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Instructor, CC (Oceanography)

University College Honolulu Community College

Honolulu ,  Hawaii

Other Conditions:
General funds, to begin approximately Fall 2017, contingent on satisfactory performance, operational and program needs, actual staffing requirements, and availability of funds. Position may be converted from 9-month to 11-month or 11-month to 9-month as operational needs are required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, teach a variety of Oceanography and marine science courses, including marine and biological science courses and labs.
  • Improve and maintain laboratory facilities.
  • Work under the guidance of colleagues to develop an understanding of student needs in discipline or area of primary responsibility.
  • Work independently and with guidance of colleagues to develop, select and implement strategies to meet student needs, and to develop and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Develop curriculum and align courses to meet student needs and college objectives.
  • Prepare, develop, revise and implement course outlines, student learning outcomes, and syllabi.
  • Serve as faculty mentor to science students.
  • Perform course assessment as well as assist in program and institutional level assessment, and improve student learning based on results of assessment data.
  • Maintain subject matter currency and be willing to continually update courses to keep up with college and student needs.
  • Instructional assignments may involve distance education.
  • Instructional assignments may include teaching on campus, or off-campus at military bases, or at secondary education sites (high schools.)
  • Be able to use technology in the teaching of Oceanography or Marine Biology (i.e., using distance education learning and/or Internet and multimedia venues) to develop distance education classes as well as enhance classroom instruction.
  • Related work activities include, but are not limited to: assisting in campus-related student activities; participating in faculty/administrative committees, campus and community service, and in-service training; maintaining an approved program of professional self-development; collecting data and preparing reports; preparing, adapting, revising course objectives; and planning, organizing, and carrying out instructional and non-instructional assignment, independently or in collaboration with other faculty and staff.
  • Work with various state agencies, community and other partnerships to improve science education, and facilitate student opportunities and success.
  • Commitment to community colleges principles and philosophy is essential. The College emphasizes the “open door” concept, works to ensure student success, and serves a diverse student and community population.
  • Must maintain at least one office hour per for each class taught each week. Must be available for evening weekend, and off-campus assignments (e.g., military bases.) To teach on a military base, Department of Defense security clearance will be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's Degree in Oceanography

Desirable Qualifications

  • PhD in Oceanography or related field.
  • Educational or experiential background above minimum qualifications, specifically more extensive course work in, or experience with, marine biology or biological oceanography.
  • Demonstrated ability to equip, maintain, and productively utilize a wet lab.
  • Demonstrated research or field experience (individual or team) focused on marine species.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching marine biology or biological oceanography to college science majors.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching oceanography, biology, or marine biology to college non-science majors, especially at the community college level.
  • Demonstrated experience and willingness to build a successful academic program in marine science that meets students’ needs and college objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience in science-related projects and grants, including projects involving science in the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize instructional technology and multimedia resources, including audiovisual and computers.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students in research-based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability in curriculum development using student learning outcomes and student-centered learning.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with assessment of student outcomes and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in development and delivery of distance education and web-supported curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse and multi-ethnic student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and as a member of a team.


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