Saturday, February 6, 2016

Teaching TT, UBC, Vancouver CA

The University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor 1 position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy on the Vancouver campus. Appointment at a tenured rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. 

This position provides an opportunity to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching, while participating in the intellectually exciting atmosphere of a top-tier physics and astronomy department. The position falls within UBC's Educational Leadership Stream, which is a career path for teaching-oriented faculty that begins with the tenure-track Instructor rank, continues with the tenured Senior Instructor rank, and culminates with the Professor of Teaching rank. This path is analogous to the research-oriented faculty progression of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, and Full Professor rank. 

The Physics and Astronomy Department ( www.phas.ubc.ca) is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada. Our faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field. The department has been a leader in transforming both lectures and laboratories to include new teaching techniques and goals, and has a very active Physics Education Research community. This ongoing effort is enabled by many faculty members, graduate students committed to their own role in teaching, and a strong and diverse undergraduate population. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses, with a focus on taking a leading role in our First year program, though other courses may be assigned as needed. 

The minimum qualification is a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and proven ability to contribute to curriculum development, course design and other initiatives that advance the University's ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. This position will be supported by and encouraged to contribute to the department's initiatives in discipline-based education research. 

Candidates are urged to submit online applications here: http://secure.physics.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/Jobs/Apply (please accept security certificate) which should include a curriculum vita, names and contacts of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of content area expertise and teaching effectiveness, and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning. Three letters of reference from referees familiar with the candidate's teaching should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably electronically, to jobs=At=phas.ubc.ca by the deadline. Questions regarding the position can be directed to head=At=phas.ubc.ca. 

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 15, 2016, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2016.

Friday, February 5, 2016

1-Year Term Instructor, Northern Michigan University

https://employme.nmu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=143578

Job Action Number:
6000755  
Classification Title:
Instructor  
Position Title:
Assisant Professor or Instructor/One Year Term  
Salary:
Competitive  
Position Type:
Faculty and Librarians  
Department:
PHYSICS  
Number of Openings:
 
FLSA:

Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime; Non-exempt are overtime eligible.
Exempt  
Work Schedule:
Is this a grant funded or term position?
If yes, what is the grant or term end date?
Provide a brief statement of the position duties.
Teach courses and labs in Physics (lower and upper level), participate in outcome assessment, participate in department service activities, and perform other assignments as per departmental needs.  
Required Education:
ABD  
Discipline/Degree Area:
Physics  
Required Specialized Training/Certifications:
Required Minimum Work Experience:
An earned doctorate in Physics for Assistant Professor. 

ABD in Physics for Instructor. 
 
Knowledge, skills, abilities or attributes required.
-Teaching and instruction for groups of individuals. 
-Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with peers and students. 
-Ability to work effectively and productively with others. 
-Time management skills. 
-Ability to work with minimal supervision. 
 
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
-Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level for both majors in physics (lower and upper level courses), and non-majors (algebra based intro courses). 
-Ability and desire to teach astronomy courses (lecture and lab) would be useful. 
 
Travel:
No Response  
Posting Date:
02-05-2016  
Closing Date:
03-14-2016  
Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Profile  
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document
Unofficial Transcript 
 
Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Other Document required shall be the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references.  
Contact for this posting:
David Donovan 
ddonovan@nmu.edu 
 
Information:
Equal Opportunity:
Northern Michigan University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment or the provisions of services. NMU provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities. Persons having inquiries regarding discrimination/complaints may contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (906) 227-2420. 
 

Fixed-Term position at Juniata College, PA

The Physics Department at Juniata College, a selective liberal arts college of 1600 students located in Huntingdon, PA, invites applications for a fixed-term assistant professor for up to 3 years, subject to annual renewal, starting in August 2016. We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching undergraduate physics and to lead our introductory laboratory program and share in the teaching of the lab courses. Responsibilities will include directing and teaching introductory physics and environmental physics laboratories, and teaching introductory and upper-level physics or engineering mechanics courses as needed. A Ph.D. or ABD in physics or a related field is preferred. Although teaching is the primary responsibility of this position, opportunities for research collaborations with current faculty in astronomy, optics, or nuclear detection are available. In addition to supporting approximately 50 Physics and Engineering Physics majors and graduating an average of 10 students per year, the Physics Department offers introductory courses and labs that enroll over 120 Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science students each academic year. Review of candidates' materials will begin in early March with an expected closing date of March 31st or until the position is filled. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that describes your teaching interest and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) complete contact information of three professional references. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks.
Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The college commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.
To apply for this position, please complete our online application at http://www.juniata.edu/jobs.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Annually Contracted Instructor, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

https://cincinnatistate.applicantpro.com/jobs/338898.html

Annually Contracted Instructor – Physics
Overview:
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College invites applications for an Annually Contracted Instructor for a one year appointment. Annually Contracted Instructor (ACI) is full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member whose sole responsibility is to provide classroom instruction of credit-bearing courses. ACI duties shall not include responsibilities as program chair, department chair, cooperative education coordinator, advisor, counselor, librarian, instructional designer, or any other faculty responsibilities. This is a teaching-oriented position rather than a research-oriented position. The selected candidate will need to teach college-level courses to our technical, transfer degree and non-degree seeking students whose programs require Physics.
As part of our team of highly qualified faculty, Physics Instructors are expected to provide high quality instruction and work with the Associate Deans, Dean and other Administrative staff and faculty to improve student learning experiences and be committed to the mission and values of the College. Instructors may be assigned other instructional responsibilities as determined by the Dean or Associate Dean.
Essential Duties:
  • Teach a range of Physics courses including: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based Physics, Technical Physics, Introduction to Physics, Aviation Physics and Health Physics.
  • Deliver learner-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning, student involvement and student success, and by providing timely feedback to students.
  • Provide each student with a syllabus that outlines clear course expectations, evaluations, topical outlines and timelines.
  • Prepare all course materials and lessons. Preparation time will vary based on the instructor's experience in the specific course being taught. 
  • Develop real life learning activities that align with the learning outcomes defined in the department's standardized syllabus.
  • Use Blackboard to record grades, to communicate with students, and to make course materials available on a timely basis.
  • Submit student grades, administrative reports and other paperwork in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Maintain office hours in accordance with the Humanities and Sciences Divisions policy.
  • Attend program, departmental and divisional meetings.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Physics or in a related field with a cohesive set of at least 18 semester hours (or quarter hour equivalent) of graduate course work in Physics from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • A minimum of one year of teaching experience. Experience as a teaching or research assistant does not meet this qualification.
  • Experience with or commitment to learn and use the College's Learning Management System, Blackboard.
  • Available to teach day or evening classes at campuses around the city.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years teaching experience (teaching or research assistant experience does not meet this qualification).
  • Experience teaching in a community college.
Desired Competencies:
  • Proven success in addressing the needs of students from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
  • Commitment to student excellence and continued improvement of instruction.
  • Ability to use a computer and software used in academic settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population.
  • Possess good organizational and planning skills.
Details:
Department: Humanities & Sciences
Employment Type: Full-Time, Annually Contracted 
Title/Position: Physics, Instructor
Reports To: Associate Dean
Position Level: Annually Contracted Faculty
Compensation: $675 x 45 units = $30,375 annually
Job Category: Faculty
Contract Affiliation: AAUP 1
Classification: Exempt
Excellent Benefits:
Candidates selected for full-time positions are eligible for our benefit package that includes excellent medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits with minimal out of pocket payments and contribution rates, immediate accrual of vacation, sick and personal leave, and much more!
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Committed to Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual-orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

FT Lecturer, Arizona State

Lecturer, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
The Department of Physics at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible Lecturer to begin Fall 2016. Initial appointment is for a 9-month academic year. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon performance, availability of resources and the needs of the Department. Salary is dependent on experience and summer support may be possible dependent upon departmental need. The successful candidate will provide instruction in our large undergraduate General Physics Program, supervise teaching assistants, serve on Department or University committees and develop course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics by the time of appointment, at least two years of experience teaching at University level and a record of teaching excellence as evidenced through peer and/or student evaluations. Desired qualifications include strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills and ability to work as part of a larger instructional team.
Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), copies of evaluations and/or course materials indicative of your prior teaching experience and contact information for three references (postal and email addresses, and phone number). Materials must be submitted on-line at http://physics.asu.edu/employment.php. Only electronic applications will be considered.
Review of applications will commence March 18, 2016. If the position is not filled, review of completed files will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check will be required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

TT, Anderson University, IN

Anderson University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Physics at the professor, associate professor, or assistant professor level beginning August 2016 or August 2017, depending on the candidate's availability. We are seeking physicists with a distinguished record in teaching, research and a heart to serve Christ. The Physical Sciences & Engineering department hosts Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and more recently, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering majors. With the addition of the Engineering Program to the Anderson University curriculum in 2013, enrollment in the department has increased significantly. Graduates have found great success going on to graduate studies in physics, astronomy, and other related fields. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses within the physics curriculum, as well as classes geared towards non-science majors. Additionally, all faculty in the department are expected to maintain research programs designed to engage undergraduates, and are encouraged to seek external funding to support these efforts. Current faculty have expertise in high-energy astrophysics, and computational physics, but candidates from any field of physics are encouraged to apply. 

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field by the start of employment. The selected candidate will have a passion to partner with current faculty to grow the physics enrollment, as well as support the new engineering program. The university remains closely affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history. It is expected that all faculty possess a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ. A statement of faith is required of all applicants seeking positions at the University. 

Benefits: This is a full-time, tenure-track position with eligibility for university benefits. 

Position Available: Beginning August 2016, but will consider a start date of August 2017. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Any interested candidate should supply a cover letter, CV, faculty application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (including how their research would be deployed with undergraduate students at a small, liberal arts institution), and a statement of faith to Dr. Chad Wallace, Dean of the School of Science & Engineering, Anderson University, 1100 East 5h Street, Anderson IN 46012. A background check may be required. ( http://www.anderson.edu/uploads/hr/faculty-application.pdf

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology. The University's location in the central part of the state allows easy access to state parks, several boating lakes, and beautiful farmland. The close proximity to Indianapolis, the state's capital, offers a full range of cultural and entertainment amenities.

FT Astro Instructor, Colorado State

The Dept. of Physics at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty instructor whose primary responsibilities are to teach astronomy at the university introductory level and to conduct campus and public astronomy outreach.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Astronomy or Astrophysics.  Submit applications at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/30546 by March 09, 2016.  CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FT at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career focused education through 19 bachelor's degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science, computer networking, construction management, design, engineering, and engineering technology.

The Department of Sciences represents an interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The department invites qualified applicants for a full-time position of Assistant Professor, starting fall of 2016, with expertise in the field of Physics. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to education and the ability to instruct calculus-based Physics courses at the undergraduate level along with specialized topics as needed. While our primary mission is teaching, the candidate is also expected to engage in scholarly work and service to the institute. We seek a colleague who will actively participate in our efforts toward externally collaborative, project-based learning, while contributing to the expansion of our programs and offerings. Involvement in research projects is a key element of our popular Physics minor. As such, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the ability to incorporate undergraduates into their research program.

Wentworth seeks to increase the diverse perspectives of its faculty and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in STEM.

Requirements: Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.
Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Qualified candidates who are ABD will be considered.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NTT Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for its undergraduate laboratory coordinator position. This is a 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position with a defined promotion track. 

The primary responsibilities of this position are the day-to-day operations of the department's undergraduate laboratories, the up-keep, modernization and development of the associated experiments, supervision and training of graduate teaching assistants, and the teaching of an introductory physics course each fall and spring semester. 

Each semester the department offers five large introductory physics courses with approximately 1200 students, 50 separate laboratory sections, and 30 graduate teaching assistants. More information on our courses and programs can be found atwww.phys.uic.edu

UIC is a Highest Research Activity institution and the largest university in the Chicago area with 29,000 students, 15 colleges, including the nation's largest medical school, and one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. For 
additional information, please refer to UIC's Home Page at www.uic.edu

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related area. Other desirable qualifications include experience in coordination of undergraduate teaching laboratories and/or physics instruction. Applications, which must 
include a CV, a one-page statement of pedagogical philosophy and the names and email addresses of at least 3 references, must be completed by March 21, 2016 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=60241

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and 
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Two 2-Year VAPs, Reed College, OR

Reed College invites applications for two, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointments in Physics, to begin August 2016. Each position is open to strong candidates of any research focus; our main selection criterion will be the promise of outstanding teaching. Both appointments entail classroom and laboratory instruction of bright and engaged undergraduates and close supervision of senior thesis students. PhD required, postdoctoral and teaching experience desirable.

For information about the Reed Physics Department, see our web page (http://academic.reed.edu/physics/). Reed College is a community that is committed to cultural and intellectual diversity as central to its academic mission (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/). Candidates are encouraged to describe how this commitment will be expressed through their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests (including proposed senior thesis projects), a statement of teaching experience and plans, and three letters of recommendations to John Essick, Chair, Physics Search Committee at http://apply.interfolio.com/33922. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by March 3, 2016 to guarantee full consideration.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

TT, Science Education, U of NC-Greensboro

School of Education Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education
Assistant Professor, Science Education – Tenure Track
The Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education in the School of Education at The
University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor for K-12 science education. This faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in K-12 science education, establish a robust research agenda, work collaboratively with colleagues toward maintaining and improving undergraduate and graduate courses and programs in science education, demonstrate a commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and build collaborations with faculty across university departments and in local public schools. Candidates who are of color, have varying sexual orientations, and/or are from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in science education or a related field, evidence of at least three years of successful K-12 science teaching experience, and expertise in one or more science disciplines. The successful applicant will have: an active research agenda with potential for a strong publication record and potential for success in obtaining external funding; evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching K-12 prospective and/or practicing teachers; and strong interests in partnerships with public schools.

Context: The University is located in Greensboro, a city of 275,000 in a metropolitan area of 1.6 million people. The University is one of the doctorate-granting institutions in the University of North Carolina system and has more than 19,000 full-time students, including 3,000 graduate students. The School of Education has a prominent standing in this community, given the University’s history as a Women’s College. The Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education offers NCATE accredited undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs for elementary, middle grades, and secondary levels and an active doctoral program in teacher education, with a specialization option in science education. We are committed to the values of equity and social justice, democratic participation, caring, and educational quality in schools and throughout the public realm.

Starting date: August 1, 2016
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Application Deadline: A review of applications will begin February 17 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit electronically: (1) an application letter addressing the stated responsibilities and qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4)names and contact information of three references, who will submit letters separately. Submit application through the UNCG job search system at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Jobsearch/ (position id #999855). For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Heidi Carlone (heidi_carlone@uncg.edu).

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

Postdoc at Harvard

Job Description
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will analyze existing datasets and co-author research publications pertaining to several large empirical research projects. Two of the projects investigate the predictors of persistence in MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) participation, in a computer science and an astronomy MOOC, respectively. The third project is a national survey study that examines the factors leading to students' success in introductory computer science courses at the college level. The fellow’s responsibilities include conducting literature searches and reviews, developing testable hypotheses, conducting statistical data analyses to test these hypotheses, and writing up the results in publishable form, under the guidance of, and in co-authorship with, senior members of the research team. The fellow will use techniques such as survival analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, propensity weighting, and factor analysis.

Requirements
Doctoral degree in a social science, education, computer science, science/math education, or engineering education.  Evidence of publication productivity in peer-reviewed journals. Strong literature review and statistical skills.

Duration
One year; full-time.

Contact
Please send cover letter and CV to Gerhard Sonnert at SEDPostdoc@cfa.harvard.edu. Submission deadline is on or before Friday, February 12, 2016.

Friday, January 29, 2016

FT, Lone Star College Kingwood, TX


FT at Palomar College

Department: Physics and Engineering Department
Salary: Starting salary range: $56,682.32 $88,676.83 annually. An annual stipend of $1,385.90 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/classifications/salary/ and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.
Full or Part Time: Full-Time
Date Opened: 01/25/2016
Close Date: 03/21/2016
Job Duties:
The Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences/Physics is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the disciplines of physical sciences and physics. Specifically, these courses include lectures and labs in the physical sciences and physics disciplines.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through b):
a) A Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND six semester units of upper division or graduate coursework in at least one other constituent discipline.
b) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications stated in a) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/), if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at www.naces.org.
Diversity Statement: Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
To Apply: Visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/17312 for full details and required application materials.
Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

TT at Pierce College

Are you passionate about increasing student success in physics? Are you excited about helping student discover and apply the concepts of physics to the everyday world? Do you want to work side by side with colleagues who are leading the national conversation on increasing retention and completion? Can you envision yourself challenging and being challenged to find innovative ways to address achievement gaps in science education? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

About the Program:
The successful candidate will be a colleague in a district Physics department offering a wide range of courses that help students gain a competitive edge in any STEM field. Courses are designed to help students think critically, flexibly and creatively, and stand out in the marketplace. Faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary solutions focused on integrating concepts and advancing completion.

The successful candidate's responsibilities include:
  • Designing and teaching assigned courses throughout the spectrum of the physics curriculum (Physics for Non-Science Majors, Preparation for General Physics, General Physics, Engineering Physics) in a manner that promotes student engagement and success for diverse student populations;
  • Leading efforts to increase student success in physics, including closing achievement gaps between demographic groups;
  • Working within a collaborative and innovative department;
  • Engaging in district-wide efforts to improve student retention and success;
  • Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research;
  • Incorporating active student learning and appropriate use of technology in the classroom;
  • Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation;
  • Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
  • Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and diversity;
  • Setting the stage for a high level of student engagement;
  • Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assisting students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication;
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion;
  • Engaging in shared governance;
  • Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.
About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through conscious efforts, we have improved retention rates by 16% and graduation rates by 25%. This year, Pierce was named as a top community college in several national polls.

Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.

Required Qualifications:
Graduate degree in Physics or related field

Terms of Employment:
This position, which is contingent upon funding, is a full-time, tenure-track assignment of 173 contracted days per year, anticipated to begin September 2016. Assignment may include district discipline/program coordination, as well as evening, hybrid, and/or online teaching. This is a District position with a "home" campus assignment. Initial placement of this position will be at the Fort Steilacoom campus. Candidates will be working for a District Dean and will be required to attend district meetings as well as collaborate with colleagues across the district and across departments.

Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $48,000 to $52,000 per 173-day academic year. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments are in addition to the base salary.

Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:
  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter).
  2. Responses to the following: What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of multiculturalism? AND How have you infused multiculturalism into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to be a part of a multicultural society? AND Pierce College has set a goal of closing achievement gaps for all student populations by 2020. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels? (Supplemental Question).
  3. Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
  4. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http//ncaes.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
  5. A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).
Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service

Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

For more information or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: jobs@pierce.ctc.edu.