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Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography - One Year Temporary (Riverside City College)

Employer
Riverside Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography - One Year Temporary (Riverside City College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
06/13/2022

Department:
Econ/Geog/Pol Sci (R)

Position Type:
Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian

College/Campus:
Riverside

Physical location of the position:
Riverside

Employment Type:
Full-Time
Temporary
One-Year Temporary (Faculty)

Position Length:
10-month

Salary Range:
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6

Salary Amount:
$ 72,351 to $111,474

Salary Type:
Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
No

BASIC FUNCTION:
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 teaching practices.

To learn more about RCC, visit the following link: http://www.rcc.edu

EDUCATION:
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 institutions).

EXPERIENCE:
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 governance environment.

Other:
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 seminars.
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 members.
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 position.

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 legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
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
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Doctorate Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
August 2022

Application Deadline:
06-13-2022

Special Comments:
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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

* 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 accepted!

*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 transcripts.

*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.

Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Application

To Apply, visit:
https://pa379.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60185

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