|Position Title:||Instructor - Physical Sciences|
|Request Type:||New Position|
|Open Until Filled|
|Transfer Requests and Application Due By:|
|Department:||School of Arts & Sciences|
|Employment Conditions:||This is a full-time faculty position beginning with the fall 2016 academic year. Starting salary between $55,002- $91,737 depending on qualifications and experience.|
Madison College provides a generous benefit package including health and dental insurance. Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.
Start date: August 2016.
|Organizational Function and Responsibilities:||This position is responsible for instruction in Physics at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, division and college levels.|
This position reports to the Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences.
|Essential Duties:||The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.|
1. Facilitates student learning in physical sciences, including but not limited to the following courses: Science I, Physics of Everyday Life, Survey of Physics, College Physics 1, General Physics, University Physics 1 & 2, University Physics – Calc. based 1 &2. A qualified instructor may also be assigned to teach Survey of Oceanography, Earth Science, General Geology, Weather & Climate, or Astronomy.
2. Develops and plans appropriate instructional strategies, including alternative delivery strategies when appropriate including but not limited to hybrid, face-to-face, accelerated, online course delivery, active learning, and flipped classrooms.
3. Assists and advises students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other matters.
4. Evaluates student performance and provides regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.
5. Uses data to continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.
6. Actively works with other personnel in student recruitment, retention and job placement. This includes developing strategies aimed at the recruitment and retention of minority students.
7. Develops and maintains curriculum in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student delivery needs in collaboration with department/ division staff; participates in instructional and curriculum articulation activities with other programs, other Schools of the College, other colleges and universities, and District K-12 partners.
8. Functions without direct supervision in a team environment with the ability to support a cohesive department atmosphere.
9. Complies with college policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc.
10. Assists students in developing work experience assignments such as clinical affiliations, work-study assignments, team projects, etc.
11. Designs and implements strategies to engage students in the learning process.
12. Integrates the use of technology into the teaching and learning process.
13. Attends School, program and advisory committee meetings; participates in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.
14. Plans and implements professional development strategies to continually improve teaching and professional experience.
15. Maintains certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System.
16. Complies with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
17. Demonstrates a commitment to the college mission, vision and values.
|Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities||1. Knowledge of current educational methods and strategies; learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation; collaborative techniques; and strategies that address closing the gap in student access and achievement across race, gender, and disability.|
2. Skill in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver high-quality instruction (i.e., online, hybrid, and accelerated course formats, course software such as Blackboard, video, Telepresence, etc).
3. Skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds as well as individuals with disabilities.
4. Skill in oral and written communications.
5. Ability to interact with business, industry, other educational institutions, and government agencies to establish partnerships.
6. Knowledge of and experience in coursework and teaching in specific areas such as: Oceanography, Meteorology, Earth Science, Geology or Astronomy a plus.
|Qualifications:||1. Master’s Degree in physics, engineering, or related physical science with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate credits in physics or physics-intensive discipline courses.|
2. One year equivalent of teaching experience at the post-secondary level or advanced high school level in physics, mathematics, or related physical science.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:||Please be sure that your cover letter and resume document your commitment to excellence in teaching, your experience with the listed essential duties, and how your background and training have provided you with the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities.|
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