Faculty, Geology/Geography/Physical Science

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Faculty, Geology/Physical Science

Job Description:

POSITION: Faculty Geology/Geography/Physical Science
STATUS: Full time Tenure track
DEPARTMENT: Natural Science/Physical Education
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.

Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communication. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a standard load. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.

1. Teach at least three sections of Introductory Geology, Physical Geography and/or Introductory Meteorology as needed.
2. Work closely with other instructors, special programs, and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.
3. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.
4. If credentialed, be willing to teach online and/or hybrid courses.
5. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees.
6. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.
7. Employ effective and innovative teaching methods in the classroom and laboratory.
8. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.
9. Teach at other campus sites as needed.
10. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College full time faculty contract.
11. Assist in assessment and curriculum data application and annual program reviews


1. Master’s Degree in Geology, Geography or closely related field.
2. Credentialing, coursework, or experience related to Geology, Physical Geography, and Meteorology
3. Three (3) years of teaching experience at the collegiate level.

4. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

5. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. Doctoral Degree in Geology or closely related field with the ability to teach Introductory Geology and Meteorology.
2. 3 years experience at the community college level.
3. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.
4. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs.
5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service.
6. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

7. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

8. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

1. Normal classroom and laboratory (indoor and outdoor) physical demands.

Working Conditions

1. Classroom and laboratory (indoor and outdoor) teaching environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

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