Instructor, Geography

Hayward, CA
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Instructor, Geography for Chabot College in Hayward, California. This position is a Temporary Leave Replacement for one year, 2017-2018 Academic Year. The position reports to the Division Dean.

Job Title Instructor, Geography
Position Type Faculty
Position Code 2FSS27
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,035 - $88,687/annual
Job Location Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department Social Sciences
Representative Duties

1. Teaching introductory college-level courses in Geography, including: Physical Geography, Human (Cultural) Geography, World Regional Geography, Physical Geography Laboratory, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Introduction to Weather and Climate.

2. Developing new curriculum; revising programs in Geography where appropriate; writing/updating program reviews; updating course outlines and student learning outcomes; assessment of learning outcomes; adapting instructional techniques to various learning styles and abilities.

3. Taking a leadership role in generating student interest in, and providing resources for, the Geography programs.

4. Coordinating with division dean and administrative personnel in scheduling classes and coordination of adjunct faculty in Geography.

5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form, and commit to working successfully as a team member with other social science instructors and colleagues.

6. Regularly conduct, record, and respond to student learning outcomes assessments.

7. Participating in professional activities, meetings, and events, including shared governance committee membership.

8. Ability to deliver instruction using current technologies in pedagogy and in Geography.

9. Willingness to teach late afternoon, evening, weekend and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular teaching assignment.

10. Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s in geography, OR Bachelor’s in geography AND Master’s in geology, history, meteorology or oceanography, OR the equivalent OR see Interdisciplinary Studies.

Interdisciplinary Studies:
Master’s in the interdisciplinary area, OR Master’s in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2017 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Desirable Qualifications

1. Experience in both classroom and distance education teaching.

2. Experience with applications of remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and in teaching the essentials of these technologies.

3. Experience using multiple teaching strategies in a classroom setting.

4. Experience teaching in a fully online or hybrid distance education format.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, temporary leave replacement, beginning Fall 2017. Employment will begin on or about August 10, 2017.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F25P
Open Date 03/28/2017
Close Date 04/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applications

Applicants who have taught over 67% of a full time load with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District within the last three years shall not be considered for a temporary leave replacement position pursuant to section 87481 of the California Education Code.

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Discuss courses you have developed and/or taught in the areas of physical, human, cultural, and world regional geography, climatology, and geographic information systems. List the number of courses taught in each area and where you taught them. Include sample syllabi (attach as "Other Document").

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your background/training/teaching experiences, if any, with geographic information systems (GIS).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe any innovative teaching methodologies you use to facilitate student learning in a classroom of students with diverse backgrounds and levels of academic preparation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Discuss your experiences integrating technology into your classes; e.g., computer-aided instruction, internet-based strategies, distance education, and course management systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Statement



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