Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater North San Diego County region. Palomar College offers over 200 associates degree and certificate programs to approximately 30,000 full- and part-time students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of higher education, Palomar College recently ranked #1 in community colleges in San Diego County in the San Diegos Best of 2016 Readers Poll. And, Palomar College is just 12 miles from the glistening Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that sunny San Diego has to offer.

Department: Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences

Salary: Starting salary range: $59,293.56 $94,211.74 annually.Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/classifications/salary/ and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.

Job Duties:

The Assistant Professor, Geography is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of geography. Specifically, these courses include Physical Geography and Geographic Information System (GIS) courses; off-campus field trips; and occasionally field courses. Teaching assignments may also include World Regional Geography and Human Geography courses. The teaching load is generally 15 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
a) A Masters degree in geography.
b) A Masters degree in geology, history, meteorology or oceanography AND a Bachelors in geography.
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/), if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.

Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at www.naces.org.

Diversity Statement: Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Benefits: Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. Estimated value of these employer-paid benefits is approximately $29,726 annually. All full-time faculty are enrolled in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System).

To Apply: Visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/19643 for full details and required application materials.

Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).