Job | Instructor @ Kern Community College District


  • Position: Earth Science/Geology Instructor
  • Employer: Kern Community College District
  • Qualifications: Master’s in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography, or paleontology
  • Location: Bakersfield, California, USA
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until filled
  • Applications: here
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Offer full description:

Earth Science/Geology Instructor, Part-time Adjunct Pool
Kern Community College District
$60 an hour – Part-time
This is an adjunct position assigned to the Bakersfield Community College Main Campus.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of Earth Sciences/Geology courses.

This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning and using multiple teaching methodologies.

Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation of transfer programs for the Physical Science department; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technology; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : 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
– Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Earth Sciences or Geology at the California Community College level;
OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form
AND – A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

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Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities
Commitment to student learning.
Awareness of the College mission, vision, and values.
Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic goals.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.
Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
Copies of legible transcripts
Copy of sample syllabi
List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)