Friday, November 6, 2015

FT, Lone Star College, Kingwood campus

Job Title:
Faculty, Physics (#18864) KW
Job ID:
Full/Part Time:

Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.  A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-Kingwood
Nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused, Lone Star College is the largest college or University in Houston and one of the fastest growing community colleges in the United States.  With more than 80,000 credit students each semester and a total enrollment of 95,000, Lone Star College is committed to student success and credential completion.  LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region. Lone Star College-Kingwood, an innovative and dynamic community college located in the pine-forested suburbs of northeast Houston, has an opening for someone interested in working with a diverse group of colleagues who want to make a difference in the lives of students and grow professionally.  Kingwood focuses on fulfilling individual dreams and enhancing community life and offers unique programs in interior design, respiratory care, computer gaming and dental hygiene.
Position Summary
It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The faculty member's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, professional development, and institutional service. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
Job Functions
  1. Teaches courses in Physics at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
  2. Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  3. Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines.
  4. Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles. 
  5. Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course.
  6. Submits required college reports and forms.
  7. Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  8. Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community.
  9. Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  10. Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean.
  11. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in physics or a closely related physical science or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in physics or a closely related physical science.
Preferredd Qualifications
  • Higher education teaching experience.
  • Has 6 graduate hours in astronomy providing flexibility to also teach astronomy courses.
  • Ph.D. in Physics or closely related physical science.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Mastery of course content
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation.
  • Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Demonstrates interest in interdisciplinary teaching, service learning, learning technologies, course development, and adult learning methodologies including collaborative learning, learning communities and distance learning.
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches such as service learning/civic engagement, learning communities, and the effective use of technology.
Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications
Work Schedule & Conditions
PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment.
Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position.
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards.
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a "Great College To Work For".  We offer a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness program, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.
Special Instructions
Please go into My Career Tools on your Career Home Page and click on Cover Letters and Attachments to add your cover letter, resume/CV, teaching philosophy, transcript, and any other credentials or certificates.  These items will be required in order to be considered as a candidate for this position.
To attach additional documents, once logged in to your account, look under ‘My Career Tools’, click on Cover Letters and Attachments, and then ‘Add Attachment.” Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file. You must limit your file name to 40 characters or less.
How to Apply
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Normally there is no contact with applicants unless they are selected for interview.  Some openingsare posted year-round and are re-posted periodically; these applicants will be notified and asked to re-apply in order to remain active applicants for those positions.
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