Essential Functions: The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 24,000 students of which 54% are Latinx, 10% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% are Black/African American, 23% are White, 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native, and 6% are multiracial. FCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves. Providing instruction in Geography on the Fresno City College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:
Teaching courses in land formation, weather and climate, GIS, world regional geography, and cultural geography;
Participating in program review and curriculum development, including student learning outcomes to improve student learning;
Assisting and advising the department chair in course scheduling;
Participating in department, division, and college committees;
Working assignments in a variety of instructional settings and time, including evenings and/or weekends, and large group instruction classes as needed; and
Otherwise fulfilling all the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Masters in geography;
Bachelors in geography AND masters in geology, history, meteorology or oceanography;
Masters in the interdisciplinary area;
Masters in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline;
A valid California Community College Credential;
The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need of equity-minded practices within the classroom.
The extent of classroom and laboratory teaching experience, including the breadth of courses taught, the use of a variety of pedagogies, and integrating educational technologies into classroom and laboratory instruction;
The extent of education and related work experience;
Experience teaching physical geography, GIS systems and ArcView, weather and climate, cultural or regional geography and environmental sciences;
The extent of administration of course budgets including the selection, purchase, installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software as well as other lab equipment and supplies for the geography courses;
Experience assisting in the administration of the department budget and scheduling;
Demonstrated ability to write and administer grants pertaining to geography;
Diversity of educational experiences, including working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds including disabled students;
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
Willingness to examine and re-mediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment: 177 duty days.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is $54,029 $81,342 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection Procedure: Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 2663.Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information: This is a full-time, tenure track position.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:www.scccd.edu
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