Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lab Lecturer&Coordinator, Mercer University GA

Position Details

Position Information
Position Title Lecturer, Lab Coordinator, Physics
Division College of Liberal Arts
Department Physics
Vacancy Number F17-049
Work Location Macon
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours
Mercer University invites applications for a Lecturer/Lab Coordinator, Physics for the 2016-2017 academic year to begin August 1, 2016. The Department of Physics grants only bachelor’s degrees in physics, and is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching physics lectures and labs (2/3 commitment, 18 credit hours per academic year) as well as coordinating all physics department lab activities (1/3 commitment, equivalent to 9 credit hours per academic year). The faculty member will also contribute to the program and course development within the department.

Mercer University is a comprehensive institution composed of twelve colleges and schools enrolling 8,300 students. The historic core of the University, the College of Liberal Arts, is a highly selective residential institution serving 2000 students. We are distinguished by the rigor of our academic programs and our commitment to academic freedom.

A master’s degree in physics or closely related discipline, or its requirements completed, from an accredited college or university by August 2016 is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and must enjoy working in the physics lab. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) college or high school physics teaching experience, and (2) familiarity with instructional physics lab equipment.

Interested candidates must apply online and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) teaching statement, and 4) unofficial copies of all transcripts (use “Other” field).

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Please visit our department web site at and our university web site at

For inquiries only, contact

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a Master's degree or will you complete your degree requirements before August 1, 2016?
Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

FT, Quincy College MA

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Physics
About Quincy College:
Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Quincy College Mission Statement
Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.
We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.
The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop.  Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff.  Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values.

Job Description:
The faculty member will serve as the Quincy College academic expert within the field of Physics, and carry out other job related duties as assigned.  Duties which may be assigned to a faculty member are set forth in the Quincy Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
Responsibilities unique to this position include:
Develop a 15-week calculus based Physics I course which will run in spring of 2017.
Develop a 15-week calculus based Physics II course which will run in fall 2017.
Manage a budget to set up a calculus based physics lab.
Interface with math faculty, engineering faculty, and laboratory coordinator is necessary during developmental phases of courses.
Interface with the senate as necessary to gain approval for proposed courses.
Teach algebra based physics courses as necessary.
Teach calculus courses if necessary.
Other responsibilities include student advising, serving on College committees and other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.
Essential Functions:
Assume a leadership role in delineating and articulating content in assigned lectures and laboratories.
Develop calculus based Physics 1 and Physics 2 courses.
Manage a budget to develop a calculus based Physics lab.
Teach lecture and laboratory courses in physics, calculus, and as otherwise directed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the Dean of the Natural and Health Sciences Program.
Collaborate with other appropriate faculty in the planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating of physics lectures and laboratories.
Collaborate with other appropriate faculty to facilitate and integrate correlated approach to course offerings.
Participate with others in the annual review or revision of course outlines, bibliographies, study guides, media, and other related course materials.
Demonstrate motivation, self-direction, and perseverance towards achieving philosophy and mission of the Science Program.
Engage in the academic life of the college by serving on college committees.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A
Travel:  This position may require teaching at both the Quincy Campus or Plymouth Campus. If teaching on multiple campuses is required, scheduled assignments will be made to make sure that the Instructor teaches on one campus per day. 
Status: Regular, Full-time, Unit D
Supervisor: Dean, Academic Division of Natural and Heath Sciences
Work Year: 162 day           

Educational Experience:  Master's degree in Physics, or related science field, from an accredited college or university required.   
Experience Requirements:   
Minimum of three (3) years college teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting;
Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission;
Experience instructing students from a diverse background;
Experience using multiple measures to assess student learning.
Experience teaching in the laboratory, trouble shooting laboratory experiments, contributing to experimental design.

Application Instructions:
Please submit the following documents online:
Cover Letter

Names/Contact Information of three professional references

FT Lab Instructor, Santa Clara University CA

Position Information
Position Title Senior Laboratory Instructor
Department Physics
Part Year Yes
FLSA Status Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week)

Position Summary Information
Position Purpose
This position is charged with all aspects of teaching the laboratories associated with the introductory physics sequence for scientists and engineers (Physics 31-33) and/or the labs associated with the introductory physics sequence for life-sciences majors (Physics 11-13). The instructor may also teach lecture courses, as the need arises. In a typical academic year, the senior lab instructor will teach 15-16 lab sections (or the unit equivalent) during fall, winter and spring quarters. Any variation outside of this range would need to be discussed with the Chair and Office of the Dean.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Teach laboratory courses and others, as assigned.

Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively to undergraduates.

Develop syllabus, laboratory exercises, assignments and course schedule before course begins.

Write and/or edit laboratory instructions and manuals, as needed.

Select course materials and order books and manuals.

Appear on time and participate fully in scheduled class meetings.

Assign and submit course grades that are accurate, fair and an appropriate assessment of student performance.

Provide timely feedback to students.

Post and hold regular office hours at times reasonably convenient for students.

Administer all required course evaluations.

Develop instructional materials in consultation with department faculty.

Help design and construct set-ups for new experiments.

Instruct students on appropriate and safe use of equipment.

Assist students with graphing programs.

2. Hire, train and supervise teaching assistants.

3. Purchase, repair and maintain laboratory equipment (with assistance, as needed).

4. Other duties as assigned.

Provides Work Direction
Not Applicable

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.

May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area.

May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, venders or suppliers.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Offices with equipment noise.

Offices with frequent interruptions.

Scientific laboratories.

Low-level radioisotope sources for teaching basic physics.

Knowledge of effective teaching techniques.

Basic scientific computer literacy

Knowledge of physics at advanced post-graduate level

Knowledge of basic experimental physics methods and laboratory techniques

Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills

Ability to maintain a high level of performance in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Ability to handle detailed information with a high degree of accuracy.

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and maintain relationships with department and university personnel. Must demonstrate high energy, flexibility and a willingness to work as a team player in an organizational environment.

Education and/or Experience
Terminal degree in physics or closely related field required

Minimum of three to five years experience teaching undergraduate laboratories in a higher-education environment

Salary Information $47,345.25-$55,024.50
Posting Detail Information
Close Date 05/04/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is internal to SCU employees only.

This position is 9 months Sept-June with Summers off.

EEO Statement
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
WEB-SC: SCU Website
SCU: University Promotion/Transfer
SE: Self
PE: Periodical
ER: SCU Employee Referral
LN: Other Newspaper
CF: Conference
WEB-O: Other website
OS: Other
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* Are you a current SCU employee?
* Do you have experience working in higher education?
* Do you have a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., J.D.)?
* Do you have 1-3 years of related experience?
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter

VAP, Kentucky State

The Division of Mathematics and Sciences in the College Arts and Sciences at Kentucky State University invites applications for the following position.

Assistant Professor of Physics: Division of Mathematics and Sciences at Kentucky State University invites applications for a visiting, nine-month faculty position for the Academic Year 2016-2017. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Physics, Physical Science, or a related field with at least 18 graduate hours in physics. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2016. Instructional duties will include 12 credit hours per semester consisting of undergraduate physics and engineering courses along with mathematics, or physical science service courses, including laboratory courses. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and participate in campus service activities.

Kentucky State University, founded in 1886, is a small, land-grant, public, state-assisted, residential, coeducational, liberal studies-oriented University. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is located in Kentucky's capital city of Frankfort (population 27,500) just 26 miles west of Lexington, 52 miles east of Louisville, and 96 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The student body includes approximately 1,700 students from Kentucky and other states as well as foreign countries. Kentucky State University is proud of its cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity in its faculty, staff and students. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence. Please consult for more information about the University.

Applicants must send a complete application consisting of cover letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to:

Fariba Bigdeli-Jahed, Ph.D., Chairperson
Division of Mathematics & Sciences
Kentucky State University
400 E. Main Street
Carver Hall, Room 132
Frankfort, KY. 40601
Office: 502.597.6604
Fax: 502.597.6826

The initial review of complete applications will begin in June 2016 and continued until the position is filled.

An offer of employment will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Kentucky State University is an Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.

Adjunct at Seattle Pacific University

We currently have openings for adjunct physics faculty in one section of introductory physics for Fall, Winter and Spring quarter. Teaching in these courses would provide an opportunity to work closely with other SPU faculty and physics education researchers in our continued efforts to engage students in transformative physics learning experiences. We also have an opening to teach upper division Quantum Mechanics during Winter quarter.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in physics or closely related field
Commitment to support active, participatory learning experiences
Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who actively practice their Christian faith and feel comfortable discussing the intersection of faith and science with students.

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic programs serve more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty. Women and persons of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

About the Department of Physics:

The Physics Department at Seattle Pacific University is a place where students and faculty engage collaboratively in constructing and refining their understanding of the physical world. All physics courses emphasize the active participation of students in the learning process. We prioritize a highly interactive community of learning both inside and outside the classroom. Instructional strategies are informed by research and consistently refined by ongoing assessment of student learning. The Physics Department also supports a thriving physics education research program which has gained national and international attention (

Please Contact:

Dr. Lane Seeley
Department of Physics
Seattle Pacific University,
3307 Third Ave. West,
Seattle, WA 98119

Client Success Specialist, MacMillan Learning

Position Description:
As a member of the Customer Experience team, the Client Success Specialist - Physics will work with physics and astronomy instructors to construct personalized online homework course sites and provide guidance, training, and support that exceeds expectations.

Major Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with instructors in building and configuring their online homework course site; aligning the site with the specific learning objectives, style and other needs.
- Utilize subject matter expertise in introductory physics and astronomy classes to create, edit and modify the homework assignments and create additional assignments as needed.
- Develop and cultivate positive client relationships by consistently providing prompt professional support, including, but not limited to: training; assistance regarding site navigation and platform capabilities; and troubleshooting issues as they arise.
- Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to increase closing of renewal business by leveraging the established Instructor relationships.
- Provide recommendations and feedback on future software enhancements and content development based on your own experience and customer feedback.

Required Skills / Knowledge:
- Experience as an instructor, tutor, or TA in higher education physics or astronomy courses or a related subject area.
- A strong desire to improve the teaching process for fellow instructors and to see students succeed in their physics and astronomy classes
- Strong organization and time management skills
- Substantial computer skills and the ability to learn new systems quickly
- Extraordinary customer service skills.
- Solid understanding of Google, email and Google Apps is a plus.
- Experience with Moodle and/or another LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Sakai) is desirable.
- Previous experience with online homework preferred.
- Working knowledge of HTML5, LaTeX is a plus.

Educational Background Required:
- M.A. or M.S. in Physics

Macmillan Learning is a division of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, Late Nite Labs, Hayden-McNeil, PrepU, and Dynamic Books. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC, d/b/a Macmillan Learning.

Postdoc at Stanford University

The Wieman group at Stanford has an opening for one or two postdoctoral scholars to start in the summer 2016 to spring 2017 time-frame. This would be a one-year appointment with renewal for up to two additional years. The Wieman group interacts closely with Dan Schwartz’s cognitive psychology group, and works to apply and test findings from cognitive psychology in the teaching of science.  Current research of the group involves studying: the assessment and learning of problem solving strategies and practices, mechanistic reasoning, how students of different backgrounds learn from interactive simulations, quantitative critical thinking in instructional physics labs, and classroom interventions in teaching physics based on specific learning mechanics, such as invention activities and contrasting cases. The work is carried out at a variety of scales, ranging from cognitive interviews and small-scale “lab” studies to working with instructors at Stanford or Foothill Community College to carry out much larger studies on individual class sessions or entire courses.  The successful candidate would be expected to participate in some subset of these research areas but would also be free to pursue other areas of particular interest to them.  While a Ph. D. in physics education research is preferred, candidates whose Ph. D. research was in more traditional areas of physics but have a strong interest and commitment to go into PER will be considered.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

To apply, email C. V. and cover letter, along with the names of three references, to Rachel Knowles, assistant to Carl Wieman, at  Applications will be reviewed and considered until the position(s) is filled.

Lab Manager, Mercer University

The physics department at Mercer University is looking for a Lab Manager to begin in July.  The search is currently underway, but they're still looking for applicants.  Details here:​

Freelance editors, Cactus Communications

Cactus Communications is a pioneer in language services, serving more than 60,000 clients across 116 countries.

We engage a global team of highly skilled freelance editors who are experts in various academic fields. CACTUS is honoured to be ranked 15th (after a screening of more than 40,000 companies) on the 2016 list of Top 100 Companies for Remote/Freelance Jobs (

We’re currently looking for specialist freelance copyeditors and substantive editors. Apply now and register instantly!

Why this is a great opportunity
·         Flexibility to determine your schedule and work hours

·         Potential to earn USD 1200 to 4000 per month (based on regular availability)

·         Additional fees of up to 20%

·        No need to relocate. As this is a freelance opportunity, we invite candidates from any location to apply.

What you will do
·         Edit manuscripts such that the final text is in standard scientific English and is free of unclear or unidiomatic sentences

·         Adhere to job-specific instructions and format manuscripts according to the target journal when required

·         Ensure that all subject-specific conventions are followed

What you need

·         A Post Doc/PhD/Masters/Bachelors degree or expertise in one or more specialized subject areas in Physics and/or Optics [detailed subject-area list below]

·         Excellent English editing skill and attention to detail (prior editing experience would be great)

Cactus Communications has international subsidiaries and offers editing, translation, medical writing, and other services to researchers, academic journals, and organizations worldwide. We serve more than 60,000 clients across 116 countries and have extensive experience engaging our global community of 800+ freelancers.

Apply now!
To apply, fill in the application form here:

Detailed subject-area list

·         Physics:

Acoustics and ultrasonics, Applied physics, Astronomy and astrophysics, Atomic and molecular physics, Condensed matter physics, High-energy and particle physics, Lasers, Linear physics, Magnetism, Medical physics, Nonlinear physics, Nuclear physics, Optics, Other – Physics, Plasma, Quantum physics, Radiation, Solid-state physics, Statistical and mathematical physics, Theoretical physics, Photonics, Imaging physics, Photovoltaics, Spintronics and plasmonics

·         Optics:

Atmospheric and oceanic optics, Atomic/Molecular physics, Coherence and statistical optics, Detectors, Diffraction and gratings, Fiber optics and optical communications, Fourier optics and signal processing, General optics, Geometric optics, Holography, Image processing, Imaging systems, Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology, Integrated optics, Lasers and laser optics, Machine vision, Materials, Medical optics and biotechnology, Microscopy, Nonlinear optics, Optical data storage, Optical design and fabrication, Optical devices, Optics at surfaces, Optics in computing, Optoelectronics, Other areas of optics, Physical optics, Quantum optics, Remote sensing and sensors, Scattering, Spectroscopy, Thin films, Ultrafast optics, Vision, color, and visual optics, X-ray optics

Closing date: 31st July, 2016
[Ed note: this firm hires for this position more-or-less constantly.]

Monday, May 2, 2016

TT, University of North Georgia

Job Details
Assistant Professor Physics - Fall 2016
Position Number: 53063435
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Gainesville
General Summary:
The University of North Georgia department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physics to begin in August, 2016.  This position will be located on the UNG Gainesville campus.

The Department of Physics is a small, well-equipped department offering a B.S. degree in Physics and a Dual Degree in Physics-Engineering in collaboration with engineering schools.  It produces about 15 graduates each academic year and has good success in placing its graduates into graduate programs, high-school teaching positions and technical jobs.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate physics courses, especially at the freshman and sophomore level.
Scholarship involving undergraduates and service on campus and in the region are also expected.
Candidates must show evidence demonstrating an ability to implement a research program.
In particular, the candidate must demonstrate clear plans for involving undergraduates in his or her own research or for generating other advanced projects for our physics majors.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required with postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and student success.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Other, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. Under "other documents" please upload a statement of teacing experience and philosophy in addition to a statement of your research interest and plans.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Trial Status FT Instructor, Chemeketa CC, OR

Position Description:

Chemeketa Community College is looking for an outstanding student-focused instructor for a full time physics faculty position starting Fall Term 2016. This faculty position instructs courses in introductory physics for major and non-major students.

Terms of Employment:

This is a 2-year trial status position. Program continuation is based on impact of program and is subject to 2018-19 budget approval.
This is a 100% 180-day academic position.
Recently hired instructors are expected to participate in a new faculty orientation program.
Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs.

Salary Placement:

Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 3, $46,450.

Chemeketa is comprised of two campuses located in Salem, the capitol of Oregon, and McMinnville and two centers in Dallas and Woodburn.   All locations are in the Willamette Valley, known for its mixture of cities and rural settings as well as close proximity to both the mountains and the ocean. 
 Duties and Responsibilities:
Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
Actively participates in the retention and recruitment of students
Embraces appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions; understands and utilizes available technology as communication and data gathering tools
Instructs physics classes utilizing knowledge of the discipline and teaching practice that facilitates student learning
Meets all scheduled and special classes-day, possible evening and week-ends
Teaches classes as assigned, following approved course outlines
Prepares and develops materials for assigned classes
Posts and maintains office hours
Provides students with course syllabi
Maintains records of grades and attendance; reports individual academic grades when required
Maintains college facilities and equipment
Participates in curriculum development; recommends course outline revisions
Recommends textbooks and other instructional materials and equipment; recommends library and reference materials
Contributes suggestions for annual department budget
Keeps up to date on technological changes and developments in subject area
Attends staff meetings and participates in designated committee work; represents the department at pertinent meetings as required
Promotes positive image of college and college programs
Develops and maintains contacts with community and professional organizations
Assists Advisory Committee as needed
Functions as a life-long learner
Applies the College's values for teaching and learning:
Creates a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness
Encourages creative and critical thinking
Actively engages students in the learning process
Facilitates learning that applies to and enriches a student's life
Encourages mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment
Clarifies expectations and encourages student responsibility for learning
Promotes learning as a life-long process
Performs all other job related duties as assigned

Master's degree in physics or closely related field with graduate coursework in physics from an accredited institution. 

Core Competencies:

A demonstrated ability or desire to work with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students and communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in or ability to demonstrate instruction in physics
Broad range of coursework topics in physics at the graduate level
Experience or demonstrated interest in working with adult, non-traditional and underrepresented learners in high school or college.
Experience with or a demonstrated understanding of online instructional methods.
Experience or demonstrated interest in innovative teaching practices, student engagement and program coordination.
Experience integrating technology into teaching and learning.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in departmental projects and initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in community outreach and state or national professional organizations.
 Supplemental Information:
When applying for this posting, you will be required to attach one or more of the following electronic documents:

-Cover Letter
-Unofficial Transcripts- An electronic copy of your academic transcripts, undergraduate and graduate, from an accredited institution must be attached with your application. The transcript must demonstrate the minimum educational requirement for the position. If you have academic credentials from non-U.S. institutions, you will need to include an evaluation of your credentials

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove your social security number from your documents, including transcripts. Documents containing social security numbers will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.  

Successful applicants for designated positions must successfully pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.


•MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) -OR- Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension
•Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at
For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit the following website:

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary requirements are met.

Friday, April 29, 2016

FT at Pueblo CC, CO

Faculty - Physics
Tracking Code
Job Description
While we thank all applicants for applying, only those being actively considered for employment will be contacted during the selection process. All candidates will receive notification when a position is filled, a search is cancelled, or the selection process is concluded for some other reason.

A complete application package consists of:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial (Copy of) Transcripts
  4. Application (Completed Online)

Department/Division purpose (brief description of main function):

The mission of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at Pueblo Community College is to increase the science foundation among our diverse student population. By instilling basic scientific skills and knowledge and facilitating analytical thinking, clear expression of ides, and interpersonal skills, the Science Department provides the foundation for students to succeed in their college and career goals.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):

All faculty job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principals and tools of continuous improvement by and through the assessment of student learning. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program. Launched by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1999, the program offers an alternative reaccreditation pathway emphasizing continuous quality improvement. The HLC's Handbook for Accreditation summarizes the program as follows: "The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.”   Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description.  In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.
This position specifically exists to provide classroom/lab/on-line instruction in physics courses under the supervision of the department chairperson. Faculty will be expected to prepare/plan and teach several different physics courses and teach classes at various dates/times per the department schedule, to include evening, weekend, online and special length courses. Faculty must be knowledgeable in physics as well as chemistry.  This position requires experience and working knowledge of common PC programs including Microsoft Office components (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel), Outlook, and this position requires experience and/or willingness to adopt classroom technology.   Faculty are required to observe campus, division and department policies/procedures, advise students, attend professional development, and serve on committees. 

Essential Functions:
% of Time
Assists in the implementation of the approved program curriculum; stays current and knowledgeable of program accreditation standards, and strives to meet those standards with available resources.
Assists in the program/course recruitment and retention process. Supports the college STEM initiatives.
Supervises and enforces appropriate safety procedures for laboratories and facilities, and provides supervision for students to ensure safety standards are met.
Teaches courses as assigned within faculty work load guidelines. Develops and implements curriculum and effective teaching strategies in an effort to meet the department and state standards.
Provides adequate preparation of the course material used in assigned courses, utilizes the approved text, and adheres to the syllabus and course outline/schedule. Meets all regularly scheduled classes unless the class has been canceled or rescheduled by or with the permission of the Department Chair. Faculty may also serve as a substitute within the program for absent colleagues for short-term absences.
Provides input to the Department Chairperson regarding curriculum, scheduling, supplies, assessment of student learning and equipment.
Maintains a work schedule as agreed upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state faculty work load policy (at least forty-hour/ work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus which can include off campus assignments) and a minimum of 5 hours per week for consultation or advisement with students.
Participates in Accountability Progress Reports, Assessment of Student Learning projects, program reviews, student assessment, and evaluation processes required by internal-external sources as appropriate.
Serve on Faculty and college committees and task forces. Attends all regularly scheduled department, division, or college meetings unless these meetings conflict with a scheduled class or unless the faculty member is excused by the Department Chair or Dean.
Assists with training of part-time instructors as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Physics, or related scientific field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Physics, or related scientific field, and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in chemistry.

Licenses or Certifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • None

Preferred Qualifications:
  • None
Required Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to teach physics courses at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated technology skills and ability to learn institution specific technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Willingness and ability to teach a variety of physics courses.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, managing, and implementing new educational programs at a community college.
Required Experience
Minimum Qualifications:
  • One-year experience teaching college level physics courses.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-year experience teaching physics courses at a community college.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience working with curriculum development

Job Location
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Position Type
40,000.00 - 49,500.00 USD
Closing Date