Geology Instructor

Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Geology Instructor

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 3/24/2017 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Start Date: 08/10/2017

Essential Functions:
Includes teaching physical and historical geology, oceanography, earth science, and environmental science; teaching assignments may include a variety of instructional settings and times, including evenings and weekends; curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; communicating effectively with students and staff; developing classroom presentations using appropriate technologies; advising students; advising students; participating in college/district committees; participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops; cooperating with regard to scheduling classes between colleagues in the same disciplines; participating in student recruiting activities; assist in the advancement of the institutional mission and goals; and otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.

Minimum Qualifications:
Include a master’s degree in geology; OR a bachelor’s degree in geology AND a master’s degree in geography; OR a valid California Community College Credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency); AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preference shall be given to candidates who have experience in teaching physical and historical geology, earth science, oceanography, environmental science; classroom and laboratory teaching experience encompassing the breadth of courses taught; the use of a variety of pedagogies and integrating educational technologies into classroom and laboratory instruction; related work and professional experience in geology; experience with diagnosing and remediating knowledge and skills deficiencies; that demonstrate an ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies; who evidence a commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with science instructors, laboratory technicians, and other colleagues; that express an enthusiasm for teaching and assisting students to succeed; have an ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas of geology; who demonstrate an ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and a variety of teaching modalities including distance learning; experience with the administration of course budgets including the selection, purchase, installation and maintenance of computer and software as well as other lab equipment and supplies for the geology courses; and exhibit the capacity to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including Department, Division, and State Center Community College District responsibilities.

Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days

Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $54,029 - $81,342 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2725. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:

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