Adjunct Hiring Guidelines

Process For Hiring Credit Part-time Faculty

The following process must be followed when hiring new credit part-time faculty. This is to ensure that we comply with the California Education Code requirements. Please allow adequate time for this process to be completed prior to the beginning of a term.

New faculty should NOT be in the classroom until ALL of these steps are completed. If the process has not been completed by the first day of instruction, a current approved substitute should be instructing the class on a temporary basis.

  1. All credit part-time disciplines are posted online at SBCC Careers. If prospective adjunct applicants contact you directly, please have them apply online. The online application pool is available for review by department chairs. Use your campus account to access the pool of applicants at your convenience from any computer.

  2. When you enter the campus portal with your username and password, click on “Employee, then resources” and select “Human Resources Recruitment Platform.” You will be able to view all postings assigned to you. The applications and associated documents are there for your review. For assistance in accessing the pool of applicants please review this training video.

  3. If you encounter any difficulties with the NEOED system itself, please contact Glenn Dixon – or extension 4254. 

  4. Once you have reviewed all applicants and selected the individual you want to hire, complete a Minimum Qualifications or Equivalency form. Click here to access the MQ form

  5. After you have completed the Minimum Qualifications form, forward the form and all application materials to your Dean for approval. Ensure the dean in signing the MQ form.

  6. If the candidate does not meet Minimum Qualifications, an Equivalency form should be completed with your Dean. The completed form should be forwarded to the Equivalency Committee, attention Academic Senate President.  

    If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.

    Instructions for Completing Equivalency Crosswalk

  7. If the applicant has foreign degrees or earned a degree from a school which is unfamiliar to you, contact Glenn Dixon, or extension 4254. Before offering the applicant a position. Foreign degrees must be evaluated by an outside agency prior to MQ determination.

  8. Once a Minimum Qualifications or Equivalency form has been completed, signed off and returned to the Human Resources Department, a packet will be emailed to the applicant. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact Glenn Dixon to schedule an appointment for processing their I-9 verification.
  9. When the new part-time has been entered into the Banner system an email will be sent to the Department Chair with the new instructor’s K# and campus email address. A K# will not be issued until the instructor has completed all of their required employment paperwork and has been cleared by HR to be in the classroom.

  10. The Department Chair should notify the Scheduling Office and the Dean by email with the relevant information regarding the new instructor.

  11. Contact Glenn Dixon, or extension 4254. If you have any questions regarding this process or if you need assistance.



  1. How do I access NEOED? - When you enter the campus portal with your username and password, click on “Employee, then resources” and select “Human Resources Recruitment Platform.” You will be able to view all postings assigned to you.
  2. Where do I get the Minimum Qualifications form? - Click here to access the MQ form or go to the Human Resources web page and select forms.
  3. How long does the process take? - A New Hire Packet is emailed to the candidate within days of receipt of the approved MQ.