Professor, Earth Science-Winter Haven
Company: Polk State College
Location: Winter Haven
Posted on: January 27, 2023
About the Opportunity:
At Polk State College, our amazing faculty and staff create an
inspiring workplace. This professional, full time, tenure track
faculty position plays a key role in our college and student
success. In addition to excellent academic programs, we offer a
collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If
you want to be supported in your professional growth and to be
recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk
About the Position:
Reporting to the campus Academic Dean, the primary role of this
full time instructional position is to provide college level
instruction and instruction-related activities designed to
encourage, support and enable students' success. Working for Polk
State College, you join a talented and dedicated academic community
as they prepare tomorrow's leaders.
- Teach courses in accordance with published course descriptions,
schedules, procedures and course outlines.
- Work with the campus dean, associate dean, department chairs
and other faculty and staff as appropriate to assess and modify
course and program goals, objectives, methods and content.
- Conduct on-going evaluation of student progress and maintain
records of student course/class performance.
- Prepare and submit grade reports and other reports on student
performance as may be scheduled or required.
- Conduct class evaluations and complete other college
evaluations in accordance with college policy.
- Maintain a high level of expertise in the subjects taught.
The compensation (pay level) for this position is based upon the
degree level attained and years of experience in the specific
discipline (Step 10 is the maximum step for an incoming faculty
member). Please review the Polk State College Salary Schedule here
to ensure our pay ranges are within your compensation
NOTE: This position is for a FALL 2023 (August) start date.
- Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) in
which the individual is responsible for instruction.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of
effective communication and of effective instruction.
- Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of community
- Knowledge and understanding of principles of curriculum
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing, and orally with
a variety of audiences in a variety of settings.
- Ability to make professional judgments within defined
parameters of policy and professional standards.
A master's degree from a accredited (or equivalent) institution of
higher education in Earth Science or related Science discipline, or
a master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester credit hours
in the teaching discipline.
A Doctorate in the field to be taught.
Two years college teaching experience is preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience
in community or state college teaching and assessment.
Familiarity with distance education delivery methods is
We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the
following: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, Holiday and
Sick Leave, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers. Other
employee-paid, voluntary benefits (vision, short-term disability,
etc.) are also available.
- Application Requirements: A completed online application
consists of five (5) documents:
- a cover letter,
- your resume/CV,
- the Polk State electronic job application (eApp) with all
sections completed in full,
- unofficial transcripts (with degree and date conferred - see
instructions below), and
- a statement of teaching philosophy, not to exceed one
double-spaced typed page.
Submissions that do not include all required information will not
- Background Screening: Reference checks, third-party education
verification, and successful completion of a Level II background
check (fingerprinting) will be required prior to employment.
- UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: When uploading unofficial transcripts,
please redact any of the following items which appear on the
transcript: Social security number, birth date, age, gender, and
date of high school graduation. Unofficial transcripts for required
degree must contain the date conferred.
- Foreign Transcripts: Faculty with international degrees must
have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency."
Polk State College requires that all international credential
evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with
the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
(NACES). More information about NACES affiliates can be obtained at
the NACES website.
- Submission of official transcripts will be required as a
condition of employment following receipt of job offer.
- Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation
assistance for this position.
- This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30,
2023. Applicants will be notified by Human Resources if additional
documentation is required.
NOTE: We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their
experience or request help at Careers@polk.edu.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please
check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if
you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current
retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible
depending upon the date of your retirement.
As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa
sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for
a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College
cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored
Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution
committed to excellence through diversity in educationand
employment.The College complies with all state and federal laws
granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for
employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in
its programs,activities, or employment.For questions or concerns,
please contact: Lonnie Thompson; Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX
Coordinator, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; 999 Avenue H, NE;
Winter Haven, FL 33881; Office: WAD 227; 863.297.1000 Ext. 5378;
Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in
Polk State College is committed to working with and providing
reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with
disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to
apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or
e-mailCareers@polk.eduand let us know the nature of your request,
along with your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are
considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those
inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will
receive a response.
Winter Haven Campus
40,570.90 - 57,661.21 USD
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