Friday, March 1, 2013

TT at Columbia Basin College

Job Title: Assistant Professor for Physics
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $45,000.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 2600 N. 20th Ave. Pasco, WA 99301, Washington
Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) seeks an outstanding and enthusiastic individual to teach the full range of college courses in Physics.  This is a full-time, tenure track position in the Math/Science Division at CBC. Duties will include instructing community college physics courses designed for science and engineering majors as well as for non-science majors. Lab sections and possibly including those corresponding to lecture courses taught by other faculty, will be required.  The candidate must also be prepared to teach basic community college math and engineering courses including statics and dynamics. This position reports to the interim Dean for Math/Science Division.

  • Passion for teaching and a commitment to student success;
  • Commitment to the community college mission;
  • Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one’s discipline;
  • Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyond one’s discipline; and
  • Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, including eLearning and instructional innovations.

The salary for this position is $45,000.00 for a 176-day contract over the Instructional Year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters).  When the College determines that a newly hired full-time faculty member possesses special skills that meet specific instructional needs, the starting salary may be increased by up to $3,000.
Note: Additional compensation may be available for summer and moonlight teaching.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First consideration closes at 4:30 p.m., PST on March 15, 2013.)

 Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, prepare, and teach Physics courses in accordance with approved course descriptions and class schedules, making provision for continuity of instructional assignments if absent for any reason, with prior supervising administrator approval;
  • Develop syllabi and reading lists for each course taught and update annually; participate in departmental/divisional responsibilities in the selection of texts and related teaching resources;
  • Maintain a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled office hours each week at times that provide reasonable opportunities for students to meet with faculty;
  • Maintain, submit, and retain accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters and student grades, by dates requested by the College and to comply with state and federal records retention laws;
  • Orient students at the beginning of each class to syllabi and addenda, subject to subsequent modification and notice to students;
  • Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
  • Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one's academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one's field of specialization;
  • Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
  • Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (i.e., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
  • Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
  • Participate in community service activities consistent with the College's mission;
  • Participate in student career development and related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
  • Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings. In such instances, the College will make reasonable provisions to allow faculty members to attend, including timely notice, access during hours of operation, and release time if needed.
 Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Physics;
  • One (1) year minimum college-level teaching experience in Physics;
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively with individuals from  diverse backgrounds and ethnicity;
  • Ability and interest to participate in learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness efforts;
  • Passion and dedication for utilizing innovative instructional methods;
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue creative and/or scholarly endeavors in area of expertise;
  • Demonstrated ability to get students excited about learning; 
  • Experience with computer applications for instructional purposes; (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, and Internet.); and
  • Demonstrated success in student achievement and completion.
Desired Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics or related field.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT This position is available Fall Quarter 2013 and is a tenure track position in which the faculty member is evaluated as a candidate for tenure under the College’s tenure review process and Chapter 28B.50 RCW. Schedule varies; assignment may include evenings and weekend classes.
PROCESS NOTE In accordance with the Child/Adult Information Act, RCW 43.43.830, the candidate selected for hire will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check. Additionally, pursuant to RCW 43.43.845(3), an inquiry will be made for employees and volunteers in the Washington Courts database for civil adjudications as a condition for consideration of employment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of the College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

  • Occasional need to lift at least 20 pounds;
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
  • Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
  • Frequent repetitive hand and wrist motions;
  • Occasional need for travel;
  • Ability to work in fast paced and sometimes stressful services environment.
UNION CLAUSE This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Association for Higher Education. Pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, the successful applicant must become a member of the Association or pay required dues to the Association within thirty (30) days of employment.