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Astronomy Instructor, Part-Time Adjunct Pool - ESCC
Kern Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2019
Title Astronomy Instructor, Part-Time Adjunct Pool - ESCC
University Kern Community College District
Ridgecrest, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Other

Astronomy Instructor, Part-Time Adjunct Pool - ESCC

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02748

Posting Date: 02/26/2019

Initial Screening Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Part-Time Academic

Rate: $60.00/hour; Hourly rate may vary based on type of assignment and the Lecture Hour Equivalent (LHE) formula.

Work Week:

Minimum Salary:

Maximum Salary:


Sick Leave Only.

This position is eligible for ACA health benefits.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-Bishop Campus

Basic Function:

This position is for an Adjunct Pool that will be used to staff the 2019-2020 academic year.
This position is assigned to the Eastern Sierra College Center (Bishop and Mammoth).
The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of Astronomy courses.
This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning and using multiple teaching methodologies.
Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation of transfer programs for the Science department; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technology; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:

Masters in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics;
- Bachelors in physics or astronomy AND Masters in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics;
- Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Chemistry at the California Community College level;
- The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.
- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

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 develop curriculum, including curriculum 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.
Ability to maintain subject matter currency.
Ability to assess student learning outcomes
Knowledge of computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that support student success.
Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College Mission.
Ability to provide leadership in program and college initiatives.
Ability and willingness to participate effectively in college committee work and in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that support students and the college.

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Copies of legible transcripts

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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