I’ve been asked to solicit information from readers about how to get a permanent job teaching philosophy at a community college.
(a) Where are community college jobs typically advertised?
(b) What makes a job candidate look good, on paper, to community colleges?
(c) How is the job search process different at community colleges?
(d) What misconceptions do philosophy grad students tend to have about community colleges and working in them?
(e) What questions should be on this list that aren’t, and what are their answers?
UPDATE (11/30/15): Further answers to the above questions are welcome, as are responses to this inquiry from a philosophy professor:
One of my undergraduate students has a career goal of becoming a philosopher who teaches in a community college. The student understands something of what that career involves (though surely not everything) and wants to pursue it because of how learning philosophy at a community college changed this student’s life. Neither me nor my student is currently at a community college.