Full-Time/Tenure Track - GEOLOGY INSTRUCTOR - Santa Monica College

published Oct 14, 2015 11:32am
Posting Number: 0000234

Position Type: Full Time Faculty

Position Profile

Duties: The Earth Science Department is seeking a full-time faculty member in Geology. The ideal candidate will teach introductory lecture and laboratory courses in Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Environmental Geology, Field Studies of California, and Physical Oceanography. In addition, candidates should be able to conduct field activities, develop and expand the geology curriculum to include new courses, especially those that pertain to sustainability and connect coursework to the Sustainable Technologies Program within the Earth Science Department and the Center for Environmental and Urban Studies. The new faculty member should also be prepared to assist in the development of the Associate of Science for Transfer degree in accordance with the Transfer Model Curriculum; participate in development and evaluation of course materials, selection of textbooks, academic and career advisement, staff development programs, college, department, and faculty organizational activities, and maintain regular office hours.

Additional Duties:

Minimum Qualifications: 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 the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s).

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in geology or closely related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching college level geology; field experience; experience using technology as a teaching tool; evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural, and ethnic diversity within the community college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as the factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Fringe Benefits: - The Academic work calendar is 10 months

  • 10 paid ill days each academic year
  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision care coverage for the employee and dependents
  • $50,000 Life insurance for employee
  • CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System) or CalPERS (California Public Retirement System only if pre-qualified)
Selection Process: The selection process shall include the following steps:
(a) A screening/evaluation committee will review application materials to determine minimum qualifications for the position are met;
(b) A pool of qualifying candidates will be invited to an initial interview with the selection committee at the Santa Monica Community College District's main campus or one of its satellite campuses;
(c) Upon completion of initial interview process, the selection committee will recommend candidates for final interview with the Superintendent/President who will recommend a candidate for appointment by the Board of Trustees.

Applicants will be notified by letter of their status as the committee progresses through the hiring process. Candidates who are selected for a final interview with the Superintendent/President should not expect official notification of the status of candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the Superintendent/President's recommendation.

All travel costs related to an initial interview will be borne by the candidate. Only ½ of the airfare cost to the Superintendent/President's interview will be borne by the college.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer of any candidate and to investigate past employment records.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay filling the position indefinitely if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Accommodation: Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in the interview and the selection process by notifying the Office of Human Resources by the deadline date. Candidates may be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made.

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Conditions of Employment: Appointment subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis exam, and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Disclosure The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District.

Equivalency Statement: The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at http://jobs.smc.edu.

Posting Date: 09-29-2015
All applications and materials must be received by the Closing Date
Closing Date: 01-04-2016

Required Applicant Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Applicable Transcript 1 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)
  • Number of reference letters required: 2
Optional Applicant Documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document
  • Applicable Transcript 2 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)
  • Applicable Transcript 3 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)
  • Equivalency Statement Form

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Salary Range: $49,282 - $121,340

Pay Philosophy: Starting salaries for full-time academic positions are based on a combination of education and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.

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