Job Number: F00264
Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4015
Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure track assistant professor in Physics to begin August 2017. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower division physics courses, including lectures and labs.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
- participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
- collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
- engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
- participating in department, division, and college committees;
- participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
- maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
- maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
- informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
- preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
- maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
- posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
- participating in College's shared governance processes.
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
- Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics; OR
- Bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND a master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics; OR
- A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Physics; OR
- The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background, please fill out the equivalency form found in the attachment section of the application.
- Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
- Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
- Master's degree or Ph.D. in Physics;
- Demonstrated excellence in academic preparation in the subject area;
- Demonstrated interest in teaching conceptual physics as well as calculus based physics at the high school or lower division college level;
- Experience developing innovative approaches to teaching in both lecture and lab;
- Effective written and oral communication skills;
- An interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups.