Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FT at North Idaho College


Instructor in Physics
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Job Description

Department: Natural Sciences

Reports to: Division chair

FLSA status: Exempt

As a member of the Physics Department in the Division of Natural Sciences (www.nic.edu/natsci), the physics  instructor will provide instruction in approximately four to five courses per semester. The teaching assignment will be selected from the following courses: Phys 101, , Phys 111, Phys 112, Phys 211, Phys 212, Depending on academic background, ENGR 210, ENGR 220, ENGR 223, ENGR 240, ENGR 241, ENGR 295 or selected mathematics courses may be assigned. (www.nic.edu/catalog).  

The Department The Physics department is a small department consisting of two full time faculty members and one part time instructor. The Physics department serves majors in physics, engineering, and math. The Physics department’s small class sizes, supportive faculty and facilities provide an excellent learning environment for all physics students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Teaches a minimum of 15 equivalent credit hours per semester as assigned and maintains additional weekly contractual hours, including a minimum of five office hours, five campus hours and five discretionary hours divided between office and campus hours for a total of 30 hours on campus per week
  • Utilizes non-traditional delivery methods including Internet and IVC
  • Becomes familiar with the assigned textbook(s), prepares class presentations and handouts for electronic distribution, and prepares a syllabus for each course
  • Prepares, gives, and grades tests and homework and delivers grades to the registrar on time
  • Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplishing teaching and advising responsibilities
  • Advises students using the recommended procedures as outlined in the College Advising Handbook
  • Identifies student-learning outcomes; develops process and tools for assessment; incorporates results in order to modify instruction and materials in general education, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues
  • Participates in student recruitment, curriculum development, and serves on college committees
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings
  • Participates in professional development activities
  • Cultivates effective public relations with various community agencies/service providers and/or educational partners
  • Orients associate faculty
  • May teach evenings and/or weekends

Marginal Duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.
Master’s degree in physics is required. Additional background in engineering is preferred. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds is required. Prior teaching experience in higher education is preferred. Prior experience with alternate deliver methods is preferred. Prior experience teaching non-majors physics, algebra and calculus-based physics, and engineering courses is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and  Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level. 
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier

Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting.  This job involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 25 pounds and exposure to office lighting.  A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, fax, copier, printer and computer.