Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography - One Year Temporary
(Riverside City College)
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Econ/Geog/Pol Sci (R)
Physical location of the position:
One-Year Temporary (Faculty)
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
$ 72,351 to $111,474
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
Riverside City College is seeking an Assistant Professor, Geography
with a primary responsibility for lecture and laboratory
instruction in introductory Geography courses typically taught at
the community college level.
The ideal candidate will share the commitment of RCC and the
department of Economics, Geography and Political Science to
educating its racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse
student population. We currently enroll over 30,000 students, the
majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations.
Hispanic/Latinx students comprise 60% of RCC's student population,
8% are African-American, 7% are Asian American, 0.3% are Native
American, 0.7% are Pacific Islander, 21% are White, 2% are
multiracial. Riverside City College has been designated as a
Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility
that the College has to the educational attainment and economic
well-being of the surrounding community.
We are a Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established
programs for Puente, Umoja, Allies, Veterans and Foster Youth. RCC
is a leader in the California Guided Pathways Project, as well as
dual enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce
preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and
their families and, through a variety of means, provide robust
offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers and
opportunities for professional development for equity-minded
To learn more about RCC, visit the following link: http://www.rcc.edu
Master's degree in geography; OR bachelor's degree in geography AND
master's degree in geology, history, meteorology, or oceanography;
OR the Equivalent. Ph.D. preferred. (All degrees and units used to
satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited
Demonstrated successful experience in teaching physical and human
geography lecture and labs is desirable. Online teaching experience
is also desirable.
The ideal candidate will (1) have recent experience working with
African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American and other
racially/ethnically, socioeconomically minoritized students in the
classroom. (2) possess an understanding of how historical patterns
have shaped the experiences and representation of these students
within higher education; especially how real or perceived exclusion
can shape patterns of participation and outcomes (3) demonstrate a
willingness to examine and refine instructional, relational, and
classroom practices to more effectively engage and support various
groups of marginalized students, (4) demonstrate experience and
skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom. The
candidate will also demonstrate knowledge of the implications of
the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental,
and instructional practices.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about
culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and practices for
engaging our diverse student population in addition to having the
ability to teach well; create and develop curriculum; work well
with others (students, faculty, staff, and administrators); and
fulfill the duties of a full-time faculty member in a shared
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will, among other things:
1. Fulfill the duties of a full-time instructor, including, but not
limited to, holding weekly office hours and completing 24 hours of
"flex credit" through various available activities and
2. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory
classes in the discipline(s) assigned.
3. Faculty will participate in outcomes assessment work.
4. Faculty assignment is based upon the assumption of workload of
forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting
classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours,
committee work, curriculum and program development, learning
outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other
duties per the bargaining unit agreement.
5. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty
6. Participation in discipline/department decision-making processes
and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of
Instruction, and other professional matters is expected.
7. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of
professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. This is a long-term temporary, non-tenure track position for the
2022-2023 Academic Year. RCCD employees who have served in a
long-term, temporary capacity within the last three years are not
eligible to apply for this position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time
teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step
1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to
Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area
and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of
full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in
District and College promotional activities, active participation
in college committee work, student activities and other support
services, and appropriate professional activities.
NOTE: This is a long-term temporary, non-tenure track position only
and will terminate after the end of the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
There is no guarantee that this position will be funded after the
2022-2023 academic year. Being offered and accepting this long-term
temporary position in no way implies that an interview will be
granted for any subsequent full-time positions, nor does it imply
any "inside track" to such a position.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal
and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion,
age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color,
ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in
Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is
contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in
subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or
any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District
employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or
grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX
Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/
student with regard to ethnic group identification, national
origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or
defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any
characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes
set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California
Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly
prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for
the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside,
CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability
of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All
supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, required
or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the
electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials
are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files
and must be less than 2 MB in size.
* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be
*Cover letter must address how applicant meets the qualifications
for the position.
* Letters of recommendation must be recent and NON-CONFIDENTIAL and
submitted electronically when applying on-line.
*Copies of degree diplomas/certificates are NOT a replacement for
*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants
with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources at
(951) 222-8595 for assistance.
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