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Adjunct Faculty, Physics & Astronomy

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Commitment to Mission:

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

 Cultural Beliefs:
  • Students Matter
  • Inspire Excellence
  • Act Intentionally
  • Better Together
  • No Fear!
  • Trust!
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement: 

 

Lone Star College-Conroe Center


Lone Star College, located in the north metropolitan Houston area, is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in the country featuring six comprehensive colleges and 10 centers with over 95,000 credit and non-credit students each semester, an annual budget exceeding $500,000,000, and 7,300 employees spread over a 2100 square mile area.   

  

LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region.


Lone Star College–Conroe Center, the premiere student-centered educational institution in Montgomery County, serves Conroe, Willis, and the northern county communities.  LSC–Conroe Center provides a relaxing and supportive learning atmosphere through certificate and college classes and workforce programs such as automotive technology, machining, and welding. 


Campus address is 777 Conroe Park Drive North.  Conroe, Texas 77303

 

Position Summary: 

 

Adjunct faculty are hired in a part-time capacity on a semester-by-semester basis, contingent upon the needs of the System. Lone Star College System accepts application material year-round from qualified applicants willing to teach on a part-time basis. Adjunct (part-time) faculty hiring is based on student demand. We offer day, evening, and weekend classes. Classes are offered at various times and locations during the academic year. As a rule, adjunct faculty may teach a maximum of five classes per academic year.


Job Functions:
  • Teaches Physics and Astronomy courses; provides interactive course instruction
  • Teaches courses at a variety of times and locations
  • Prepares class lecture and demos, exams and assignments
  • Submits required college reports and forms in a timely manner
  • Develops and follows a course syllabus for each course, following established institutional guidelines
  • Meets with and advises students either before or after class or by appointment, electronic communication, or other appropriate methods
  • Evaluates students to measure their progress in achieving course objectives and informs students in a timely manner of their progress
  • Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and orientations as required
  • Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 
  • Mastery of course content
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Demonstrates interest in interdisciplinary teaching, service learning, learning technologies, course development, and adult learning methodologies including collaborative learning, learning communities and distance learning
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches such as service learning/civic engagement, learning communities, and the effective use of technology
  • Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning
  • Physical Abilities: 
    • Minimal physical effort is required 
    Salary:
    $41.75 per contact hour Work Schedule & Conditions:
    • Hours will vary depending on class time. Instructors are required to meet with classes at all scheduled times and be available to students outside of class instruction.  

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    Duration of Job Posting:

    Position posted until filled



    QualificationsRequired:
    • Master’s degree in physics or a closely related physical science or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in physics or a closely related physical science
    For Astronomy Courses:
    • Master's degree with a major in astronomy, physics, or related physical science with preparation in astronomy or a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in astronomy, physics or a related physical science with at least 6 hours of astronomy/astrophysics or closely related field

    Benefits Marketing Statement:


    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a "Great College To Work For".  We offer a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition reimbursement, participation in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan and more.


    How to Apply:


    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY!


    Application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivery will not be accepted.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year.  By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).


    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.


    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.  More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer.  All positions are subject to a criminal background check.



    Primary Location: US-Texas-Conroe
    Work Locations:
    777 Conroe Park North Dr (0401)
    777 Conroe Park North Dr
    Conroe, 77303


    Job: Academic Affairs
    Organization: LSC Conroe Center - 0401
    Schedule: Part-time
    Shift: Day Job
    Employee Status: Regular
    Job Posting: Nov 20, 2018, 11:12:48 AM

     

     

     

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    Posted: 5/15/2019
    Application Due: 7/25/2019
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