Earth Sciences Assistant Professor (Geology)
Earth Sciences Assistant Professor (Geology)
Posting Number: F00637
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $59,616-$89,724 per year
Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors use pedagogies that close equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track Geology instructor to start in August 2020. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower division geology courses, including lectures and labs, and will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations.
Office of Instruction: 925-969-2004
Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D4130-Physical Science
Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
Master’s in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography or paleontology;
Bachelor’s degree in geology AND a master’s degree in geography, physics, or geochemistry;
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Geology;
The equivalent. If you do not possess the exact minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at:
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to promoting the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by underrepresented individuals, effective use of strategies to create inclusive learning environments, and ability to identify and remove barriers to equitable academic success for underrepresented students.
4. Master’s or Ph.D. degree in geology;
5. Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of introductory, college-level, lecture and laboratory geology courses;
6. Effective written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to relate to non-science students;
7. Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment;
8. An interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college, which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups.
Job Open Date: 10/16/2019
Job Close Date: 12/17/2019
Open Until Filled: No
# of Months: 10
To apply, visit: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/6491
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
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