them to update their application information. Applicants must respond affirmatively to the email to remain active in the pool.
Indicating a Preferred Work Location
Although an applicant may indicate on the application at which campus they prefer to work, please don't exclude them if they do not choose yours. Applicants don't always update their preferred work location – even if their situation changes – and will often consider other campuses.
Request to View an Adjunct Pool
Contact Human Resources to request to view an adjunct pool. At the time of your request, we will make sure that all qualified applicants are screened into the pool.
We will make a copy of the adjunct pool and email you instructions on how to view the pool online. Usually, we can provide this to you within five days.
Any applications that are received after the pool copy is made will not show up in your pool automatically. If a candidate applies after your copy is made, then we will need to add them to your copy.
If your pool is lacking in qualified applicants, then contact Ronald Smith at email@example.com to talk about other options for recruitment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The following may explain why you aren't seeing an applicant in your pool copy:
- The applicant completed the application, but did not apply to a pool. Our online application process is a two-step process
- The applicant needs to complete the application
- The applicant then has to apply to an open posting on our website
Often, applicants forget the second step. The second step is critical, as the applicant will need to answer additional questions, including questions regarding their qualifications, reasonable accommodations (ADA), and conviction records.
- The applicant applied after your copy of the pool was made. Contact Human Resources to check their status and possibly add them to your list.
- The applicant applied but was disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications* or because they did not attach their transcripts. We screen applications for the minimum requirements to teach at a California community college as stated on the job posting, and transcripts are required to do so.
* Per Title 5 set forth by the State Chancellor's Office
If the applicant claims to meet the minimum qualifications but their degrees are not exactly those as listed in the State minimum qualifications, then we must consider their application under the equivalency process.
You are welcome to forward applicant information to Human Resources Recruitment and we will contact the applicant to inform them of the application process and required documents. Forward emails, letters, resumes, and so on to firstname.lastname@example.org or HR Recruitment via intercampus mail.