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Job ID: 135257

Instructor Marine Science and Aquarium Coordinator
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Dec. 18, 2019
Title Instructor Marine Science and Aquarium Coordinator
University Coast Community College District
Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Department Mathematics and Sciences Division
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Other
    Sciences - Biological
Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Marine Science commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Marine Science.  This assignment also includes primary responsibility for the OCC Aquarium facility and organisms, curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Marine Science.

The Mathematics and Sciences Division at Orange Coast College serves students bound for transfer and in service of career and technical programs.  We encourage innovative teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom.  The Division promotes faculty work on student research and projects, in community engagement and in partnerships with local institutions to promote STEM engagement for racially minoritized populations.  The Marine Science Department offers an Associate of Science degree in Marine Science for students looking to transfer to a 4-year institution for a degree in a marine-related field, or for interdisciplinary students looking to apply their future major to the marine realm. The department also has an onsite student-run aquarium which includes temperate, tropical and freshwater systems, and offers a Certificate of Achievement in Aquarium Science for students looking to gain experience in animal husbandry, life support operation, and aquarium management.

 About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students". Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

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