Friday, February 17, 2017

PER postdoc position at Cornell University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in physics education in the Physics Department at Cornell University. The successful candidate will participate in the redesign and evaluation of the introductory physics labs supported by a Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences Active Learning Initiative grant held by the physics department.

Job description:
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of the physics labs in two introductory calculus-based course sequences (engineering and honors). They will work with a faculty committee to develop and refine learning goals and associated lab activities. They will also work with Dr. Holmes and student researchers to assess the program through development, implementation, and analysis of surveys and other assessments, interviews, focus groups, and in-lab observations. They will participate in developing manuals and training materials for instructors and teaching assistants to be propagated between instructors over time.

The candidate will work with a team of faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers involved in the program. The candidate will also work with the new Cornell Physics Education Research Lab.

Logistics:
Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Start date: By Fall 2017
Time commitment: Prefer full-time, but will be flexible for the right candidate
Length of appointment: Annual contracts renewable up to 3 years

Preferred qualifications include any of the following:
  • Ph.D. in physics, physics education research, or closely related field
  • Experience with relevant literature and education research methods
  • Experience with experimental physics also an asset
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and also to work independently
  • Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills
  • Experience with curriculum development, teaching assistant training, or faculty development
  • Enthusiasm to learn (because this project will involve many moving pieces that require integrating and applying many different research areas, ability to grow surpasses extensive experience in any one of the above areas)

To apply:
Submit a CV, cover letter, a brief teaching and research statement including the candidate’s relevant background and interest in physics or science education research, and the names and email contacts of three professional references to Dr. Natasha Holmes at ngholmes@cornell.edu.

Please also contact Dr. Holmes with any questions.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Part-Time at College of Lake County

Posting Number: F00218

Department: Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division

Job Summary Teach transfer level Physics courses either at the Grayslake Campus, or at the Southlake Campus.
Required Qualification:
  • M.S. Degree in Physics or Physics Education
Desired Qualifications
  • Teaching experience in physics at the High School or post-secondary level.
Posting Date: 02/14/2017

Closing Date: 06/30/2017

Special Instructions Summary Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes. Selected applicants will be contacted by the academic department when an opening is anticipated.
Pay Rate: Per adjunct contract.

Full-Time/Part-Time:

Location: Grayslake

Total Hours per week: Per teaching schedule.

Work Schedule Following individual section schedule. Courses offered both day and evenings. Individual sections normally meet two to three times per week.
EEO Statement The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Adjunct Position at North Carolina Central University

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Mathematics and Physics within the College of Arts and Sciences promotes North Carolina Central University's commitment to excellence in instruction, research, and service offering programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree each in mathematics and in physics. The Department has a teaching and research agenda that fosters computational and technological literacy, critical analysis and analytical thinking; and effective communication of scientific ideas through writing and presentation to develop essential skills that students need for productive careers as scientists, academicians, entrepreneurs and professional leaders.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Department now offers an Engineering Physics Concentration to its Physics degree and 3-plus-2 dual degree programs in Mathematics/Physics and Engineering in collaboration with NC State. The current dual degree programs are: (1) B.S in Physics from NCCU and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NC State; (2) B.S in Physics from NCCU and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NC State. In addition, the department was recently approved to offer Mathematics with Computational and Engineering Mathematics (CEMA), and Physics with Engineering Physics (EPHY).

The purpose of this Mathematics/Physics-Engineering Academic Advisor and Instructor is to assist in delivery of a "holistic" approach to assuring retention through providing multiple strategies of academic support to and enrichment and research and work opportunities for Mathematics/Physics-Engineering students at NCCU.

The position also implements and coordinates summer bridge and other summer enrichment programs and activities for incoming and continuing engineering students at NCCU.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Thorough understanding of the goals and objectives of the NCCU Mathematics/Physics-Engineering Academic programs
  • Substantive knowledge of academic program procedures, methods, and practices
  • Ability to select, train, and supervise undergraduate and graduate students mentors and tutors
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates
  • Ability to record, compile, summarize, and analyze data
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas
  • Ability to function independently of regular supervision
  • Ability to provide instruction in introductory physics or mathematics, using evidence-based or research-based pedagogical strategies.
Minimum Education/Experience

Master's degree in Physics, Mathematics, or related Engineering; and 5 years of experience delivering support services in a STEM educational setting.

Faculty Lecturer, The University of Arizona

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, and may be renewed on a yearly basis depending on availability of funds and performance. The position will most likely involve teaching two or three physics courses each semester. Salary is commensurate with experience and contingent upon sufficient course enrollment.
Candidates should have experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and deliver lectures.
  • Prepare, assign, and handle the grading of appropriate assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Be available to answer student questions outside of class for a minimum of four hours per week.
  • Effectively manage assigned Teaching Assistants in handling work associated with the courses.
  • Assist with advising and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Candidate may be assigned to some departmental committees.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Physics.
  • Experience teaching at the University level.
  • Teaching and/or work experience with equipment relevant to the subject.
  • Experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach fundamentals of Physics.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students.
  • Dedication to enhancing the undergraduate experience.
  • Knowledge of the results of physics education research.
Internal Number: F20872

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FT at Weatherford College

Primary duties include teaching courses in the approved discipline, recruiting and advising students, and serving on committees. Responsible for developing and updating curriculum, textbook, equipment selection and instructional materials. Maintain familiarity with and adhere to College policies and procedures. Provide instruction and an effective learning environment to facilitate student acquisition of the specific learning outcomes identified in the master syllabi of the assigned courses.

Qualifications
Must meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) academic, oral and written English proficiency requirements. Must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes.

Required Education
Must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) credential standards which normally include a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

FT at Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is seeking applicants for a temporary full-time faculty position in the department of Physics within the division of Science and Mathematics. LCCC is seeking innovative student-centered instructors who place student academic achievement and success as top priorities. The teaching assignments may include lecture and lab sections of Physical Science, Physics for Allied Health, Algebra-based Physics, Calculus-based Physics and other courses as assigned. The standard teaching responsibility is a minimum of 15 credits per semester in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least a master's degree in Physics or related discipline (Ph.D. strongly preferred). College teaching experience is desired along with experience in distance learning and interactive classroom technologies. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and innovative approaches to active learning. Commitment to undergraduate research mentoring and evidence of continued professional development and teaching effectiveness is expected. Experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse student populations is preferred. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants selected for interview will be asked to deliver a short presentation demonstrating their teaching skills and their ability to integrate technology into the learning process.

Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary is supported by a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Position pending budget approval by the Board. Starting date is August 2017.

Qualified applicants interested in this position should complete an online LCCC Employment Application at www.lorainccc.edu/employment. The complete application file should include: a cover letter detailing area(s) of expertise, an updated curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), the contact information of three professional references (student, peer, or supervisor feedback), and a professional statement. All can be uploaded to the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Paper application forms and documents may also be submitted by forwarding materials to the Human Resources Office, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Candidate selected will be required to complete a background check prior to being hired.

NTT at Minnesota State University Mankato

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 02/08/17
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 13, 2017.
POSITION: Nine-Month Fixed Term Appointment*
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 14, 2017
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will teach introductory physics courses and labs at the algebra and calculus-based level. Typical teaching load is 24 credits per year. He or she will also be expected to participate in the functioning of the department and to serve as a mentor to students outside the classroom.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MS Degree in Physics (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
  • Interest and ability to teach college level introductory physics courses, including labs.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD Degree in Physics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching physics at the college level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.
  • Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for a limited period of time and is to be used only when the position to be filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanent position needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-term employment terminates at the end of the appointment period and carries no implication for future employment.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/jobopp.html. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Paul Eskridge, Search Committee Chair
Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota State University, Mankato
TN 141 Trafton Science Center, North
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 5073891840
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 5073891095
Email: paul.eskridge@mnsu.edu NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Laboratory Manager at Boston University

LABORATORY MANAGER, College of Arts & Sciences, Physics
Tracking Code
4151/L2316
Job Description
Maintain the advanced graduate and undergraduate teaching laboratories focused on classic state of the art experiments and electronics. Primary responsibility is the independent preparation of equipment for the teaching laboratories for Advanced Lab PY581 and Advanced Electronics Lab FY371/681. Work closely with instructors to upgrade and enhance laboratory offerings for advanced laboratory courses, while providing continuity in the labs independent of the faculty member(s) responsible for teaching. Manage the operation, maintenance, supplies, and documentation of all experiments.


Required Skills
Master's degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field. Three to five years of related experience. High level of technical skills and Physics knowledge.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.           
Job Location
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
Grade 72
 
Apply here: https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=299933&company_id=15509&jobboardid=101

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

PER Postdoc, University of Central Florida

General description of position:
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral level position to join the Chini Physics Education Research Group at the University of Central Florida. Our research group explores the implementation of evidence-based teaching practices at diverse institutions and with a variety of student populations. Current projects include 1) exploring differences in the success of studio-mode instruction across institutions and 2) investigating the experiences of students with executive function disorders in active learning physics and chemistry courses and improving those experiences through instructor training on Universal Design for Learning. The Chini group includes three graduate and three undergraduate students; the UCF PER group includes a second tenure-track faculty member. More details are available at http://physics.cos.ucf.edu/chiniperg.

This is an initial 12-month appointment, with potential renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will participate in extensive personalized professional mentoring as part of UCF’s Preeminent Postdoctoral Program. Professional development activities may include training on and participation in grant writing, training in mentoring and scaffolded mentoring of students, participation in the STEM Education Reading Group, and participation in the UCF iSTEM Faculty Fellows program (for disciplinary faculty working on education projects).

Job description:
The successful candidate will collaborate on existing projects and have some freedom to lead new research directions. Duties will include qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis, preparing manuscripts for physics and STEM education journals, presenting at related conferences, and supporting graduate and undergraduate physics education researchers. Opportunities to teach are likely available if desired.

The candidate is expected to start by June 30, 2017. The salary is $50,000 plus benefits.

Required minimum qualifications:
Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education Research, or a closely related field by June 30, 2017; familiarity with discipline-based education research methodologies; a demonstrated ability to collaborate with others and work independently.

Preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data; instrument development and assessment; developing interview protocols; strong oral and written communication skills.

Special instructions to applicants:
Applications are accepted through www.academicjobsonline.com for position #888 (direct link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8888).
For full consideration, candidates must upload the following documentation by Sunday March 5th 2017:
1.      A cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, your research interests, and how this position is consistent with your academic trajectory;
2.      A current CV, including a complete list of their publications;
3.      A Teaching Statement, describing your teaching philosophy and experiences;
4.      A Research Statement, describing your relevant background and interest in physics education research;
5.      Copy of your transcripts (official transcripts will be needed before hiring can be finalized);
6.      The names and e-mail contacts of three professional references.
Please contact Jackie Chini at jchini@ucf.edu for questions.

Additional Information:
The University of Central Florida is currently the second largest school in the United States by student enrollment. UCF is located in sunny Orlando, Florida.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

TT, Santa Monica College - Santa Monica, CA

Tenure-track opening - Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College has an opening for a full-time/tenure track physics instructor.
Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR a bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophyscis.
Application deadline is March 3, 2017. For more information go to <jobs.smc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50777   >.
Posting Details
Posting Number:
0000281  
Job Title:
Full-Time/Tenure Track - PHYSICS INSTRUCTOR  
Classification Code (Part-Time):

To be filled out for part-time positions only
No Response  
Position Type:
Full Time Faculty  
Work Hours:
 
Department:
PHYSICS  
Position Profile
 
Duties:
Teach and develop lecture and laboratory physics courses from the descriptive through calculus-based levels, in particular including the physics course sequence for engineering majors, Physics 21, 22, 23 and 24; develop physics laboratory experiments and demonstrations; implement and maintain lower division physics course offerings aligned with transfer requirements in STEM fields; participate in the college's STEM program and its initiatives designed to facilitate student transfer in STEM fields, especially in engineering; maintain office hours; participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum and course materials, selection of textbooks, academic and career advisement, student learning outcome (SLO) development and assessment, departmental program review, professional development programs, peer evaluation, and departmental and college initiatives.  
Additional Duties:
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s). Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.   
 
Preferred Qualifications:
College level teaching experience in physics lecture and laboratory courses; demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with college students and colleagues; knowledge of current advances and practices in physics education and experience applying them in college-level classes; knowledge of effective practices for encouraging and supporting the participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields; Ph.D. or other additional postgraduate studies in physics and/or physics education; evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.   
 
Fringe Benefits:
- The Academic work calendar is 10 months
- 10 paid ill days each academic year
- Fully paid medical, dental and vision care coverage for the employee and dependents
- $50,000 Life insurance for employee
- CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System) or CalPERS (California Public Retirement System only if (pre-qualified)
  
 
Selection Process:
The selection process shall include the following steps:
(a) A screening/evaluation committee will review application materials to determine minimum qualifications for the position are met;
(b) A pool of qualifying candidates will be invited to an initial interview with the selection committee at the Santa Monica Community College District's main campus or one of its satellite campuses;
(c) Upon completion of initial interview process, the selection committee will recommend candidates for final interview with the Superintendent/President who will recommend a candidate for appointment by the Board of Trustees.

Applicants will be notified by letter of their status as the committee progresses through the hiring process. Candidates who are selected for a final interview with the Superintendent/President should not expect official notification of the status of candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the Superintendent/President's recommendation.

All travel costs related to an initial interview will be borne by the candidate. Only ½ of the airfare cost to the Superintendent/President's interview will be borne by the college.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer of any candidate and to investigate past employment records.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay filling the position indefinitely if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Accommodation: Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in the interview and the selection process by notifying the Office of Human Resources by the deadline date. Candidates may be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made.

For Santa Monica Community College Campuses & Program Sites please go to the website below:
http://www.smc.edu/campusmap/default.htm

For Airport, Hotel and traveling information please go to the Santa Monica Convention and Visitor Bureau website below:
http://www.santamonica.com
 
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.  
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Disclosure
BP 3120 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3120 (EEO) may be accessed at: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Documents/Board_Policy_Manual/
BP_3000_Human_Resources.pdf
 
Equivalency Statement:
The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at http://jobs.smc.edu.  
Position Percentage:
 
Posting Date:
 
All applications and materials must be received by the Closing Date

Closing Date:
03-03-2017
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Applicable Transcript 1 - Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required.
 
Number of reference letters required:
2  
Optional Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Other Document
Applicable Transcript 2 - Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required.
Applicable Transcript 3 - Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required.
Equivalency Statement Form
 
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An email notification will be delivered to your reference provider once you have completed your application and attached the required documents (via the online process). The reference provider will then submit their confidential letter of reference via the online confidential portal.

Your application is not considered complete without the submission of the confidential letters of reference through the online system.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date.
 
Salary Range:
$49,282 - $121,340   
 
Pay Philosophy:
Starting salaries for full-time academic positions are based on a combination of education and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.   
 
Employment Status:
Tenure Track  
Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.smc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50777  


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Physics Coordinator at Nazarbayev University

About the Job
The Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) of Nazarbayev University is currently seeking an experienced Physics Coordinator to lead a team of physics teachers.

CPS is an integrated, foundation year that prepares students for study in Nazarbayev University's undergraduate schools: School of Engineering, School of Science and Technology, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences and for the School of Mining and Geosciences which will open soon. Students develop academic study skills and learn how to adapt to the expectations of an academic research community. All classes are taught in English, with the minimum English entry-level requirements for students of IELTS 6.0 for the coming academic year.

Nazarbayev University
Nazarbayev University, established in 2010, is a Western-style, English-language institution, created with the support of leading universities around the world, such as: Cambridge University, Duke University, National University of Singapore, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nazarbayev University aspires to become a world-class research-based university and provide the highest quality education in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

The University is located in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, described as "brash and grandiose, and wildly attractive" by National Geographic, and "the futuristic frontier of architecture" by the Guardian has been chosen as the venue to host the International Exposition EXPO-2017. Rich in natural resources, Kazakhstan has experienced extraordinary economic growth since its independence from the Soviet Union twenty-five years ago.

Physics Coordinator Position
As the University expands and CPS develops, there is a new position for a Physics Coordinator to lead a team of physics teaching fellows. The Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, delivery, evaluation, and assessment of the physics curriculum and for managing the members of the physics teaching unit. The Coordinator is a member of the Center's Senior Management Team and is involved in the decision-making process of the overall academic quality and operations of CPS.

The Physics Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the physics courses and working with the physics teachers, most of whom hold doctorates in physics. The Physics Coordinator reports to the CPS Deputy Director. He/she will have operational responsibility to ensure that the learning outcomes are achieved. In addition, the Coordinator will contribute to the policies of the overall Foundation Year Program (which also teaches English, humanities/social science, chemistry, and biology) in the planning, delivery, evaluation and assessment. The Coordinator will support and supervise a team of approximately ten physics teaching fellows, and will teach from two to eight hours per week.

A Successful Candidate must have the knowledge, skills, experience, and qualifications required to effectively lead a physics teaching unit, contribute to a multi-disciplinary Center, and work within an intensive, high-caliber university preparatory program. Administrative and negotiation skills are critical as primary duties will include: conducting team meetings; scheduling teachers and courses; team planning and developing classes within the curriculum; monitoring the quality of the courses; continuously analyzing feedback from students, teachers, and administrators; improving teaching materials and methods; and liaising with other departments within CPS and with the undergraduate schools.

Essential Qualifications
  • Doctorate in physics or another discipline with experience teaching physics-an MS in physics may be considered if it is combined with extensive relevant teaching and academic management experience
  • Administration experience with the leadership skills required to direct a highly qualified, international team
  • Flexible, affable personality with the ability to handle ambiguity and lead a developing academic unit
  • Effective communications and good interpersonal skills and accomplished at building esprit de corps
Desirable Qualifications
  • Postgraduate teaching qualifications for the secondary/tertiary sector
  • Familiarity with best teaching practices
  • Awareness of the educational needs of Kazakh students in a pre-degree environment
  • Experience working internationally in a foundation program
  • Curriculum development and testing/assessment experience
What We Offer
  • An internationally competitive salary
  • The opportunity to be a change agent in a developing program
  • Expatriate benefits (rent-free accommodations, home travel twice a year, 56 days paid leave per year, insurance, child education allowance, etc.)
To Apply Please Submit
  • A cover letter outlining your relevant experiences and why you are interested in applying to a management position in CPS
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • Contact information for at least two referees, and contact information of your current/most recent supervisor. Referees will not be contacted without your permission. Reference letters are not requested for the initial application.
  • Note: only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Your cover letter and CV (with referees' contact information) should be submitted as attachments to: nufyp_hiring@nu.edu.kz. Additional information can be found at the official website of Nazarbayev University www.nu.edu.kz.

Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer.

For any questions please contact Mr. Beibit Askaruly ( beibit.askaruly@nu.edu.kz).

FT at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Instructional Faculty - Physics
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

SCF seeks employees looking to be a part of a culture of service excellence in the following position of Instructional Faculty - Physics. An instructional faculty member will be responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in his/her particular discipline. The individual is expected to exercise professionalism and civility in all activities related to the role of academician, including those concerned with the various duties assigned, and any involvement with colleagues, peers, community and students.

Job Description
Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties:
1. Teaches all courses as assigned.
2. Pursues innovative approaches to instructional delivery, including creative and effective uses of technology and online instruction.
3. Actively participates in the College's sustainability practices and initiatives.
4. Embraces a multicultural environment and supports the College's diversity initiatives.
5. Exhibits the willingness and ability to adapt to an environment of continuous growth and fast-paced change.
6. Maintains a professional appearance at all times.
7. Maintains attendance and punctuality.
8. Prepares, reviews, orders teaching materials, and updates course outlines and syllabi within College guidelines to meet class schedule requirements.
9. Meets all scheduled classes, and uses scheduled classroom time appropriately.
10. Demonstrates a professional attitude, philosophy, compassion and commitment that promotes student growth and learning.
11. Demonstrates commitment to the institutional mission, goals, and objectives.
12. Adheres to College Rules and Procedures, which reflect updated Federal, state, and local legislation/regulations and College policy that govern the educational process.
13. Maintains accurate student records for grading and attendance purposes, submitting grade reports within college deadlines.
14. Schedules and maintains office hours as assigned.
15. Attends departmental and other meetings as designated by the Department Chair or administrative official.
16. Assists with development, implementation, and evaluation of divisional and departmental program goals.
17. Assists with preparation of public relation materials pertaining to the department.
18. Serves on College committees to which elected or appointed.
19. During periods of planned absences, coordinates with the Department Chair of Coordinator for qualified substitute instructors and provides instructional materials, protocols, and directions to ensure consistent and sequential classroom instruction.
20. Performs various tasks as required by the Department Chair/Program Directors for the fulfillment of departmental responsibilities.
21. Promotes and maintains a healthy and safe educational and work environment, free from harassment and discrimination.
22. Participates in professional development activities. (Demonstrates professional growth and development by updating knowledge of subject matter and using effective and innovative teaching techniques.)
23. Develops, maintains and promotes a positive, respectful and civil atmosphere among colleagues and members of the college-wide community to advance the mission of the college.
24. Performs all other duties as assigned by the proper authority.

Minimum Qualifications
1. 18 graduate semester hours in physics + master's degree
or
2. a master's degree with a major in physics
or
3. a doctoral degree with a major in physics.

Apply now at https://employment.scf.edu/postings/1982

Special Instructions to Applicants
Special note about completion of application:
You will receive a confirmation number indicating when you have completed your application. If you have not received a confirmation number, you have not finished your application. Good luck in the recruiting process!

Public Records:
All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida's Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college.

Veteran Preference:
This position is not eligible for veteran preference. Please contact Human Resources at (941) 752-5375 if you have any questions.

Pre-Employment Screenings
Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Department Name: Natural Science
Campus: Venice
Work Schedule: 9 Month
Work Hours From: Varies
Work Hours To: Varies
Total Hours Per Week: Varies
Continuing Contract Status: Not Eligible
Requested Start Date: Fall Semester 2017
Job Type: Faculty
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hiring Range: $38,987 - $41,596
FLSA: Exempt
Job Open Date: 01/25/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Statement of Non-Discrimination
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information and sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, PO Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206.

TT at Los Rios Community College District

The Institution
Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.
The college's mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.
Position Summary General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
The department maintains a focus on:
  • Providing a role model for prospective and current students in a very diverse community.
  • Developing original laboratory activities, lectures, and/or demonstrations.
  • Contributing to keeping the Physics department and its equipment up to date with modern education standards.
  • Utilizing a variety of teaching methods and technologies to keep students motivated and engaged.
  • Integrating computer data acquisition using sensors for lab activities.
  • Providing hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Participating in outreach and distance education.
  • Mentoring and supporting student club activities.
  • Developing projects and grants for the benefit of students.
  • Working effectively and collegially with other members of the department.
Assignment Responsibilities
The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Physics offered at the college in:
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Calculus based Physics
  • Laboratory sections for all the Physics classes assigned
Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, television courses, podcasts, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.
Work Year: 164 days
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 17, 2017, in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics; OR, a bachelor's degree in Physics or Astronomy AND a master's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology or Geophysics; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*
  2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
  • Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Application Instructions
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
  1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
  2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ("graduate advising documents and grade reports" will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Letter of Interest
Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete
evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign
transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary: $45,559 to $75,533 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.
Posting Date: 01/31/2017
Closing Date: 03/16/2017
Open Continuously: No
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position
Beginning on or about August 17, 2017.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.
Conditions
All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here

FT Physics Instructor, Butte Glen CC, CA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1584678/physics-instructor

Location
Main Campus, CA
Job Type
Full-Time
Department
Office of Student Learning and Econ Devel
Job Number
1617-00254
Closing date and time
3/8/2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana
Description
Full-time (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2017
$48,881.57 - $75,063.71 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Staff
OVERVIEW:
The Department of Physical Sciences is committed to excellence in lower division education for both majors and non-majors, with an emphasis on a strong laboratory program. Our faculty and support staff work closely together to support one another and to ensure the success of our students. Our department includes the areas of astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences (geology, meteorology, environmental science) and physics. We are seeking a talented physics educator who shares our excitement for teaching and learning to join our faculty.
POSITION DUTIES:
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for:
1. Teaching lecture and laboratory physics courses from conceptual physics through calculus based physics.
2. Teaching lecture and laboratory courses in astronomy, and physical sciences.
3. Creating meaningful curriculum that integrates lecture and laboratory materials to achieve course objectives.
Representative Duties
The full-time college instructor is responsible for effective performance in the following areas:
A. General Scope of Responsibilities
1. Excellence in teaching and instruction.
2. Maintenance of professional growth and academic currency.
3. Carrying out of area, departmental and/or program responsibilities.
4. Contribution to the College as a whole in the form of College- wide service.
5. Service to the local community (optional).
6. Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
B. Teaching and Instruction - The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.
1. Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
2. Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
3. Provides organized delivery of instruction.
4. Is courteous to and approachable by students.
5. Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
6. Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
7. Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
8. Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
9. Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.
10. Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
11. Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
12. Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
13. Is effective as a teacher.
14. Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
15. Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
16. Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
17. Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
18. Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
19. Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.
C. Professional Growth and Currency
1. Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.
D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities
1. Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
2. Meets deadlines and time targets.
3. Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
4. Assists in scheduling.
5. Assists in course staffing functions.
6. Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
7. Coordinates plans and activities with others.
8. Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
9. Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
10. Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
11. Attends assigned meetings as requested.
12. Is punctual to assigned meetings.
13. Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
14. In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
15. Does his/her fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
E. College-wide service
1. Volunteers to serve on College committees.
2. When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
3. Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
4. Participates in faculty/college governance.
5. Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
F. Community service (optional)
1. The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.
Qualifications/Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's Degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in physics or astronomy AND Master's Degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
  • Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline. OR
  • The equivalent.
(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.) DIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Prior successful experience teaching physics at the college level.
2. Ability and desire to teach astronomy, and physical science classes.
3. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and the ability to motivate students to learn in a community college setting.
4. Master's or Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics.
5. Experience teaching using a variety of technologies.
6. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
7. Ability to work collegially with staff, faculty and students.
8. Experience designing innovative physics, astronomy and physical science laboratory experiments.
9. Involvement in professional associations and activities, and student organizations.

Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1584678/physics-instructor

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Visiting Assistant Prof in Physics - one year - Claremont Colleges


The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges (three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges) seeks to hire a visiting professor in physics beginning in Summer 2017. The position is a one-year appointment. This interdisciplinary department comprises biology, chemistry, physics, neuroscience, and environmental analysis faculty. The physics discipline oversees an active pre-engineering program. We seek exceptional individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or an engineering-related field and be able to teach a range of upper-division and entry-level courses. At the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, thirty miles east of Los Angeles, The Claremont Colleges are within a one-hour drive of Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside.

Please apply online at: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16014. Upload (i) a cover letter that discusses teaching and research experience and your interest in the position, (ii) a c.v., (iii) a diversity statement (of no more than 1 page) outlining the applicant’s philosophy for fostering an educational environment that is inclusive of all students and (iv) the names and e-mail addresses of three or more references (at least two of whom can address teaching). All named references will be automatically contacted and sent instructions for uploading their reference letters. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Steve Naftilan at snaftilan@kecksci.claremont.edu.


In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the Claremont Colleges actively encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups in higher education. The Claremont Colleges are an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Physics/Engineering Sabbatical Replacement, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for an Instructor in Engineering, (1-year appointment, sabbatical replacement, 36 weeks) to begin August 2017, or as negotiated. Teaching responsibilities (12 credits or equivalent each semester): Introductory courses in engineering, mechanics and/or physics. Courses may include some combination of the introductory calculus-based physics sequence (Mechanics, and Electricity and Magnetism), and engineering courses such as Dynamics, Strength of Materials, and Engineering Thermodynamics. The successful candidate will advise students, provide career guidance, and participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Minimum qualifications: Masters degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field. Doctorate in Engineering and previous teaching experience are preferred. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is desired, with preference given to candidates who are willing to adopt active-learning strategies and other reformed teaching techniques already in use at the campus. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins February 15, 2017 and continues until a suitable candidate is found. For information about the campus, visit greaterallegheny.psu.edu, and for information about academics and Penn State, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Kurt Torell, Associate Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Greater Allegheny. E-mail: kct10@psu.edu. Telephone: (412) 675-9052. Campus Information: The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. Situated eleven miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the Greater Allegheny campus sits between the residential Borough of White oak, PA, the urban environs of McKeesport, PA, and the 258-acre Renziehausen Park. A residential campus, Penn State Greater Allegheny serves a diverse student body. The campus provides students with 220 updated residential units. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors are offered at Penn State Greater Allegheny. In addition, the campus offers baccalaureate programs in Biobehavioral Health, Business; Communications; English; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, Arts and Sciences; Project and Supply Chain Management; and Psychology. Internships, service learning, international topics, and honors study are integrated into many courses. Students at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. The faculty are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to students and are actively engaged in research. Students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Visiting Lecturer at Wellesley College

e Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track Visiting Lecturer position for the 2017 - 18 academic year. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory mechanics or electricity and magnetism in small classroom and laboratory settings; there may be an opportunity to teach one or more upper-level physics courses.

Wellesley is a highly selective liberal arts college for women located 12 miles west of Boston.
  • Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
Review of applications begins on March 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names/email addresses of three references through our online application system at: https://career.wellesley.edu.

If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials through our application site, please email us at working@wellesley.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Glenn Stark at gstark@wellesley.edu. Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Adjunct/Part-Time .....Valencia College

Valencia College is seeking an Adjunct Professor, Physics to join our dedicated, passionate team as a part-time, adjunct faculty member. Through this role, you would have a direct impact on our students, community and, ultimately, our world by inspiring students to reach their fullest potential.
With the support of Valencia College faculty, our more than 63,000 students can do anything, be anything and reach for their wildest dreams and you can help them get there.
All candidates must currently be residing in Florida to teach on-site classes.
Location: Orlando, FL 32811
*All campuses based on specific needs.*
Department: Science
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Degree Requirement: Must have a Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a major in physics OR 18 graduate semester hours in physics plus a Master's degree.
Please CLICK HERE for more information about this position.
If you want to play your role in the shaping the future at one of the largest community colleges in Florida and the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, take the first steps by completing and submitting an online application for this position.
Adjunct positions are compensated based on the Overload and Adjunct Faculty Salary Schedule.
How to Apply:
If youd like to apply for the job listed above, click on either the Apply with LinkedIn button to use your LinkedIn profile, or click Apply Now, located on the left, to complete the application process.
For consideration, all documents must be uploaded at the time of application. This includes a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, letters of reference and any other documents related to this position.
Once you have completed the application process, included documents cannot be altered and no additional documents can be uploaded.
For consideration, the following is required for all applicants including current Valencia employees:
  • Completed on-line employment application
  • Learning-centered statement
  • Unofficial transcripts (degree must be conferred by the time of hire). It is the applicant's responsibility to have any foreign transcripts evaluated prior to submission through an authorized evaluation service such as World Education Services. 
  • Letters of reference must be attached at the time of application
  • Cover letter and resume
 This particular job posting is an Open Pool position. There may or may not be available openings at this time however, when an opening does occur, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants we have on file on an as needed basis
Essential Job Functions:
  1. Prepares and delivers instruction to students in assigned modalities (including classroom, hybrid, online, etc.). Prepares instructional materials. Provides feedback on students' progress, including evaluation of student mastery of course and program outcomes.
  2. Provides feedback to students in matters related to academic success in a timely manner.
  3. Prepares and submits required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information as requested or required by the college. Maintains and disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the college.
  4. Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with college policies.
  5. Maintains professional development & growth according to personal needs and requirements for certification.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  1. Appropriate level of education [required] See Credentials Procedures Manual at: http: & & valenciacollege.edu & faculty & forms & credentials &
  2. Teaching experience at the community college level (in some cases, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to support an application in lieu of degree and course work requirements).
  3. Professional commitment to education.
  4. A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  5. Ability to perform all of the Essential Functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  6. Ability to work evening and & or weekend hours and travel between campus locations as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.
  2. Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.
  3. Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.
  4. Ability to design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning. Demonstrated understanding of developmental advising (Valencia's LifeMap) and competency-based learning (LifeMap).
  5. Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding (Learning Centered Teaching Strategies).
  6. Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).
  7. Ability to design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).
  8. Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences (Outcomes-Based Practice).
  9. Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline (Professional Commitment).
  10. Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of teaching, counseling, librarianship and assessment methodologies in terms of student learning by engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).
  11. Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.
WORKING_CONDITIONS:

This job operates in a classroom setting and professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio & videorecorders, computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; reach with hands and arms; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

TT at Spokane Falls Community College

Job Title: Physics Instructor - Tenure Track
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 02/10/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Faculty
Location: Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W Ft George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington

Spokane Falls Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, tenure track position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom and online education modes, transfer-level Physics classes; Examples of the types of courses typically assigned include: Conceptual, Algebra, and Calculus-based Physics Lecture and Laboratory; Assignments may include evening classes;
  • Is available and accessible to students for purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication;
  • Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback;
  • Participates in district, division, department, or general faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic consulting; workshops or seminars; service on district or college councils or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position;
  • Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety and health issues and related administrative processes;
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned;
  • In addition, faculty may:
    • Instruct courses in related disciplines based upon individual qualifications and expertise.
    • Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students. Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
    • Advise student clubs or associations.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
  • An earned Master's degree in Physics from an accredited institution.
  • Previous recent (within the past five years) experience equivalent to one full academic year of teaching or equivalent experience successfully teaching Physics at any level, including laboratory classes.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and ability to work successfully with a diverse student body.
  • Effective oral, written, interpersonal, and collaborative skills.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
  • An earned doctorate degree in Physics from an accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching introductory Physics courses at the community college level.
  • Ability to integrate technology and diverse instructional approaches, such as online delivery, into the physics curriculum.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public outreach in the sciences.
  • Ability to work successfully with the diverse student body found at a community college.
  • Developed understanding of the purpose and role of the community college.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $48,303 - $51,105 / year. * Base salary increases to maximum of $72,803, advancement based upon years of service and professional development activity.
Faculty have potential to earn up to $108,241 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2014/15). FY 2014/15 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $70,544. Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).
* Total compensation: $62,794 - $66,437. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Academic employees are represented by the Association of Higher Education (AHE), which is affiliated with NEA and WEA. AHE membership or payment of representation fee is required. Anticipated date of employment is Fall 2017.
CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Requires Criminal background check. If using personal vehicle for travel, proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on February 10, 2017. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • A one-page statement describing a personal teaching philosophy. *
  • A one-page statement describing your experience in public outreach and education. *
  • College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.