Monday, May 2, 2016

Trial Status FT Instructor, Chemeketa CC, OR

Position Description:

Chemeketa Community College is looking for an outstanding student-focused instructor for a full time physics faculty position starting Fall Term 2016. This faculty position instructs courses in introductory physics for major and non-major students.

Terms of Employment:

This is a 2-year trial status position. Program continuation is based on impact of program and is subject to 2018-19 budget approval.
This is a 100% 180-day academic position.
Recently hired instructors are expected to participate in a new faculty orientation program.
Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs.

Salary Placement:

Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 3, $46,450.

Chemeketa is comprised of two campuses located in Salem, the capitol of Oregon, and McMinnville and two centers in Dallas and Woodburn.   All locations are in the Willamette Valley, known for its mixture of cities and rural settings as well as close proximity to both the mountains and the ocean. 
 Duties and Responsibilities:
Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
Actively participates in the retention and recruitment of students
Embraces appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions; understands and utilizes available technology as communication and data gathering tools
Instructs physics classes utilizing knowledge of the discipline and teaching practice that facilitates student learning
Meets all scheduled and special classes-day, possible evening and week-ends
Teaches classes as assigned, following approved course outlines
Prepares and develops materials for assigned classes
Posts and maintains office hours
Provides students with course syllabi
Maintains records of grades and attendance; reports individual academic grades when required
Maintains college facilities and equipment
Participates in curriculum development; recommends course outline revisions
Recommends textbooks and other instructional materials and equipment; recommends library and reference materials
Contributes suggestions for annual department budget
Keeps up to date on technological changes and developments in subject area
Attends staff meetings and participates in designated committee work; represents the department at pertinent meetings as required
Promotes positive image of college and college programs
Develops and maintains contacts with community and professional organizations
Assists Advisory Committee as needed
Functions as a life-long learner
Applies the College's values for teaching and learning:
Creates a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness
Encourages creative and critical thinking
Actively engages students in the learning process
Facilitates learning that applies to and enriches a student's life
Encourages mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment
Clarifies expectations and encourages student responsibility for learning
Promotes learning as a life-long process
Performs all other job related duties as assigned

Master's degree in physics or closely related field with graduate coursework in physics from an accredited institution. 

Core Competencies:

A demonstrated ability or desire to work with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students and communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in or ability to demonstrate instruction in physics
Broad range of coursework topics in physics at the graduate level
Experience or demonstrated interest in working with adult, non-traditional and underrepresented learners in high school or college.
Experience with or a demonstrated understanding of online instructional methods.
Experience or demonstrated interest in innovative teaching practices, student engagement and program coordination.
Experience integrating technology into teaching and learning.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in departmental projects and initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in community outreach and state or national professional organizations.
 Supplemental Information:
When applying for this posting, you will be required to attach one or more of the following electronic documents:

-Cover Letter
-Unofficial Transcripts- An electronic copy of your academic transcripts, undergraduate and graduate, from an accredited institution must be attached with your application. The transcript must demonstrate the minimum educational requirement for the position. If you have academic credentials from non-U.S. institutions, you will need to include an evaluation of your credentials

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove your social security number from your documents, including transcripts. Documents containing social security numbers will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.  

Successful applicants for designated positions must successfully pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.


•MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) -OR- Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension
•Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at
For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit the following website:

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary requirements are met.