Ecology (Environmental Studies) Instructor (One or More)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7090270 (Ref.No. scj-11916)
Posted: December 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following: 

1. Master’s degree in ecology or environmental studies degree or higher from an accredited college or university; OR
2. See Interdisciplinary Studies; OR 
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 

  • Three years full-time equivalent teaching experience in Environmental Studies or equivalent at the postsecondary level. 
  • Demonstrated ability, effectiveness, and interest in teaching introductory lab science courses in at least one of the following areas: ecology, water quality, ecological restoration. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive teaching in environmental issues, particularly as it relates to environmental justice; demonstrated ability to address how one or more of the many dimensions of environmental justice (and injustice) impact the lives of people in underserved communities; Recent experience in integrating and addressing the critical perspectives that come from underrepresented educational backgrounds and pathways or scholarly understanding of the experiences historically marginalized groups in higher education in teaching, mentoring, service, and/or engagement. 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in curriculum development and innovative teaching in science and field-based laboratories, including fluency with multimedia technologies. 
  •  Effective & demonstrable skills in assessing student learning outcomes at course, program and/or departmental levels. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and community partners. 
  • Experience with academic and/or career mentoring. 
  • Experience in writing/managing grants. 
  • Experience with program/departmental coordination or equivalent administrative experience. 
  • Experience in the academic process of building new courses and/or program development. 
  • Experience utilizing community partnerships to enhance student learning and success of the partners. 
  • Training in and successful experience providing high quality online educational activities. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of community colleges. 

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Transcript 1



Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2

  2. Transcript 3

  3. Letter of Recommendation 1

  4. Letter of Recommendation 2

  5. Letter of Recommendation 3

  6. Other Doc

  7. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1

  8. License or Certificate







At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.