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Professor of Geography-GIS

Employer
Mt. San Antonio College
Location
Walnut, CA

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Job Details

Posting Number:

F-006-2024

Posting Title:

Professor of Geography-GIS

Division:

Humanities & Social Sciences

Department:

Geography & Political Science

Position Classification:

Faculty

FTE:

1.00

Term:

10 Months/Year

Salary:

Initial placement $81,395 - $121,472

Open Date:

12/20/2023

Initial Screening Date:

03/19/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Basic Function/Overview::

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Geography-GIS programs are part of the Geography-Political Science Department at Mt SAC. There are six full-time faculty in Political Science and two full-time faculty in Geography-GIS. The Geography-Political Science Department is a faculty that is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to provide high-quality education and job skills to the diverse population of students at Mt SAC through a supportive and inclusive environment.
OVERVIEW:The assignment will primarily consist of teaching GIS and Physical Geography courses. Faculty may teach classes that lead to transfer or to a Career Education degree or certification.

Application Procedure:

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the above listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at the Mt. SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

  1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
  2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
  3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
  4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

  • Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package providing medical, dental, and vision benefits to eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime supplemental medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.

  • The district contributes up to $25,612.44 annually toward family annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The district participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefits Services (NBS).

*Note: The District does not cover Medicare expenses. Please visit the Mt. San Antonio College Benefits Website for further information. Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Teach courses in the disciplines for which the candidate meets Minimum Qualifications or the equivalent.
  2. Teach assigned courses in accordance with course outline of record.
  3. Instruct and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods including for online instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, student learning outcomes, and support a philosophy of instruction focusing on critical thinking and analysis.
  4. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees.
  5. Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.
  6. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
  7. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication with students.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
  9. Participate in departmental and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities to maintain and improve the instructional program and to provide service to the college.
  10. In close cooperation with other discipline faculty, participate in the design, evaluation, revision, and development of culturally relevant curriculum, courses, and/or degrees.
  11. Teach courses in GIS, Physical Geography, and Physical Geography Laboratory.
  12. Oversee grant acquisition for, and oversight of, the GIS Certificate program.
  13. Participate in curriculum development, learning outcome development and assessment.
  14. Participate in appropriate professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching and learning strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:

  1. Master’s degree in geography; OR
  2. Bachelor’s degree in geography; AND
    Master’s in geology, history, meteorology or oceanography; OR
  3. Qualify under Interdisciplinary Studies:
    a. Master’s in the interdisciplinary area OR
    b. 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
    (NOTE: The Interdisciplinary Studies discipline is provided to allow for those cases where it is locally determined that a course must be taught by someone with qualifications that exceed a single discipline. The constituent disciplines can include any disciplines found in the Master’s List.)
  4. The equivalent (must request an equivalency review in the application), OR
  5. California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.);
AND

B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to communicate curriculum meaningfully for students with diverse backgrounds.
  2. Experience teaching courses in Geography and GIS at a community college and/or experience teaching lower-division courses in Geography and GIS at a four-year college or university.
  3. Experience teaching online courses or willingness to obtain Mt. SAC’s SPOT certification to teach online courses.
  4. Experience with grant writing.
  5. Experience in teaching and overseeing a certificate program that includes sequential coursework.
  6. Experience in leadership roles in an academic setting.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:

Physical RequirementsAbility to:•Work at a desk and in meetings of various configurations•Possess digital dexterity to operate instructional equipment•Read printed matter and computer screens•Communicate so others will understand a normal conversation•Hear and understand speech•Bend, twist, stoop, and reach•Lift, push, pull and carry up to 20 pounds

Equivalencies:

Candidates not holding the stated required qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency, will be asked to complete the equivalency related questions included in the application.

Conditions of Employment:

The person holding this position is required to be present on Mt. San Antonio College’s campus to perform all essential duties and responsibilities.

This is a full-time, tenure-track (or temporary, one-year), 10-month contract position that begins in the 2024-25 academic year. Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching, and related work experience, up to a maximum placement at step 9. Per Appendix A.4.i of the faculty collective bargaining agreement, the District shall, at the time of initial salary schedule placement, determine whether the newly employed professor shall be placed on the Academic or Vocational salary schedule track.

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered:

  1. A ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment; and
  2. An employee with ‘Actual Knowledge’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to them about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: https://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/asr-final-2021.pdf.

Special Notes:

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL FOR INTERVIEWS: Should you be invited to an interview, please contact our office to discuss an accommodation option if attending the interview would require you to travel in excess of 150 miles one way from your residence.

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.

Inquiries/Contact::

Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Phone: (909) 274-4225
E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu

Selection Procedure::

A committee will evaluate applications taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, presentation, teaching demonstration, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction/Student Services for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources and needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be determined following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Confidential Letters of Reference Instructions:

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required and optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PT of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

Mission & Vision Statement:

Our Mission: The mission of Mt. San Antonio College is to support all students in achieving their educational goals in an environment of academic excellence. Specifically, the College is committed to providing quality education, services, and workforce training so that students become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, global society. The College pledges to prepare students for lifelong learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of associate degrees and certificates, and the completion of career and transfer pathways. The College will carry out this commitment by providing an engaging and supportive teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. The College is dedicated to serving our community through improving economic achievement, advancing civic engagement, enhancing personal well-being, promoting critical thinking, and enriching aesthetic and cultural experiences.

Our Vision: Mt. San Antonio College strives to be regarded as one of the premier community colleges in the nation. We will be viewed as a leader in community college teaching, programs, and services. As a premier community college, we will provide access to quality educational programs and services, focusing on student success within a climate of integrity and respect. We will earn this reputation by consistently exceeding the expectations of our students, our staff, and our community.

Demographics:

We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”

The district is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 66,446 students based on the 2022-2023 academic year.

The student population is as follows:

  • by ethnicity – 58% Latinx, 9.45% White, 18.39% Asian, 3.58% Filipino, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 3.38% Black/African American, 0.16% American Indian, 2.55% two or more races and 4.28% unknown;
  • by gender – 56.09% Female, 41.29% Male, 0.35% Non-Binary, 2.27% unspecified;
  • by age – 29.07% ages 19 or younger, 29.88% ages 20-24, 12.8% ages 25-29, 7.01% ages 30-34, 4.32% ages 35-39, 5.43% ages 40-49,11.48% ages 50 and older.

The current employee population is as follows:

  • by ethnicity-35% Latinx, 32% White, 16% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3% Two or More Races, 8% unknown
  • by gender-56.06% Female, 43.13% Male, 0.81% unspecified;
  • by age- 3.94% ages 20-29, 19.46% ages 30-39, 30.21% ages 40-49, 46.39% ages 50 and older.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

We value diversity in all aspects of the human condition. We pursue equity by reevaluating how we empower each person to achieve their success.

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

The district works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.

We are committed to hiring Faculty that understands how cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial, and human understanding; and provides positive role models for all students.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

District Rights:

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Organization

Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit.

Location

The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine, which highlighted only one other California town. A diverse suburb just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Walnut is known for its nationally reknowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being located just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

Mt. San Antonio College serves everyone, from residents to working professionals and international students. Its local College District boundaries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina. Learn about our district and trustees.

Dynamic Community

At Mt. San Antonio College, diversity is what brings our campus to life. Our students come from unique backgrounds and are all at different places in their lives. Some are here straight from high school, while others have families and full-time jobs, but they are all here for the same reason: to achieve their goals through education. We proudly serve more than 50,000 students from all walks of life. About half of our students are seeking degrees and certificates. The other half are enjoying community programs, workforce development classes and other non-credit courses. Learn more about demographics on our Facts and Stats page.

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