CWC is hiring an Instructor of Geography and Expedition Science



    Job Location

    2660 Peck Ave Riverton, Wyoming

    Position Type


    **This position is open until filled, attach a current Resume/CV and a Cover Letter. Resume/CV and Cover Letter can either be attached as a .docx or.pdf or listed in the space provided in the application. If documents are attached, just list “see attachment” in the space provided in the application. For assistance, please email [email protected] or call 307-855-2112. **

    **Salary for faculty positions is determined by education level and years of experience**

    Position Summary

    Instructional faculty has the important responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment both inside and outside the classroom to inspire success and excellence in student learning. Instructional faculty members are also expected to adhere to professional standards and ethics.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Teach various courses in the Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) and Expedition Science programs during the academic year and summers (overload pay).
    2. Provide an outcomes-based and interdisciplinary-focused curriculum.
    3. Be student-focused.
    4. Participate in student recruitment and community outreach efforts.
    5. Use innovative pedagogies and emerging technology to enhance learning.
    6. Promote a collaborative learning environment that extends beyond the traditional classroom.
    7. Keep current on degree requirements in order to advise students majoring in GIST and Expedition Science degrees.
    8. Assist in department and program budget development and compliance.
    9. Actively participate in annual and five-year academic program review(s) including assessment of student learning at the course, program and institution levels.
    10. Assess and revise curriculum offerings which include all curricular forms, including course syllabus, as necessary.
    11. Instructional competency includes knowledge of Geography, GIST, Expedition Science; Environmental Science and an ability to evaluate student progress.
    12. Establishes an engaged and active GIST/Expedition Science program advisory board.
    13. Participates in college and university articulation conferences as required and attends department and division meetings
    14. Works with CWC BOCHES and high school Geography and Environmental Science instructors to offer concurrent and/or dual credit courses within the CWC service area
    15. Share student information with other faculty and counselors when deemed appropriate, including progress reports, attendance records, etc.
    16. Post and maintain office hours.
    17. Represents division on college committees as required.
    18. Performs other reasonable or related duties as directed.

    Position Specifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Education
      • Master’s degree in Geography/GIST or directly related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • Experience
      • Two years of directly related experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
    • Licenses/Certifications
      • Current Wilderness First Responder
    • Equivalency Statement
      • Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience planning then leading extended wilderness expeditions.
    • Current Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Knowledge of discipline taught.
    2. Knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and assessment.
    3. Knowledge of various instructional pedagogies and technologies that enhance attainment of student learning outcomes.
    4. Commitment to exploring nontraditional approaches to education and a comprehensive community college atmosphere.
    5. Knowledge of CWC policies, procedures and practices.
    6. Excellent knowledge and demonstrable ability to use personal computer software, preferably Microsoft applications
    7. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
    8. Ability to relate to a broad range of students.
    9. Ability to promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both with the college and the community.
    10. Ability to organize, prioritize and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion within established deadlines.
    11. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to effectively identify and resolve problems
    12. Ability to teach using technology in the classroom.
    13. Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors.
    14. Ability to relate with a diverse population in a professional, helpful manner and be a team player.
    15. Ability to perform administrative/clerical duties such as: technical telephone usage, copying documents, learning new software programs, integrating Learning Management System into on-site and online classes, entering data—ex. grades, retention
    16. Ability to apply communications skills in the areas of composing, editing, listening, presentations

    Level of Supervision

    Plans own time to meet predetermined schedules; work is subject to general supervision and review. Follows general instructions and directions and makes recommendations for own work and department area. Has some freedom of choice in approach to problems, methods of operations and the setting of goals and objectives.

    Working Environment

    Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.

    • Equipment Used
      • Classroom instructional multimedia (computer, projector, speaker microphones, TV monitors, and document camera). General office equipment (phone, computer, photocopier).
      • Any equipment used for expeditions, e.g., cars, vans or trucks, backpacking equipment, etc.
      • Data collection instrumentation/equipment for ICCE and other GIST research

    • Physical Requirements
      • Tasks require a variety of physical activities, which could involve muscular strain, such as hiking with a 70-pound backpack, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and light lifting all in a mountainous environment. Regular talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Ability to operate motor vehicles from cars to trucks.
    • Environmental Conditions
      • Work is performed primarily in the office or classroom with substantial work outside of the office and requires frequent & possible extensive travel. Evening and/or weekend work is required. Travel, weekend and evening work will be required. Variable hours to accommodate communicating across time zone can be required.

    This position description is not intended, and should not be construed, to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.

    CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-855-2112 or email [email protected].

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