PT Geography Instructor
Salary: $95.91 – $137.94 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time
Job Number: Geography-23
Closing: 11/8/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Division: Science, Engineering, Mathematics
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on November 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
Geography at Cerritos College is part of the Earth Science Department and the Division of Science, Engineering and Math (SEM). The faculty is committed to promoting student learning and success through excellent instruction and mentorship. Courses in cultural, physical, world, ethnic and California geography are regularly taught each semester. The Earth Science Department believes that an effective department is one that: (1) provides instruction that enables high rates of retention and student success; (2) creates new curriculum that is relevant to its students; (3) actively supports and promotes majors; (4) provides creative and engaging experiences, both in a traditional classroom setting, online and in the field; (5) fosters collaboration among part-time and full-time faculty, and (6) is connected to the greater campus community.
The work of the Geography faculty aligns with the mission of Cerritos College. The faculty strive to introduce subject matter with an enthusiasm that will guide our diverse student population towards a greater appreciation of other places, cultures, landscapes and how those environments are created over time through physical processes. The department aims to broaden their exposure to the physical and cultural variety found throughout our increasingly globalized planet Earth. The community college classroom, both in-person and virtual, provides a platform for this undertaking. In this environment, the faculty are keenly aware age ranges, the variety of ethnicities, and learning abilities that enrich the classroom. Furthermore, this adds authenticity to the geography classroom and topics that are discussed. Diversity within our classrooms also helps to better understand diversity around the world.
Through consistent reflection, our goal is to learn and grow with our students as we are all on a permanent educational path.
The Earth Science Department and the Division of SEM are committed to promoting equity, providing service excellence, and ensuring student success as we guide students in investigating and understanding the world in which we live. The Division offers degree programs, certificates, and courses in a variety of disciplines across six departments—biology; chemistry; computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; mathematics; and physics, astronomy, and engineering. The Division’s rigorous programs of study prepare students to seamlessly transfer into a four-year course of study or to successfully start a career in the workforce. Programs and courses are offered in a variety of formats, including traditional on-campus, hybrid, and fully online sections. In addition to courses at our main campus in Norwalk, we offer classes at multiple educational sites in the area. The SEM Division provides effective, experiential learning environments in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the highest standards by using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.
ALL FACULTY SHALL:
ALL FACULTY WHO ARE ASSIGNED CLASSES SHALL:
1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
4. The text must be downloadable or printable.
If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
Master’s in geography OR Bachelor’s in geography AND Master’s in geology, history, meteorology or oceanography OR the equivalent OR see Interdisciplinary Studies (Page 42 of 2023 Minimum Qualifications Handbook)
Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.
- College-level teaching in Geography with a focus on cultural, physical, world, and California geography.
- Experience developing and teaching online and hybrid geography classes
Physical requirements may be met with or without reasonable accommodations. Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations and to stand, bend, stoop, and reach to setup equipment and provide instruction. Requires sufficient hand eye coordination and dexterity to write on a board or type on a computer. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read documents and make presentations. Requires sufficient auditory ability to project voice to a group, hear questions and prompts, and carry on routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.
Conditions of Employment
Assignments are contingent upon sufficient funding and enrollment.
Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend classes.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Faculty must be able to teach on-campus or remotely as assigned.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Effective January 3, 2022, Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s COVID-19 webpage
** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.
A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The web address is www.naces.org.
All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities.
Application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee to determine which applicants’ qualifications, based on the information in the job announcement, best suit the needs of the District and the Department. The selection committee will conduct interviews and may include a teaching demonstration in order to determine which applicant best demonstrate the skill and knowledge required for the position. Successful candidates will be placed on an eligibility list for employment and will be contacted for employment opportunities based on the District’s needs.
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of Unofficial Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-2ad43d6d7043b24cbc506536c19a0541