Thursday, November 12, 2015

FT Instructor, Foothill-DeAnza CC, CA

Job Details
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Instructor, Physics

Posting #: 15-092 Campus: Foothill College Number of Working Months: 10 Months Division: 1PS - Physical Sciences, Math & Engineering Starting Salary: $55,073.00 - $90,449.00 annually Close Date: Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date:  1/25/16*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.  
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Physics, Foothill College.
Instruct community college physics courses to a diverse student population. Courses range from conceptual introductory physics to modern physics. Revise and develop curriculum as it relates to the discipline, including multicultural perspectives and contributions where appropriate. Design, prepare and teach hands-on laboratory activities involving computer analysis of data.  Participate in physics outreach to the local community.  Participate in interviewing, evaluating and mentoring part-time faculty.  
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor.  Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Endurance within a classroom setting, teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom.
  2. Use of aids such as chalkboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, recorder, computer, and technological equipment.
  3. Retrieval, use, storage, and light lifting of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc.
  4. Personally model subject-matter knowledge in written and oral language.
  5. Accurately assess students' learning abilities, needs, and styles.
  6. Seeing to read various materials.
  7. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person.
  8. Develop and implement a behavioral management process for monitoring, evaluating, and managing both appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors.
  9. Address stressful events, created by hostile students by (a) maintaining emotional control, (b) listening without judgment or retaliation, (c) reasoning objectively and consistently, (d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process.
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master’s degree in physics, astronomy or astrophysics OR Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent.
  1. Ability to use instructional methods that reflect cultural sensitivity and to effectively teach a diverse student population.
  2. Recent experience teaching physics at the community college or university level.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of current practices in Physics Education Research.
  4. Ability and willingness to continuously improve instructional quality and enhance the learning process.
  5. A history of participation in physics outreach.
  6. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  7. Familiarity with the use and application of equipment and technology to physics and physics education in both the classroom and laboratory.
  8. Ability to mentor and evaluate part-time faculty.
In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  1. Willingness to make positive contributions to the department and the greater work of the college.
  2. Experience with Student Learning Outcomes.
  3. Willingness to participate in the larger physics instruction community.
  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. An attached document listing all relevant physics courses taught, along with a brief course description, name of the institution, dates and an indication of role (e.g. teaching assistant, instructor of record).   
  5. All college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) scanned in Word or PDF format. We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant’s expense.  Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not meet minimum qualifications), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.  
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:
HIRING RANGE: $55,073.00 - $90,449.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.
For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.  Faculty are also eligible for paid sabbatical leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217
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