Job Details

Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
  • Position Number: 1390161
  • Location: El Cajon, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography




Grossmont College seeks academic professionals who are dedicated to equitable and superior student success outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who will demonstrate a history and willingness to continue to learn about varied, relevant teaching and learning practices, assessment strategies, and educationally sound supports that will sustain a diverse and changing student body and college service area.

We seek colleagues who create positive, engaging learning and development environments in class and throughout the college that challenge and support students to aspire to, and achieve, their full potential.


Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission and values of the college and District. This position will have primary responsibility for developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art program in Earth Science disciplines (Oceanography & Geology) for the Department of Earth Sciences and will include development, implementation and articulation of curriculum, hiring part-time instructors, and developing and executing grants. The department has a commitment to the use of technology in education and to integrate curriculum between related scientific disciplines. It is expected that this position will support and help to grow the department in this area. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, occasional weekend field trips, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.


1. Teach lecture and laboratory classes in oceanography and geology.

2. Develop curricula and innovative teaching materials and methods for Earth Science courses (particularly oceanography & geology) designed to optimize student learning and success.

3. Work with Earth Science students to further development of learning and study skills in science classes.

4. Participate in Department of Earth Sciences planning and decision-making including preparation and implementation of operational, planning, growth and budgetary strategies.

5. Participate in the shared governance process and serve on college committees.

6. Advise students regarding degree requirements and career opportunities in Earth Science disciplines.

7. Work with college articulation officer to articulate Earth Science courses with transfer institutions.

8. Provide academic assistance to the students outside of class (e.g., during office hours), and participate in out of class activities such as club sponsorship, supervision of independent projects, and development of workshops to better prepare students for academic success.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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