Physics/Engineering Instructor

Gillette, Wyoming
Feb 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Physics/Engineering Instructor is a full-time faculty position located at Gillette College. This faculty member will be primarily responsible for teaching 1000 and 2000 level Physics and Engineering Courses. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in other STEM field based on educational background and qualifications. Other duties include curriculum development, advising and mentoring students, assessment of student learning at the course, program, and institutional levels. The faculty member will use innovative methodologies to facilitate learning and be willing to integrate technology into the classroom. Engagement with students inside and outside of class, participating in collegial activities with peers on Sheridan and Gillette campuses, participation in on-going professional development activities, serving on committees, and engaging with community and local school districts to promote STEM efforts are also required.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:

  • Proven ability to work in a collegial environment that embraces and encourages the talents of students and colleagues.
  • Commitment to student centered learning
  • Skills necessary to work with broad spectrum of student abilities
  • Desire to work collaboratively and collegially with partner faculty and staff.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively
  • Assist with student advising and recruiting.
  • Participate in college-wide committees.
  • Develop programming in partnership with local high schools for local industry and transfer needs. 
  • Maintain an appropriate schedule to allow for student access and inquiry.
  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Work with advisory committees in engineering technology or computer science.
  • Remain current in the field.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Classroom, office, and lab settings,
  • Some evenings and weekends as scheduled

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in engineering or master’s degree in physics with 18 graduate hours in engineering
  • Teaching experience at secondary or post-secondary level, community college teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching experience in STEM related areas with preference given to geology, chemistry, computer science, or engineering technology

About NWCCD:

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid;  .25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

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