Thursday, March 17, 2016

One-Semester Temporary Instructor, Reedley College CA

Posting NumberAA2016-0367
TitlePhysics Instructor (One Semester Temporary)
Campus LocationReedley College
Start Date08/11/2016
Essential Functions of PositionInclude teaching the full complement of algebra-based and calculus-based physics courses; teaching physics in a variety of settings and modes, including day, evening, face-to-face, and online courses; assessing, revising, and developing curriculum, including physics laboratory procedures; teaching physics laboratories, maintaining lab equipment, and assisting in the coordination of lab budgets and facilities; requisitioning or assuring the availability of lab supplies and equipment; cooperating with colleagues in regard to scheduling courses; participating in the development of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; collecting and assessing data in order to write reports on student learning outcomes; participating in the accreditation process; participating in curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review; communicating effectively and working cooperatively with students, staff, and campus and community organizations, including advising students, participating in student recruitment activities, and evaluating adjunct instructors; serving on department, campus, and district committees; and otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructional staff as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Assignments may include classes on the Reedley College campus in Reedley, California and/or the Madera Center campus in Madera, California.
Minimum QualificationsInclude an earned master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics; OR bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomyand master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics; OR a valid California Community College Credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency); ANDdemonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desirable QualificationsInclude classroom and laboratory teaching experience encompassing the breadth of courses taught; the use of a variety of pedagogies; the ability to integrate educational technologies into classroom and laboratory instruction; education and related work experience in teaching physics, physical science, and astrophysics; experience in the administration of course budgets including the selection, installation, and maintenance of lab equipment and other supplies for physics courses; the ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies based on physics education research; the commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with science instructors, laboratory technicians, and other colleagues; enthusiasm for teaching and assisting students to succeed; the ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas of physics and astronomy; the capacity to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including Department, Division, and College responsibilities; the demonstrated ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and a variety of teaching modalities including distance learning; knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals; working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students; and related work and professional experience and potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth.
Conditions of Employment88 duty days.
Salary and BenefitsSalary is $27,015 – $40,671 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $1,011 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection ProcedureApplications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900, fax (559) 499-6007. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3620.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional InformationThis is a one semester temporary position.
Open Date03/16/2016
Close Date04/14/2016
Open Until FilledNo
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If no, would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement and you fail to petition for equivalency, your application may be considered incomplete.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements..(Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload this assessment in the Optional Documents section. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1 (dated no later than 3 years from the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2 (dated no later than 3 years from the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3 (dated no later than 3 years from the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  6. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents