Physics Adjunct Instructor

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Physics Adjunct Instructor

Posting Number: F00601
Location: Contra Costa College
Salary: $59.70 - $84.36/ per hour

Description of Position:
The Physics program is looking for part-time instructor(s) to teach either the first or third semester of calculus-based physics in accordance with existing approved course outlines and department syllabus. The first semester covers mechanics through basic fluids. 4 midterms and 1 comprehensive final are expected. The third semester includes thermodynamics (1 exam and 1 final), optics and relativity (1 exam and 1 final), atomic and nuclear physics (1 exam and 1 final).

Teaching opportunities might include the three courses in calculus-based physics for engineering and physical science majors, the two courses in the algebra-based physics for life-science majors, and the descriptive physics course.

Please contact Sonja Thompson [email protected]

Position Status: Non-Tenure Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group:
Department: C7000-NSAS DIV Natural & Applied Sc

Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructor must follow department guidelines, including exam and homework standards; be able to prepare and grade class assignments and exams; inform students of their academic progress of course requirements, and evaluation procedures; maintain scholastic records and submit them according to published deadlines and be able to serve a diverse student body in age, ethnicity and academic skills.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. the advancement of student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. abide by longstanding department standards and guidelines, including giving 4 midterms and a final;
3. maintenance of current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;
4. maintenance of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
5. provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines;
6. prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and inform students of their academic progress;
7. inform students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
8. maintain attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to published deadlines
9. post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Minimum Qualifications (Note: Degrees must be from an accredited college/university)

Master’s in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics
Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy
Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics
The equivalent

Desirable Qualifications:
• Experience in teaching community college or university Physics courses.
• The ability to work with a diverse student population.
• Ability to connect with and support under-prepared students.
• Ability to present material in a clear and engaging manner.
• Ability to lead a class in an interactive way.
• Extensive, effective, and efficient use of demonstrations.

Job Open Date: 06/17/2019
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Employment Begins:
# of Months: 4 months per semester

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Posted: 7/30/2019
Application Due: 9/28/2019
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