Physical Science Faculty

Howard County, Maryland
Feb 13, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Full Time

Howard Community College - Physical Science Faculty
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About Howard Community College:

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Job Description:

The Division of Science, Engineering & Technology at Howard Community College (HCC) is seeking applicants for an outstanding full-time faculty position in the discipline of Historical Geology and Earth Science. The faculty member will be expected to teach and/or coordinate lecture and lab courses primarily in Historical Geology, Earth Science (Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Geology). Applicants should have experience successfully working with a variety of college student populations including traditional and nontraditional students (including high school JumpStart  participants) and those with a variety of diverse backgrounds. Applicants should have experience with a range of teaching approaches including the use of digital resources, LMS use, and online teaching. The faculty member will fulfill a variety of college responsibilities including developing curriculum, engaging and advising students and serving as a course coordinator which includes hiring, training and supervising adjunct faculty, learning outcomes assessment and service on college committees.   Experience developing lab and field activities is required. The ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to teaching excellence (Instructional Excellence ) and integrates active learning strategies appropriately into their teaching. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in professional engagement with students outside of the classroom (Examples include, but are not limited to: serving as a faculty advisor for a student organization or serving as a faculty mentor for student undergraduate research).

At HCC, we serve a diverse student population and are committed to providing our students, staff and faculty with pathways to success. We value innovation, professional development, collaboration, integrity and respect. Teaching excellence is placed at the core of our division and we are excited to welcome a new full-time faculty member to our team. We encourage you to see why HCC is a great place to discover greatness in yourself and others.


Essential requirements:

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Geology or related Earth Science discipline
  • A minimum of three years of college teaching experience in Historical Geology and/or Earth Sciences
  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the college level
  • Experience in development of lab and field activities
  • Ability to teach using a variety of approaches, including online teaching
  • Ability to develop and maintain updated LMS course sites and online gradebooks for all classes
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to teach morning, afternoon, and evening classes and varying schedules by semester in addition to weekend field trips

Preferred requirements:

  • Ability to teach a variety of physical science courses (geology, meteorology, astronomy, oceanography)  
  • Experience in course or program learning outcomes assessment

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week:   37.5 hours
Work Schedule:    Monday - Friday
Compensation:     Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement; For information on salary range, visit: Salary Schedule_FY19.pdf []
Rank:                    Rank and salary will be determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Open Until Filled
For Best Consideration, Submit: March 13 2019

This is a 10-month faculty position. 

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100. The TDD line phone # is: 443-518-4822.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents:

1.  Cover letter

2.  Resume

3.  Teaching philosophy - maximum of 2 pages

4. Unofficial transcripts

 Link for application: