Forestry/Natural Resources Instructor (Non-Tenured, Categorically Funded)

Website Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College)


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.  The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000.  The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor’s degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor’s degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Teaching in the California Community College system offers a unique opportunity to empower students to improve their lives and communities. Our faculty engage with a diverse student population, facilitating equitable outcomes for all students seeking enrichment through our academic programs. As a faculty member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in teaching at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

General Responsibilities
Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the regular/contract college instructor to teach classes, to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.

The area of the assignment will be with the Forestry and Natural Resources program with a teaching emphasis on forestry-related courses. Courses to be taught may include, but are not limited to, Natural Resource Measurements, Silviculture, Forest Protection and Health, Forest Operations, and Forest Ecology. An understanding of forest ecosystem management, especially in western North American forests, is imperative in this role. The faculty member will instruct students on the campuses and centers of Shasta College, but will also have opportunities to utilize outdoor classrooms located in the forested areas around Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties for instructional field trips.

CLASSIFICATION: Placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule  is commensurate with previous education and experience.

Full-time instructional faculty are contracted to work 175 days per year including 164 days of classroom instruction and 11 days of professional growth and development. Instructors enjoy up to 18 weeks off per year during the summer and winter intercessions. The Fall and Spring semesters each contain 17 weeks of instruction with approximately 82 instructional days. The Fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The Spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in mid-May. The number of hours worked in any given day during a semester will vary based on course schedules. The District’s academic calendars, showing the start and end dates of each semester and District holidays are available at
This position is instructional faculty.

Starting Salary: $56,802.69- $97,652.43/year on the 2022-2023 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
Salary Range: $56,802.69 – $120,492.32/year on the 2022-2023 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
$2,000/year doctorate differential
State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
START DATE: This position is anticipated to start the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester. May also be expected to teach at the Tehama (Red Bluff) campus and online.

BENEFITS: Holiday and sick time will be provided.  Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP).Employees have the option to contribute to:

Health Savings Account (HSA)
403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

Disability Income Insurance
Cancer Insurance
Life Insurance
Accident Only Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefits Policies, please view the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Business, Agriculture, and Career Technical Education or designee.

Experience/EducationRequired Qualifications:

  • Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience,
    OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience.
    OR the equivalent
  • Graduate of a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Forester

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