Careers at Tri-C
Working at Tri-C offers you an opportunity to be a part of an organization that truly believes in its mission of providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education. Student learning and employee success is our primary focus. We invite you to learn, explore and experience the many ways in which Tri-C promotes individual development and improves the overall quality of life in a vibrant, multicultural community!
Learn more about Employment Opportunities and Student Positions
Faculty and Non-Faculty Positions
Can be union or non-union positions.
- Full Time: Regularly scheduled to work the College’s full-time schedule (either 37.5 or 40 hours per week). Full-time positions are grouped into categories of Administrator, Professional or Support Staff.
- Part Time: Authorized to work up to a maximum average of 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1040 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
- Temporary Assignment: Employment for a defined period of time typically associated with a grant, specific project or the start up of a new program. A full-time temporary employee can work for the College in the same job title for a maximum of three years.
- Seasonal/Casual: Part-time employees who work on a seasonal or casual schedule, such as only during registration periods or peak hours in the bookstores.
Can be instructional or non-instructional (Counselor, Librarian or Coach).
- Full Time - Tenured/Tenure Track: Teach a standard of 30 Equated Semester Units (ESU’s) per academic year (minimum of 9/maximum of 18 per academic semester). They also advise students, maintain office hours, and participate in curriculum/program development, continuing education and community services programs. Tenured/Tenure Track faculty are represented by the American Association of University Professors Union (AAUP). Tenure Track faculty can achieve tenure after five years if they satisfy the requirements outlined in the AAUP contract. Salary is based on a standard academic year of 36 weeks (Fall and Spring semesters); summer contracts are issued separately.
- Full Time - Lecturer: Responsible for teaching 15 ESU’s in a given semester or 30 ESU’s in an academic year. Lectureships are limited in duration – one or two academic semesters, to a maximum of three cumulative years. Lecturers also advise students, maintain office hours and participate in course preparation and evaluation.
- Part Time (Adjunct): Employed for a semester to teach specific courses within their field. They also advise students, maintain office hours, and participate in course preparation and evaluation.
Work Study Students are funded through the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program. FWS is a federal financial assistance program that requires the student to file by completing the FAFSA form, meet specific eligibility requirements, and be awarded FWS funds by the Student Financial Assistance Office. Due to having a limited amount of FWS funds, funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. A student employment award is NOT a guarantee of employment.
Student Assistants are funded through the division budget of the hiring department. The hiring department authorizes student assistants to work an allocated amount of hours for the current academic year.