Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.
AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!
To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.
We are searching for an experienced Assistant Professor, Geology at our Santa Maria Campus facility.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEOLOGY
This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty position in the Life & Physical Sciences Department, with a primary emphasis in geology. The teaching assignment will also include courses in physical science and field studies courses. The faculty member will plan and organize instructional materials based upon approved course outlines; participate in program review and curriculum development; review and revise course content as necessary; maintain five (5) required office hours per week for student consultation; participate in department and college activities; maintain class and examination schedules as well as grade and attendance records according to college regulations; and perform related tasks as required. The assignment may include teaching in the evenings and on weekends at any college site. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.
August 2021, pending board approval.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Hiring salary range is $56,724 to $80,825 depending upon education and experience.
Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, and salary protection insurance.
The governing board seeks an individual with the following minimum qualifications:
1. Master's in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography or paleontology OR Bachelor's in geology AND Master's in geography, physics, or geochemistry OR the equivalent per Board Policy 7211.
2. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and community college students and of staff and students with disabilities.
3. Demonstrated ability to:
develop and use course materials and incorporate current technology
use multimedia technology in classroom instruction
plan, organize, and present lecture and lesson materials and concepts
communicate effectively, both in oral and written communication
work with and assist students having a broad range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals
establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
apply evaluation and assessment methods
identify and use learning outcomes and assessment that lead to course and program improvements
4. Knowledge of:
course design, evaluation, and assessment methods that enhance student learning
interrelationship of critical thinking, reading, and writing and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to instruction
currency in the instruction of geology
demonstrated experience in teaching strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
experience in teaching geologic field courses
In its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Allan Hancock College recognizes the fact that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the district as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete the equivalency form and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
A committee will review applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense.
To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials by Thursday, June 17, 2021:
A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience
Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts are required if hired.)
$ 56,724.00 - 80,825.00
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology. The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.