Title: Instructor, CC (Physics, Geophysics, Environmental Physics)
Position Number: 0086941T
Hiring Unit: Science and Mathematics
Location: Kaua'i Community College
Date Posted: November 07, 2016
Closing Date: December 09, 2016
Salary Information: C2A, $5,273 monthly minimum; salary commensurate with education and experience
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary - Not to Exceed: September 30, 2017
Federally funded, 11-month, and may begin approximately January 2017. Annual contract renewal, possible renewal of appointment contingent on satisfactory performance pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Currently in year one (1) of a five (5) year federal grant. Position may be converted from 11 to 9 months or 9 months to 11 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision of the Division Chair, teach a variety of introductory physics courses, which may include algebra- and calculus-based physics, survey of physical science, physics for career and technical education, and associated science laboratory courses.
Perform assessment of student learning objectives and make course/program improvements based on assessment results.
Prepare, develop, revise, and implement course outlines and program action requests, including student learning outcomes and syllabi.
Work collaboratively with other faculty and staff.
Work with other faculty members to integrate science in STEM subjects.
Serve as faculty mentor to science/math students.
Identify students' learning needs, including needs of underprepared students, and implement constructive teaching strategies.
Work with Kaua'i County, State Department of Education, and other entities to improve science education.
Develop and teach distance learning courses as applicable.
Plan, organize, and carry out instructional and non-instructional assignments independently and collaboratively with other faculty and staff.
Implement day to day activities including student recruitment & retention, planning of events, oversight of service learning activities, creation of related materials, collection of data, budget implementation, etc.
Encourage student success through tracking and regular contact with students.
Develop and maintain a professional development program.
Maintain office hours as determined by teaching schedule.
Day, evening, and/or weekend classes may be assigned as part of regular workload. May be assigned operational or off-site instructional duties as part of regular workload.
Participate in faculty/administrative committees, community service, and in-service training.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Commitment to community college principles and philosophy.
The College strongly emphasizes the “open door” concept and serves a diverse student and community population.
Master’s degree in physics or geophysics.
Doctoral degree in any physical science or engineering discipline with at least 9 credits of upper-division or graduate coursework in physics.
Demonstrated ability teaching algebra-based and calculus-based physics.
Graduate or undergraduate degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or environmental science.
Successful teaching experience at the community college level.
Demonstrated ability to successfully teach under-prepared students.
Ability to function autonomously and as a member of a team.
Experience and willingness to work with faculty in career/technical areas to align support courses with their programs.
Experience in science-related projects and grants, including projects involving science in the community.
Experience with field experiment planning, data collection, processing, and analysis.
Have supportive attitude toward student learning and be able to create a nurturing classroom environment for students of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to employ writing assignments and critical thinking skill development as part of students’ classroom learning activities.
To Apply: Submit
1) UHCC Form 27 ( standard format ) ( large format )
2) transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (Copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Original official transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution. Online transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will not be accepted.),
3) a brief one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications,
4) one or more signed, original letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character, and
5) résumé to the address below.
Original signature required on the UH Form 27. All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date. Materials submitted will not be returned and become the property of the College. Emailed or other electronically submitted documents will not be accepted or considered. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. All minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. SEPARATE DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS must be submitted for each position.
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Human Resources; 808-245-8372
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