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A complete application package consists of:
Unofficial (Copy of) Transcripts
Application (Completed Online)
Department/Division purpose (brief description of main function):
The mission of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at Pueblo Community College is to increase the science foundation among our diverse student population. By instilling basic scientific skills and knowledge and facilitating analytical thinking, clear expression of ides, and interpersonal skills, the Science Department provides the foundation for students to succeed in their college and career goals.
Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):
All faculty job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principals and tools of continuous improvement by and through the assessment of student learning. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program. Launched by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1999, the program offers an alternative reaccreditation pathway emphasizing continuous quality improvement. The HLC's Handbook for Accreditation summarizes the program as follows: "The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.” Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description. In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.
This position specifically exists to provide classroom/lab/on-line instruction in physics courses under the supervision of the department chairperson. Faculty will be expected to prepare/plan and teach several different physics courses and teach classes at various dates/times per the department schedule, to include evening, weekend, online and special length courses. Faculty must be knowledgeable in physics as well as chemistry. This position requires experience and working knowledge of common PC programs including Microsoft Office components (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel), Outlook, and this position requires experience and/or willingness to adopt classroom technology. Faculty are required to observe campus, division and department policies/procedures, advise students, attend professional development, and serve on committees.
% of Time
Assists in the implementation of the approved program curriculum; stays current and knowledgeable of program accreditation standards, and strives to meet those standards with available resources.
Assists in the program/course recruitment and retention process. Supports the college STEM initiatives.
Supervises and enforces appropriate safety procedures for laboratories and facilities, and provides supervision for students to ensure safety standards are met.
Teaches courses as assigned within faculty work load guidelines. Develops and implements curriculum and effective teaching strategies in an effort to meet the department and state standards.
Provides adequate preparation of the course material used in assigned courses, utilizes the approved text, and adheres to the syllabus and course outline/schedule. Meets all regularly scheduled classes unless the class has been canceled or rescheduled by or with the permission of the Department Chair. Faculty may also serve as a substitute within the program for absent colleagues for short-term absences.
Provides input to the Department Chairperson regarding curriculum, scheduling, supplies, assessment of student learning and equipment.
Maintains a work schedule as agreed upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state faculty work load policy (at least forty-hour/ work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus which can include off campus assignments) and a minimum of 5 hours per week for consultation or advisement with students.
Participates in Accountability Progress Reports, Assessment of Student Learning projects, program reviews, student assessment, and evaluation processes required by internal-external sources as appropriate.
Serve on Faculty and college committees and task forces. Attends all regularly scheduled department, division, or college meetings unless these meetings conflict with a scheduled class or unless the faculty member is excused by the Department Chair or Dean.
Assists with training of part-time instructors as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Physics, or related scientific field.
Master’s Degree in Physics, or related scientific field, and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in chemistry.
Licenses or Certifications:
Demonstrated ability to teach physics courses at the post-secondary level.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated technology skills and ability to learn institution specific technology.
Willingness and ability to teach a variety of physics courses.
Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment.
Demonstrated success in developing, managing, and implementing new educational programs at a community college.
One-year experience teaching college level physics courses.
One-year experience teaching physics courses at a community college.
Demonstrated experience working with faculty in higher education
Demonstrated experience working with curriculum development