Friday, April 29, 2016

FT at Pueblo CC, CO

Faculty - Physics
Tracking Code
Job Description
While we thank all applicants for applying, only those being actively considered for employment will be contacted during the selection process. All candidates will receive notification when a position is filled, a search is cancelled, or the selection process is concluded for some other reason.

A complete application package consists of:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial (Copy of) Transcripts
  4. Application (Completed Online)

Department/Division purpose (brief description of main function):

The mission of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at Pueblo Community College is to increase the science foundation among our diverse student population. By instilling basic scientific skills and knowledge and facilitating analytical thinking, clear expression of ides, and interpersonal skills, the Science Department provides the foundation for students to succeed in their college and career goals.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):

All faculty job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principals and tools of continuous improvement by and through the assessment of student learning. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program. Launched by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1999, the program offers an alternative reaccreditation pathway emphasizing continuous quality improvement. The HLC's Handbook for Accreditation summarizes the program as follows: "The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.”   Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description.  In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.
This position specifically exists to provide classroom/lab/on-line instruction in physics courses under the supervision of the department chairperson. Faculty will be expected to prepare/plan and teach several different physics courses and teach classes at various dates/times per the department schedule, to include evening, weekend, online and special length courses. Faculty must be knowledgeable in physics as well as chemistry.  This position requires experience and working knowledge of common PC programs including Microsoft Office components (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel), Outlook, and this position requires experience and/or willingness to adopt classroom technology.   Faculty are required to observe campus, division and department policies/procedures, advise students, attend professional development, and serve on committees. 

Essential Functions:
% of Time
Assists in the implementation of the approved program curriculum; stays current and knowledgeable of program accreditation standards, and strives to meet those standards with available resources.
Assists in the program/course recruitment and retention process. Supports the college STEM initiatives.
Supervises and enforces appropriate safety procedures for laboratories and facilities, and provides supervision for students to ensure safety standards are met.
Teaches courses as assigned within faculty work load guidelines. Develops and implements curriculum and effective teaching strategies in an effort to meet the department and state standards.
Provides adequate preparation of the course material used in assigned courses, utilizes the approved text, and adheres to the syllabus and course outline/schedule. Meets all regularly scheduled classes unless the class has been canceled or rescheduled by or with the permission of the Department Chair. Faculty may also serve as a substitute within the program for absent colleagues for short-term absences.
Provides input to the Department Chairperson regarding curriculum, scheduling, supplies, assessment of student learning and equipment.
Maintains a work schedule as agreed upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state faculty work load policy (at least forty-hour/ work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus which can include off campus assignments) and a minimum of 5 hours per week for consultation or advisement with students.
Participates in Accountability Progress Reports, Assessment of Student Learning projects, program reviews, student assessment, and evaluation processes required by internal-external sources as appropriate.
Serve on Faculty and college committees and task forces. Attends all regularly scheduled department, division, or college meetings unless these meetings conflict with a scheduled class or unless the faculty member is excused by the Department Chair or Dean.
Assists with training of part-time instructors as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Physics, or related scientific field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Physics, or related scientific field, and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in chemistry.

Licenses or Certifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • None

Preferred Qualifications:
  • None
Required Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to teach physics courses at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated technology skills and ability to learn institution specific technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Willingness and ability to teach a variety of physics courses.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, managing, and implementing new educational programs at a community college.
Required Experience
Minimum Qualifications:
  • One-year experience teaching college level physics courses.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-year experience teaching physics courses at a community college.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience working with curriculum development

Job Location
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Position Type
40,000.00 - 49,500.00 USD
Closing Date

Director of Educational Outreach and Research

JILA AMO Physics Frontier Center and Physics Education Research Group at the University of Colorado Boulder
The AMO Physics Frontier Center at JILA and the Physics Education Research group at the University of Colorado at Boulder are collaborating to support a physics education outreach program.  A two-year (possibly extendable) position is available for someone to direct the outreach & community partnership  efforts of the AMO Frontier Center and conduct research on student learning in these environments.  The position will be jointly supervised by a faculty member from the Physics Education Research Group and a director of the Physics Frontier Center.  The goal of the program is to continue robust informal science programs with local schools serving populations that are typically underrepresented in science, collaborate with other Physics Frontier Centers, communicate current physics research to the general public and concomitantly to research and evaluate these outreach programs using cutting-edge physics education research methods.
 The successful applicant will be responsible for preparing graduate students and postdoctoral research assistants within JILA and the Physics Department at CU to present science activities at local middle and high schools, coordinating with teachers and administrators at local schools to establish forums for these and other outreach activities, developing methods for communicating with the public, and researching & evaluating these efforts.  In addition to creating and studying outreach programs, the candidate will collaborate with other Physics Frontiers Centers to present information on these centers at national conferences and work with outreach coordinators from other centers on projects of mutual interest.
 Eligibility:  Candidates should have completed a doctoral degree by July 2016.  Graduates with a specialization in physics education research are especially encouraged to apply, but graduates with a background in traditional areas of physics research, or science education research who are interested in shifting their focus to physics education research will also be considered.  The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
 Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on May 15th, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  This appointment could begin as early as Jun 15, 2016.
Stipend:  $50,000/yr.
 Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Professors Eric Cornell and Noah Finkelstein c/o Krista Beck, JILA UCB 440 University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309  or by email:<>

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at<>. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

1-Year Instructor, Highline College WA

To ensure full review of your application, materials should be received by 5:00 P.M., May 9, 2016.

This is a one-year temporary faculty position, from September 20, 2016, to June 16, 2017.  The position carries a 40 to 42 credit (or its equivalent) course load, along with routine departmental and college-wide duties, for 170 instructional days.

Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule, with initial placement at $40,560.
 Essential Tasks:
  • Teaching:  Teach courses in lower-division physics courses to include General Physics, General Physics Prep and Physics for Non-Science Majors (teaching assignment may include evening/weekend, on-line, hybrid, and off-campus sections); advise students in developing and monitoring their academic plans.
  • Service: Engage in department, division, and college initiatives; participate in shared governance; promote the college's values, and perform other contracted duties (for example, community outreach) as required.
  • Professional development: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.
At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:
  • Active, inclusive, and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student attainment
  • Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities, and educational experiences
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives, and, when necessary, to problem-solving
  • Self-reflective practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development, and service
  • Master's degree or higher) in physics or a related discipline from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution);
  • Community College or undergraduate teaching experience;
  • Ability to use technology effectively to teach and communicate with students.
  • Fluency in an additional language(s);
  • Significant experience working in multicultural/diverse environments.
 Supplemental Information:
Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming.

Located 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle, Highline College serves one of the most diverse populations in the western states.  Nearly 70 percent of the college's 12,000 students are students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.

Highline's core goals are Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.  The college community strives to maintain a campus climate that integrates equity, inclusion, and social justice as core values.

Highline has received national recognition for its diversity efforts and its support for faculty and student success.  The college received the Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Highline was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013, and 2015.  The national Achieving the Dream initiative named Highline as a Leader College in 2008, reaffirming that recognition in 2011.

Highline's faculty number more than 500, including more than 120 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors.  Highline offers one of the highest full-time faculty salary levels in the state and strong support for faculty professional growth, innovation, and leadership.

Additional information is available at

For more information on the Physical Science Department contact Dusty Wilson at (206) 592-3338 or

Your online application must include the following four attachments to be considered complete:
  1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  2. A letter of application (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position.
  3. Response to the Supplemental Question.
  4. Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment).
Note: Three letters of recommendation may be required at a later point in the selection process.

1-Year FT + PT Instructors, Louisiana State

Advertising Number:0007658  
Job Title:Instructor (Full/Part-Time/Multiple Positions)  
Working Title: 
Position Type:Faculty  
Work Location:202 Nicholson Hall  
Pay Schedule:
Classified Positions Only
Campus:0601 - LSU  
Job Summary/Responsibilities:Non-tenure track Instructor position(s) are available beginning as early as Fall 2016; one full-time and one or more part-time positions. Full-time position is available for a term of one year. Part-time positions are available on a semester basis. Continuation of employment is possible, contingent on performance and the availability of adequate funding.

Teach undergraduate classes in astronomy, physical science, physics or nuclear science. The full-time position normally teaches four courses/semester, but one course may be replaced with equivalent number of hours of department service if approved by the department. While the primary teaching duties for the full-time position will be introductory astronomy classes, an instructor may also teach other introductory classes in physical science, algebra based physics or calculus based physics.  
Required Qualifications:Master's degree in astronomy, physics or a closely related field.  
Special Requirements: 
Desired Qualifications:Ph.D. (by August 14, 2016) in astronomy, physics or closely related field. A.B.D (All But Dissertation) candidates will also be considered, but must have Ph.D. by August 14, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in astronomy and previous teaching experience.  
Posting Date:04-27-2016  
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Attach a teaching statement under Other Document 1.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.  
Additional Position Information:Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is July 31, 2016 or until candidates are selected.

BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!  
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FT Lecturer, Towson University, MD

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences invites applications for a full-time position in Physics and Astronomy at the level of Lecturer. Preference will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds in Astronomy, Biophysics, or Physics Education Research. The primary duty will be to teach introductory physics courses either in the areas of physics (PHYS 100, 103, 202, 211, 212, 241, or 242) or astronomy (ASTR 161, 162) depending on the person’s area of specialization. Such courses would include both lecture and laboratory components totaling 12 contact hours of workload. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, lecturers are required to contribute 20 % of their time toward service or research duties, commensurate with the department’s goals. This might include duties such as mentoring of graduate TAs, redesign of courses such as the general physics for life sciences, or supervision of undergraduate research students.
Candidates are expected to have recent experience teaching introductory physics/astronomy and strong communication skills. A PhD in physics/astronomy or a closely related discipline is preferred. Experience in curriculum development or research interests compatible with the department’s current research activities and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2016. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.
 To apply, please submit:  cover letter; CV; names of three references.  Send via e-mail to David M. Schaefer at . Review of applications will begin May 16, 2016; the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Towson University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

FT, Coastal Carolina CC

Fulfill responsibilities as a faculty member and full-time employee. Teach day, evening, and online Physics courses.  Master’s degree in the teaching discipline, or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline required by August, 2016.  Community College teaching experience and computer literacy preferred.
Salary:  Minimum of $4,440.00 per month.
Start Date:  August 11, 2016.
Closing Date:  May 16, 2016, or open until filled.
Transcripts or other official documentation supporting satisfaction of minimum educational requirement(s) are required. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes and may be submitted under separate cover if application is submitted electronically. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts at his or her own expense within thirty (30) calendar days of being notified of selection. 

Submit a completed CCCC application to Personnel Services, 444 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546 or download an application at and email to Phone: 910-938-6145/6214 Fax: 910-455-7027 EOE M/F/D/V.

2016-2017 FT Instructor, South Texas College

Position Information

Posting NumberFP0166
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Position TitleFaculty (FY 2016-17) - Physics Instructor
Funding TypeUnrestricted
Salary RangeClick to see the Pay Plan
Reports To380412 - Department Chair - Physics
Job Description SummaryThis position is for a full-time faculty for Physics. South Texas College is a comprehensive institution, which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College.
Essential Duties
  1. Mastery of Subject Matter:
    • Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline
    • Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline
    • Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields
    • Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development
  2. Teaching Performance:
    • Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning
    • Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies
    • Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students needs
    • Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate
    • Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments
    • Effectively communicates subject matter content to student
    • Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials
  3. Evaluation of Student Learning:
    • Establishes and adheres to cogent learning outcomes
    • Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward outcomes
    • Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning
    • Maintains accurate records of student progress
    • Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines
  4. Support of College Policies and Procedures:
    • Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures
    • Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment
    • Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues
    • Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures
    • Prepares and submits First Week Financial Aid Attendance Rosters, Census Rosters, and Learning Outcome Data, by the respective deadlines each semester
    • Assures confidentiality
  5. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities:
    • Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as assigned
    • Attends meetings and events as required by College administration
    • Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
    • Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division administrators and program chairs
    • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors
    • Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum
  6. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs:
    • Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans
    • Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of College, division, and program
    • Supports recruitment and retention of students, including advising
  7. Performs other duties as assigned
Education and/or ExperienceApplicant must meet the STC credential requirements as published in Board Policy 4151: Academic and Professional Credentials of Faculty
  • doctorate or master’s degree in Physics or a related field from a regionally accredited institution;
  • or a doctorate or master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the Physics;
QualificationTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must possess appropriate academic preparation
  • Must be able to provide official transcripts and/if transcripts are earned from a foreign teaching institution, then must be able to provide an evaluation indicating that this education is equivalent to or beyond the qualifications required. This evaluation must be from an approved evaluation service
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a diverse, multi-cultural student population
  • Commitment to the community college philosophy of education
Preferred QualificationA doctorate in physics or related discipline is preferred.
Credentials to teach Geology, Astronomy, and/or Physics are highly recommended.
Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsSecurity Sensitive Position. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under STCpolicy
Language SkillsAbility to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, class assignments and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to students and respond to questions from individuals as well as groups of students and chairs/directors.
Physical Requirements for This PositionThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Reasoning AbilityAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Working EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Security Sensitive?Yes

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/17/2016
Close Date05/08/2016
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date)No
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThis is an Online ONLY Application 
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Essential Qualities of South Texas College Faculty
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Eeo Statement SummaryEqual Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and it’s implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX),
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Monitor
    • South Texas College Human Resources Website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.Com
    • Starr County Town Crier
    • Other
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. * What is the highest academic degree earned?
    • Doctorate
    • Master
    • Bachelor
    • Associate
    • Certificate
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts/Foreign Transcript Evaluations
  3. Curriculum Vitae