Earth Science Instructor
Earth Science Instructor
Ventura County Community College District
Posting Number 0602428
Position: Academic Full Time
Percent Position: 100
Employee Type Academic Regular
Job Category Faculty
This is a tenure-track position.
Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives.
The initial assignment will be at VENTURA COLLEGE. All academic employees are subject to assignment in any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience in placement on the salary schedule. Contract is based on a 10 month year to begin fall 2014. Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans.
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. E
Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E
Participate in curriculum and program development; update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course; may provide input into the development of student learning outcomes. E
Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E
Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and district meetings; may participate in articulation and matriculation related activities.
May provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.
Master's degree in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography, or paleontology OR bachelor's degree in geology AND master's degree in geography, physics, or geochemistry OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.
All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.
*Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications by the date the application is submitted or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency if they wish to be considered. If your degree does not specifically match one of the degrees listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency and attach it to your application.
For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency available at http://jobs.vcccd.edu.
The preferred candidate will have experience with Geology course and degree development and field studies support.
Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
Principles and best practices of effective teaching
Learning theories, both pedagogical and andragogical
Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
Community college curricula
Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
Modern computing technology
Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
Establish and maintain effective working relationships, both on and off-campus
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline
Operate computers and other office equipment and technology
Communicate to exchange information
Requested Start Date: 08/12/2014
Work Week: Hours to be determined based on the needs of the department.
Closing Date 03-16-2014
To apply, visit: http://jobs.vcccd.edu
Required Applicant Documents:
Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum
Letter of Application
The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:
*Completed Application for Academic Employment
*Letter of Application
*Official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications, (An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.)
*Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable.
*Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)
NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with your application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
Candidates not possessing the minimum qualifications as stated above must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, explaining in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above. The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on the VCCCD employment homepage at https://jobs.vcccd.edu.
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience; you will be evaluated based upon the information provided.
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation no later than the filing date stated on the job announcement. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation being requested.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
The letter of application must include date, your name, position and location for which you are applying. Your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students must also be included. The letter should give the screening committee a better understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD.
Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment. If you do not have official transcripts, it is advised that you order your transcripts in the event they are needed.
The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
What are your areas of specialization within the discipline?
Please provide the days and hours you are available to work.
How did you learn about this job vacancy?
Are you requesting consideration based on equivalent qualifications? (Note: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, you must complete and attach the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency)
Please describe your education and/or experience teaching lower division geology courses. Also describe any experience organizing field studies activities for students.
Tell us about any experience you have teaching or working in the following areas: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, and/or Environmental Science.