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Faculty, Geospatial Science
Front Range Community Colleg in Longmont, Colorado
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Date Posted 04/20/2019
Faculty-Science-Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Front Range Community College

Faculty, Geospatial Science - Boulder County Campus

Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program, Roadmap to Achievement. The college has a strong commitment to equity and actively works to create inclusive communities. For more information, visit The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan, VISION 2020.

FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.


Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:

  • A letter of interest of no more than five pages, specifically addressing the items under "Required Education" and "Required Experience";
  • An eForm application; Complete in its entirety, don't use see resume.
  • A resume;
  • A copy of official transcripts;
  • A one page statement of your teaching philosophy;
  • A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.


All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. If hired, official college transcripts will be required. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews and will be required to give a brief teaching demonstration. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.

Front Range Community College has been and continues to be dedicated to student success. This year FRCC has been chosen as one of 30 colleges to become a Pathways College out of over 200 colleges that applied nationally. We are seeking faculty who are fully committed to the principles of Pathways. This is the next step as our college and all faculty, staff and employees are devoted to diversity and inclusion on a daily, ongoing basis.

Salary: 51,643-58,786/annually


Primary responsibilities for this position will include: teaching a 12-credit load of assigned GIS courses, curriculum and course development, participation in advising and committee assignments after the first year, other academic and institutional support activities, providing input into the development and maintenance of the GIS curriculum that is both current and based on industry standards, working directly with business and industry to establish internships for GIS students, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned. This position requires educational and/or professional experience in remote sensing, geospatial statistics, photogrammetry and LiDAR. Experience in geomorphology and hydrology is a plus. Candidates will be expected to teach: Remote Sensing GIS 212 and Advanced Remote Sensing (GIS 312), LiDAR/Photogrammetry (GIS 412), and Geospatial Statistics (GIS 335) with either Geomorphology (GIS 410) or Hydrology (GIS 411).


Faculty create academically effective learning environments focused on student learning and success, and continuously improve instructional excellence through assessment. Faculty will demonstrate professional and collegial interaction with colleagues, staff, students, and community, and act in accordance with State Board Policy, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) President’s Policy, and Front Range Community College (FRCC) guidelines.

The categories listed below, per BP3-80, SP 3-31, and consistent with FRCC mission and values, have been identified as recognizable parts of a faculty member’s work assignment. Regular faculty will have a minimum 40-hour work week in keeping with State Board Policy requirements for state employees and will maintain a significant campus presence to respond to needs of students, department, college, and community. At a minimum, faculty will be present four days a week, 30 hours on campus or at an assigned location. This would include a minimum of one office hour per week per class for students during regular contract periods.

Both teaching and service are essential components of this job. Teaching is considered the primary responsibility of this position; however, all full-time faculty are expected to provide instructional leadership, assume an active role in college service and may be required to assume other duties as assigned. Faculty will participate in ongoing professional development to maintain and develop skills necessary for excellence in both teaching and service.

In some circumstances, a Dean of Instruction may designate a faculty member as Lead Faculty or Program Director for a discipline, a cluster of courses, or a cluster of disciplines or prefixes. Said faculty member may receive reassigned time to accomplish specific objectives or to manage specific responsibilities. Faculty should refer to the FRCC Compensation Handbook for reassignment time allocations and guidelines.

Category I – Teaching

The following are components of the job for all faculty:

  • Maintains necessary educational credentials and professional skills appropriate to the teaching assignment and consistent with FRCC/CCCS policy.
  • Creates an effective learning environment for students regardless of delivery method in accordance with department and college guidelines.
  • Teaches courses consistent with Colorado Common Course Numbering System (CCCNS) template, appropriate course content guide and catalog descriptions. Abides by CCCS policy and FRCC guidelines (such as providing a syllabus the first day of class, tracking attendance, and submitting grades by published deadlines).
  • Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets required contact hours.
  • Participates in assessment of student learning outcomes at the course, discipline, and college level.
  • Conducts a variety of assessments of student performance throughout the course, and provides students with timely and effective feedback. Posts grades frequently.
  • Consistently improves course quality and design, by, for example, actively participating in classroom assessment, curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member at discipline, department, campus, college, and state levels.
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement and ensures course and discipline integrity.
  • Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
  • Available to teach courses at times, locations, and by delivery methods as directed by academic needs of the department. Final teaching assignments are the prerogative of the Deans of Instruction.
  • Maintains a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment and facility. Refers issues that may affect the learning environment promptly to the appropriate department.
  • Uses appropriate and required instructional resources and technology in an effective manner.

  • Category 2 – Service


The following are components of the job for all faculty:

  • Maintains a safe and mutually respectful working environment and refers issues promptly to the appropriate department.
  • Reviews and recommends instructional resources, such as textbooks, media, software and equipment.
  • Participates in graduation ceremony.
  • Handles, responds to, and reports student concerns/complaints according to FRCC guidelines.
  • Maintains and posts teaching schedule, regular meetings, and office hours per FRCC guidelines.
  • Maintains currency in discipline and/or in program. Assists in changes, accreditation and/or program renewal.
  • Maintains teaching credentials, industry standard credentials, and complies with accrediting requirements.


In addition, faculty are expected to participate in the following service areas according to the needs of their department, campus, and the college. The specific assignments and extent of this participation will change annually, but faculty must be available for service as determined in consultation with their supervisors.

  • Provides leadership and instructional integrity through hiring, supervision, instructional observation, mentoring, and evaluation of instructors.
  • Participates in student advising process per FRCC guidelines. This may include reviewing and recommending appropriate action on student transcripts, transfers, early graduation audits, and graduation applications.
  • Meets with and updates advising office; updates and maintains advising materials.
  • Develops and participates in college marketing efforts, student recruitment, and retention strategies for all instructional programs.
  • Assists in the preparation of class schedules and college catalog.
  • Assists with assessment of credit for prior learning.
  • Serves on college committees and/or task forces.
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives and budget management.
  • Evaluates and revises course and discipline offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new curricula.
  • Collaborates with supervisor to assemble and execute a strategic plan for department initiatives, including industry recommendations and resource management.
  • Participates in state-level issues.
  • Reports maintenance issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment, tools, supplies and storage/disposal of hazardous materials required for classes, and requests appropriate equipment repair.
  • Identifies budgetary needs and priorities; recommends appropriate purchases of technology, equipment, and supplies.
  • Serves as a faculty advisor to student clubs and activities.
  • Plans and coordinates required advisory committee meetings annually per State Board Policy and accreditation requirements.
  • Facilitates, coordinates, and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students and initiates contracts with providers.
  • Serves as a liaison to industry, community, and/or academic partners. Participates in professional organizations that enhance the mission of the college.
  • Facilitates meetings and communicates with faculty and instructors on discipline/department issues and concerns.
  • Negotiates articulations and/or escrowed credit agreements with local schools.Collects annual graduate follow-up data (i.e.VE-135).
  • Promotes professional development of peers/colleagues through in-service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field.

Required Skills


  • Master's degree in one of several related degrees listed below.
  • OR a Master's degree in any field, plus 18 graduate credits in one of the related degrees.
  • Related Degrees: Geospatial Science, Natural Sciences, Biology, Civil Engineering, Geology, Geomorphology, Physics, Geography, Anthropology, History, Landscape Architecture, or Mathematics

    Tested experience:

    Master’s without discipline-related coursework plus 10 years of industry experience in subject matter specific to courses being taught.


  • Masters degree and industry experience as defined in the minimum qualifications listed below, and college teaching experience. Knowledge of geospatial and imagery analysis software including ArcGIS, ENVI or ERDAS or Open Source Equivalent, and R (Statistics Package) with integration between R and Geospatial Software. Strong evidence of effective teaching ability and management. Creative, innovative, and diverse approach to teaching GIS.

  • Required Experience


Welcome to Front Range Community College, where you come for the students, but stay for the people!

Important Information

Front Range Community College, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), has compiled a comprehensive Campus Security Report. This report includes information about crime statistics from the previous three years, campus security policies as well as prevention programs. Information pertaining to the Boulder County, Larimer and Westminster campuses as well as the Brighton Center are also made available in this report. Published annually, this report can be found on the Front Range Community College web site under campus locations or by following this link. . A paper copy is also available upon request by contacting the Campus Security Office at the Boulder County Campus, the Larimer Campus or the Westminster Campus.

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