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Position Title: Part-Time Instructor - Philosophy
Requisition Number: req1562
Job Grade: X
Department: Communication Humanities SocSci
Employment Type: Part-Time Faculty
Compensation Type: Dependent on education and courses taught
Campus Location: Main Campus

Benefits Statement: 
Part-time faculty members are determined to be eligible for benefits annually based on a 12 month look back period from October through September each year. CNM offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance as well as pension and retirement plans. CNM also offers generous educational benefits to employees, their spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children. Pay is dependent upon class assignment and degree held. Being hired into the regular part-time instructor pool is not a guarantee of employment. Classes are assigned on an as-needed basis. The number of openings for instructors is dependent upon student enrollment.

Bargaining Unit:
Cnm Part-Time Faculty

Union Representation? 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


CNM faculty are vital to the College’s vision of “changing lives, building community.” This vision is evidenced by a commitment to teaching and learning that supports our goals of student success, increased student retention, and improved graduation rates. Faculty are responsible for providing high quality instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners so that each student may meet course outcomes and achieve their educational goals. An instructor is responsible for providing high quality instruction so that each student may meet course outcomes. Collaborate with the Dean and colleagues to improve the student learning experience. Being hired into the regular part-time instructor pool is not a guarantee of employment. Classes are assigned on an as-needed basis. Hours will vary each class and by term. The number of openings for instructors is dependent upon student enrollment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for effectively preparing, teaching, grading, and assessing student learning in courses assigned.
  • Create and model a quality learning environment to support a diverse student population including students with disabilities or special learning needs.
  • Maintain student records and provide documentation for in-completes within established College timelines.
  • Utilize a variety of technology-based programs to access and input information related to student records and college/school/department processes.
  • Assist students with registration, advising, and graduation processes.
  • Structure classes and curriculum to correspond with program and course outcomes.
  • Prepare, distribute and utilize instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials,instructional media and other devices as appropriate.
  • Convene classes as scheduled and respond to student inquiries.
  • Assist students outside the classroom through posted office hours.
  • Attend in-service sessions, college/school/department meetings, graduation and convocation as required.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


  • A Master's degree in Philosophy from an accredited institution; closely related degrees may be considered in combination with a minimum of two semesters of post-secondary instructional experience in lower division Philosophy.
  • Minimum of two semesters of recent college instructional experience in lower division Philosophy required or documented successful completion of college classroom management training.


  • Experience as an instructor of record in post-secondary teaching environment.
  • Teaching experience within the last five years.
  • Previous experience in working knowledge of current issues, trends, and developments in Philosophy instruction.
  • Previous experience in utilizing a variety of teaching methods including lecture, discussion, collaborative learning and individualized instruction.
  • Previous experience in the ability to relate and explain complex subject matter to first- and second-year college students.
  • Experience teaching in hybrid or online delivery modes.


Additional Comments to Applicants:
Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts are required with application. Official college transcripts will be required if offered an interview. Must be able to teach in person at one of the CNM Campus locations.

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