Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TT at East Los Angeles College


Posting Details

Internal/Open to PublicOpen to public
Posting Open Date02/25/2015
Posting Close Date04/24/2015
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions for this Posting
Contact NameAura Orellana
Contact Phone323-265-8723
Contact Emailorellaaa@elac.edu

Position Information

Position TitlePhysics
Working Title(Discipline)Physics
StatusProbationary/ Tenure track
College LocationEast

Position Summary Information

IntroductionEast Los Angeles College, with an enrollment of approximately 28,000, is the largest of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District, and is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park in the San Gabriel Valley. ELAC is dedicated to providing the highest quality of transfer and workforce education courses, along with superior adult education, basic skills, and community service programs. We serve a culturally diverse community in a dynamic urban setting with the purpose of supporting students in achieving associate of arts degrees, general education, skill/certificates, and/or personal development. The college seeks to fulfill the potential of each student through innovative teaching methods, the latest in educational technology, and committed support services.
Job DescriptionThe Physics Department of East Los Angeles College invites applicants for one full-time, probationary tenure-track faculty position (10 month annual contract) to begin with the fall 2015 semester. This assignment will include teaching a variety of physics/astronomy courses and may consist of day and/or evening and weekend classes on the main campus or at offsite campus locations. The department has three full-time faculty members.
Minimum QualificationsA. Master’s in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics


B. Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics


C. The equivalent.

Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe newly hired instructor should be prepared to teach courses in Physics, Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy Lab, Astrobiology, Planetary Science, or related subjects. The instructor will participate in the development and review of curriculum and assessment of learning. The instructor will also hold office hours, attend department meetings, be active on committees, and participate in other activities required by the College or the District.
Desired Qualifications
  • Commitment to participating in curriculum development and other departmental and institutional activities, including efforts to improve the level of student success by assessing Student Learning Outcomes and one’s own teaching effectiveness.
  • Experience with the use and development of student laboratory activities, equipment and instrumentation.
  • Experience with different teaching methodologies, including the use of multimedia presentations, Astronomy/Physics software and use of online resources.
  • Experience in teaching using current effective practices, including a means by which student reflect on their development as active learners.
  • Experience in and sensitivity to the issue of underprepared students at the community college.
  • Knowledge and expertise with Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) assessments.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Participate actively in professional development to foster student success.
  • Experience in the process of applying for grants for funding of new and updated equipment.
  • Participate in professional growth programs on and off campus.
  • Provide support for recruitment and development of the physics department.
  • Participate in the shared governance process on campus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Salary and BenefitsInitial salary placement range for entry level positions is$51,020 – $79,440. The doctoral differential is $3,210per academic year. Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching, and related work experience. Opportunities for additional earnings may exist with winter and summer assignments. The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. In addition to the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), employees have the option to participate in a 403b plan.
Application and Evaluation Process


  1. A college selection committee will review all complete applications received. The committee screening will involve an evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness as determined from the application package and recommendations from referents.
  2. Following the committee screening, selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
  3. Based upon the committee recommendation, finalists will interview with the president and vice president, who will make the final selection.


    Applicants must create an online profile to complete theLACCD application and upload additional documents as attachments. Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail. A completed online application and related materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 24, 2015 (even if you have previously applied or worked for the LACCD.)

    To complete the application successfully, please read the job announcement, complete the online application and upload all the required materials to the laccd.peopleadmin.com system. Please carefully review your application and the documents to be uploaded as your submission cannot be changed after filing. Uploaded documents can be no larger than 9MB.

    The closing date for this position is April 24, 2015.

    Qualified candidates interested in the position must submit all of the following:

    • Completed LACCD online application;
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter indicating how qualifications and experience are met;
    • All College/University Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. (Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).

    Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.

    Submission of online application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. All materials submitted will become property of East Los Angeles College. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

    Note: Final hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not provide expense reimbursements for those invited to interviews.

    Degrees: All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Immediate filing is recommended. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Aura Orellana at (323) 265-8723.