Monday, December 5, 2011

Professorship at Shelton State Community College

Editor's note: This is a reposting of a job first advertised this summer.

Posting Date: November 20, 2011
Closing Date: January 13, 2012
POSITION: Instructor, Physics and Physical Science

Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Physics or a related field is required
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
Interest in incorporating innovative teaching methods into classroom instruction is required
Master’s degree or higher in Physics is preferred
Prior teaching experience at the postsecondary level is preferred
Teaching experience in a range of college level science courses is preferred (i.e., Environmental science, Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics, Statics, Thermodynamics, Pre-engineering)
Computer literacy in software packages such as Excel, Word, and/or Power Point is preferred
Experience in developing/teaching courses via distance learning technology is preferred
Design and deliver class and lab meetings to ensure an effective learning experience for students
Develop, implement, and teach courses using distance learning technology (i.e., internet etc.), video courses, CD-ROM, DVD courses and courses taught via other non-traditional delivery methods
Submit to the Division Chair a course plan (syllabus) for each course taught
Maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the teaching field or subject area
Incorporate current teaching techniques, subject area developments, and current technology (if applicable) into the learning experience
Provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines
Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress
Provide for effective evaluation of the learning experience of each student
Assist in the planning and development of laboratory activities for the various courses
Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to announced deadlines
Prepare and grade assignments, projects, and examinations as required
Participate in the planning of effective long-range goals for the department
Assist the division chair with developing and managing of a departmental budget
Demonstrate effective professionalism, people skills, communication skills, and work ethic (i.e., preparation and punctuality)
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of the community college

Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
Participate in faculty discussions and meetings about curriculum, teaching-learning techniques, and teaching materials
Submit a Professional Growth Plan, in accordance with guidelines for State Board Policy 605.02, for approval by the President prior to pursuing advancement in Rank
Submit annually a Faculty Performance Evaluation (Accomplishments and Goals)
Participate on division, College teams and task forces, professional development, compliance, performance excellence and ethics training activities as required
Demonstrate commitment to:
student retention and success
challenging and cultivating student achievement beyond the classroom
supporting a diverse population of learners
working in a participatory and collegial setting
supporting continuous improvement of curricula and services
using technology and other innovative approaches to enhance the teaching/learning process
participation in professional growth activities
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
SALARY: Salary level will be determined by educational attainment level and years of applicable experience according to the State of Alabama Salary Schedule D1.

For consideration as an applicant for the position, a complete application package must be postmarked or delivered on or before January 13, 2012. Emailed and/or faxed application packets will NOT be accepted. No previous application files will be transferred for consideration of this position.

A complete file consists of:
SSCC employment application (application must be signed)
Current resume [Note: Resume should address how the applicant has fulfilled the qualifications, required and preferred (if applicable), listed on this job announcement]
All college transcripts [ Note: Applicants should submit ONLY those transcripts from institutions where degrees were awarded (bachelors degree and higher)
Three signed letters of reference from individuals other than those referenced on the employment application
A written synopsis containing 300 words on the topic “My Understanding of the Role of the Community College”
Before an offer of employment is made, official transcripts must be submitted and employment verification(s) will be required from your previous and present employer(s).
The College may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of qualified applicants.
Application forms are available from and should be returned to:
Director of Human Resources, Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405,