Instructor Marine Science and Aquarium Coordinator

Instructor Marine Science and Aquarium Coordinator

Orange Coast College //
Costa Mesa, CA //
Posted on: January 4, 2022 //
Apply by: January 28, 2022
Application Information: Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Orange Coast College Instructor Marine Science and Aquarium Coordinator Job# 11-O-23

Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Marine and Aquarium Science commencing with the 2022 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Marine and Aquarium Science. This assignment also includes primary responsibility for the Orange Coast College Aquarium facility and organisms, curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Marine and Aquarium Science.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide instruction in Marine and Aquarium Science in accordance with established course outlines.
  • Provide leadership in the development and revision of the Marine and Aquarium Science curriculum responsive to the students served.
  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a fulltime faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
  • Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Ability to complement existing staff, student, and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.
  • The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.
Skills & Experience

Education & Experience

Qualifications and Physical Demands Minimum Qualifications: Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4) and demonstrated evidence of D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion): Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR Master’s degree from an accredited institution in any biological science; OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any biological science AND a Master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science from an accredited institution; OR Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see “Additional Information” below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency. AND Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of Marine and Aquarium Science shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Marine and Aquarium Science, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Marine and Aquarium Science to students’ lives, interests, and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within Marine and Aquarium Science courses and classrooms.
  • Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  • Ability to teach any of the Orange Coast College Marine and Aquarium Science department courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach field courses or in nontraditional classrooms.
  • Knowledge of a diverse array of aquarium systems including temperate, tropical, reef, freshwater planted, aquaponics, and aquaculture.
  • Experience or knowledge of the aquarium industry involving animal husbandry, filtration design, inventory/purchasing of supplies/equipment/ food, and maintenance of complex aquarium systems
  • Preferred Level 2 or progress towards AALSO life support operator.
  • Experience troubleshooting emergencies in aquarium systems and the ability to use them as learning opportunities.
  • Experience with training and managing student assistants or staff. • Experience with coordinating public outreach, education, resources, and opportunities.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Job Requirements
Salary & Benefits
Salary: $57,396.00 - $136,836.00
PAY PHILOSOPHY: (Fall 2022)For a full-time, 2-semester, tenure track position a maximum starting range of $57,396 to $97,854 is offered, based on the 2021-2022 salary schedule of $57,396 to $136,836. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,348 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Please see the Benefits tab above for a comprehensive list of employee benefits. THE COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER