Thursday, April 7, 2016

FT, Des Moines Area CC, IA

Position Details

Job Title:Instructor, Physics
Job Number:16-F24
Posting Date:04/01/2016
Campus:Ankeny Campus
Work Schedule:9 Months Per Year Position
Employment Date:August 22, 2016
Job Summary:Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings.
Assignment may include evening or off-campus teaching, individualized and/or competency-based instruction and/or online/distance learning.
Essential Functions:Teaches assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi.
Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students.
Fosters a safe and civil learning environment.
Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials.
Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies.
Works collegially in an academic environment; participates in College and program projects, events, and committee work, including advisory committee activities and advising student organizations.
Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required.
Maintains established office hours and is otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom.
Participates in the ongoing development and revision of curriculum and course materials and competencies, and in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment.
Advises students regarding their academic needs and refers them for additional assistance as needed.
Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students.
Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.
Required Qualifications:Master’s degree in Physics or any Master’s with 18 graduate semester credits in Physics.
Ability to function effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.
Desirable Qualifications:Ph.D. in Physics.
Completion of at least 6 graduate credits in astronomy.
Experience teaching non-major/technical college courses.
Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning.
Experience in curriculum development and learning assessment.
Salary Information:Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Deadline for Submitting Applications:04/17/2016
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicants:THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application must be completed in its entirety, even when including a resume. “See Resume” will not be accepted. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.
Application & Position Contact InformationHuman Resources (515) 964-6479 or for information concerning the application process. Kari Hensen (515) 964-6299 or for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Why are you interested in this position and why should we consider you a leading candidate?(Open Ended Question)
  2. * Describe your teaching strengths, weaknesses, and style.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * What do you consider to be the two most significant educational problems or issues today?(Open Ended Question)
  4. * Write a brief statement on your philosophy of the function of a comprehensive community college.(Open Ended Question)
  5. * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • DMACC Employee
    • Friend/Relative
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEdJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • LinkedIn
    • Newspaper/Journal Ad
    • Iowa Workforce Development
    • DMACC website
    • Other
  6. * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
    • Yes
    • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Transcript #1
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. Transcript #2
  5. Transcript #3