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Adjunct Geology Instructor

Posted on December 14, 2023
AFT Washington
Centralia College
Part-time
Not disclosed
Centralia, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

About Us

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology – Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), Behavioral Healthcare and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington – Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In addition to Green Hill School in Chehalis, Washington.  In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

For more information on Centralia College and what it can do for you, please call 360-736-9391 or visit www.centralia.edu.

Job Description

Centralia College is creating a pool of qualified applicants to teach Geology courses online to freshmen and sophomores on a part-time basis. The college’s need for part-time instructors varies from quarter to quarter.

Online courses are typically taught asynchronously using the Canvas learning management system. Additional in-person teaching opportunities may arise at the college’s main campus in Centralia; its satellite campus in Morton, WA; the Chehalis Tribal Center in Oakville, WA; or within correctional and juvenile detention facilities in the area.

Applicants must reside in Washington State.

Duties and Responsibilities

Geology instructors may teach a variety of courses-both lectures and labs; online or in person-including Introduction to Physical Geology; Historical Geology with Lab; Geology of the Pacific Northwest; Earth Surface Processes; and Survey of Earth Sciences.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or higher degree in Geology, Earth Science, or a related Physical Science, or another closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience, lecture, and lab, in geology; community college level preferred.
  • Ability to safely work with, demonstrate, and instruct students in the use of laboratory tools and equipment commonly used in geology.
  • Skill in increasing inclusivity and closing opportunity gaps for historically marginalized students.
  • Ability to adapt teaching to various student learning styles.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively and respectfully working with students, staff, and colleagues of various cultural, ethnic, racial, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 applications, college learning management systems, and other appropriate instructional technologies.
  • Ability to teach other Earth Science courses, especially Oceanography.

Conditions of Employment

Centralia College faculty are represented by the Centralia College Federation of Teachers, Local No. 4469, AFT/AAFL-CIO.

Adjunct employment is ongoing and filled based on need. Applications will be screened as they are received.

 

COMPENSATION:

Current lecture/lab rates ($886.41 – $1,358.22 per credit)

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Online Application
  • A cover letter that addresses:
    • Your interest in the position.
    • How you meet the qualifications–as well as any preferred qualifications.
    • Your ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
    • Your availability to teach face-to-face courses on our Centralia campus.
  • Detailed CV or resume of all relevant educational and professional experience.

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report-Centralia College’s Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.

About the employer: Centralia College

Centralia College is not only a great place to study, it’s a great place to work. Centralia College is one of the largest employers in Lewis County.

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.

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