Part-Time Instructor, Physics

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Part-Time Instructor, Physics

Salary: To Be Determined Based on PT Faculty Salary Schedule
Start Date: Fall 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled 
Location: Las Positas College, Livermore, CA

To apply, please send required application materials by email to the contact listed at the end of this job announcement.


Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent.


Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Candidates must meet minimum qualifications to apply.  Candidates with the following experience will be preferred.

·         Experience with experimental methods in physics based research. 

·         previous experience teaching a college-level physics lecture and/or laboratory course(s)


LPC Physics are listed below.  Course dates/times vary each semester.

PHYS 1A - General Physics I

5 units

Introduction to the principles of Newtonian Mechanics and analytical methods of physics using calculus as needed. Topics covered include vectors, kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravitation.

PHYS 1B - General Physics II

5 units

Introduction to fluid dynamics, oscillations, mechanical waves, thermodynamics, light and optics.

PHYS 1C - General Physics III

5 units

Introduction to electricity and magnetism, circuits, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves

PHYS 1D - General Physics IV

3 units

Introduction to relativity and modern physics, including: introduction to quantum theory; atomic, molecular, nuclear and particle physics; condensed matter physics; astrophysics and cosmology.

PHYS 2A - Introduction to Physics I

4 units

Introduction to the major principles of classical mechanics using pre-calculus mathematics. Includes Newtonian mechanics, energy, gravitation, fluids, thermodynamics, oscillations, and waves.

PHYS 2B - Introduction to Physics II

4 units

This algebra-based course is an introduction to the basic principles of electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Topics include electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, relativity, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.

PHYS 10 - Descriptive Physics

3 units

Motion, gravitation, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, atoms, and nuclei. Present-day scientific problems and developments such as alternative energy sources, solar energy, nuclear power, lasers, relativity and black holes.

PHYS 10L - Descriptive Physics Lab

1 unit

Introduction to laboratory principles and techniques with emphasis on the basic concepts of physics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, energy, electricity, magnetism, and optics.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter electronically (as attachments) to:

Dean Nan Ho
[email protected]

925 424-1182

Las Positas College




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