From the CCC Registry...
Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with
demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and
instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district,
our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time,
regular contract position, located at the Petaluma Campus, beginning Fall
Semester, August 2013. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board
The Earth and Space Sciences
Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an interdisciplinary instructor to teach in the Earth
Sciences at the Petaluma Campus. This position requires teaching in at least two
of the Earth Sciences disciplines (environmental science, geography, geology,
meteorology and/or oceanography), with a preference that at least one of the two
disciplines be environmental science, geography or geology. A typical assignment
might include lecture and lab courses, and both day and evening classes;
specific assignments will vary depending upon department needs and instructor
expertise. The new faculty member will be joining one other Earth and Space
Sciences faculty member at the Petaluma campus, and will be expected to support
the department on this campus, in addition to department-wide responsibilities
on both campuses.
Details below the jump...
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES
Science, Technology, Engineering &
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
Tuesday, February 5,
(initial screening date - open until filled)
*It is the
candidates responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human
Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority
consideration for the position. For applications received after the priority
filing deadline where the committee has already begun the initial screening
process, materials will be kept on file and only be considered if the initial
screening is unsuccessful. Contact Human Resources for details.
SRJC offers courses at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma
Campuses, at the Southwest Center, and in online formats as well. While this
assignment is primarily for the Petaluma Campus, please note that the District
reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could
involve any combination of day or evening classes with mandatory weekly Student
Consultation Time. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in
the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula;
participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes; managing labs and
Tutorial Centers; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the
The Earth and Space Sciences
Department offers courses in Astronomy, Environmental Science, Geography,
Geology and Meteorology. Four full-time and fifteen adjunct instructors maintain
high academic standards and place primary emphasis on quality undergraduate
education with a strong commitment to student learning and student success.
District-wide, the department has large rock and mineral collections, a well
equipped rock-cutting and preparation workshop, a weather station, map
collections, telescopes, and a first-class planetarium staffed by a full time
specialist, all of which are resources available for department faculty. The
Petaluma campus has newly renovated science labs, computer labs, lecture halls,
and full administrative and academic support.
The department serves
transfer students, associate degree students, and general interest students from
the community. Classes are offered during the day and evening at the Santa Rosa
and Petaluma campuses; some classes are offered in an online format as
Faculty are required to maintain currency in their fields by
regularly participating in professional development activities, such as
attending conferences and workshops. In addition, faculty are expected to
develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community members outside
the department by doing outreach activities, such as leading field trips,
hosting workshops, or meeting with community groups.
The SRJC Petaluma Campus currently enrolls nearly 6,000
students in credit and non-credit courses. Each semester, approximately 350
course sections in nearly 60 disciplines are offered, including many majors and
certificates as well as all of the courses necessary for transfer to UC, CSU, or
to complete SRJCs general education requirements. SRJC has been offering courses
in the Petaluma area for nearly 50 years. The original Petaluma Center operated
primarily as an evening program until the completion in 1995 of permanent
facilities on its current site, and was granted campus status by the SRJC Board
of Trustees and the California Community College Chancellors Office in the
spring of 1999. A second phase of new construction was completed in 2008; a
third phase renovated the original campus. This project, the largest of its kind
in SRJCs history, tripled the square footage of the campus. Among the new
facilities are labs and classrooms, a second art studio, a 35,000 square foot
library, a physical fitness center, a bookstore, student services and support
areas, expanded dining space, faculty/administrative offices, and a 256-seat
auditorium. The campus offers state-of-the-art technology throughout, including
a wireless network, fully mediated instructional facilities, and
video-conferencing capabilities. Other unique features of the campus include the
Capri Creek restoration project and an accessible walking and bike trail system.
A Cinema Series, Digital Media, Networking, Help Desk, Fitness, Nutrition and
Health, CISCO, and Water Resources Technology certificates are some of the
program offerings unique to the campus. This beautiful campus is located 35
miles north of San
Masters degree in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science (with physical
science emphasis), Meteorology, or related field; OR the equivalent; OR
possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors
Credential in Ecology or any of the above disciplines, AND (B) Coursework within
Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Hydrology, Pollution, Energy Resources, and/or
Geology/Meteorology/ Oceanography: Masters degree in
Geology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Meteorology, Oceanography, or Paleontology;
OR Bachelors Degree in Geology AND Masters Degree in Geography, Physics or
Geochemistry; OR the equivalent.
*Geography: Masters Degree in Geography;
OR Bachelors Degree in Geography AND Masters degree in Geology, History,
Meteorology or Oceanography; OR the equivalent.
*Geography - you must
also qualify in one of the other areas noted (Environmental Science or
If you do not possess the minimum
qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If
claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course
work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of
• Experience teaching Earth Science
courses at the college level
• Experience with curriculum development and
student learning outcomes assessment
• Demonstrated commitment to
student-centered learning and the use of innovative teaching modalities, such as
multi-media, web-based and cooperative learning
• Ability to collaborate and
communicate effectively within department, across disciplines, and across
• Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to
self-motivate, take initiative and solve problems
In order to be given priority consideration for this position,
applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following
documents by the priority filing deadline:
• A completed Santa Rosa
Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant
Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
• • If applicable,
completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
• A cover letter
explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the
requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position
Description section of this announcement.
• A statement describing your
demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and disabled community
college students, faculty and staff.
• Current Resume.
• Copies of
transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are
acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If
transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants
must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of
application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
If applicable, a copy of your California Community College Instructors
Credential (both sides).
• Completed Supplemental
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
form - no folders or binding please.)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Starting Salary Range: $53,938 - $76,871 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary
Schedule - the rates on this schedule include a 2.116% pay reduction and a 1.13%
furlough). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and
academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive
with other California Community Colleges.
• Benefits: The District offers a
competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible
• Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of
sick leave for each month worked.
• Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees
may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human
Resources for more information).
MORE ABOUT SRJC
Materials & Procedures
To download job announcements and application
materials, please go to http://apptrkr.com/312953 or contact us to be mailed the
materials to apply :
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE (707) 527-4954