PROFESSOR OF GEOSCIENCES
2014/15 minimum is $42,199
commensurate with credentials and experience plus excellent
fringe benefits. For education beyond the master’s, the
starting range may be higher
Required: Master’s degree in
Geosciences or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate
hours in Geosciences. Candidate must communicate effectively
both verbally and in writing, relate well to learners of
different ages and multi-cultural backgrounds and
demonstrate commitment to the philosophy and mission of a
comprehensive community college. Completion of EDU 250 – The
Community College within two years of initial employment, or
transcript indicating successful completion of similar
course at another college. Preferred: A doctorate in
Note: Position available Fall 2015.
Teach 15 equated load
hours/semester (to included material and preparation time;
equates typically to 3 courses/semester); develop and grade
exams and instruments to evaluate student learning and
progress; submission of student grades/progress as required
by the programs/policies of the Instruction area.
Maintain a min of 5 office hours/week/semester load and
direct interaction with students in a formal learning
environment for a 15 equated load hour schedule.
Remain current in his/her discipline, updating course
content when appropriate. Maintain standard syllabus/outline
for each course, in accordance with program/procedures.
Update course syllabus/outline annually.
Working with Division Chairs and Departmental faculty,
develop and implement processes and tools for assessment of
teaching and student learning outcomes incorporating
appropriate methodologies and technology.
In collaboration with colleagues and the Director of
Assessment, Program Review, Curriculum and Articulation and
under the guidance of the Dean/Division Chair, develop a
system for evaluation of teaching and learning including
course competency expectations and student outcome measures.
Working with the Division Chair, incorporate results of
assessments to modify instruction and materials in general
Collaborating with Division Chair and division Faculty, Dean
of Instruction, and Director of Assessment, Program Review,
Curriculum and Articulation, identify student-leaning
outcomes; develop assessment processes and tools;
incorporate results to enhance/modify instruction and
material, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate
program as appropriate.
Working and coordinating with Student Services and the
Division Chair actively participate in student recruitment,
retention, and advisement activities and programs.
Participation in institutional functions such as, but not
limited to, college committees, task forces, club
sponsorships, facilitation of advisory committees,
student/faculty recruitment, and mentoring of new and
associate faculty. Participation may be directed by the
Division Chair or Dean of Instruction.
Maintain 10 positive interaction hours/week. Attend
Serve as a resource for faculty members.
Participate in professional developmental activities outside
the College, such as but not limited to, community events,
boards, clubs, and conferences. Coordinate such
participation with the Division Chair, Dean of Instruction,
or Director of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, as
Serve on local and state advisory committees as directed by
the Division Chair.
Teach interdisciplinary courses in the field of Geosciences,
which could include oceanography, meteorology, climate
science, geology, and geographic information systems. Some
classroom instruction might take place via the Student
Conduct and participate in several field trip courses,
including a Spring trip to the Grand Canyon.
Participate in state and national geoscience organizations
and other professional development activities.
Establish and cultivate relationships with the district’s
Participate in adjunct faculty recruitment.
Serve as a resource for adjunct faculty.
Budget for equipment, materials, and supplies to support
courses of primary responsibility.
Other duties as assigned.
First review of applications
begins January 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Position will remain
open until a suitable candidate is found.
Address applications or
Human Resources Department
Arizona Western College
P.O. Box 929
Yuma, AZ 85366-0929
Phone: (928) 344-7504 / FAX: (928) 317-6001
TDD (928) firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the required
materials that must all be received in Human Resources.
Please note that incomplete, illegible, or late application
materials will not be reviewed.
1. Completed application (available online)
2. Cover Letter
3. Resume or curriculum vita
4. Unofficial College/University transcripts
5. Letters of recommendation (should be available upon
Arizona Western College requires Criminal Background checks
on all candidates who accept job offers. The report includes
misdemeanor and criminal charges, and court convictions.
Employees are able to view the report if desired and may
obtain a copy from the contracted agency.