Monday, May 16, 2016

FT Geology/ Physics Instructor, Walters State CC, TN

Title Instructor of Geology
Position Title Instructor of Geology
Department WSCC-Division of Nat Sciences
Position Summary
The faculty member will be qualified to teach Geology, General Physics, Calculus based Physics, and possibly Astronomy courses. The faculty member will possess skills needed to teach on-ground, online, TN eCampus and hybrid formats. The teaching assignment involves teaching associated labs, ordering equipment, and assembly and maintenance of equipment. The faculty member will work with current faculty members to maintenance our observatory.

This position is contingent upon approval of the FY16-17 budget by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities
A. Teaching courses and associated laboratory sections.
B. Recommending curriculum changes and modifications.
C. Completing goals and objects for the individual and department.
D. Completing educational outcome measures and academic reporting as required.
E. Attending and participating in college committee assignments.
F. Providing career and course advising for pre-professional students.
G. Maintain adequate laboratory equipment and supplies.
H. Proficient in delivering lecture/lab content using online platform.
I. Perform other related duties as assigned.
J. Complete all duties outlined in Guidelines for Faculty WSCC Policy 06:01:01.

Required Qualifications
A. Minimum of a Master’s degree (earned doctorate preferred) with eighteen or more graduate semester hours in geology from a regionally accredited institution. Preference will be given to advanced degrees and candidates that are also qualified to teach Physics, Astronomy, and/or Pre-Engineering.
B. Minimum of three years’ experience teaching Geology lecture and lab classes.
C. Background in utilizing multimedia programs and technology in an inquiry-based laboratory environment.
D. Experience developing and/or facilitating instruction in a distance education learning setting, especially in TN eCampus.
E. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics
Recommending equipment, and assembly of purchased equipment as needed. In the case of equipment requiring professional repair the candidate will secure vendors and specify the work to be done.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 05/13/2016
Closing Date 06/13/2016
Open until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
If you need assistance applying for this position on-line, please contact Human Resources at 423-585-6847 or 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy; Morristown, TN 37813.

Walters State Community College does not discriminate against students, employees or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a covered veteran, genetic information or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Tammy C. Goode
Affirmative Action Officer
500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy Morristown, TN 37813-6899

An unofficial transcript is required; however, if you are unable to attach it online, you may mail it to the following address:
Walters State Community College
Attn: Human Resources
500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy
Morristown, TN 37813
Please specify the position for which you are applying.

Type of Appointment Academic
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Faculty
Location Walters State Community College (Morristown)
Location of Position
Posting Number 004672
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a minimum of a Masters Degree in Geology with at least 18 graduate hours in geology?
* Do you have at least 18 graduate hours in physics and are qualified to teach Calculus-based physics?
* Do you have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the community college level?
* Have you ever taught a college-level geology course?
* Have you ever taught a college-level calculus-based physics course?
* List the graduate-level geology courses that you have completed:
(Open Ended Question)

* List the graduate-level Physics courses that you have completed:
(Open Ended Question)

* How many years of college-level teaching experience do you have?
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
Curriculum Vitae