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Workshop: How to Apply for Full-Time Faculty Positions (part 1)

18 April 2016

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Workshop–Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Applying for Full-Time Faculty Positions

5 April 2016

Update (5/25/16):

Agenda and Evaluations

The process of applying for full-time faculty positions can be daunting and difficult. This workshop will give an overview of the process, tips for getting past the initial screening, and strategies to prepare for interviews.

What: Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Applying for Full-Time Faculty Positions

This workshop aims to explain the process for applying for full-time faculty positions in PCCD and other community college districts. In addition to decoding the job descriptions and preparing a portfolio of materials (CVs, syllabi, etc.), this workshop will also discuss the hiring process for full-time positions with a focus on the interview.

When: Friday, April 29th, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon.

Where: TBA

Who Should Come?: Anyone interested in applying for full-time faculty positions in PCCD.

RSVP: FDIP Workshop: Getting Past the Gatekeepers (

Past workshops on similar topics:

September 2012, Berkeley City College Teaching and Learning Center: “Getting Past the Gatekeepers”

November 2015, How to Apply for Part-Time Positions

November 2015, How to Apply for Full-Time Positions (Part 1), College of Alameda



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Tips for FDIP Applicants

10 February 2015

So, you’ve submitted your application to HR and emailed the coordinator. At minimum, you’re application looks good, but now what?

One of the most common questions that applicants have is “How do I get placed?” Unfortunately, there is no one sure method for getting placed, but here are a few tips to understand how this program works.

In order for you to be placed, applicants should know that a few things need to happen:

  1. A class must be available to teach or funding for librarian and counseling positions must be in place.
  2. A full-time faculty mentor must be willing to commit to the intern for the term.
  3. An applicants transcripts and/or documentation of experience must match the discipline in which they hope to work. The best way to understand the policies that govern this is by looking through this hand book: Minimum Qualifications for Community Colleges.

If one of these things is not in place, then the internship cannot happen.

Because the mentor/intern relationship is an important one, FDIP encourages applicants to try to network with faculty by conducting informational interviews, observing classes, sharing your CVs and syllabi, and visiting campuses. If an applicant has attempted all of these things, and still has difficulty gaining a foothold, they should contact the coordinator for additional assistance.



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