Job Details

Tenure Track Earth and Environmental Science Instructor

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 01/19/2018

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Earth and Environmental Science Instructor. This position will provide instruction in meteorology, climate science, oceanography and other closely related classes. Limited instruction in other courses in the department may also be included. The Earth and Environmental science courses primarily serve non-major students, but also serve majors in Earth and Environmental Science and related sciences. The individual hired will actively work with colleagues to develop and grow the Earth and Environmental Science curriculum, establish and revise structured pathways for majors, and develop and revise active learning curricula and pedagogy for all courses offered by the department. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. Start date is September 14, 2018.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

General Faculty Responsibilities
• Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
• Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
• Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year college.
• Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.
• Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department, STEM division and the college.
• Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in Atmospheric Science, Geoscience, Environmental Science or closely related field.
• One academic year (9 months or equivalent aggregated part-time) relevant experience as a lecture instructor for college level meteorology, atmospheric science, geoscience, climate science, and/or oceanography.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
• A minimum of two academic years (18 months) of full-time or equivalent aggregated part-time college level instruction in meteorology, climate science, oceanography or other related classes, including both lecture and lab, preferably at the two-year college level.
• An articulated understanding of the mission of the two-year college and current challenges/opportunities available to shape a 21st century educational system.
• Experience with online or hybrid teaching.
• A demonstrated commitment to student learning at the undergraduate level through pedagogical design and instructional methods to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
• Demonstrated experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the use of technology and active learning, to support student success in a college Earth and Environmental Science course.
• A desire and ability to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities to enhance student success, retention and completion of their educational goals.
• Willingness to seek a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $51,500 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application, including names (and contact information) of five references
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Curriculum vitae
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
• Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
1. Describe an experience that profoundly affected your teaching.
2. List and briefly describe specific new courses you could create (or existing courses you could re-approach) for our Earth and Environmental Science Department.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., January 19, 2018.

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