Friday, December 9, 2016

TT, North Orange CC District, Cypress College CA

Position Details

Classification Information
Classification Title Credit Faculty
Position Information
Job Title Physics Instructor
Department CC Science, Engineering, Math
Location Cypress College
Percentage of Employment 100%
Months of Employment 10 Months/Year
Work Schedule Full Time, Tenure Track
Primary Purpose
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Essential Functions
Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description
Teach physics courses that include topics such as mechanics, heat, optics, electromagnetism, and modern physics to engineering, science, and non-science majors at the freshman and sophomore undergraduate level.

Assist in the training of adjunct instructors.

Participate in curriculum and laboratory development. Serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Special Requirements
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics


Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy


Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics


The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications
Recent experience in teaching undergraduate physics courses.

Experience developing and teaching laboratory curriculum in physics, including mechanics and electromagnetism.

Experience managing and growing a physics program.

Recent Experience in teaching undergraduate introductory astronomy courses.

Commitment to community college education and student success.

Experience developing and teaching online courses.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions
Cypress College – a two-year community college accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges – opened in 1966 and has grown to a beautiful 110-acre campus offering over 50 programs of study in academic and vocational areas. Recently ranked 17th in the nation (among 1500+ community colleges) by its students for the quality of faculty/teaching and 3rd in California (out of 113) by for student success, Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence.

Our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. As a valued partner with instructional faculty, student services staff and counseling faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to reduce and eliminate documented achievement gaps on campus. Cypress College truly embodies an inclusive learning culture. The student body is incredibly diverse, with over 43% Hispanic, 23% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 23% Caucasian. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students. Cypress College has strong partnerships with the local community that culminated in a $574 million bond measure in 2014, the second largest in the history of Orange County. The College is poised to revitalize infrastructure and facilities to provide a state-of-the art learning environment for students.

College employees are dedicated to the core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put Students First. More information can be found at

Salary Range $62,028 - $93,909 Annually
Number of Vacancies 1
Commitment to Diversity
All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number 201681FT
Desired Start Date 08/24/2017
Open Date 12/08/2016
Close Date 02/24/2017
Special Instructions Summary
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Please check the response that applies:
I meet the minimum qualifications for this position as outlined by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.
I have EQUIVALENT qualifications.
I was granted EQUIVALENCY at North Orange County Community College District.
I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
* Describe your experience, training, and/or education which demonstrates your understanding and sensitivity to diversity.
(Open Ended Question)

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
CCC Registry
Cypress College
Employee Referral
Fullerton College
Human Resources
NOCCCD Website
OC Register
School of Continuing Education
Other (list below)
Other, please specify.
(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Undergraduate transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
Graduate transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
Optional Documents
Additional Transcripts I
Additional Transcripts II
NACES Evaluation of Foreign Degree
Copy of California Community College Credential.

The North Orange County Community College District, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The District is also committed to maintaining campuses that are free of harassment, drugs, and alcohol. A copy of the District's full policy on non-discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, treatment and counseling, and maintenance of a drug-free environment is available online at

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every hire which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.