JOB – Asst. Prof., Sant Rosa Junior College, Environmental Philosophy

Priority DEADLINE: February 24, 2012 (initial screening date—open until filled)


Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time, regular contract position, beginning Fall Semester, August 2012. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.


The Santa Rosa Junior College Philosophy Department serves a diverse student population seeking transferable courses in the liberal arts, and courses that satisfy General Education requirements.


This position entails:

  • Instruction in the philosophy programs broad range of class offerings, especially environmental ethics & philosophy
  • College service, including participation in the department governance and the districts shared governance process
  • Professional service and development
  • SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including on-line. While the primary assignment may be for the Santa Rosa Campus or Petaluma Campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that the assignment could involve any combination of day, evening or weekend classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, updating existing courses, creating new curriculum (including courses that serve community needs, such as short-term, non-credit, or on-line courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, developing an instructional laboratory and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College.


Required: Masters Degree in Philosophy; OR Bachelors Degree in Philosophy AND Masters Degree in Humanities or Religious Studies; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Philosophy and Religion. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

Preferred: Masters Degree in Philosophy, Broad educational background in philosophy relevant to teaching introductory philosophy classes, Experience teaching college-level lower-division philosophy classes, especially in Critical Thinking and Environmental Philosophy


In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional. A brief cover letter explaining, a) your interest in the position as it is described in this announcement, and b) the experience, skills, and expertise that would make you an excellent candidate for the position as it is described in this announcement.
  2. If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  3. Current Resume.
  4. Two letters of reference identifying the experience, skills, and expertise that are relevant to the position as described in this announcement.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human      Resources Department for more information.
  6. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and disabled community college students, faculty and staff.
  7. If applicable, California Community College Instructors Credential in Philosophy and Religion (both sides).

(In loose-leaf form – no folders or binding please.)

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For information on this position see the SRJC website.