Thursday, March 7, 2013

Full-Time Physical Science Instructor, Lamar CC

Lamar Community College is currently seeking a full-time, 166 day faculty contract, position with broad teaching responsibilities in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics and Geology. Position provides instruction, planning, committee work and student advising.

Under the direction of the Dean of Academic Services, the instructor will teach a 15 credit hour load each semester, which depending upon qualifications, may include teaching various courses in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Geology, assisting the Dean in program development and other division tasks; and participating in curriculum review and program/course evaluation and assessment as well as professional development activities. The instructor must maintain currency in subject areas; use effective teaching/learning strategies; and work cooperatively with other department members and the Dean of Academic Services to develop and maintain quality instruction. Assignment may include a combination of day, evening and weekend classes. Instructor is expected to maintain regular office hours; assist and advise students; participate in department activities; participate in marketing and recruiting; serve on appropriate college committees, including Faculty Senate committees and campus Academic Quality Improvement Program committees; and participate in professional and community activities. This person hired for this position will coordinate the regional science fair for LCC. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. Previous teaching experience with preference for college-level teaching and broad teaching competency. Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, educational, gender, and/or disability backgrounds. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Desired Professional Competencies: Demonstrated teaching experience. Knowledge of students served at community colleges and the interrelationship of critical thinking, reading, and writing, as well as the skills to match learners, technologies, and instructional support. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in developing academic programs that focus on student learning and promote student persistence and retention. Involvement with the greater community and develop academic offerings of public interest. Assistance and guidance to students having a great range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals. Ability to initiate, execute, and follow up on projects, including the ability to set specific objectives and measure achieved results. Effective approaches to teaching. Effective oral and written communication. Knowledge of and ability to use technology assisted delivery.Implementation of strategies to involve students in the learning process and address the needs of diverse learning styles through the use of a variety of teaching modalities, such as cooperative/collaborative activities, problem-based learning, and teaching to multiple intelligences.

Compensation: $36,500 plus benefits that accrue to full-time faculty positions within the Colorado Community College System.

Contact:Curtis Turner, Dean of Academic Services at 719.336.1519/

Application Process: Send full resume, cover letter addressing qualifications, completed LCC Application for Exempt Employment, copy of unofficial transcripts and three names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of individuals who are acquainted with your professional qualifications to:

Lamar Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
2401 South Main
Lamar, CO 81052

Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information with application.

Any candidate who requires accommodation is asked to contact LCC. If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify LCC's Human Resources Office when you apply for this position, so that you are provided an appropriate time extension for notifications via U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.

Screening Process:Screening of applicants begins on March 29, 2013. Position remains open until filled. Starting date is August 15, 2013.

Finalists are subject to pre-employment background checks.

Online App. Form: