Wednesday, December 23, 2015

TT, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento CA

Job Posting Title:Astronomy/Physics Assistant Professor  
The Institution:Folsom Lake College (FLC) was established in 2004 as the fourth college in the Los Rios Community College District and serves over 8,000 students each semester. The college and its centers, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova, primarily serve students from the rapidly growing areas of eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, forming a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The Harris Center for the Arts, a regional performing arts center located at the college's main campus, offers tremendous teaching and learning opportunities and brings the arts, culture and entertainment to both the college and the surrounding communities.

FLC is an open access, comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities designed to enrich and empower students and inspire excellence. FLC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, and transfer degrees; Career Technical Education certificates, transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university, instruction in basic skills math and English, and English for non-native speakers.

The college mission is focused on a rigorous educational program with a strong focus on student success. To this end, the college provides a broad range of degree and certificate programs, a comprehensive student services program, a variety of learning modalities including online and hybrid courses, as well as numerous opportunities for student engagement and leadership. The college also provides classes in a variety of scheduling formats including semester, short term, and weekend and incorporates the newest technologies for classroom instruction.

FLC is an educational organization that embraces change, values diversity, and focuses on creativity and personal enrichment. The college is also committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.  
Position Summary:General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook.  
Additional Position Summary:The department maintains a focus on team work, excellence in teaching, collaboration, promotion of student success, and providing high quality physics and astronomy instruction across the range of courses. As well as diversity in teaching styles - recognizing that different students need different options in classroom styles.

We recognize the value in working collaboratively in order to promote success in the classroom and professional growth. We are looking for faculty to join our team of two full-time faculty members and more than five adjunct professors in this pursuit.

Our goal is to build a team of professionals who share enthusiasm for building and maintaining outstanding physics and astronomy programs and creating an educational environment that is welcoming and supportive for all students.

We strive to hold and communicate clear, consistent expectations and standards, encourage our students to pursue scientific knowledge, demonstrate enthusiasm for our subject matter, provide hands on instruction in physics and astronomy labs, and be helpful with department decisions as in textbooks, equipment and management  
Assignment Responsibilities:Instructional Assignment:
The assignment may include, but is not limited to, courses from General Astronomy to Calculus based Physics classes.

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes at El Dorado Center, Rancho Cordova Center, or other locations.  
Additional Responsibilities: 
Special Requirements: 
Minimum Qualifications:1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution completed by August 18, 2016 in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics; OR bachelor's in Physics or Astronomy AND master's in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics; OR hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR the equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.  
Application Instructions:To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District faculty positions are required to submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts) NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
6. Supplemental Application - To receive full consideration for this position, the Supplemental Application Questions must be completed and attached to your application by the closing date of the position. Please contact the Human Resources office should you need assistance with this process.

**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.  
Other/Desired Skills: 
Posting Date:12-22-2015  
Closing Date:02-24-2016
Beginning and/or Ending DatesFull-time, Tenure-track Position
Beginning on or About August 18, 2016.  
How and where to apply:Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.  
Conditions:All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.  
Work Schedule: 
Job Posting Number:0002047  
Salary:$45,559 to $75,533 per year  
Additional Salary Information:Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.
Position Type:Faculty  
Location:Los Rios Community College District (Folsom Lake College)  
Department:Physical Science  
Total Hrs/Week: 
Work Year:164 days  
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