Wilderness Education Faculty Search
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Wilderness Education and Outdoor Leadership is poised to become a centerpiece of Lake Tahoe Community College's vision to be California's Premier Destination Community College. To bring this to fruition, LTCC announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure track instructor in the Wilderness Education and Outdoor Leadership department.
Reporting to the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction, this faculty member will take the lead in further developing the department area with emphasis on outdoor leadership, expeditionary learning, environmental leadership, snow skills, climbing, water skills, wilderness medicine, search and rescue, and related disciplines.
- Teach assigned courses in the Wilderness Education and Outdoor Leadership curriculum.
- Develop curriculum and maintain a comprehensive instructional program in the Wilderness Education and Outdoor Leadership department.
- Lead program development and growth for the expansion of the department to include increased outdoor leadership, intensive summer offerings, water-based courses, professional-level avalanche courses, mountain biking, expanded search and rescue, etc.
- Understanding and oversight of risk management issues inherent with Wilderness Education courses.
- Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes for appropriate courses.
- Develop departmental budget and class schedules.
- Select textbooks.
- Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
- Consult with appropriate college faculty.
- Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
As established by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, the candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy the following:
- Any bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience. The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment.
NOTE: Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.
- Demonstrated ability to teach Wilderness Education courses at the community college level
- Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
- Master's degree in a related field
- Leading or coordinating an outdoor leadership program, preferably at a college or university
- Ability to utilize innovative teaching practices, including participatory and critical thinking methodologies
- Familiarity with characteristics of community college students
- Understanding of small college environment
- Interest in and ability to incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process
- Ability to manage and deliver college-level instruction in an online environment
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to teach in another discipline
Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
- Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Supplemental questions
- Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 14 and 15, 2018 with final interviews occurring on or around Tuesday, March 28, 2018. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is May 1, 2018.
Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 21 associate in arts degrees, 14 transfer degrees (AA-T and AS-T), 32 certificates, and 21 short-term departmental certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.
LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC:
Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Thanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
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