Posting Number FP0185
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Position Title Faculty (FY 2016-17) - Physics Instructor
Funding Type Unrestricted
Salary Range Click to see the Pay Plan
Reports To 380412 - Department Chair - Physics
Job Description Summary
This position is for a full-time faculty for Physics with an emphasis in Geology and/or Astronomy. 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience
Applicant 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, Geology, Astronomy, 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, Geology, or Astronomy;
To 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
A doctorate in Physics, Geology, Astronomy, or related discipline is preferred.
Candidates with credentials to teach Geology and/or Astronomy are highly encouraged to apply.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Security Sensitive Position. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under STC policy
Ability 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 Position
The 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.
Ability 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.
The 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 Date 01/11/2017
Close Date 10/21/2016
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No
Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an Online ONLY Application
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Essential Qualities of South Texas College Faculty
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Eeo Statement Summary
Equal 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
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* How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
* What is the highest academic degree earned?
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