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College of the Desert
  • Position Number: 1172825
  • Location: Palm Desert, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Adult and Distance Education (study of)

ABE - English Instructor (Adult Basic Education), part-time

College of the Desert

Salary: $42.31 - $58.15 Hourly

Job Type: Adjunct Instructor

Job Number: 18-0474

Location: All locations, CA

Department: School of Communications and Humanities



Teach a variety of courses in the subject area.

Classes could be at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, and/or Palm Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening or weekends.

Part-time faculty assignments are filled on an as needed basis utilizing this open and ongoing applicant pool. The number of available openings will vary from semester to semester. Candidates selected for the pool will be contacted by the division should a vacancy arise.

Starting Bachelor degree lecture rate: $52.51 / Lab rate: $42.31
Starting Master degree lecture rate: $55.25 / Lab rate: $44.54
Starting Doctorate degree lecture rate: $58.15 / Lab rate: $46.88

Minimum Qualifications

  • Either: a bachelor's degree in English, literature, comparative literature, composition, linguistics, speech, creative writing, or journalism; OR a bachelor's degree in any discipline and twelve semester units of coursework in teaching reading.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.

Supplemental Information


Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) Include education and experience with employment dates.
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Must be from an accredited institution and show name of institution, degree, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts. Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.
  • List of Professional References Must include at least 2 supervisors and 2 current or previous colleagues. Please include name, title, email and current phone numbers for each reference. Letters of reference will not be accepted as a substitute for the required List of Professional References.

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If you are a person who thrives in a diverse environment, who values integrity, respect, student success, and professionalism, we welcome and encourage you to apply.

Employment selection and related decisions at College of the Desert are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, color or any other protected class.

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