Friday, November 1, 2013

FT at Grossmont-Cuyamaca CC, CA

Posting Number:13-00026  
Position Type:Full Time Faculty  
Department:C - Physics  
Months:10 Month  
Pay Grade Level:(Class I, Step 1) $45,439 - (Class VII, Step 30) $96,632  
Starting Pay Rate:(Class I, Step 1) $45,439 - (Class VII, Step 10) $78,456  
Work Hours: 
Shift Differential:None   
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Transcript 1
Supplemental Materials 1
Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must submit the following:
1. District Application.
2. Supplemental Materials 1
3. A letter of application of no more than two pages that conveys how the candidate meets the necessary qualifications of the job announcement.
3. A professional CV (Curriculum Vitae) detailing your accomplishments as relevant to the position.
4. Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.
5. DO NOT submit LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, OR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS with this application. . However, if granted an interview, be prepared to furnish, at the time of the interview, two (2) recent professional letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (including student evaluations), a recent syllabus for a physics class you have taught, and two examples of other curricular materials used in teaching physics courses.
Closing Date:11-03-2013
Job Summary:

Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position will have primary responsibility for developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art program in physics for the department, and will include development, implementation and articulation of curriculum, hiring part-time instructors, and developing and executing grants. The department has a commitment to the use of technology in education and to integrate curriculum between related scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and engineering wherever possible. It is expected that this position will support and help to grow the department in this area. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.

1) Teach lecture and laboratory classes in physics for engineering majors, science majors and general education courses in physics and physical science.
2) Develop curricula and innovative teaching materials for physics courses at all levels.
3) Work with physics students to further development of study skills in science classes.
4) Participate in Department of Science & Engineering planning and decision-making including preparation and implementation of operational, planning, growth and budgetary strategies.
5) Participate in the shared governance process and serve on college committees.
6) Advise students regarding degree requirements and career opportunities in physics.
7) Work with college articulation officer to articulate physics courses with transfer institutions.
8) Provide academic assistance to the students outside of class (e.g., during office hours), and participate in out of class activities such as club sponsorship, supervision of independent projects, and development of workshops to better prepare students for academic success.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's in physics, astronomy or astrophysics OR Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology or geophysics OR a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as a Physics Instructor OR the equivalent. If you are applying based on "the equivalent", This form must be submitted as part of the application procedures.

1) Academic preparation for teaching and developing curriculum in Physics for non-majors, Physics for science majors, and Physics for Engineering majors at a community college. Preferred academic preparation is a Masters or Ph.D. in physics.
2) A minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level that must include teaching either engineering series physics courses or science major's series physics courses.
3) Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate physics and physical science concepts to students at all levels, including experience teaching in an active and collaborative learning environment
4) Experience with the use of laboratory equipment and instruments common to physics teaching environments.
5) Demonstrated involvement in physics department activities sufficient to prepare the candidate as the lead instructor in physics, including experience in academic processes such as curriculum development, program review & planning, or SLO (Student Learning Outcomes) development and assessment.
6) Evidence of a strong commitment to remain technically current in physics, and associated sciences.
7) Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
8) Demonstrated commitment and ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues at all levels.
9) Skills and experience to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, language, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
10) Sensitivity to, and an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, language, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Preferred Qualifications:
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Candidates will also be evaluated for the following desirable qualifications:
1) Ability to develop, implement, and assess innovative methods of science instruction
2) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
3) Experience in the use of computers, Internet, computerized data acquisition equipment in an instructional setting.
4) Evidence of satisfactory leadership skills that will contribute to overall department growth and success.
5) Prior experience in project management and resource development, especially grant development and administration.
Other Licenses and Certifications:
Working Conditions:
General Employment Information:
Information provided by the applicant, other than that requested for statistical purposes by the Employment Services Office, which indicates candidate's gender, age, ethnicity, religious preference, etc. will be removed from the application. All submitted materials become District property and cannot be returned.

BENEFITS: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides an excellent comprehensive benefits program including medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life and income protection insurance, and membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A $32.00 processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

Candidates invited for interview who must travel distances greater than 250 miles (one-way) outside San Diego County will be reimbursed up to $200 for travel or airfare only.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a disability and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing, please notify the District Employment Services Department at (619) 644-7637.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.
Posting Date:
Date Job Commences:
Spring, 2014