Sunday, December 20, 2015

FT, Evergreen Valley College CA

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Master's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)
Math, Science, and Engineering
Evergreen Valley College
Regular 100% FTE 10-Months per year
$64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.
Fall 2016
This position is a full-time 100% FTE position as a Physics Instructor in the Division of Math, Science and Engineering at Evergreen Valley College.
The successful candidate is expected to teach any of the calculus and non-calculus based physics courses offered at Evergreen Valley College and participate in the development and expansion of our Astronomy and Physics programs.
Qualified candidates must also demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the latest development in computer-based instructional technologies, physics instruction and data acquisition through video analysis, organization of PLTL groups, “flipping the classroom”, and/or other strategies designed to engage students in the learning process, improving their success.
Assignment may include day, evening and weekend responsibilities.
This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157. 
  1. Assist in overseeing all courses offered in this degree by, conducting periodical updates of course outlines, implementing strategies to improve SLO scoring data, and assisting adjunct faculties, and ensuring labs are staffed. 
  2. Teach a full load of the Physics and Astronomy courses offered at Evergreen Valley College.  Assignments will include courses such as, Calculus-based and Algebra-based Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences.
  3. Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system.
  4. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.
  5. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and keep required office hours.
  6. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  7. Teach students effectively and submit and maintain appropriate office hours. 
  8. Use appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.
  9. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
  10. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
  11. Meet all professional responsibilities.
  12. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
  13. Work cooperatively within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  14. Foster a professional working environment.
  15. Use effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.
  16. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, a respect for differences and the dignity of others.
  17. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
  18. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings, within the work week, but not in conflict with the member's primary assignment.
  19. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g., grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

1. Master's in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics
Bachelor's in Physics or Astronomy
Master's in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics
*The Equivalent.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
1. PhD in Physics or Astronomy.
2. Excellent academic background in Physics or Astronomy with demonstrated experience in college level teaching.
3. Familiarity with the following software packages: Logger Pro, Tracker, Astropy, Capstone.
4. Astrophysics research, work or grant experience.
5. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
*Equivalency: Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if: 1. degrees are not in exact discipline required, 2. if degree is in progress, 3. if degrees were earned at a college/university not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education, and/or 4. if degrees were earned at a college/university outside of the U.S.

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

More Equivalency information, along with the form, can be obtained at

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. All degrees and credits earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of Fall 2014, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 26%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 25%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 8%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.