Friday, January 30, 2015

TT at Glendale CC, CA

Physics and Astronomy Instructor
Glendale Community College

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 03/10/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $55,546.00 - $76,900.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time Faculty
Location: 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, California

This is a full-time, tenure-track , 10 month-per-year position. This classroom teaching position is in the Physics and Astronomy Departments in the Physical Sciences Division. This position involves teaching lower division astronomy and physics lecture and laboratory courses for engineering and physics majors, health science majors, and general education students.

Full-time members of our teaching faculty maintain 15 instructional and 5 office hours per week and are expected to devote as much time as necessary to perform the professional responsibilities of the position. Participation in professional activiites, curriculum development, and campus committees is also required. The assignment may involve teaching the evening and weekend classes.
Starting Date
September 1, 2015

Examples of Duties:
Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Effectively teach astronomy and physics to both students majoring in the sciences and to general education students.
  2. Evaluate and select knowledge and skill areas to be offered and/or required of students.
  3. Use demonstrations, active learning strategies, and lecture to deliver content to students.
  4. Keep up with technological changes related to student learning in astronomy and physics and promote the use of appropriate data gathering and analysis technologies in the laboratory and classroom.
  5. Maintain academic standards and assess students appropriately on well-articulated student learning outcomes.
  6. Teach laboratory and lecture courses.
  7. Promote a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  8. Maintain and file grades and related paperwork on a timely basis.
  9. Maintain regular, posted office hours and be accessible to students.
  10. Counsel, advise and encourage students
  11. Participate in campus governance by serving on committees or doing other related work on campus.
  12. Participate in professional activities that will help maintain currency in astronomy, physics, and teaching in general.
  13. Participate in department program planning, and review, and SLO development, modification, and assessment.
  14. Development of new curricula or courses as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR Bachelors Degree in physics or astronomy AND Masters in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Doctorate in physics, astronomy or astrophysics.
  2. Experience in teaching astronomy and/or physics at a community college level.
  3. Experience in technology-mediated instruction and curriculum development.
  4. Experience in working with diverse cultural/ethnic groups.
  5. Familiarity with current physics education research and alternative teaching strategies, such as Just in Time Teaching, Flipped Classrooms, and Problem Based Learning.
  6. Experience with design of new laboratory activities and writing laboratory manuals.
How to Apply

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications 
  • Three recent (within the last three years) signed and dated letters of recommendation that can attest to your professional experience.
  • Transcripts showing required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.   Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as - see resume) or missing documents will not be considered. If you have additional questions please call 818-240-1000 ext. 5921.

Starting salary is from $55,546 to $76,900 per year depending upon education and experience. Step placement within the appropriate column is determined by Article VIII of the Collective Bargaining agreement. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided and include family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.

To apply, visit
Selection Process
All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest degree of desired job-related qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview at their own expense. Each interview will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. The College President will make the final recommendation to the Governing Board of Glendale Community College.
All candidates will be notified by email or mail of their final disposition in the selection process.  

This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. 
About the College
Glendale Community College (GCC) is nestled in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, centrally located at the intersection of three major freeways, just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Glendale is affectionately known as Jewel City, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southern California region. A vibrant hub of economic activity and cultural diversity; it is an exciting place to work and live!
GCC is recognized throughout the state as a model of shared governance and collegiality. Known for excellence and rigor, we have one of the highest transfer rates to the UC system and other California four-year colleges. Additionally, the college offers a broad range of vocational programs and takes pride in providing outstanding student services and curriculum to help prepare students for success in the 21st Century. 
GCC is committed to maintaining an environment which provides opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of talents, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and student population to better serve the college and surrounding communities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Glendale Community College District provides all applicants for district employment with equal employment opportunities and provides present employees with training, compensation, promotion, and all other attributes of employment without regard to a person’s race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, veterans’ status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity or disability.
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the application, testing or interviewing processes should contact the Human Resources Department at the time of application submission.
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College. 
Anita Quinonez Gabrielian, Dr. Armine G. Hacopian, Dr. Vahe Peroomian, Ann H. Ransford and Anthony P. Tartaglia