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Astronomy (Physics) Instructor (One or More)
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2018
Title Astronomy (Physics) Instructor (One or More)
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County, CA, United States
Department Physical Sciences (IVC-078-050)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Physics
    Sciences - Other

Instruct lecture and laboratory courses in physics and astronomy.

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:
1. Master’s degree (or higher) in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics from an accredited college or university; OR 3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above .

Experience Required:

  • Two (2) years of recent full‐time (or equivalent part‐time) experience teaching physics, lecture and laboratory, at the college level.
  • Minimum of one (1) year (full‐ or part time) of work experience in higher education.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in Physics‐related industry or higher education.
  • Experience in designing laboratory experiments.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively, both written and orally, with students and colleagues.
  • Evidence of experience and proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and instruction appropriate to college physics courses.
  • Evidence of strong commitment to remain current in physics and its instructional programs.
  • Evidence of academic experience in teaching and developing curriculum in physics.
  • Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruct lecture and laboratory courses in physics and astronomy. Provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive and current physics curriculum. Participate in program review process and student learning outcome (SLO) process. Assist with the development and operation of appropriate instructional facilities and related interdisciplinary programs. Comply with all SOCCCD, IVC, MSE Academic Unit, and physics department policies with regard to participation in general faculty functions related to the educational program, staff development/flex calendar activities, committee work, and departmental and school meetings. Maintain formal office hours. Perform necessary clerical and administrative tasks in a timely manner. Assume a leadership role in the intellectual growth and academic success of a diverse student population through the careful preparation of course materials and the employment of effective teaching methodologies. Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours.

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