Thursday, December 15, 2016

FT, Santa Rosa Junior College CA

FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline to be given consideration.

Salary Range: $62,829-$87,084 (2016/17 Faculty Salary Schedule); teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges
Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


Santa Rosa Junior 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 is a full-time, regular contract position in the Chemistry and Physics Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, beginning Fall Semester, August 2017. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.


The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Santa Rosa Junior College is currently staffed by 10 full-time and several adjunct instructors, all of whom have great enthusiasm for teaching. The department has a Coordinator of Science Labs, Science Laboratory Instructional Assistants and administrative support. High educational standards are maintained and primary emphasis is placed on quality undergraduate instruction. High standards for environmental health and safety are diligently maintained. Together we offer day and evening classes at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.
The Physics Program's primary mission is to provide physics course work and related academic training required for transfer students in science, engineering and pre-professional majors. The program's secondary mission is to foster the scientific and technological literacy of the total student population through general education and enrichment classes and activities.

 Examples of Duties:

Teaching responsibilities include approximately 20 hours per week of lecture and lab instruction, plus office hours for student consultation. Course assignments may include any of the Calculus, Algebra and Conceptual- based Physics courses offered by the program.  Faculty are encouraged to utilize a wide range of instructional delivery systems including innovative and creative uses of technology.

Instructors are required to participate in the basic departmental functions such as department meetings, departmental subcommittees, and student club activities. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including development or improvement of laboratory experiments); assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, and participating in college-wide committees and community outreach.

SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including on-line. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics; OR Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Astronomy AND Master's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Physics.

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

An advanced degree in Physics
The equivalent of at least one year of full-time teaching experience in Physics
Experience teaching microcomputer-based Physics laboratories
The ability to support and motivate students with various backgrounds and skill levels
The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
An interest in implementing new educational methods and technologies.
The vision and enthusiasm for developing courses and programs that enhance learning and broaden access
Willingness  or  ability  to  teach  in  distance  educational  format  (including  on-line) if appropriate or offered.

 Supplemental Information:

In order to be given priority consideration for this recruitment, applicants must submit the following documents by the filing deadline:
A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note that contact information is required for a minimum of three references.
If you do not meet the minimum qualifications exactly as stated, you must complete and attach the Equivalency Application to your Employment Application. If applicable, Equivalency Application is available at
A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Position Description" section of this announcement.
Current Resume.
Copies of transcripts of all college level course work.  Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
If applicable, copy of fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential (both sides).

Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position/pool will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Associated Students, and the Board of Trustees.

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 the Human Resources Department.




PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
FAX: (707) 527-4967

The office is located in the Button Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to SRJC Campus Police. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and  activities--including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics--and application for District employment.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.