Hiring Process for Faculty Positions

The Policy

“It shall be the policy of the State Center Community College District to recruit and hire highly qualified college faculty who are expert in their subject areas, who are skilled in serving the needs of a culturally and ethnically diverse student population served by the district, and who can enhance overall college effectiveness. Indispensable characteristics include excellence in teaching, expertise in subject matter, positive personality traits, leadership ability, sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and a commitment to both students and the community college philosophy.” – Administrative Regulation 7120, Section I – Philosophy, 1.1

The Process

From the applicants who submit all the required documents and who meet the qualifications, a selection advisory committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. Interviewees may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration and/or writing prompt. Those files that have incomplete paperwork and/or do not meet minimum qualifications will not be considered for employment. Applicants will be notified if they are no longer being considered for the position.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and the teaching demonstration and/or writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates.” A hiring recommendation will be made by the college president and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

Note to current SCCCD employees: 
Please be aware that materials from your personnel file are not included as part of the application file.

The Commitment

State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion, or other similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title 5 employer and it is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty, staff and administrators we work within the District.

State Center Community College District’s Human Resources Department consists of conscientious individuals with expertise in human resources management. Contact us for human resources information during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (559)244-5900. You may fax us at (559)499-6007.

Human Resources supports personnel functions for the following locations: District Office, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, Career and Technology Center, the Madera Community College Center, and the Oakhurst Community College Center. We also support the Fowler, Kingsburg, Parlier, Sunnyside, Dinuba Vocational Center, Selma, Sanger, Easton and Kerman Community Campuses.