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Date Posted: 3/31/16

EARTH SCIENCES (OCEANOGRAPHY/GEOLOGY) INSTRUCTOR - TENURE TRACK (EXTENDED)

Posting Number:
15-00032

Position Type:
Full Time Faculty

Department:
C - Geology

Site:
Cuyamaca

FTE:
1.0

Months:
10 Month

Pay Grade Level:
$51,961 (Class I, Step 6) - $98,610 (VII, Step 30)

Starting Pay Rate:
$51,961 (Class I, Step 6) - $78,912 (VII, Step 10)

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Transcript 1
Supplemental Materials 1

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants interested in applying to this position must submit the required application materials by the closing deadline. 1) Resume; 2) Cover letter of no more than two pages that conveys how the candidate meets the necessary qualifications of the job announcement. 3) Official or unofficial transcripts; 4) Supplemental Materials 1. 
DO NOT submit Letters of Recommendation, or other supporting documents with this application. However, if granted an interview, be prepared to furnish, at the time of the interview, two (2) recent professional letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (including student evaluations), a recent syllabus for an Earth Science class you have taught, and two examples of other curricular materials used in teaching Earth Science courses. 

Closing Date:
04-29-2016

Job Summary:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position will have primary responsibility for developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art program in Earth Science disciplines (Oceanography & Geology) for the department, and will include development, implementation and articulation of curriculum, hiring part-time instructors, and developing and executing grants. The instructor may be called upon to coordinate additional Earth Science disciplines as necessary. The department has a commitment to the use of technology in education and to integrate curriculum between related scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and engineering wherever possible. It is expected that this position will support and help to grow the department in this area. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF ASSIGNMENT: 
1. Teach lecture and laboratory classes in oceanography and geology. 
2. Develop curricula and innovative teaching materials for Earth Science courses (particularly oceanography & geology) at all levels. 
3. Work with Earth Science students to further development of study skills in science classes. 
4. Participate in Department of Science & Engineering planning and decision-making including preparation and implementation of operational, planning, growth and budgetary strategies. 
5. Participate in the shared governance process and serve on college committees. 
6. Advise students regarding degree requirements and career opportunities in Earth Science disciplines. 
7. Work with college articulation officer to articulate Earth Science courses with transfer institutions. 
8. Provide academic assistance to the students outside of class (e.g., during office hours), and participate in out of class activities such as club sponsorship, supervision of independent projects, and development of workshops to better prepare students for academic success.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: 
Master's in geology, geophysics earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography or paleontology OR Bachelor's in geology AND Master's in geography, physics or geochemistry OR a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an Earth Science Instructor OR the equivalent. If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. 

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Academic preparation for teaching and developing curriculum in oceanography & geology for general education or transfer majors. Preferred academic preparation is a Masters or Ph.D. in oceanography or geology. 
2. A minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level that must include teaching transfer level courses in either oceanography or geology. Preferred teaching experience would include both oceanography and geology courses. 
3. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate Earth Science concepts to students at all levels, including experience teaching in an active and collaborative learning environment 
4. Experience with the use of laboratory equipment and instruments common to Earth Science teaching environments. 
5. Demonstrated involvement in Earth Science department activities sufficient to prepare the candidate to act, as necessary, as the lead instructor in Earth Science disciplines, including experience in academic processes such as curriculum development, program review & planning, and SLO (Student Learning Outcomes) development and assessment. 
6. Evidence of a strong commitment to remain technically current in Earth Science and closely related sciences. 
7. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with colleagues at all levels. 
8. Demonstrated commitment and ability to lead and work collaboratively, effectively and professionally with colleagues at all levels. 
9. Skills and experience to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, language, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. 
10. Sensitivity to, and an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, language, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 
Candidates will also be evaluated for the following desirable qualifications: 
1. Ability to develop, implement, and assess innovative methods of science instruction 
2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment. 
3. Experience in the use of computers, especially GIS technology, in an instructional setting. 
4. Evidence of satisfactory leadership skills that will contribute to overall department growth and success. 
5. Prior experience in project management and resource development, especially grant development and administration.

General Employment Information:
Information provided by the applicant, other than that requested for statistical purposes by the Employment Services Office, which indicates candidate's gender, age, ethnicity, religious preference, etc. will be removed from the application. All submitted materials become District property and cannot be returned. 

BENEFITS: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides an excellent comprehensive benefits program including medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life and income protection insurance, and membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS). 

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States. 

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful pre-placement physicals and fingerprint clearance. A $32.00 processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required. Employees must also sign up for Payroll Direct Deposit. 

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a disability and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing, please notify the District Employment Services Department. Phone (619) 644-7639. 

To apply, visit:  https://jobs.gcccd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51536

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.


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