Instructor/Assistant Professor - Physical Sciences

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Instructor/Assistant Professor – Physical Sciences

Announcement is hereby made for a 10-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in the fall 2019 semester on the Ammerman Campus in Selden. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.

Job Description

The successful candidate must be able to teach the full spectrum of physics courses at the conceptual, vocational, algebra/trigonometry, and calculus based levels. Specific subjects include mechanics, E&M, thermodynamics, waves, optics and modern physics. The successful candidate should be familiar with both traditional and computer-based laboratory instruction. Recent experience in research in physics is desirable (experimental, theoretical, computational or educational research). A willingness to learn and apply new pedagogical approaches, to be actively involved in curriculum and course development within the discipline, and college service on committees is essential. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching, professional development, and service.  The College seeks faculty who value the opportunity to form mentoring and advising relationships with our students.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to, the integration of technology and distance education into the curriculum.  

Duties will also include:

  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with description published in the College catalog and the approved course outline, incorporating alternative approaches and methods when appropriate and possible.
  • Incorporate an appreciation of diverse lifestyles, cultures and perspectives into courses.
  • Engage in assessment of college-wide learning outcomes and demonstrate the use of the results of these assessments in courses.
  • Actively participate in departmental, campus and College committees/meetings.
  • Participate in academic advisement and curriculum development.
  • Demonstration of scholarly work in the discipline.



A Master’s Degree in physics or a closely related field. College-level teaching experience in this discipline or a closely related field.


A Ph.D. in physics is preferred. 

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Job No: 18-19B
Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/14/2019
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