Assistant Professor/Instructor of Physics

Location
Quincy, Massachusetts
Posted
Jan 24, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Quincy College Mission Statement

Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.

The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop. Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff. Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values.

 


Job Description:

 

Position Start Date: Academic Year 2017-2018.

The faculty member will serve as the Quincy College academic expert within the field of Physics, and carry out other job-related duties as assigned.  Duties which may be assigned to a faculty member are set forth in the Quincy Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Responsibilities unique to this position include:

  • Develop a 15-week calculus-based Physics I course which will run in spring of 2018.
  • Develop a 15-week calculus based Physics II course which will run in fall 2018.
  • Manage a budget to set up a calculus-based physics lab.
  • Interface with math faculty, engineering faculty, and laboratory coordinator as necessary during developmental phases of courses.
  • Interface with the senate as necessary to gain approval for proposed courses.
  • Teach algebra-based physics courses as necessary.
  • Teach calculus courses if necessary.

Other responsibilities include student advising, serving on College committees and other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.

Essential Functions

  • Assume a leadership role in delineating and articulating content in assigned lectures and laboratories.
  • Develop calculus- based Physics 1 and Physics 2 courses.
  • Manage a budget to develop a calculus based Physics lab.
  • Teach lecture and laboratory courses in physics, calculus, and as otherwise directed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the Dean of the Natural and Health Sciences Program.
  • Collaborate with faculty in the planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating of physics lectures and laboratories.
  • Collaborate with faculty to facilitate and integrate correlated approach to course offerings.
  • Participate with others in the annual review or revision of course outlines, bibliographies, study guides, media, and other related course materials.
  • Demonstrate motivation, self-direction, and perseverance towards achieving philosophy and mission of the Science Program.
  • Engage in the academic life of the college by serving on college committees.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Travel:  This position may require teaching at both the Quincy Campus or Plymouth Campus. If teaching on multiple campuses is required, scheduled assignments will be made to make sure that the Instructor teaches on one campus per day. 

 


Requirements:

 

Educational Experience:  Master's degree in Physics, or related science field, from an accredited college or university required.   A Ph.D. in Physics or a related science field is preferred.

Experience Requirements:   

  • Minimum of three (3) years college teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission;
  • Experience instructing students from a diverse background;
  • Experience using multiple measures to assess student learning.
  • Experience teaching in the laboratory, laboratory experiments, contributing to experimental design.

 


Additional Information:

 

EEO Statement:  
Quincy College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Quincy College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  

 


Application Instructions:

 

Please submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter