Thursday, March 10, 2016

1-Year Astro Teaching Position, Johnson County CC, KS

Assistant Professor, Astronomy
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Job Description
This position is a full time temporary teaching position and is a sabbatical replacement for fall 2016 only. Teaching assignment includes three face to face sections of astronomy classes (lecture and lab).  The duties are consistent with a full time temporary teaching position including prepping labs, conducting nighttime observation sessions and scheduling five office hours per week.

Required Skills
  • Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in astronomy or physics.
  • Computer literacy including ability to communicate and develop teaching materials and enter grades electronically.
  • Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.  
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the use of appropriate computer software.
  • Proficiency in organizing lab supplies.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the use and care of telescopes and related equipment.
  • Demonstrate fluency in written and oral communications.
A successful candidate will be one who:
  • has a demonstrated strong teaching ability.
  • has a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the teaching mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • has a strong understanding of the changing landscape of higher education.
  • is comfortable adopting new technologies, delivering engaging online content, and
  • is comfortable collaborating with faculty and students from other disciplines, as well as people from the community.
Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
  • Master's or Doctorate in Astronomy or Physics.

Required Experience
  •  One year of college level teaching experience in astronomy or physics is required.
Preferred Experience:
  • Community college teaching experience in astronomy or physics is preferred.

Benefit Information:
Click here for a summary of our benefit information. A summary of our faculty compensation calculations can be found on page 62 of the Master Agreement. Click here for the Master Agreement. 

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained.
For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

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Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Position Type
Competitive rate of pay
For full consideration apply before
April 1, 2016
Hours per Week
Work Hours/Days
This posting is for teaching three Astronomy sections of lecture and lab for fall 2016 only. Must be available at the following times: Mon 9 am - 11:50 am; Wed and Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am; Tues 8:00 am - 10:50 am and 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm; Thurs 8:00 am - 9:50 am and 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm. Must be available for nighttime observation sessions and five scheduled office hours per week. Must also have time set aside to prep labs.
Special Instructions
REQUIRED: Please upload a resume and unofficial transcripts(s) showing required coursework and degree. These materials must be uploaded in ordered to be considered for the position. If employed, a certified transcript(s) will be required. Each applicant interviewed will be required to give a 15 teaching presentation on a topic to be determined. Optional documents such as a teaching philosophy, curriculum vita and reference letters may be uploaded.