General DescriptionCollege of the Sequoias is seeking a candidate to fill a one-year, full-time, non-tenured position in the Physics Department beginning August 2021. College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.
The Nature of a 1-Year, Full-Time, Temporary Faculty AppointmentA one-year, full-time faculty position provides full salary and benefits for one academic year. There is no continuation of the temporary position. If a full-time, tenure-track faculty position was approved by the District at a future date, the faculty member who filled the one-year position would go through the application and interview process as any other candidate. If selected for the position, the one year of service provided by the one-year faculty member would count towards placement on the salary schedule, seniority lists, and years of service for retirement purposes. There is no guarantee that a tenure-track position will be available at the end of the one-year, temporary position. COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college and seeks faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District’s commitment to student-centered pedagogy and to creating inclusive learning experiences that will benefit our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.Job DutiesTeaching assignments may include introductory physics, calculus-based physics for scientists and engineers, physical science, natural sciences and astronomy. Assignments may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide. QualificationsThe candidate must meet the following criteria.
- Completed online application.
- Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
- Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- A copy of an exam that you have used in a physics course. Specify the level of the course in which the exam was used. Please add the copy of the exam as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application.
- Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
- Equivalency documents (If necessary)
- Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected] Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.
(559) 730-3920.Partial reimbursement for travel costs may be available for applicants traveling more than 200 miles for an interview.