Friday, April 3, 2015

TT at Yuba CC, CA

Office of Human Resources, Building 100A, Room 21
2088 North Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901
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SALARY: $53,614 - $82,695/YR. (Initial placement will not be higher than the above listed salary, the top step for this position is Class VI, Step 19 which is $102,828 /YR.)


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The person selected will be expected to:
• Organize and teach all levels of lecture and laboratory physics classes (basic concepts in physics, applied physics, trigonometry-based general physics, and calculus-based college physics) and introductory astronomy;
• Prepare complete course syllabi and outlines;
• Develop and maintain a relevant community college physics curriculum, and assist in facilitating appropriate transfer/articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities;
• Facilitate student learning by working to develop every students’ abilities;
• Teach courses as assigned to meet student needs, which may include distance learning (interactive television, online) and accelerated courses;
• Participate in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials;
• Maintain accurate attendance, scholastic, and student records, submit them according to published deadlines, and certify as to their accuracy;
• Comply with all institutional policies and procedures;
• Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility;
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
• Participate in department, division, and college-wide initiatives and committees;
• Be committed to, and participate in, the shared-governance process;
• Work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the college community;
• Lead the physics department as the sole full-time faculty member;
• Work with staff in the mathematics, engineering, chemistry, physical science and other related departments, as well as the MESA Program;
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate, by the date of hire, must possess the minimum qualifications for instructors in Physics/Astronomy at California Community Colleges: (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications must be from accredited institutions.)

• Master’s in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
• Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics
• The equivalent OR
• Possess a California Community College life credential in the subject matter area of Physics/Astronomy.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
• Previous teaching, employment, or student experiences that provide the candidate with the ability to effectively, interactively, and creatively teach physics, astronomy, and/or other physics related courses below and at the transfer level to a diverse student population;
• Understanding of the needs of students at all levels of physics courses (general education courses, requirements for life science majors, requirements for physical science/engineering majors) as they relate to the mission of the Yuba Community College District;
• Knowledge of related disciplines such as physical science, earth science, engineering, mathematics, and chemistry;
• Experience supervising and/or working with a diverse student population;
• Master’s or Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics or geophysics;
• Strong background in the use of personal computers in the classroom/laboratory for simulation, visualization, date analysis and acquisition;
• Previous teaching experience utilizing distributive education (interactive television, online, etc.).

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

EQUIVALENCY: Applicants must meet YCCD minimum qualifications by the filing date or have been awarded equivalency by the District prior to the publication of the Recruitment Announcement.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves; the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Categorically funded positions are contingent upon funding. In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.

INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent, valued at over $18,000 annually with a $178.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees or dependents for monthly premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 10 sick days and a 178 day contract. INITIAL PLACEMENT WILL NOT BE HIGHER THAN CLASS 6, STEP 10, ACCORDING TO THE ACADEMIC HANDBOOK.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Applications are available from the Human Resources Office, 2088 North Beale Road, Building 100A, Room 21, Marysville, CA 95901 or visit the Human Resources web site at: A complete application packet includes: YCCD Academic Application, Resume, Transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attach a Word Document), Three (3) current letters of recommendation and a Cover letter/letter of interest, must be received not later than the final filing date. Application materials may be sent via regular mail, dropped off at one of our various locations, faxed to 530 741-1017 or emailed to:

PLEASE NOTE: AS SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS, AN APPLICATION MAY, BUT NEED NOT, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (a) one current evaluation from a peer or supervisor, (b) one abstract of a publication, and/or (c) portfolio.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the application deadline date. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied and will be considered for this recruitment only. Incomplete and/or late application packets will not be considered.

TIMELINE: Interviews are scheduled for May 2015. Before a candidate is employed with the District, the candidate will be confirmed by the Governing Board; the proposed confirmation date is June 2015.

* This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College of the Yuba Community College District but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District.
IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please contact the Human Resources Office at (530) 741-6975.

1. In the interview, consideration will be given by the Selection Committee to factors other than education and experience, including, but not limited to, apparent personal development, ability to work with others, initiative, and sensitivity.
2. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the administration has acted upon the Selection Committee's recommendation for employment.
3. The College reserves the right to investigate past employment records, including contacting former employers.
4. The College reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate Qualified Applicant Pool.
5. As required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of the Yuba Community College District, the Personnel Services and Human Resources Development Office is required to maintain an Equal Employment file which will yield the composition of application flow by ethnic identification, gender and disability. The tear-off tab of the Application Form is provided for this purpose. Completing and returning this form is done on a voluntary basis by the candidate. If returned, the form will be detached from the Application Form and placed in our Applicant Flow File. This information will not be used as part of our recruiting process.
6. IMPORTANT: Any misstatements or omissions of material facts in this application or an interview may be cause for dismissal, if employed.

The vision of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees is to ensure student success by:
• Providing an innovative, world-class learning environment;
• Building and maintaining an atmosphere of trust within the college district and with our communities;
• Developing and maintaining programs and facilities that best meet the needs of our students and communities;
• Stewarding resources strategically to meet the diverse needs of our communities and region;
• Providing educational, economic, cultural, and civic leadership for our communities and region.