Thursday, October 23, 2014

FT at Portland CC, Oregon

Instructor, Physics
Portland Community College
Job Summary
This is a full time (1.0 FTE) probationary faculty position commencing September 2015. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments. Initial assignment will be at the Southeast Campus.
  • This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.
  • Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.
  • As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
  • Instruct students in Physics, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area Faculty; assess student performance in these courses.
  • Attend and participate in college-wide, campus/center division, department, and program meetings and activities.
  • Serve on Subject Area Curriculum Committees and/or such other College committees as may be assigned.
  • Assist in the recruitment of students.
  • Provide registration, advising, and guidance assistance to students.
  • Provide professional assistance to staff and students.
  • Provide information and assistance on College operations as may be requested.
  • Compile and/or research data as may be assigned.
  • Provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Maintain College safety standards in their work areas; ensure that students are trained in good safety practices; and make reasonable efforts to ensure that students follow good safety practices.
  • Comply with published College Policies and Procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as provided in Faculty Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
  • Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.
Master's degree in physics
Master's degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in physics;
The Physics SAC has established the following disciplines to be considered approved "related areas":
Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc.)
Math or any science other than physics
Math education
Physics (or other science) education
Secondary science education
Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Ability to teach physical science (non-major), physics, calculus-based physics lectures and laboratories; and math through calculus and differential equations as needed by the division
  2. Demonstrated ability to engage in collegial activities in the department, division, campus and district committees, projects, professional development activities, etc.;
  3. Demonstrated willingness to actively pursue new opportunities to expand Physics in the areas of STEM literacy and other potential growth areas;
  4. Ability to develop and teach online and/or hybrid courses using best practices;
  5. Experience with a range of instructional methods designed to support active student engagement in lecture and lab environments
  6. Ability to assess, revise, and develop individual courses as well as curriculum;
  7. Ability to learn and teach new courses and technologies.
Position Status
Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt