Temporary Full-Time Instructor Environmental Studies

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Hudson County Community College


Posting Date: 11/03/2020

Temporary Full-Time Instructor

 Environmental Studies


College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus campus has abundant parking.

Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, HCCC serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream as part of its expanding efforts towards continuous improvement in ensuring student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

The College has been recognized with numerous national and state awards for excellence in student success programming, diversity and equity, educational innovativeness, facilities design, and communications from the Association of Community College Trustees, American Association of Community Colleges, Association of College and Research Libraries, National College Learning Association, National Council of Teachers of English, College Advertising Awards, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and others.

Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all its forms.


Department/Division Introduction

The College is currently searching for a Temporary Full-Time Instructor of Environmental Studies within the College's STEM Division. Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the Instructor of Environmental Studies is responsible for teaching 15 credits per semester of day, evening, and weekend classes in Geology and Environmental Studies; helping to coordinate course and program assessment across the division; supporting the administration and logistics of the Environmental Studies programs; working with faculty to develop open education resources (OER); participating in division activities such as curriculum development and academic advisement; and contributing to the College community through committee work or other extracurricular activities. This is a temporary full-time position.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the mission of an urban community college and be able to teach students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of educational technology, outcomes assessment, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.


A Master's degree in Environmental Sciences, Geology, or Sustainability and Environmental Studies, or Ecology, from an accredited institution of higher education, as well as a minimum of one-year teaching experience (preferably at the community college level). Experience in Distance Education is preferred.

Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and/or a WES Evaluation and provide a teaching demonstration.

Major Position Responsibilities:

A. Classroom responsibilities

  • Teach 15 credits per semester of courses associated with the Environmental Studies program
  • Meet classes/laboratories on the day and times assigned.
  • Use a multitude of strategies to create a learning environment that fully embraces and promotes diversity and equity in the classroom.
  • Develop and implement instruction for each class/laboratory period which is consistent with the official course outline.
  • Develop and distribute the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to student’s course objectives, grading criteria, and classroom policies.
  • Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in the College policy and applicable laws.
  • Ensure course textbooks and instructional materials are made available to students in a timely manner.
  • Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.

B. Evaluation of Students

  • Evaluate student progress toward meeting course objectives; advise the students of course objectives, methods of evaluation, and the results of the evaluation.
  • Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain a record of student attendance and grade roster for each assigned course section. Submit midterm and final grade rosters and attendance records to the division dean and the registrar on required dates
  • Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate course and program assessment across the division.
  • Support the administration and logistics of the Environmental Studies program.
  • Integrate as appropriate: open education resources (OER), computer-assisted instruction, laboratories, word-processing, and library/learning resources into classroom instruction.
  • Continued scholarship, especially the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Abide by department regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of equipment.
  • Advise Supervisor of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
  • Fulfill all obligations as established in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Advise enrolled students on such matters as Learning skills, collateral or enrichment reading, or experience opportunities for further understanding of the courses or subject field, career alternative/opportunities related to the subject field.
  • Provide academic assistance and related services to students during office hours.
  • Participate in the development and review of the curriculum as needed.
  • Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.
  • Schedule, announce, and maintain office hours.
  • Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Attend and participate in division meetings when assigned by the College or shared governance.
  • Participate in the process of shared governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department division, college level, or participate in other significant non-classroom college or community activities.


For full consideration please send a resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to Nadia Hedhli at [email protected]

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 11/3/2020
Application Due: 12/24/2020
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