Friday, March 3, 2017

TT, Green River College, WA

invites applications for the position of:

Physics Instructor - Tenure Track

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 02/14/17
CLOSING DATE: 03/22/17 11:59 PM
Green River College welcomes faculty who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success. Given the diversity of our student population, we encourage applications from faculty who can adapt teaching methods to a wide range of student backgrounds and interests.

The Science Division at Green River College is seeking innovative and creative faculty who are committed to establishing positive working relationships with students, colleagues, staff and administrators.

Faculty members in the Physics department actively participate in local and national professional societies. They have secured grants for projects aimed at teaching science to elementary education majors and to promote undergraduate research. The department also has a very active chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

The Science division is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track Physics faculty position beginning September 2017 and continuing with annual nine-month contracts. The College anticipates filling this position contingent upon availability of funding.
Responsibilities include teaching, student advising, curriculum review and revision, as well as other activities.  Faculty will be involved in division and campus meetings, committees and activities.  Primary teaching responsibilities will be for Physics classes - from Physics for students of Liberal Arts to Physics for scientists and engineers, but the successful candidate may also teach Astronomy. While most classes are held during the day at our main Auburn campus, during some academic terms full-time physics faculty may be required to teach classes at night and/or at the GRC branch campus in Kent.

A Master's degree in Physics or a related field.
Demonstrated teaching ability for one freshman-level or sophomore-level course in Physics at the college level.
The candidate must have been the instructor of record, responsible for all aspects of a single course including teaching lectures, teaching labs, writing assessments and assigning final course grades.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group of colleagues, administrators and staff.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English at a level appropriate for a teacher of college level classes
Teaching experience beyond the minimum qualifications.
Teaching experience using inquiry-based instruction.
Teaching experience using technology as an aid to pedagogy.
Awareness and use of educational research in teaching in the classroom.
Experience or demonstrated ability for teaching Astronomy.
Demonstrated academic excellence.
Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.
Demonstrated experience with under-represented and under-served communities.
This is a full-time tenure track position beginning mid-September 2017. The salary will be determined according to the applicant's educational background, teaching experience, and applicable work experience.  GRC is an agency shop.
The position includes an excellent state benefits package including health and dental plans, participation in TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan, three paid personal days, sick days, professional leaves, tuition exemption, a faculty development program, in-service training, faculty excellence awards and an on-campus fitness center.


To qualify for consideration, please submit the following items (electronic submission only) via email to by the closing date of April 1, 2017.

Application materials must include:
A cover letter that specifically describes how the candidate meets each of the minimum and the preferred qualifications
Green River College application (Word version or PDF version and demographic data form)
Copies of unofficial college transcripts
Three References with email addresses, telephone numbers and addresses and a statement describing how long the candidate has known each reference and in what capacity .  At least 2 of the references must be familiar with the candidate's teaching experience.

At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.
All offers of employment are subject to background checks.

Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link:
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

The application package and all materials submitted with it, become the property of the college and will not be returned or considered for additional or future openings.

All offers of employment are subject to background verification.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River Community College is a committed equal opportunity employer and educator and operates under an affirmative action policy. The college is committed to meeting its diversity needs. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants, ESPECIALLY ETHNIC AND RACIAL MINORITIES, WOMEN, PERSONS OF DISABILITY, PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 40, AND VIETNAM-ERA VETERANS to apply. It is the responsibility of applicants selected for interview to notify the college of any accommodations required as a result of a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Additional information about Green River Community College at:


12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092

Position #17f-010
Physics Instructor - Tenure Track Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. The Green River College Science Division consists of a dynamic group of instructors with the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you.

* 2. Describe your experiences with diverse populations.

* 3. Describe how you apply these experiences to a learning/working environment.

* Required Question