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COCC Part-Time Instructor Geography in Bend, Oregon

Part-Time Instructor Geography

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Position Information

Position Title Part-Time Instructor Geography

Classification Title Part-Time Instructor - Transfer

Hourly rate, Stipend, or Load Unit $714 LU

Close Date

Position Type/Employee Class Part-Time Instructor

Instructor Status

Overtime Eligible Exempt

FLSA Status Learned Professional

Campus Location Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras

Primary Purpose

The Part Time Instructor provides instruction to students in the Geography program, directs student discussion and evaluates student performance in the classroom.

This is a part-time instructor position, non-represented and non-benefited.

Essenatial Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide instruction in area of discipline, using approved course outcome guides. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses, online or remotely.

  • Hold at least one scheduled office hour per class per week for student help sessions and program assistance.

  • Utilize College tools and resources, including the Learning Management System and Disability Services software, to support teaching activities as appropriate.

  • Participate in course assessment.

  • Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

    Department Specific

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

  • Thorough knowledge in the field of taught discipline and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.

  • Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.

  • Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.

  • Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.

  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office suite: various course management systems; technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses; and other technology used in the instruction setting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.

  • Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.

  • Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.

  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.

  • Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.

    Ergonomic Requirements

Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Transfer

  • Education

  • Master’s Degree in the field of primary teaching assignment from an accredited institution; or a minimum of 30 quarter hours (20 semester hours) of graduate credit in academic courses in the field of the primary teaching assignment.

  • Experience

  • One year of successful College teaching experience in the subject area or evidence for the potential for excellence in teaching.

    Equivalency Statement

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Human Geography emphasis

  • Interest in incorporating geospatial technology ( GIS ) into geography curriculum

  • Prior experience with College Now and/or other similar dual-credit articulation arrangements

    EEO Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.