Assistant Professor, Oceanography and Geology (Earth
Department: Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences
The Assistant Professor, Oceanography and Geology (Earth Sciences)*
is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the
discipline of earth science, to include oceanography and geology.
Specifically, these courses include but are not limited to:
Oceanography lecture and laboratory (OCN 100 and 100L), and
Physical Geology (GEOL 195) regional field courses.
The successful candidate will share a leadership role with other
full-time instructors in handling program logistics, developing
curriculum, and contributing to the overall functioning of the
*Actual District title: Assistant Professor, Earth Science
(Oceanography and Geology).
Starting salary range: $70,408.54 - $111,872.37
annually. Academic training and teaching experience will form the
basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the
regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the
appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a
salary estimate, visit
www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/classifications/salary/ and use the
links in the Full-time Faculty section.
In addition to a competitive compensation
structure, Palomar College also offers an extremely generous
- Fully paid HMO medical, HMO dental, and vision insurance for
employees and dependents (additional buy up options available)
- Sick leave
- $80,000 life/accident insurance policy (additional buy up
- Long-term care insurance
- Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) - Free counseling, financial,
legal, personal and professional development resources
- Additional buy up options available for other voluntary
- Enrollment in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement
The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits package
is approximately $33,260 annually.
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under 1) through
- A Master’s in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology,
oceanography or paleontology.
- A Bachelor’s degree in geology AND a Master’s
in geography, physics, or geochemistry.
- A combination of education and experience that is at least the
equivalent of the qualifications in either 1) or 2) above. You must
complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/),
if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated
above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at
the time of submitting the application.
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be
considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and
degrees that are completed outside of the United States are
required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S.
equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S.
credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials
evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National
Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at
or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
(AICE) website at http://aice-eval.org/
Palomar College serves over 30,000
students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a
Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its
diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student
demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet.
Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion,
access and antiracism. We are dedicated to empowering students to
succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the
- Access - We make education possible for everyone.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We recognize and respect
diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and
strive to address inequities.
All positions require cultural competency which includes the
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,
faculty, and staff.
To Apply: Visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/22415
for full details and required application materials.
About the District:
Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year
community college that serves the greater North San Diego County
region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate degrees and
certificate programs to approximately 25,000 full- and part-time
students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of
higher education, the College is recognized as one of the top 100
Colleges and Universities in the nation for serving Hispanic
students. Palomar College is just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean
and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that
San Diego has to offer.
Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer