Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track Physics Instructor commencing with the fall 2017 semester. The primary assignment involves teaching and developing physics lecture and lab classes in both calculus-based and algebra/trigonometry-based physics series. The assignment is subject to change depending on student and staffing needs. The assignment includes but is not limited to designing and evaluating curriculum for entry-level science students through science and engineering majors. This assignment also includes participation in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities.
The teaching assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.
Master's in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics, OR Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR meet equivalent qualifications established by the District, AND
Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Educational and/or Instructional preparation in Physics.
Teaching experience in physics (lecture and lab) preferably at the community college level.
Experience designing/writing physics labs.
Experience teaching physics labs with computer interfaces.
Experience in making students active rather than passive participants in their learning.
Ability to foster student success with students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of academic skills, while maintaining academic standards.
Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues in a collegial manner.
Interest in developing curriculum to meet student needs and strong commitment to scientific literacy, the community college system and general education science courses.
Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and using electronic presentations in the classroom.
Evidence of participation in conferences and professional organizations.
A commitment to stay current with the latest developments in physics, astronomy, and with astronomy and physics education research.
The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:
Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
Participation in curriculum and program development.
Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
Participation in ongoing professional development.
Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on-line courses.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Salary range of $65,624 - $85,459 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Salary Schedule - 1
The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. PST, December 9, 2016. Application materials must be electronically submitted and materials uploaded by the applicant. Placement files/Interfolio will not be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete Application includes:
A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
A current resume or curriculum vitae.
3 letters of reference (non-confidential – as attachment)
Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division, and graduate level college/university course work with the degree conferral date shown (need not be official – as attachment). The conferral date must be on or before the position closing date and the school name must be visible.
Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES). NACES
Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline as cited Minimum Qualifications will need to submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application
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