Applicants applying to this position must submit all of the required applicant materials: 1) District Application; 2) A Letter of Application addressing how the applicant meets the requirements of the position; 3) College/University Transcripts (official or unofficial) by the closing deadline date.
Under an assigned supervisor, 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 entail teaching lecture and laboratory courses in Astronomy and Physics and/or Physical Science. 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
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 an Astronomy Instructor OR The equivalent. EQUIVALENCY MATERIALS. If you are applying based on the "the equivalent", you must complete a Full-Time Academic Equivalency Form. This form must be submitted as part of the applications procedures.
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must demonstrate:
1) Appropriate academic preparation for, or successful experience in, teaching astronomy and physics at the college level.
2) Demonstrated commitment to remain current in the field.
3) Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations and environments, orally and in writing, and in lecture, laboratory, and demonstration activities, as well as in non-classroom activities.
4) Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and independently.
5) Skills and experience to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, language, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
6) Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Candidates will also be evaluated for qualifications in the following:
1) Experience with optics: telescopes, spectroscopes, planetariums and their applications in teaching.
2) Preparation to develop a computer assisted curriculum and to use computer technology; including the use of a computerized planetarium.
3) Experience with teaching and curricula; assessment and developing laboratory experiments.
4) Evidence of involvement with community related projects, such as outreach activities with high schools, transfer institutions, and the community.
Other Licenses and Certifications:
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.
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. Phone (619) 644-7639.
GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.