Deadline to apply: October 9, 2013
Compensation Salary Range: $50,414 - $68,090/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
Job Description Summary
Under general supervision of the Vice President of Instruction, the Physics instructor teaches two physics series, one for physics and engineering majors and the other for biology and pre-medicine majors.
Duties & Responsibilities
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.
Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.
- Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
- Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
- Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
- Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
- Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
- Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
- Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
- May teach in current or future interdisciplinary programs such as the Program for Adult College Education (PACE).
- May participate in activities that increase the enrollment of high school students, such as creative curriculum or articulation agreements.
The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
- Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
- Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
- Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
- Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
- Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
- Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
1. Possession of a Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in Physics;
2. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Physics.
(THE CREDENTIAL WILL NOT SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TENURE);
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
4. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
5. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- A Ph.D. in Physics from an accredited college or university.
- Two full-time years teaching physics, both lecture and laboratory, at a 2 or 4 year college.
- Evidence designing or developing college-level physics courses and/or physics programs, especially where factors such as budget, facility, and curriculum limitations are kept in mind.
- Evidence of strong professional competence as well as commitment to development of continued innovation and improvement in teaching, especially as it pertains to the full range of community college courses in physics.
- Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.
- Demonstrated knowledge in current teaching practices, including assessment of learning outcomes.
- Evidence of effective use of technology, both in the classroom and on the web.
- Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.
- Awareness of the role and purpose of community colleges generally and Berkeley City Colleges mission, vision, and values specifically.
- Ability to explain discipline-specific concepts in a clear, logical and concise fashion; interact effectively with students, peers and administrative personnel; work independently to solve problems; recognize variation in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with students; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability and cooperation.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
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