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The Hiring Process

Staff (Full-Time and Part-Time)

  • A staff employment application is submitted by the closing date of the posting. If qualified for more than one position, apply for each posting. 
  • After the closing date, the Hiring Manager of the department reviews the applicant pool for qualified applicants. 
  • The Hiring Manager contacts those applicants that will move forward to the Interview stage. An Interview panel may be used, at the discretion of the department.
  • The Hiring Manager selects a candidate as a Finalists. Information is sent to the candidate for the criminal background check and the professional reference request.
  • Once the above items clear, the offer is routed for approvals and the Hiring Manager contacts the candidate with an offer of employment. (Note: offer may be contingent if background/references have not been completed).

Full-Time Faculty 

Decisions for full-time faculty positions are typically made the spring semester prior to the start of the following academic year.  

  • A faculty employment application is completed by the closing date. If qualified for more than one teaching position, apply for each posting. Please see transcript policy below. *
  • After the closing date, Academic committees review qualified applications.
  • The committee chair will contact applicants if an interview is requested. It is at this point that the committee can provide the candidate with additional information about a particular position. The interview will include a demonstration of teaching capability, communication, and presentation skills.
  • The committee recommends candidates to the Associate Dean, Dean, Campus Provost, SVP Campus Operations and the College President.
  • The committee selects a candidate as a Finalists. Information is sent to the candidate for the criminal background check and the professional reference request.
  • Once the above items clear, the offer is routed for approvals and the Hiring Manager contacts the candidate with an offer of employment. (Note: offer may be contingent if background/references have not been completed).

Adjunct Faculty

Applicants submitting applications for adjunct positions are applying to be a part of Collin College’s adjunct faculty pool of instructors. Departments may have multiple teaching opportunities for each adjunct position advertised on the Collin College website. As current adjunct faculty are assigned courses to teach, the number of teaching opportunities advertised for potential new adjuncts are subject to change.

  • An adjunct faculty employment application is submitted by the closing date. If qualified for more than one teaching discipline, complete a separate application for each discipline. Please see transcript policy below. *
  • The associate dean contacts applicants if an interview is requested. It is at this point that the associate dean can provide the candidate with additional information about a particular position. The interview may include a demonstration of teaching capability, communication, and presentation skills. An Interview panel may be used, at the discretion of the department.
  • Candidates accepted to teach are placed on an adjunct faculty pool and assigned to teach courses on a semester-by-semester basis.
  • The associate dean contacts eligible faculty regarding teaching assignments for the upcoming semester.

Transcript Policy

Staff positions - if the position for which you are applying requires a degree, certification or license, you MUST attach a copy of your qualifying transcripts, certification or license in order to be considered. If your degree is from a country other than the United States, you must also include an evaluation from a NACES* member evaluation agency indicating the U.S. equivalency of your degree(s). The transcript, certification and/or license should be attached during the load resume/ cover letter section.  

Faculty and Adjunct positions - Copies of unofficial transcripts are required when applying for faculty and adjunct positions. Applicants MUST attach a copy of your qualifying transcripts, certification or license in order to be considered. If your degree is from a country other than the United States, you must also include an evaluation from a NACES* member evaluation agency indicating the U.S. equivalency of your degree(s). The transcript, certification and/or license should be attached during the load resume/ cover letter section. 

Upon hire, Official transcripts are required for staff, faculty and adjunct positions. Contact your education institution(s) and have your official transcripts mailed directly to Collin College, HR Records, 3452 Spur 399 McKinney, TX 75069 or you may have an official electronic version sent to HR_Records@collin.edu

*NACES member evaluation agency website: NACES | Credentials Evaluations Provided by NACES Members. Applicants are responsible for the costs associated with translation/evaluation services.

Collin College Guidelines for Faculty Credentials

Collin College is committed to meeting or exceeding the minimum guidelines of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, our accreditation agency, for faculty credentials. Collin College’s Human Resources website lists the minimum credential qualifications for a faculty position at Collin College in each discipline.

Collin College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Collin County Community College District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. EEOC/AA. 

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