Geography Professor, College of the Sequoias

published Feb 9, 2022 12:45pm

Feb 9, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022

Geography Professor

Salary: $71,484.00 - $94,246.00 Annually

Job Number: 6030-F-12/21

Closing: 3/04/2022 11:59 AM Pacific

Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA

Department: Sciences

General Description

Sequoia Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. College of Sequoias provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

College of the Sequoias is seeking an equity-minded candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Geography Department beginning August 2022.



 College of the Sequoias values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who promote the success and inclusion of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias' commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.


Job Duties

 The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching physical geography, physical geography lab, and world regional geography. Possible additional offerings depend on the expertise and preference of the successful candidate and could include courses in meteorology and/or geographic information systems.

Assignments may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at any of the College of the Sequoias campuses: Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare. Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected.

Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide.




 The candidate must meet the following criteria.

  • Master's in geography OR
  • Bachelor's in geography AND Master's in geology, history, meteorology, or oceanography OR
  • The equivalent AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at AP 7211 - Equivalency.pdf ( Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.



The Science Division/Geography Department is looking for evidence of the following:

  • Experience teaching a wide variety of both human and physical geography courses at the post-secondary level
  • Ability and experience in developing lecture and laboratory activities, course syllabi, and instructional materials that support student success.
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures.
  • Knowledge and/or experience using a variety of instructional delivery modes.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to teaching.
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of a diverse student population.
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Successful experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Enthusiastic participation in professional responsibilities, community and/or campus service.
  • Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that are equity minded and encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated interest in improving educational methods in the advancement of teaching excellence.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.


Application Procedure

 To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

  • Completed online application.
  • Equity Narrative (included in the application packet)
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A copy of an exam that you have used in a geography course. Specify the level of the course in which the exam was used. Please add the copy of the exam as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (If necessary)
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Norma Chavez ( or (559) 737-6237.


College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas


To apply, visit the online portal.


COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias 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 opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.


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