Instructor, Geology/Earth & Environmental Sciences

Position Type: Faculty
Tenure Information: Tenure Track
Position Code: 2FSM61
FTE: 1.0
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary): $67,769 - $96,885/annual
FLSA: Exempt
Job Location: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department: Science and Mathematics

Job Summary

The Chabot College Community

Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja programs were first created at Chabot College, and have since been replicated across the state. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

  • Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
  • Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
  • Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
  • Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
  • Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
  • Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
  • Empower the underrepresented and underserved
  • Foster students' potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
  • Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking to fill an Instructor, Geology/Earth & Environmental Sciences position for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

Representative Duties

The selected applicant will instruct introductory courses in Geology and Environmental Science with the potential for teaching sections in Physical Geography and/or Environmental Studies. They will be a crucial member of the team developing an interdisciplinary program on campus, including additional course development in environmental sustainability. They must be willing to collaborate across instructional Divisions to develop new courses and events.

  • Geology/Earth & Environmental Science lead instructor and program lead: assess program needs and effectiveness, develop interdisciplinary geology and environmental science curriculum, identify laboratory equipment required for quality instruction, evaluate part-time faculty, and other related responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to further develop robust programs relating to the environment and sustainability.
  • Instruct college-level lecture and laboratory courses in Geology and Environmental Science with potential instruction in Physical Geography as assigned or developed.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the application of inquiry-based instruction; adapt instructional methods to accommodate different learning styles and abilities.
  • Instruct day, evening and/or online sections when scheduled as part of the regular teaching assignment.
  • Hold regular office hours.
  • Participate in college governance, committees, staff meetings and college-wide events.
  • Write and/or assess Course, Program and College-level Learning Outcomes.
  • Collaborate professionally and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Assign grades, maintain records and meet administrative deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusiveness including sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master's degree in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography or paleontology OR Bachelor's degree in geology AND Master's degree in geography, physics, or geochemistry OR the equivalent.
Master's Degree in environmental science (with physical science emphasis) AND Master's in geology or earth sciences and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline.
the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 4855254, by the closing date.

Applicants applying under the "Equivalent provision" must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called "Equivalency Statement".

Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2022 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called "Other Document". If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in place of that states you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by the closing date.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities

Desirable Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of fields of Geology, Ecology and/or Environmental Sciences with experience in course development.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate-level Geology , Environmental Science, and/or Physical Geography with Community College experience preferred.
  • Upper division/graduate course work OR work experience in environmental sustainability.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2022. Employment will begin on or about August 15, 2022.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F121P
Open Date: 04/14/2022
Close Date: 05/11/2022
Open Until Filled: No

To apply, please visit:

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. 1. List all relevant courses you have completed in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and/or other relevant disciplines. Next to each course title, please provide a brief description of the course content, indicate lower division, upper division, or graduate level, the grade you received, and the institution where you took the course. If the grading system is something other than the standard A?F system, please include an explanation of the grading scheme. Do not use the space below. Upload a document and submit using the applicant document titled "Response to Supplemental Question 1."
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. 2. Please submit a sample syllabus and a midterm or final exam appropriate for an Introduction to Geology course OR an Introduction Environmental Science course with both lecture and laboratory components. Do not use the space below. Upload a document and submit using the applicant document titled "Response to Supplemental Question 2."
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. 3. Describe your teaching philosophy and a specific methodology you use in your classroom to support and engage all diverse learners? (500 words max) Do not use the space below. Upload a document and submit using the applicant document titled "Response to Supplemental Question 3."
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. 4. Indicate what courses you have taught at any level, including other relevant information as indicated below. [Table with columns: Course title, Institution, Year(s), # of semesters , Level, (check if TA)]. Do not use the space below. Upload a document and submit using the applicant document titled "Response to Supplemental Question 4."
    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials/Licenses
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement
  5. Response to Supplemental Question 1
  6. Response to Supplemental Question 2
  7. Response to Supplemental Question 3
  8. Response to Supplemental Question 4

Optional Documents

  1. Equivalency Statement
  2. Other Document

posted: 19 April 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.