Saturday, September 28, 2013

FT at Irvine Valley College CA

Irvine Valley College
Physics Instructor
Closing Date: 10/25/2013
Job Opening #4493/4229

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

The Position:
Instruct a variety of lecture and laboratory courses in Physics. Provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive physics curriculum. Participate in program review process and student learning outcome (SLO) process. Assist with the development and operation of appropriate instructional facilities and related interdisciplinary programs. Comply with all SOCCCD, IVC, MSE Academic Unit, and Physics Department policies with regard to participation in general faculty functions related to the educational program, staff development/flex-calendar activities, committee work, and departmental and school meetings. Maintain formal office hours. Perform necessary clerical and administrative tasks in a timely manner. Assume a leadership role in the intellectual growth and academic success of a diverse student population through the careful preparation of course materials and the employment of effective teaching methodologies. Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Master's degree or higher in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND a Master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above (Applicants applying on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).

Experience Required:
· Two (2) years of recent full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience teaching physics, lecture and laboratory, at the college level.
· Minimum of one (1) year (full- or part time) of work experience in higher education.
· Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
· Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in Physics-related industry or higher education.
· Experience in designing laboratory experiments.
· Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively, both written and orally, with students and colleagues.
· Evidence of experience and proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and instruction appropriate to college physics courses.
· Evidence of strong commitment to remain current in physics and its instructional programs.
· Evidence of academic experience in teaching and developing curriculum in physics.
· Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom.

To Apply:
Please visit the District's Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.


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