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Forestry/Natural Resources Instructor (Non-Tenured, Categorically Funded)
Forestry/Natural Resources Instructor (Non-Tenured, Categorically Funded)
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).
Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Teaching in the California Community College system offers a unique opportunity to empower students to improve their lives and communities. Our faculty engage with a diverse student population, facilitating equitable outcomes for all students seeking enrichment through our academic programs. As a faculty member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in teaching at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the regular/contract college instructor to teach classes, to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.
The area of the assignment will be with the Forestry and Natural Resources program with a teaching emphasis on forestry-related courses. Courses to be taught may include, but are not limited to, Natural Resource Measurements, Silviculture, Forest Protection and Health, Forest Operations, and Forest Ecology. An understanding of forest ecosystem management, especially in western North American forests, is imperative in this role. The faculty member will instruct students on the campuses and centers of Shasta College, but will also have opportunities to utilize outdoor classrooms located in the forested areas around Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties for instructional field trips.
CLASSIFICATION: Placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule is commensurate with previous education and experience.
- Full-time instructional faculty are contracted to work 175 days per year including 164 days of classroom instruction and 11 days of professional growth and development. Instructors enjoy up to 18 weeks off per year during the summer and winter intercessions. The Fall and Spring semesters each contain 17 weeks of instruction with approximately 82 instructional days. The Fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The Spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in mid-May. The number of hours worked in any given day during a semester will vary based on course schedules. The District's academic calendars, showing the start and end dates of each semester and District holidays are available at http://www.shastacollege.edu/Academic%20Affairs/pages/6296.aspx.
- This position is instructional faculty.
- Starting Salary: $56,802.69- $97,652.43/year on the 2022-2023 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
- Salary Range: $56,802.69 - $120,492.32/year on the 2022-2023 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
- $2,000/year doctorate differential
- State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
START DATE: This position is anticipated to start the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester. May also be expected to teach at the Tehama (Red Bluff) campus and online.
BENEFITS: Holiday and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP).Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefits Policies, please view the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
SUPERVISOR: Dean of Business, Agriculture, and Career Technical Education or designee.
Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Knowledge, Abilities, and Experience
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, and service to a diverse student population;
- Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic, and vocational goals;
- Ability to design and delivery courses, including courses delivered via different modalities;
- Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Demonstrated ability to maintain subject matter currency;
- Ability to assess student learning outcomes;
- Knowledge of and willingness to explore new technologies and teaching practices that would benefit students and programs;
- Experience that indicates a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities;
- Knowledge of and commitment to the California community college mission.
Responsibilities designated below are primary to the instructor role.
- Classroom Responsibilities
- Develop and implement instruction for each class and laboratory period, consistent with the official course outline and District guidelines.
- For online and hybrid courses, maintain online course components, including asynchronous or synchronous content delivery, as required by the teaching assignment.
- For online and hybrid courses, provide regular student-student and student-instructor contact.
- By the first week of class, develop and distribute by the first class meeting a syllabus for each course to communicate to students the course description, objectives, grading, testing, attendance, and other requirements. Follow District guidelines on syllabus content.
- Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.
- Submit requisitions for textbooks and instructional materials in a timely manner and with consideration of cost to the student.
- Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.
- Supervise students in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructor's load.
- Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.
- Participate in professional development to remain current on one's discipline.
- Provide regular, timely feedback to students; return all graded work in a timely fashion.
- Assign final grades for courses as required by District policy, administrative procedures, California Education Code, and Title 5.
- Submit required administrative paperwork, including student learning outcomes in a timely and accurate manner.
- Additional Responsibilities
- Schedule, announce to students in all classes and to division staff, and maintain office hours.
- Participate in the process of participatory governance through District participatory, ad hoc, or advisory committees.
- Participate in the curriculum review process within established cycles; develop new courses in response to student or community needs.
- Participate in program review and annual planning within established cycles.
- Participate in selection (hiring) processes as needed.
- Attend and participate in department and division meetings.
- Assess learning outcomes and participate in learning outcomes processes.
- Participate in required professional development activities that result in improved pedagogy leading to student success and completion.
- Continue to develop professional skills and remain current in subject matter knowledge.
- Meet all flex requirements as described in the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
- Participate in the evaluation process as described in the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
- Keep and submit official records required by District policy and administrative procedures.
- Abide by District policies concerning District property and safety.
- Report absences due to illness or for personal necessity to the supervising administrator.
- Recommend purchases of instructional supplies and equipment as needed.
- Fulfill all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement.
- Any bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience,
OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience.
OR the equivalent
- Graduate of a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters
- Registered Professional Forester
Online Application with Additional Required Materials to be attached to application:
- Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
- Current resume
- College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
- After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
- Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
- Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
- Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
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