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Instructor, CC (Oceanography)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University College
Honolulu Community College
Date Posted:
March 12, 2017
Closing Date:
April 11, 2017
Salary Information:
$4,507 minimum/monthly
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • General funds, to begin approximately Fall 2017, contingent on satisfactory performance, operational and program needs, actual staffing requirements, and availability of funds. Position may be converted from 9-month to 11-month or 11-month to 9-month as operational needs are required.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under supervision, teach a variety of Oceanography and marine science courses, including marine and biological science courses and labs.
  2. Improve and maintain laboratory facilities.
  3. Work under the guidance of colleagues to develop an understanding of student needs in discipline or area of primary responsibility.
  4. Work independently and with guidance of colleagues to develop, select and implement strategies to meet student needs, and to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
  5. Develop curriculum and align courses to meet student needs and college objectives.
  6. Prepare, develop, revise and implement course outlines, student learning outcomes, and syllabi.
  7. Serve as faculty mentor to science students.
  8. Perform course assessment as well as assist in program and institutional level assessment, and improve student learning based on results of assessment data.
  9. Maintain subject matter currency and be willing to continually update courses to keep up with college and student needs.
  10. Instructional assignments may involve distance education.
  11. Instructional assignments may include teaching on campus, or off-campus at military bases, or at secondary education sites (high schools.)
  12. Be able to use technology in the teaching of Oceanography or Marine Biology (i.e., using distance education learning and/or Internet and multimedia venues) to develop distance education classes as well as enhance classroom instruction.
  13. Related work activities include, but are not limited to: assisting in campus-related student activities; participating in faculty/administrative committees, campus and community service, and in-service training; maintaining an approved program of professional self-development; collecting data and preparing reports; preparing, adapting, revising course objectives; and planning, organizing, and carrying out instructional and non-instructional assignment, independently or in collaboration with other faculty and staff.
  14. Work with various state agencies, community and other partnerships to improve science education, and facilitate student opportunities and success.
  15. Commitment to community colleges principles and philosophy is essential. The College emphasizes the “open door” concept, works to ensure student success, and serves a diverse student and community population.
  16. Must maintain at least one office hour per for each class taught each week. Must be available for evening weekend, and off-campus assignments (e.g., military bases.) To teach on a military base, Department of Defense security clearance will be required.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master's Degree in Oceanography
Desirable Qualifications
  1. PhD in Oceanography or related field.
  2. Educational or experiential background above minimum qualifications, specifically more extensive course work in, or experience with, marine biology or biological oceanography.
  3. Demonstrated ability to equip, maintain, and productively utilize a wet lab.
  4. Demonstrated research or field experience (individual or team) focused on marine species.
  5. Demonstrated experience in teaching marine biology or biological oceanography to college science majors.
  6. Demonstrated experience in teaching oceanography, biology, or marine biology to college non-science majors, especially at the community college level.
  7. Demonstrated experience and willingness to build a successful academic program in marine science that meets students’ needs and college objectives.
  8. Demonstrated experience in science-related projects and grants, including projects involving science in the community.
  9. Demonstrated ability to utilize instructional technology and multimedia resources, including audiovisual and computers.
  10. Demonstrated ability to mentor students in research-based learning.
  11. Demonstrated ability in curriculum development using student learning outcomes and student-centered learning.
  12. Demonstrated successful experience with assessment of student outcomes and program evaluation.
  13. Demonstrated experience in development and delivery of distance education and web-supported curriculum.
  14. Demonstrated experience in working with diverse and multi-ethnic student populations.
  15. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  16. Demonstrated ability to function independently and as a member of a team.

To Apply:
Submit 1) UHCC Form 27 ( standard format ) ( large format ), 2) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 3) Official transcripts from an accredited institution (copies of official transcript are acceptable; however originals will be required at time of hire. On-line transcripts, on-line academic record/grade summaries or diplomas will NOT be accepted), and 4) Resume to the address below. Additional documentation such as letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character are welcome. Separate documents and application materials must be submitted for each position. All requested documents/information must be clearly postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the college. Materials submitted will not be returned. Original signature required on application. No electronic transmissions accepted. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. If selected for the position, appointment is contingent upon verification of all minimum qualifications, and any additional qualifications used to justify an above minimum salary, including official transcript(s), license(s), certificate(s), and work experience documentation. (In order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy. Ask the Registrar to send the transcript to the attention of Marcia Roberts-Deutsch, Dean of University College). Minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Honolulu Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, contact Section 504 Coordinator, (808) 845-9264; Title IX Coordinator, (808) 845-9123.
  1. Marcia Roberts-Deutsch, Dean of University College
  2. Honolulu Community College
  3. 874 Dillingham Blvd
  4. Honolulu, HI 96817
  1. 808-845-9185

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