Faculty Minimum Qualifications

MCCCD is comprised of ten colleges. On average, the District hires over one hundred new full-time faculty each academic year. All positions will be advertised individually as they occur. Please visit the listing of current openings.

An online application will only be accepted for open, posted positions. All interested individuals MUST submit:

  • A completed online application which includes
  • Unofficial transcripts (scanned and uploaded as an attachment to online application)*

In addition, a résumé/vita with cover letter detailing how the applicant's education, training, and experience directly relate to the listed minimum/desired qualifications and job description should be included.

*Transcripts from non U.S. institutions must be translated/evaluated and provided with the application material.

Online application materials are due by midnight (Arizona time) on the deadline date.

Office Hours

The Strategic Staffing office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm during the school year and Monday-Thursday, 7:00am - 6:00pm during the summer.

  • Telephone # (480) 731-8465
  • FAX # (480) 731-8599

Background Checks

MCCCD conducts criminal background checks on all new employees. As per the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you can view your rights (pdf). In addition, MCCCD is required by Arizona law to participate in the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program. All new employees will be checked to see if they are eligible to work in the U.S.

Work Visas

MCCCD does not sponsor individuals for any type of work visas.

Starting Salaries

Faculty starting salaries range from $44,452 - $85,662 and are based on education and experience.

Residential Faculty Salary Schedule

Faculty Minimum Requirements

The State of Arizona no longer requires a certificate to teach at the community college level. However, the State has asked each County to establish its own minimum qualifications. Maricopa Community College District has adopted the following minimum qualifications for faculty:

Minimum Requirements for Academic Areas

The Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

  • A master's degree in the teaching field, OR
  • A master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field
  • EDU 250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College -- or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

Minimum Requirements for Occupational Areas

The Occupational Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

  • the same qualifications as those listed for Academic Teaching Fields, or
  • a bachelor's degree plus 3 years work experience in field to be taught, or
  • an associate's degree or 64 semester hours and 5 years work experience in the field to be taught, or 5 years work experience in the field to be taught
  • EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Please note that the following disciplines have minimum requirements exceptions. See special minimum requirements by discipline as described below:

ADDICTIONS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

  • A Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university in a behavioral health field and currently licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) as a: Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) or currently licensed by state of residence at the independent level in Addiction, Substance Abuse and/or Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • EDU 250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Anthropology
  • EDU 250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

AUDIOLOGY

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in the field to be taught or closely related health or science field and at least (3) three years of directly related occupational experience in Audiology
  • EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

BIOLOGY

(updated December 10, 2015)

  • A master's degree or higher in biology or a biology related discipline OR
  • A master's degree or higher in a medical or health related discipline (i.e. MD, PA, DVM, DPM, DO, DC, DDS, ND) OR
  • A master’s degree in education, with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in a Biological or Life Science Area. Acceptable disciplines and coursework include but are not limited to: Agricultural Sciences, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biology/Science Education (maximum of six (6) graduate credits can be applied to the eighteen (18) required), Biomedical Sciences, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Conservation-Wildlife/Plant/Animal, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Evolutionary Biology, Embryology, Entomology, Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Limnology, Mammology, Marine Sciences, Marine Biology, Medical Sciences, Microbiology - Soil/Medical/Veterinary, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Nutritional Sciences, Ornithology, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plant And Animal Sciences, Public Health - Epidemiology/Infectious Disease/Toxicology, Veterinary Sciences, Virology, Zoology.
  • EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

CLINICAL NURSING

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree plus 3 years of experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care, or a BSN and a graduate degree and 2 years experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care, or a graduate degree in nursing and 2 years of experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care.
  • Must hold an Arizona registered nurse license in good standing or multi-state privilege to practice in Arizona by the first day of employment.
  • Must be able to meet health and safety requirements including CPR certification, Fingerprint Clearance Card, and drug testing.
  • Must complete EDU 250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent within two years of date of hire.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

(updated December 10, 2015)

  • A master’s degree (or higher) in any teaching field and at least twenty (20) semester hours of graduate credit in Computer Science
  • EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

COUNSELOR

(updated December 10, 2015)

A master's degree or higher with an emphasis in counseling, from a regionally accredited college or university and have completed at least twenty-four (24) semester/ thirty-six (36) quarter hours or equivalent of graduate work including the following:

  1. Counseling Theories and Techniques
  2. Personality Theories or Human Development
  3. Testing Theories and Applications
  4. Group Counseling Theories and Techniques
  5. Career Counseling Theories and Resources
  6. Individual Assessment Practicum, supervised Practice, or Internship in Counseling.

Must have completed either a Practicum, Supervised Practice, or an Internship in counseling (Applicants for counseling positions are strongly encouraged to include course descriptions from the university's catalog for the aforementioned seven courses). A counselor may be hired if he/she has completed coursework in at least five (5) of the first six (6) above areas and has the required twenty-four (24) semester or 36 quarter hours of graduate work. If the counselor is deficient in an area 1 through 6, the deficiency shall be removed within one year of the date of hire. Area seven (7) must be completed before the date of hire.

EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

EDUCATION

Education Montessori:

  • A Master's degree, Montessori certification for level or coursework being taught, and (5) five years teaching experience in Montessori core curriculum at level of instruction.
  • EDU250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

Education Professional Development:

  • Master's degree in Education or a related field with 18 graduate credits in the discipline (i.e., Reading, ESL, Math, etc.) that they will be teaching and a state recognized current standard teaching certificate.
  • EDU250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

ELECTRONIC COURTROOM TECHNOLOGY

  • A bachelor's degree plus 3 years work experience in field to be taught or an associate's degree or 64 semester hours and 5 years work experience in the field to be taught, or a master's degree in the teaching field.
  • EDU250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.
  • Active member of the State Bar of Arizona.
  • Experience in the practice of law, including litigation and administrative law. Experience in working with diverse populations and with paralegals.

ELECTRONICS

  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the field to be taught or closely related field and at least (3) three years of directly related occupational experience and skill in the field to be taught.

ESL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

A master's degree in the teaching field or a master's in any teaching field with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in one or more of the following academic areas:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • English as a Second Language
  • English Language Learning
  • Applied Linguistics

EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

HUMANITIES

A master’s degree in Humanities, OR

A master's in any teaching field with at least eighteen (18) graduate semester hours distributed among at least three different Humanities fields as listed below.

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama and Performance
  • Film
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies/Arts
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre

JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA STUDIES

(updated December 22, 2015)

  • A master’s degree in the teaching field (Journalism, New Media Studies, Mass Communications, Telecommunications, Digital Media and Media Studies) OR
  • A master’s degree in any teaching field with twelve (12) undergraduate semester hours in the teaching field (Journalism, New Media Studies, Mass Communications, Telecommunications, Digital Media and Media Studies) AND a minimum of three (3) years work experience in a journalism-related field OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in any teaching field with twelve (12) undergraduate hours in the teaching field (Journalism, New Media Studies, Mass Communications, Telecommunications, Digital Media and Media Studies) AND a minimum of five (5) years work experience in a journalism-related field
  • EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

LIBRARIAN

  • A master's degree in Library or Information Science (or its equivalent) from a graduate professional program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • EDU250- Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

MATHEMATICS

(updated December 10, 2015)

  • A master's degree (or higher) in any of the following areas is within the teaching field of mathematics: mathematics, probability, statistics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, operations research, and decision sciences OR
  • A master’s degree (or higher) in math education with six (6) or more graduate semester hours in mathematics, probability, statistics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, operations research, or decision sciences OR
  • A master’s degree (or higher) in any field with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in mathematics, probability, statistics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, operations research, or decision sciences. Up to nine (9) graduate semester hours in mathematics education or in physics, engineering, or computer science courses with significant mathematical content may be applied to the eighteen (18) semester hour requirement.
  • EDU250-Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

MATHEMATICS ADJUNCT FACULTY ONLY

(updated December 23, 2015)

  • All mathematics qualifications as described above OR
  • A master’s degree and 24 upper division/graduate credits in math, probability, statistics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, operations research, or decision sciences qualifies a faculty member to teach math courses numbered below 100. Up to nine (9) credit hours in math education or physics, engineering, or computer science courses with significant mathematical content may be counted towards the 24 credits.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least three (3) years of directly-related occupational experience and skill in the field to be taught OR
  • Associate's degree or at least sixty-four (64) semester hours from an accredited college or university and, in addition, at least five (5) years of directly related occupational experience in the field to be taught OR
  • Master's degree or higher earned degree from an accredited college or university with at least eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in the field to be taught. Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) Certification. EDU250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

NURSING

Please see the requirements for CLINICAL NURSING above.

NUTRITION

(updated December 10, 2015)

  • A master’s degree or higher in Dietetics, Nutrition, Nutrition Science, or Human Nutrition OR
  • An individual who has one of the following nationally recognized credentials is considered qualified to teach within the teaching field: Registered Dietitian (RD) or Dietetic Technician, registered (DTR).
  • EDU250-Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

PHILOSOPHY

  • A master’s degree in Philosophy (updated May 12, 2015)
  • EDU250-Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Governing Board has approved new faculty minimum qualifications for PED prefixed Fitness Center and Strength and Conditioning courses as follows:

FITNESS CENTER

  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Wellness or related field AND current certification in one of the following: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association(NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) or American Council on Exercise (ACE) certifications OR
  • Bachelor's degree in any field AND American College of Sports Medicine, Health/Fitness Instructor (ACSM-HFI) or National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

  • Bachelor's degree in any field AND National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NCSA-CSCS).

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

  • A master's degree or higher in speech language pathology or related field, five years or more clinical practice experience in a variety of settings and supervisor of speech language pathology assistants for a minimum of two years. Valid Arizona department of health services license, certificate of clinical competence (CCC) and Arizona Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) member in good standing, and level I or higher Arizona department of public safety fingerprint clearance card.
  • EDU 250-Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The candidate must have either:

  1. Master's degree in Religious Studies OR
  2. Master's degree in any teaching field with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in Religious Studies or courses that relate to the development of religion and religious history within such fields as Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology, History, or Sociology.

The candidate must have evidence of knowledge of diverse religious traditions. Knowledge of diverse religious traditions is defined as a working knowledge of at least five of the following:

  1. Hinduism
  2. Buddhism
  3. Taoism or Confucianism
  4. Judaism
  5. Christianity
  6. Islam
  7. African traditions
  8. Asian/Pacific traditions
  9. North American Indian traditions

Knowledge of at least five of these diverse religious traditions must be demonstrated in any one or more of the following ways:

  1. Graduate course work at a regionally accredited college or university to include 3 comparative courses (at least 9 semester credits) or 9 semester credits in Non-Western Religions and 9 semester credits in Western Religions AND/OR
  2. Previous teaching experience at a regionally accredited college or university which could be 4 courses of one religion or 4 courses of comparative religion* *(Mysticism, Comparative Religion, Women and Religion and Comparative Ritual) AND/OR
  3. Publishing at least one article or chapter in religion through academically peer reviewed journals or standard academic publishing companies (for example: McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall.)

All applicants must complete the Religious Studies Course Completion form and submit it within the application. The Religious Studies Course Completion form is available at the top of this page in the right sidebar.

STORYTELLING

(updated December 10, 2015)

  • A master's degree in any teaching field plus equivalent experience.
  • EDU 250-Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

SUSTAINABILITY

(updated December 10, 2015)

  • A master's degree in Sustainability or related field (such as Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies) OR
  • A master’s degree in a sustainability related field and eighteen (18) graduate semester hours that include nine (9) credit hours from the Sustainability/Natural Sciences component fields* and nine (9) credit hours from the Sustainability/Social Sciences and Humanities** component fields OR
  • A master's in any teaching field with at least eighteen (18) graduate semester hours. The semester hours must be derived from two of the Sustainability/Natural Sciences component fields* with a maximum of nine (9) hours from two of the fields OR
  • A master's in any teaching field with eighteen (18) graduate hours from three (3) of the Sustainability/Natural Sciences component fields* with a maximum of six (6) hours from any one of the component fields.
  • EDU250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

*The Sustainability/Natural Sciences component fields include Sustainability, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Life Science, Geography, Anthropology (ASM), and Exercise Science/Health, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Engineering.

**The Sustainability/Social Sciences and Humanities component fields include Sustainability, Philosophy, Geography, Anthropology (ASB), Education, Economics, Southwest Studies, American Indian Studies, Exercise Science/Health, Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Women's Studies, Business, Management and Entrepreneurship.

Maricopa Community Colleges is undergoing a review of all staff positions and titles, known as a classification and compensation study. As a result of this review, official job titles for currently posted positions could change. Any such change will be effective October 16, 2017. This review does not impact the job duties and has no impact on starting salary. This review is applicable for all currently posted, full time staff positions, including short term and specially funded positions. Faculty positions are not impacted by this review.

The purpose of this study is to develop an equitable, consistent, and competitive classification and compensation plan district-wide. The study allows Maricopa to attract and retain talent, create opportunities for growth and development within an appropriate salary structure framework that is flexible and responsive to changing economic conditions, supports the mission and vision of Maricopa, and is fiscally responsible.

If you would like to learn more about the study, please visit https://hr.maricopa.edu/classification-and-compensation