Saturday, July 23, 2016

One-Year Leave Replacement, Napa Valley College CA

Physics Instructor (One-Year Leave Replacement 2016-2017)

Salary  $54,429.00 - $63,280.00 Annually $54,429.00 - $63,280.00 Annually Location  Napa, CA Main Campus, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
Job Type Faculty (Full-time, Temporary) Department Physics
Job Number 2016-00083 Closing 7/26/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Napa Valley College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students.  This position will teach a variety of physics courses and participate in developing and implementing the philosophy and curriculum of the Physics Department.

This is a one-year, full-time leave replacement faculty position, beginning Fall Semester (August 2016).  This assignment is temporary in nature and does not constitute "contract" or "tenure-track status."  Instead, the assignment is temporary in nature pursuant to Education Code 87482.  Please be aware that temporary faculty members may only work in excess of 67% two out of six semesters.  A faculty member who has served as a leave replacement during the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years will not qualify for this one-year leave replacement assignment.

This position works a 175-day faculty work year, to be worked in accordance with the district/faculty agreement.  Appointments are contingent upon approval of the college's Board of Trustees.  The salary range for the 2016-2017 academic year is $54,429-$63,280.  Placement on the salary range is commensurate with education and experience.  Medical benefits available.

Under direction of the Vice President of Instruction, Dean of Math, Science and Letters, and chair of the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Division:

Teach all levels of physics;
Participate in the development and revision of curriculum, program evaluation, and the assessment of student learning outcomes;
Assist the division chair and dean in program development and other division tasks;
Participate in professional development activities;
Oversee access and maintenance of the physics Maker Lab;
Maintain current knowledge in the subject-matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;
work cooperatively with the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Program;
Work cooperatively with other department members, the division chair, the dean, and the vice president to develop and maintain quality instruction; and
Perform related duties in the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Division, as assigned.
Assignment may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, off-campus classes, and online or other technology-supported instruction.  All faculty are required to adhere to contractual obligations, meet assigned classes, maintain regular office hours, assist and advise students, participate in division activities and appropriate college committees, including regular faculty meetings of the department, division and College.

Minimum Qualifications


Earned Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
The equivalent.If you do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications as stated in #1 or #2 above and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency, a Request for Equivalency Review form must be submitted at the time of application.
All degrees must be from an accredited institution.

Demonstrated college-level teaching experience in physics; and
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.
Desirable Professional Competencies
One year of full-time or two years of part-time college teaching experience in physics, preferably at the community college level;
Demonstrated experience in developing and revising curriculum;
Demonstrated experience in implementing teaching techniques to effectively address the learning needs of students from a variety of cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds;
Demonstrated experience in using current information technology in the classroom;
Demonstrated experience in assessing student learning outcomes;
Ability to work collaboratively with others; and
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

A.  Applicants must complete the online application through  All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete.  Click "Apply" above to begin the application process.

Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position.  This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.

 B.  Applicants must attach the following to complete the application process: (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .bmp, .gif, .jpe, .jpeg, or .jpg files only)

A letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that addresses how you meet the minimum and desirable professional competencies for the position as outlined in this announcement.
Request for Equivalency Review form (only for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).
Current comprehensive resume.
A separate list of teaching assignments over the past five years that includes Course Number, Course Title, Institution, and Year/Semester Taught.
Legible copies of transcripts verifying college work, degrees, and conferral dates (official transcripts required on offer of employment).
Transcripts without the degrees and conferral dates will be deemed incomplete.
Please remove SSN or DOB if visible on transcripts.
Foreign Transcripts: Napa Valley College requires that individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.  A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement, even if the foreign transcript has previously been accepted by a different college or university in the United States.  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Please click here for a list of approved organizations.
It is important that your application reflect all of your relevant education and experience, including academic and non-academic employment history.  Please note that your resume does not take the place of completing the "Work Experience" section of the application.  Applications will be rejected if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are completed and properly uploaded into the system. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the selection committee for further review. An application is only considered complete if all items above are uploaded.

All required application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the filing deadline. Please do not submit material not requested.  Application materials submitted become the property of Napa Valley College and the Office of Human Resources cannot copy, return, or transfer materials to other positions.  Any expenses incurred in connection with the initial interview will be the responsibility of the candidate. The college will reimburse certain travel expenses associated with second interviews (if applicable), depending on distance of travel.

The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.

Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:
(707) 256-7100
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 256-7100

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