Filing Deadline: June 28, 2013 by 4:00pm
Hartnell College is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in California, with a long tradition of serving the educational and work-force needs of the Salinas Valley. Founded in 1920, it now comprises two campuses in Salinas, the county seat of Monterey County, and an education center in King City in the south county region.
Hartnell’s academic programs prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, entry-level employment, and career change and advancement. The college has been particularly successful in forming partnerships with educational and research institutions in the sciences and math that have enhanced program development and provided unparalleled student internship opportunities. Its strong ties to the business community have helped to launch the Center for Advanced Technology on the Alisal Campus, with innovative programs in sustainable agriculture, green construction and design, and computer science. The college’s nursing and allied health programs, theater arts company, and athletic programs are points of pride to the entire community.
The Physics Program is designed to meet the needs of the diverse community of interest served by the community college, starting with students merely wishing to understand the world around them and finishing with the student pursuing a four-year degree in science, technology, math, or engineering. Physics courses are available at three levels, all of which satisfy the needs of students wishing to transfer to four-year institutions. The program’s emphasis is on developing an understanding and appreciation for the basic laws of the physical universe through the development of problem-solving skills and laboratory investigations. The physics faculty work collaboratively with their science colleagues to foster student success. Hartnell’s STEM programs have been awarded multiple Title V, NSF, NASA, and private grants. Through these grants, Hartnell has provided students opportunities for improved academic success, undergraduate research experience, and internships. The college has a very active award-winning student club devoted to physics outreach activities in the K-12 schools and surrounding community.
Under the general direction of the area dean, the physics instructor will be responsible for providing instruction in all physics courses. This assignment may include teaching at any of the college’s campus sites, day, evening, or weekend classes, large lectures, lab classes, distance learning, and multiple teaching methodologies.
- Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct lecture and lab courses as assigned, including collaborative and team-teaching;
- Coordinate, plan, prepare, present, evaluate, and deliver classroom instruction and related activities, including developing and revising curriculum; using computer and advanced technologies in instruction; and maintaining currency in field;
- Offer student advising and assistance;
- Assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussion;
- Develop and file appropriate syllabi for each course taught, ensuring that each syllabus conforms to required and approved curriculum, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and reflects currency in field;
- Recommend textbooks and other instructional materials, including classroom and laboratory equipment, to dean;
- Keep students informed about their progress through the prompt evaluation and grading of papers and other work;
- Maintain and report accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records;
- Participate in program and curriculum review and development;
- Develop and assess student learning and program level outcomes;
- Utilize the results of student learning outcomes assessment to make improvements in teaching and learning;
- Post and maintain office hours for student consultations;
- Participate in student recruitment and articulation programs;
- Participate in faculty recruitment and peer evaluation;
- Collegially participate in department, college, and discipline-specific activities;
- Participate in college governance, including serving on various committees;
- Participate in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations;
- Attend faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the dean, vice president, superintendent/president, or designee.
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population;
- Ability to effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of skills, motivations, preparation, and academic and career goals;
- Ability to work effectively in a participatory governance environment;
- Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via various modalities;* Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges, and universities; * Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; * Ability to enthusiastically maintain subject matter currency; * Ability to develop Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and to determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes; * Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of instruction and willingness to explore new technologies for instruction and learning; * Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission; * Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at-large.
- Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
- Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND a Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
- The equivalent. (Applicants applying for equivalency consideration must submit an equivalency form for Equivalency committee review).
- Preference may be given to candidates with prior teaching experience.
- Meeting the minimum and/or preferred qualifications does not assure any candidate an interview.
- Full-time, tenure-track, Physics faculty position beginning August 15, 2013.
- Starting faculty salary range: $49,365 to $70,124 annually based on 175 days per academic year. Within this salary range, the successful candidate’s starting salary will be based on verified education and teaching experience.
- District paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and a high percentage of coverage for eligible dependents.
- Employee assistance program, basic life insurance for employee only.
- STRS (state teacher retirement system).
- 403b/457 Options
All applicants must provide the following items in order to be considered in the initial screening:
1) A district application for academic service.
2) A letter of application, not to exceed two pages, detailing qualifications, skills, and abilities as they relate to the position.
3) A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
4) All college or University transcripts from accredited institutions verifying educational requirement (copies acceptable).
Note: degrees and credits must be from regionally accredited institutions (Title 5 Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States must be translated and/or evaluated by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service approved in advance by Hartnell College.
ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED WILL BE FORWARDED TO SELECTION COMMITTEE. INCOMPLETE MATERIALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. Submit all application materials together. Applicants submitting incomplete application packets cannot be considered.
All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings.
Submit application materials via email, fax, or in person to:
Human Resources & Equal Employment Opportunity
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, California 93901
(831) 755-6706 Fax: (831) 755-6937
Application available on our website!
It is the policy of the Hartnell Community College District that no person shall be discriminated against in any employment procedure on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The College actively seeks applications from candidates who have multi-cultural experience. Contact the Office of Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process.
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