Physics Instructor - One Year Temporary (Clovis Community College)



Physics Instructor - One Year Temporary (Clovis Community College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 5/18/2018 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Clovis Community College

Start Date: 08/09/2018

Essential Functions:
The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College's commitment excellence in education and to serving the needs of its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 10,000 students of which 38% are Latinx, 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native, 8% are Asian, 3% are Black/African American, 42% are White, and 6% are multiracial. CCC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Providing instruction in Physics on the Clovis Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:
  • Teaching both lecture and laboratory classes in calculus-based and algebra/trig-based general physics;

  • Maintaining equipment and instruments used in teaching physics;

  • Teaching the principles and applications of physics instrumentation;

  • Assisting in the coordination and maintenance of laboratory facilities;

  • Developing and/or revising the curriculum to improve the program, including program review and developing and analyzing student learning outcomes for courses to improve student learning;

  • Participating in the accreditation process;

  • Communicating effectively with students and staff and maintaining effective working relationships;

  • Developing/utilizing technologies for classroom presentations;

  • Advising students;

  • Participating in college/district committees;

  • Participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops;

  • Cooperating with regard to scheduling classes between colleagues, including those in other disciplines;

  • Participating in student recruiting activities; and

  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s in physics, astronomy or astrophysics;

    OR

  • Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology or geophysics;

    OR

  • A valid California Community College credential;

    OR

  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level;
  • Broad based academic background in physics;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Knowledge of current laboratory safety procedures;
  • Experience serving on campus committees;
  • Knowledge and use of current educational technology and multimedia presentation software;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Commitment to professional growth including demonstrated willingness to improving teaching methodology;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.


Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $54,029 - $81,342 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Clovis Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 5593. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, one-year temporary position.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu

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