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


Date Posted Nov. 29, 2021
Title Physics (Astronomy) 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
 
 

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, candidates must have at least one of the following:

1. Master’s in physics, astronomy or astrophysics from an accredited college or university, OR
2. Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology or geophysics, 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.

Employees must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.
Experience Required:
Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of:
Experience teaching physics or astronomy at the college level
Advanced degree in physics (Master’s or Ph.D.).
One-year recent full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience teaching physics and/or astronomy, lecture and laboratory, at the college level.
Ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse student population that may include African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other marginalized groups.
Effective communication skills.
Experience developing curriculum in physics or astronomy.
Commitment to remaining current in physics and/or astronomy including developments in instructional pedagogy.
Experience with and commitment to the use of a Learning Management System (LMS) for the administration of courses and communication with students.
Experience integrating current instructional technology in the classroom.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach physics and related courses to a diverse student population.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, school, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and school meetings.

Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the school, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.

Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.

Application Procedure:

To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded at https://jobs.socccd.edu:
· A completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience and references.
· A current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
· Cover letter
· Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online applicants provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: www.naces.org) at the time of application.
· A minimum of one letter of recommendation.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense. Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the day the position closes. Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.

For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at jobs.socccd.edu or call (949) 582-4850.

Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.

Selection Procedure:

A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Compensation and Fringe Benefits:

Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website). The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.


 
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