Main Campus, CA
Office of Student Learning and Econ Devel
Closing date and time
3/8/2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana
Full-time (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2017
$48,881.57 - $75,063.71 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Staff
The Department of Physical Sciences is committed to excellence in lower division education for both majors and non-majors, with an emphasis on a strong laboratory program. Our faculty and support staff work closely together to support one another and to ensure the success of our students. Our department includes the areas of astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences (geology, meteorology, environmental science) and physics. We are seeking a talented physics educator who shares our excitement for teaching and learning to join our faculty.
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for:
1. Teaching lecture and laboratory physics courses from conceptual physics through calculus based physics.
2. Teaching lecture and laboratory courses in astronomy, and physical sciences.
3. Creating meaningful curriculum that integrates lecture and laboratory materials to achieve course objectives.
The full-time college instructor is responsible for effective performance in the following areas:
A. General Scope of Responsibilities
1. Excellence in teaching and instruction.
2. Maintenance of professional growth and academic currency.
3. Carrying out of area, departmental and/or program responsibilities.
4. Contribution to the College as a whole in the form of College- wide service.
5. Service to the local community (optional).
6. Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
B. Teaching and Instruction - The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.
1. Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
2. Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
3. Provides organized delivery of instruction.
4. Is courteous to and approachable by students.
5. Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
6. Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
7. Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
8. Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
9. Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.
10. Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
11. Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
12. Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
13. Is effective as a teacher.
14. Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
15. Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
16. Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
17. Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
18. Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
19. Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.
C. Professional Growth and Currency
1. Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.
D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities
1. Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
2. Meets deadlines and time targets.
3. Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
4. Assists in scheduling.
5. Assists in course staffing functions.
6. Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
7. Coordinates plans and activities with others.
8. Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
9. Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
10. Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
11. Attends assigned meetings as requested.
12. Is punctual to assigned meetings.
13. Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
14. In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
15. Does his/her fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
E. College-wide service
1. Volunteers to serve on College committees.
2. When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
3. Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
4. Participates in faculty/college governance.
5. Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
F. Community service (optional)
1. The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.
- 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
- Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline. OR
- The equivalent.
(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
1. Prior successful experience teaching physics at the college level.
2. Ability and desire to teach astronomy, and physical science classes.
3. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and the ability to motivate students to learn in a community college setting.
4. Master's or Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics.
5. Experience teaching using a variety of technologies.
6. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
7. Ability to work collegially with staff, faculty and students.
8. Experience designing innovative physics, astronomy and physical science laboratory experiments.
9. Involvement in professional associations and activities, and student organizations.
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