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GIS/GEO- Geography Instructor

Red Rocks Community College
Reading Station, PA
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Salary: See Position Description

Location : Lakewood, CO

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Number: 082023 - GIS/GEOInstructor

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Geography

Opening Date: 08/07/2023

Summary of Position
Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our , which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the webpage for additional information.

Part-time Instructors provide instructional duties for the College in their respective areas of expertise. They report to the department chair within the discipline and do not have any supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include instruction, student assessment, and other related instructional duties. Instructional delivery may include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Classes may be held days, evenings, and weekends.

This posting will be used to fill multiple part-time Instructor vacancies. Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.

*Payment is based on the credit hour/contact hour and class ratio as assigned to you by the department chair. RRCC starts at $1,048.57 - $1,153.43/credit hour.

Courses filled by this position may include the following:

GEO 1005, 1006 1011, 1012, 1060

GIS 1001, 1010, 2010

Description of Position
The instructor must be patient and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the program.
  • Classroom Instruction
Required to meet all class periods and start and end classes promptly. Teach assigned curriculum and make use of required texts and materials. Provide students with a complete syllabus before the first day of class that includes information on course description, objectives, assignments, grading policies, and contact information. Provide data on student attendance (no-shows, last day of attendance, etc.), promptly. Use technology to facilitate learning including meeting the required minimum standards for the use of the College learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Student Assessment (Grading)
Maintain updated and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all final grades by the due date in the college student information system, Banner. Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments.
  • Planning
Prepare for each class meeting and consider learning strategies that address diverse learning styles and a diverse community college student population. Class content and assessment methods should relate to course objectives.
  • Communication
Respond timely to students and RRCC staff every 24-48 hours during the class term and for at least one week after grades are submitted. Attend department staff meetings throughout the semester as scheduled. Provide updates to the department chair.
Required Qualifications: A Master's degree from a fully accredited institution in Geography or a closely related field and at least 18 graduate hours in Geography. 30 credit hours of Geography teaching experience in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree from a fully accredited institution in Geography or a closely related field and at least 18 graduate hours in Geography. 30 credit hours of post-secondary experience teaching Physical Geography, World or Regional Geography and/or Human/Cultural Geography. Demonstrated knowledge of GIS and experience using non-traditional learning environments. Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.

Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach students using traditional and alternative methods of instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the classroom.
To Apply: Please complete an application and attach the following:
  • A cover letter describing your professional experiences and addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
  • A resume.

Supplemental Information
Benefits: RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the

Starting Salary: Starting salary is determined by education and experience in accordance with our compensation plan.

Transcripts Required: If selected as the finalist for the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment within 30 days of hire (if applicable). Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the candidate.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.

Important Notes:
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran's status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.

This position is not eligible for benefits.


Do you have a Master's degree from a fully accredited institution in Geography or a closely related field and at least 18 graduate hours in Geography?

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