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Physical Science Instructor

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Kern Community College District
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Physical Science Instructor

Kern Community College District


Salary: $74,314.04 - $115,431.04 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY21-22-00553

Location: Porterville, CA

Department: Natural Science

Basic Function

Porterville College is excited to announce the academic employment opportunity for a full-time, tenured-track, Physical Sciences Instructor. Teaching duties will include a physical science course (a survey of physics and chemistry) with the possibility of teaching courses within the master's discipline (chemistry or physics). If you are highly motivated, eager to engage a diverse student body, and passionate about teaching and learning, we highly encourage you to submit an application.

Who We Are:

Porterville College is very proud of its reputation of being both academically-focused and student- centered. We are committed to our six core values: Collaboration, Respect, Innovation, Accountability, Equity, and Participation. These values frame our work as we provide opportunities for our students who come to us from diverse economic, cultural, geographical, and educational backgrounds.

The College offers non-credit and credit educational programs that include transfer, career and technical education, and basic skills. With students as our focus, Porterville College provides our local and diverse communities quality education that promotes intellectual curiosity, personal growth, and lifelong learning, while preparing students for career and academic success.

History of Porterville College:

Porterville College was established in 1927 as a part of the Porterville Union High School and College District and has been a unit of the Kern Community College District since July 1, 1967. Porterville College is the northernmost college in the Kern Community College District, which serves an area of some 24,000 square miles in all or portions of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, and San Bernardino Counties.

Porterville College is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), providing educational opportunities for approximately 4,500 full and part time students each year. Our College has been serving the community and providing quality education since its founding.

Porterville College was recently the recipient of the MacKenzie Scott Foundation award and recognized as one of the “Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear”

On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Diversity and equity are prominent among the goals of the strategic plan. Multiple programs and services address the needs of our diverse student population to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to succeed, no matter what their backgrounds and goals may be. Student Equity is integrated into all aspects of the activities and governance processes at Porterville College.

Further, the Kern Community College District (KCCD) is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization that benefits the global community.

About the Porterville Community:

Porterville lies against the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southeast Tulare County. It is the gateway to a vast mountain wonderland and recreational area. Residents enjoy magnificent views of snowcapped mountains in the mild winter while basking in the sun during the hot summer months. There are recreation activities at Lake Success, plenty of outdoor activities in the mountains, and ample family activities year-round and

Porterville is centrally located between southern and northern California metropolitans, with a three-hour drive to Los Angeles and a four-hour drive to San Francisco. It is within three hours commuting time to the seashores of the Pacific. With the lower cost of living and central location in California Porterville is a great area to live.

Representative Duties
Who We Are Looking For:
We are recruiting faculty with demonstrated excellence in their field who embrace the instructional values of access, sound pedagogy, creativity, and innovation. We are known for our connectedness among students, faculty, staff and our diverse local population. We are looking for applicants with a continual drive to learn and improve teaching strategies and who embrace opportunities to be involved in inventive committees, engaging campus events and other collegiate endeavors. Equity is a core value at Porterville College, and we encourage applicants who demonstrate an intellectual mindfulness to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusiveness. If you are interested in modeling academic excellence for your students and colleagues, we invite you to join a team that will challenge and inspire you.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's in the physical science interdisciplinary area;
OR

Master's in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline.

Note: The disciplines in the physical science interdisciplinary area are chemistry and physics, so the qualified candidate will have Masters in one of the disciplines (physics or chemistry) and upper division or graduate coursework in the other constituent discipline.

OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE (Download PDF reader) form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administration in California Community Colleges
AND A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilitiesNote: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to diverse student population;
  • Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals;
  • Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities; -Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain subject matter currency;
  • Ability to assess student, program, and institutional learning outcomes;
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to adopt new technologies that support student success. Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission.
  • SALARY RANGE $ 74,314.04 - $ 137,777.44 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 97,508.84 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by April 24, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copy of legible transcripts
  • Copy of sample syllabi
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission



    All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3351260/physical-science-instructor. Emails will not be accepted.




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    Organization

    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.
     
     

     

     

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