To provide instruction in a range of lower division Geology courses and labs to support the Geology and General Science programs in the Science Department. Regular teaching assignments may include both main-campus (Bend) and satellite-campus (Redmond, Prineville, Madras and LaPine) courses, and teaching during day and/or evening classes.
1. To provide instruction in Geology and assist with providing other coursework for geology programs. This includes lecturing, directing, and supervising student laboratory practices and providing field experience. It also includes providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Full-time classroom teaching requires 15 load units (15-20 contact hours) per week, involving 10-75 students per class. Teaching and laboratory assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on or off campus, and may require the use of the most current instructional technologies to facilitate delivery of course material.
2. Work with other geology instructors and the Science Department to foster excellence in the geology program and its teaching. This includes working successfully with colleagues in the science department to develop and modify curricula, integrate new instructional methods into courses, and work to assure curricular coherence with other programmatic coursework.
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. Demonstrable evidence of excellence in teaching typical Geology coursework found at a community college. This includes demonstrable evidence of the on-going pursuit of activities intended to improve teaching skills.
2. Thorough knowledge of the field of Geology in the broadest possible sense.
3. Ability to use a variety of teaching techniques and instructional methods as are appropriate to a wide range of learning styles.
4. Ability to design, develop, and maintain instructional programs and curricula in the field of Geology.
5. Ability to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory and field settings and experiences.
6. Ability to traverse steep and uneven terrain as part of the direction and supervision of field work in Geology.
7. Familiarity with the “Blackboard” course management system, so that grades and other materials can be available to students on-line.
8. Familiarity with, and ability to operate and oversee, the operation of audio-visual equipment. This includes overhead projectors, film and sound systems, video and television, and interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentation systems.
9. Ability to use desktop computers effectively to produce and manage documents, images, video-clips and other data and/or media.
10. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
11. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
12. Ability to work with other faculty and COCC staff and administrative persons at all levels.
13. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations as required.
14. All college faculties are expected to have, or commit to, acquiring significant computer literacy as determined by the College.
15. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment.
1. Master’s degree in Geology or closely related field.
2. Willingness and ability to travel to teach at any college location in Central Oregon
1. Coursework/teaching experience in lower division geology at a community college, 4-year college or university.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefitted instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for at least one year from the initial posting.
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 Human Resources at 541-383-7216.
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