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Wilderness Education Faculty
Wilderness Education

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.

This position is a 178-day contract over the period of 12 months, including summer and winter hours, with evening and weekend responsibilities as needed. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties.


LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received. 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. First-round interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 14 and 15, 2018. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.


LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $51,013 to $79,995 annually dependent upon education and experience, see the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability.

  • 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.


Wilderness Education

  • 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
Please answer the following questions on a separate page, limiting your responses to about one-half page for each question; do not refer to resume. Every effort should be made to demonstrate your qualifications for this position.

1. Describe how your academic background and experience relate to this position.

2. Please outline your vision for the Wilderness Education and Outdoor Leadership department at Lake Tahoe Community College.

3. Please tell us about your experience with leadership instruction and developing leaders.

4. What steps have you taken or would you take to remove barriers typically experienced by the wide-range of students who attend community colleges? Is there an experience you can share that demonstrates your sensitivity to diversity and those from culturally or economically diverse backgrounds?
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Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty