Monday, May 20, 2013

Astronomy and Astrophysics Instructor at Maricopa CC

Job Summary:
Instructs students from diverse backgrounds in introductory astronomy. Possesses a thorough background in astronomy. Promotes student learning as the fundamental focus in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses. Reviews and develops curriculum, organizes and prepares lecture and laboratory materials, and incorporates technology into both lecture and laboratory settings. Utilize planetarium in lecture and laboratory instruction. Engage in public outreach activities. Participates in department, college and district activities and committees. Actively engages in opportunities to enhance professional growth. Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, integrity and diversity in the performance of job duties.

Salary Range: $ 42,939.00 - $ 82,746.00
Location: Mesa Community College

Essential Functions
Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students in a classroom and/or lab setting; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students' scholastic records; prepares and grades exams; develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught and individual training skills required to remain current with new trends and developments in the field and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops; maintains office hours to assist and advise students; engages in the academic life of the college by participating in District wide and campus committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's degree in the teaching field, or a Master's in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or Master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.  EDU 250 Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Astronomy or Astrophysics or Ph.D. in Physics with an emphasis in Astronomy or Astrophysics.
One (1) or more years experience of teaching introductory astronomy in a community college setting.
Experience engaging students using active learning strategies in both lecture and laboratory.
Experience working with and developing curriculum for underrepresented, non-traditional, and liberal-arts students.
Experience using telescopes for astronomical observations as well as using computer techniques in astronomy (simulation, data analysis, visualization, etc).
Experience using instructional technology in the classroom, laboratory, or in a distance learning format.
Special Working Conditions
May be required to teach evening and weekend classes. May be required to work at multiple locations.
Special Notes
Must upload unofficial college transcripts with application.

Application Information
Contact: Physical Science
Maricopa Community Colleges
Online App. Form: BL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId=13552 Community Colleges  Astronomy and Astrophysics