Friday, February 27, 2015

FT at U of Arkansas Monticello

University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Assistant Professor of Physics The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) ( is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month faculty position in Physics. UAM, one of eleven campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in the beautiful timberlands, rich in outdoor recreation activities, and approximately 100 miles south of Little Rock. UAM is a comprehensive, residential and commuter, undergraduate institution also offering selected masters degree programs. Physics is part of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences which offers baccalaureate degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and Natural Science. The School also offers pre-professional programs such as pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-engineering and the allied health sciences. The School provides support courses for students majoring in Forestry, Nursing, Education, and Agriculture, as well as the general education curriculum. The Physics Minor requirements and courses currently offered in Physics can be seen at: Responsibilities: At the Assistant Professor level, duties include teaching twelve (12) hours per term, predominantly in physics. Mathematics or computer programming courses may be included if the applicant's level of expertise is acceptable in those areas. At the Instructor level, duties include teaching fifteen (15) hours per term. The expectation of outstanding teaching is expected at either level. Research is expected involving undergraduates. The position requires academic advising and the willingness to serve on University committees. The selected candidate will work closely with the area public school teachers and math and science specialists at the UAM STEM Center in the School of Education. Qualifications: It is strongly preferred that the position be filled at the Assistant Professor level, which requires a doctorate in Physics or closely related field. Applicants with a masters degree in the field with significant experience will be considered at the Instructor level. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits. Application Process: Send a letter of application, vita, copy of unofficial transcripts, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Physics Search Committee, School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences, UAM, P.O. Box 3480, Monticello, AR 71656-3480. Phone: 870-460-1016 or Email: Review of applicant data will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. UAM is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to FOI requests.

One/More Fixed Term Instructorships, Central Michigan U

The Physics Department at Central Michigan University invites applications for one or more fixed-term instructor positions for the 2015-16 academic year, beginning Aug. 24, 2015. The possibility of reappointment for an additional year exists. At least one of the instructors must be able to teach introductory astronomy courses. A Ph.D. or ABD-status in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field is required, as are effective written and verbal communication skills, and teaching experience at least at the level of a graduate teaching assistant. Additional teaching experience is desirable. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and a list of three references online via Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The CMU Physics Department offers new teachers of physics and astronomy a supportive environment in which high quality instruction is valued. Additional information about the department may be found at Questions about the position should be directed to the interim department chair, Dr. Koblar Alan Jackson, at

Renewable 4-Year Senior Lecturer, UPenn

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Senior Lecturer position for a four year period starting in Academic Year 2015-16; renewable contingent on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. The main responsibilities will be teaching physics or astronomy lectures; overseeing and coordinating undergraduate laboratories, observatories and lecture demonstrations; in consultation with the faculty developing new labs while improving existing ones; mentoring and training of student workers and teaching assistants, teaching support, and assisting general physics lab instruction and curriculum development. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Physics Education or a closely related field, a strong interest and demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching and curriculum development, and outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. Applicants must apply online at Include a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

1-Year Instructorship at Olympic College, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Campus, WA

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 04/21/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time 

Salary: Depends on Qualifications 

Job Type: Full-time Faculty 

Location: PSNS, Washington


Applied Physics Faculty 

Closes: April 21, 2015

Full-time Faculty Position 

One-year position with potential for one-year extension 


Olympic College is recruiting a full-time applied physics faculty to join the physics team at the college's Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) campus, in downtown Bremerton. The four course, experimentally focused, algebra-based Physics sequence is the foundation discipline for the college's Industrial Trades Technician Associate in Technical Arts Degree, offered to apprentices, in partnership with PSNS & IMF, in the Business and Technology Division. There are five eight week sessions per year. This will be a one-year position, beginning fall quarter 2015, with the potential for one-year extensions. The textbooks may be accessed at: ms/AllItems.aspx

  • Per Olympic College Board of Trustees approved salary schedule based on education and qualified experience.
  • Contract includes medical, dental, disability, life and retirement benefits.
Examples of Duties:

  • Teach Physics course(s) in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any departmental guidelines
  • Provide quality teaching including related preparation and grading
  • Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the division office as requested
  • Maintain accurate records of students and complete forms as required
  • Provide academic advising and assessment for students
  • Hold office hours for student consultation
  • Attend faculty, department, and division meetings and serve on appropriate committees
  • May include evening instruction
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.
*The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.


  • Master's degree or equivalent in physics or related discipline
  • College teaching experience
*Practical examination may be administered. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee a passing or competitive score on the examination.

Additional Information: 

  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Commit to teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrate strong organizational leadership, interpersonal, and collaborative skills
  • Teach assigned course(s) in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any department guidelines 
  • Provide detailed class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the division office as required
  • Utilize teaching strategies for individual learning styles and unique learning needs of adult, multicultural, educationally disadvantaged, and at-risk learners
  • Prepare all classroom materials based on the approved course outlines and syllabi
  • Maintain regular office hours for student consultation
  • Foster a climate of respectful, open and honest discourse
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, staff and administrators as part of an educational team
  • Uphold Olympic College's values and ethics necessary to maintain a civil climate
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate.
  • This is a full-time, one-year, faculty position with the potential for one-year extensions. 
  • May require evening, night, and weekend teaching assignments
  • Must be able to gain security clearance to work in a controlled industrial area, including a criminal background check.
  • Official college transcripts required if hired
  • Must pass a criminal background records check
  • May be required to provide instruction at a satellite Olympic College campus
  • If hired you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this full-time position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986

This job requires punctual and regular attendance. This position is in a typical classroom and student laboratory environment and may require the employee to move across campus to other buildings.


Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position. Must be able to make one's way, up to ½ mile, through an industrial setting and/or rough terrain to reach job site. The employee may be required to lift and carry equipment and supplies of up to 30 pounds.


To be considered, complete the following required application materials. Apply online at:

  • Olympic College Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript.
*If you have problems uploading your documents, please contact the NEOGOV Customer Support Help Desk 310-469-0515 or 877-204-4442 between 6am and 6pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday. Application Material may be submitted online long with job application, via fax (360) 475-7302, emailed to or mailed and/or submitted to the address below.

Degrees and Certificates

Olympic College helps students build skills for the next phase of their life or career through its numerous educational options. Students can earn a certificate or an associate's degree, or complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree. Students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree locally can opt for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems, or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees now available at the Bremerton campus or choose to transfer to one of the universities that are co-located at the Bremerton or Poulsbo campuses. In addition, OC offers courses to update job skills, get job training, or simply as personal enrichment.

Olympic College Bremerton is centrally located in Bremerton, Washington on a 33-acre site.

Olympic College Poulsbo is a 20-acre campus located in North Kitsap County providing convenience for students from Bainbridge Island and the northern part of the Kitsap Peninsula. A variety of credit and non-credit courses are available.

Olympic College Shelton is a 27-acre campus located in Mason County. The facility has computer labs, a media center, student services, study and social areas, and the Johnson Library.

**The Olympic College Human Resource Services will not review, scan nor accept application materials other than the required application materials listed. All application materials become the property of Olympic College. Not responsible for email or FAX error. Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted on the Olympic College web site. 

***Olympic College provides equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, sex, pregnancy or family status, national origin, age, marital status, religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its educational programs, admissions, activities, and employment policies, in keeping with the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws. With any questions or concerns, please contact us at or 360.475.7300.

Olympic College
Human Resource Services
College Service Center, Fifth Floor
1600 Chester Avenue 
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Phone: (360) 475-7300
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Employment questions:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

VAP at Lake Forest College, IL

Lake Forest College seeks a physicist committed to excellent undergraduate instruction to fill a one-year full-time sabbatical replacement position. Renewal may be possible, contingent upon funding and the approval of future sabbaticals. The successful candidate will be able to teach in the classroom and laboratory at all levels in our physics curriculum. A Ph.D. in physics is required and preference will be given to candidates with a background in experimental physics. The Department of Physics has research programs in electron-molecule collisions, quantum optics and laser spectroscopy, and granular materials.
The application consists of a cover letter, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and a graduate school transcript. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately. Review of applications will begin March 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be e-mailed as pdf or Word documents.
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 47 states and 81 countries. The beautiful 107-acre campus sits just a few blocks from Lake Michigan and is within walking distance of the commuter train station. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

1-Year Lectureship, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln

[Editor's note: this position is different from the three-year lectureship announced the previous week]
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach Physics courses beginning fall semester 2015. This is a non-tenure track 1-year position (with the possibility of renewal) with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
 Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of introductory (algebra- and/or calculus-based) and upper division physics courses, managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses, and holding at least four office hours per week. We seek an individual who has an abiding interest in teaching, and who can motivate students to learn through student-centered learning techniques.
 Interested candidates must apply online at (Requisition# F_150043). Click on “Apply to this job” follow the instructions. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching philosophy, and sample teaching evaluations (if available).
 In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to, or mailed to:
 Physics Lecturer Search 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
855 N 16th St
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0299
 Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2015, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The starting date for this position is August 17, 2015.
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach introductory physics in large-enrollment (100 to 150 students) introductory courses.

Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Internal Number: F_150043

Two Postdocs at Western Michigan University

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions at Western Michigan University

The Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University (WMU) is seeking two postdoctoral research associates to support the project implementation and research the impact of institutional transformation funded by a $3.2M grant from the US Department of Education. “Fulfilling the Promise: Institutional Transformation to Support Student Success” is built around an innovative model to promote and institutionalize emergent change in higher education, particularly around student success.

The postdocs will join CRICPE, a WMU research center that conducts and supports interdisciplinary research focused on promoting transformative change in postsecondary education (see ). Supervised by CRICPE Co-Directors, Dr. Charles Henderson and Dr. Andrea Beach, the two postdocs will engage in mixed-methods research on important processes and outcomes of the project. These include the work of learning communities; intra-organizational alignment of student support structures; and institutional culture/climate related to student success. The post docs will also consult with and serve as resources for professional learning communities of faculty, staff, and undergraduate students as these heterogeneous groups engage in action research projects. Responsibilities will include research planning, development, data collection and analysis, and development of manuscripts and presentations related to the project.

We are seeking applicants who have experience and interest in applying interdisciplinary research methods to solve important problems in higher education and who have a strong interest in student success, institutional change, or professional development. Applicants must have a PhD in Higher Education or a related field.

Both appointments are full time and will be made for a period of one year, renewable for up to three years total. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the positions is expected to be between May and August 2015. Review of applications will begin on March18 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically at:
Search for job posting #0603004

You are encouraged to contact us prior to submitting your application:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two Lectureships at East Tennessee State

Posting Number:
Working Title:
Physics and Astronomy  
Pay Rate:
Job Summary/Basic Function:
There are two Lecturer positions associated with this ad, Position Numbers 238090 and 232240. The successful applicants will be expected to teach lecture and laboratory courses (13 to 15 credit hours per semester) at the freshman- and sophomore-level in physics and physics-related courses.  
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications:
A minimum of a M.S. or M.A. Degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required for this position.  
Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants with teaching experience at the undergraduate level are preferred.  
Work Hours:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please specify the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references of people familiar with your academic work in your Cover Letter. Include information of any past teaching experiences you may have had in physics, astronomy, and/or physics-related courses.  
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Is this position subject to a background check/screening?
Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source?
Pay Grade Level:
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy 
Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Profile  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1.7 One-Year VAPs at Wellesley College MA

The Department of Physics invites applications for two non-tenure-track Visiting Lecturer positions for the 2015 - 16 academic year. One position is full-time and the second position is 0.7 FTE. The primary responsibility of the positions is teaching introductory mechanics or electricity and magnetism in small classroom and laboratory settings. These positions are distinct from the recently advertised two-year (with possibility of renewal) Lecturer position. 

Wellesley is a highly selective liberal arts college for women located 12 miles west of Boston. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Review of applications begins on March 15, 2015. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names/email addresses of three references through our online application system at: Please indicate which of the two positions (full-time or 70%-time) you are interested in, or if you wish to be considered for both. It may be possible to arrange the 70%-time position to be full-time for one semester and part-time for the other. 

If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials through our application site, please email us at Questions about the position should be directed to Glenn Stark at Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

1-Year Instructorship at Slippery Rock PA

Posting NumberI00253
Classification TitleInstructor
Working TitlePhysics Instructor | Temporary Full Time | I00253
Employee GroupFaculty
Bargaining UnitAPSCUF
LocationMain Campus
DepartmentPhysics & Pre-Engineering
Pay Rate
Employment TypeTemporary FT
Work Schedule
Classes as scheduled and office hours during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters

Position Summary Information

Position Summary
Slippery Rock University is seeking applicants for a temporary, full time, instructor level teaching position for the academic year 2015-16.
Responsibilities: Teach 24 contact hours of algebra-based introductory physics courses per academic year. Involvement in department committees and university service required.
Review of applications begin March 22, 2015 and continue until position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum requirement: Master’s degree in Physics, or M.Ed. combined with a B.A./B.S. in physics. The candidate must be willing to apply pedagogy from Physics Education Research (PER) in a constructivist approach. The candidate must demonstrate commitment to education of diverse populations. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, including teaching demonstration is required.
Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. or ADB in physics. Evidence of effective teaching experience focusing on student-centered teaching.

TT at Troy AL

Position Information

Posting NumberF0205P
Position TitleAssistant Professor
Position TypeFaculty
DepartmentChemistry and Physics - Troy
DivisionCollege of Arts and Sciences
Faculty RankAssistant Professor
If Faculty position10 Month
Is this position tenure track or non-tenure track?Tenure Track
Work StatusFull-Time
LocationTroy - T01
Job Summary
The Assistant Professor position in Chemistry & Physics is responsible for teaching physics lecture and lab courses at the undergraduate level; actively participating in all aspects of the daily operations of the department; and initiating and maintaining an active research program.
In Class Teaching Percentage
Online Teaching Percentage
Minimum Qualifications
1. A Ph.D. in Physics
2. Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work collegially and productively
Preferred Qualifications
1. Familiarity with Optics instrumentation
Will this position require driving (personal vehicle, university vehicle, utility vehicle, or golf cart) in order to perform the job duties?No
Work Hours
To be determined
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Does this position have supervisory responsibility?No
Posting Date02/23/2015
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Academic Term Position Will BeginAugust 2015
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Qualified applications will be made available to the department/committee for review immediately upon submission. We ask that you provide email addresses for your reference providers and please be certain that the email addresses you list are accurate. If you are selected as a candidate for consideration by the department/committee, an instructional email will be sent to your reference providers to ask that they submit a reference letter on your behalf via a link to our reference portal. Separate reference letters will be requested for each position to which you apply (if applicable), so your reference providers will be contacted separately for each application on which you list them. Reference letters will not be copied from one application to another. You can assure your reference providers that our system is secure and that all letters are confidential. If your reference providers have trouble using the reference portal, please advise them to contact

Monday, February 23, 2015

FT at College of the Desert, CA

Instructor, Astronomy & Physics (full-time)
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Job Description
Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Classroom environment and faculty office environment. Working location could be Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca-Thermal or Palm Springs.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Faculty Bargaining Unit Position
Salary Placement is according to the Full time Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Master level starting rate is $58,824.50 annually. Maximum starting salary with Phd and significant instructional experience is $75,697 annually.
This is a full-time tenure-track position and is 10 months per year.

Required Skills
A.    Classroom responsibilities
    1.  Meet classes/laboratories on day and times assigned.
    2.  Develop and implement instruction for each class/laboratory period which is consistent with the official course outline.
    3.  Develop and distribute the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students’ course objectives, grading criteria and classroom policies.
    4.  Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.
    5.  Submit requisitions for textbooks and instructional materials in a timely manner.
    6.  Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.
    7.  Supervise student in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructors load.
    8.  Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.

B.    Evaluation of Students
    1.  Evaluate students’ progress toward meeting course objectives; advise the students of course objectives, methods of evaluation and the results of the evaluation.
    2.  Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.
    3.  Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations for the State of California.
    4.  Participate in the credit by examination program where applicable.
    5.  Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.

C.   Curriculum
    1.  Participate in the development and review of curriculum as needed.
    2.  Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.

D.  Student Advising
    1.  Advise enrolled students on such matters as:
            a)  Course content, scope and meaning.
            b)  Major course requirements for the degree or certificate.
            c)  Learning skills
            d)  Collateral or enrichment reading or experience opportunities for further understanding of the courses or subject field.
            e)  Career alternative/opportunities related to the subject field.
    2.  Participate as a Faculty Advisor to student organizations or clubs.

E.  Professional Development
    1.  Participate in required professional development activities.
    2.  Continue to develop professional skills and knowledge.
    3.  Participate in planning staff development programs.
    4.  Participate in institutional research activities and grants.
    5.  Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars or meetings.

F.  Additional Responsibilities
    1.   Schedule and maintain office hours; announce office hours to students in all classes.
    2.   Attend and participate in department/center meetings.
    3.   Participate in the process of Shared Governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department, division, college and/or district level, or participate in other significant non-classroom college, district or community activities.
    4.   Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures.
    5.   Participate in supervision of student assistants and paraprofessionals.
    6.   Participate in articulation activities and the coordination of inter-divisional and intra-divisional learning activities.
    7.   Abide by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care and security of equipment.
    8.   Advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
    9.  Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.
    10.  Consult with management on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment and screening/interviewing committees.
    11.  Participate evaluation.
    12.  Participate in mentoring of new faculty as assigned.
    13.  Fulfill all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement.
Required Experience
  • 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.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an equivalency request form along with your application materials. 

  • Understanding of and demonstrated sensitivity to the experiences and historical barriers facing students/colleagues from historically under represented communities.
  • Commitment to addressing barriers to equity among students/colleagues both within the classroom and as a member of the college community.
  • Understanding of the process of developing and assessing student learning outcomes at the course and program (including general education) levels.
  • Willingness to continuously consider student success and achievement to adjust and improve pedagogy and delivery of curriculum.
  • Ability and commitment to maintaining a highly-engaged teaching and learning environment.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of teams and ability to participate effectively as a team member.

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating the highest level of professional competency in the following areas:
  • Interest in teaching both Astronomy and Physics.
  • Demonstrated experience building community connections and external resources for students.
  • The successful candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate knowledge, interest and evidence of commitment to assessment of student learning outcomes at the course, degree and institution level.
  • Participation in the advising process for students pursuing educational goals including, but not limited to, workforce preparation, general education/transfer preparation, and associate’s degree completion.
  • Leadership and/or participation in student-led research projects at the freshmen and sophomore levels.
  • Leadership and/or participation in the development and/or implementation of grant-funded projects.
  • Interest in pursuing creative and innovative services to improve student achievement and completion.

For consideration please attach a maximum three-page statement/letter of introduction addressing why you are interested in the position, how you meet the minimum qualifications, required qualifications, and desirable qualifications, and provide evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

The List of References should include two current or previous supervisors, two faculty members, and two other references not related to the applicant (including classified support staff).  Please include names, addresses, e-mail addresses and current telephone numbers.  Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references.

  1. Resume
  2. Statement/Cover Letter (See Special Instructions)
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts (official or unofficial) must show name of institution, degree, discipline and date awarded
Please keep in mind that you may attach a maximum of five (5) documents. It is okay to combine documents. For example, your resume, cover letter and list of reference may be one document.
Job Location
Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca-Thermal, Palm Springs, California, United States
Position Type
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)
Hours may vary
Required Documents
Statement, List of References, Unofficial Transcripts, Resume
Months per Year
Special Instructions to Candidate
The following documents are required and must be attached to you application: Resume, Cover Letter/Statement (see SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS in Required Experience section above), Unofficial Transcripts (must show name of institution, degree, discipline and date awarded), and References (see SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS section above). Please keep in mind that you may attach a maximum of five (5) documents. It is okay to combine multiple documents into one attachment.
Application Deadline
1.00 (40hrs)