Instructor, Geology

published Feb 12, 2019 9:44am

Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, CA is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Geology commencing with the 2019 fall semester. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

The primary teaching assignment involves a full range of Geology courses, including General Geology, Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Earth Sciences for Teachers, and/or California Geology. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities culminating in leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the utilization of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Coastline College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Geology.

The Geology Department shares Coastline's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share Coastline's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. The Geology Department located in the Physical Sciences Department at Coastline College serves students bound for transfer and in service of career and technical programs. As a Department, we encourage innovative teaching, especially in the online environment, as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom.

The ideal candidate for this position embraces the equitable campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry, as represented by the mission of Coastline College and the Coast Community College District.

Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provide instruction in Geology in accordance with established course outlines.

2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of Geology curriculum responsive to the students served.

3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

Qualifications and Physical Demands
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 meet the equivalent qualifications established by the District, OR possession of a California Community Colleges Teaching Credential for this subject area.
  • Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
  • Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching experience in at least two of the following areas: Earth Science (General Geology), Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Environmental Geology, Coastal Geology.
  • A minimum two years of recent experience teaching at the post-secondary level, preferably in a community college setting.
  • Experience in online teaching.
  • Evidence of an ability to lead geology related field trips for majors and non-majors.
  • Evidence of involvement in geology and physical science education such as: Participation in committees, conferences, and workshops; memberships in professional organizations; design, review, and evaluation of curriculum; professional developmental activities; applications of physical science outside the classroom.
  • Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.
  • Evidence that demonstrates a strong commitment to quality teaching, student success and academic excellence.
  • Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses; where academically appropriate.
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support underrepresented student populations.
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Geology, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Geology to students' lives, interests, and communities.
  • Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Instructor, Geology
Job# 3-C-20
Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually
Deadline: 3/11/2019

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