Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Saratoga Springs


Part-Time Earth Sciences/Geology/Oceanography Instructor (Pool)

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date:



Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.


This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor. The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators and American Federation of Teachers (ACE AFT Local 6554).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $20,559-$24,418 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education - Possess any one of the following:

- 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

- A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline; OR

- The equivalent of the above.


2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

- Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.

- Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.

- Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.

- Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.

- Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.

- Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.

- Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.

- Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.

- Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.

- Work cooperatively within the college community.

- Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.

- Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.

- Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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