Assistant Professor I of Geography (Tenure Track)
Central Oregon Community College - Bend, OR

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Provide instruction in Physical, Regional, and Human Geography as a member of an instructional team of full-time and part-time instructors. Instruction is at the 100-200 level for career-technical and college transfer students in both the Associate of Arts degree program and the Associate of Applied Science degree programs. The successful applicant must be broadly trained to teach the full spectrum of Geography courses and be able to run lab sections for Weather & Climate and Landforms & Water. Additional courses to be taught may include Cultural Geography, Economic Geography, Regional Geography I & II, and Geography of Oregon. Preference will be given to those candidates with a particular thematic focus on environmental geography. In addition to teaching within the Geography curriculum, faculty direct student discussion, select learning experiences appropriate for meeting objectives and evaluate student performance in the classroom.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide instruction in Physical, Regional, and Human Geography. This includes lecturing and guiding in classroom activities, providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on any of our campuses (Bend, Redmond, Madras, or Prineville).

2. Provide Student Advising. Each faculty member provides academic advising to degree-seeking students. This position requires the ability to address students interested in Geography as a future area of further study, as well as students enrolled in Exploratory studies and general Social Science programs.

3. Provide Additional Course Assistance. A minimum of five office hours per week are required for student help sessions and program assistance.

4. Other College Responsibilities. This may include cooperating with administration in program and course development, participating in college committee work, serving on peer evaluation teams and participating in department or program assessment.

5. Develop a professional improvement plan and undertake rigorous professional improvement activities. Full time tenure track faculty must develop rigorous professional improvement plans as part of the tenure and promotion process at the college.

6. Be actively engaged in the college community. Each full time tenure track faculty member has the responsibility to participate in service to the college. Examples of college service are serving on governance committees, faculty peer teams, and hiring committees.

7. Provide Community Service. Each full time tenure track faculty member has the responsibility to participate in community service throughout the college district by demonstrating a willingness to share one’s professional expertise with the community.

8. Perform other essential duties and tasks as assigned by the department and/or College.

Marginal Job Functions

1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.

2. Act as a resource person for students.

3. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Physical, Regional, and Human Geography.

2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.

3. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructor to observe, direct, and supervise students in classroom situations.

4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.

5. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers and other written materials.

6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.

7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.

8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.

9. Ability to work with World Languages and Cultures faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.

10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.

11. Ability to work effectively and sensitively with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

Physical Demands:
Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Geography or closely related field.

2. Experience:
a. At least two years teaching college level Geography with evidence of excellence in teaching.
b. Demonstrated experience in innovative curriculum development and the use of appropriate technology in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Geography or a closely related field.
2. At least one year teaching experience at a Community College.
3. Online teaching experience or willingness to develop and implement online courses.
4. Bi-lingual proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work Visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Is a Criminal History Check required?

Is a Credit History Check Required?

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