Description This is a full-time, tenure-track, ten-month-per-year position. This teaching assignment is in the Physics Department, within the Physical Sciences Division. The assignment will include teaching lecture and laboratory courses in physics for prospective physics, engineering, and life science majors as well as those taking a laboratory science class to satisfy part of their general education requirements. Courses will be taught both in the classroom as well as online as part of our developing distance-education program. Full-time members of our teaching faculty maintain a minimum of 15 instructional and 5 office hours per week, and must devote as much time as necessary to perform the professional responsibilities of the position. General responsibilities include preparation of lecture and laboratory materials, coordination of laboratory preparation with support staff, and participation in department, division and campus-level activities. Participation in professional development activities, curriculum development, and campus committees is also required. The assignment will include teaching evening and/or weekend classes in addition to daytime classes. This position reports to the Division Chair of the Physical Sciences Division.
The Physical Sciences Division at Glendale Community College comprises instructional programs in astronomy, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physical science, and physics. The vast majority of students in the division intend to transfer to four-year universities, and do so with a larger success rate compared to other colleges in Southern California. Our available facilities include a state of the art digital planetarium, multimedia-enabled lecture halls, and well-equipped chemistry, geology and physics laboratories, as well as upcoming construction of a state-of-the-art science complex.
Start Date Fall 2019
Examples of Duties Major Duties and Responsibilities • Teach introductory physics to students majoring in STEM disciplines as well as the humanities and social sciences. • Teach both laboratory and lecture courses in the classroom and online. • Create a classroom atmosphere that is engaging and conducive to learning. • Use effective teaching strategies to achieve high success rates among students. • Promote student learning through the use of educational technologies in the classroom and online. • Use demonstrations and active learning strategies to complement traditional lectures. • Develop new courses and programs in the physics department. • Develop exams and assignments that assess student performance based on rigorous academic standards. • Maintain curriculum currency by revising old laboratory procedures and updating lecture topics. • Hold regularly scheduled office hours and be accessible to students. • Counsel, advise, and encourage students on matters related to their coursework. • Maintain accurate student records and file grades on a timely basis. • Serve on campus governance, hiring, and review committees. • Participate in professional activities to maintain currency in physics and physics education. • Participate in planning and review of departmental programs. • Participate in development and assessment of well-articulated student learning outcomes (SLO). • Work to achieve the college's Institutional, Program and Student Learning Outcomes in support of Glendale Community College's Mission Statement.
Minimum Qualifications Master's in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications • Possession of a broad-based background in physics with sufficient mastery of the subject to teach at a level appropriate for physics majors. • Experience in teaching physics at a community college. • Experience in teaching astronomy. • Experience in working with diverse cultural and ethnic groups. • Proficiency with computers and technology-mediated instruction. • Experience in curriculum and program development. • Experience in online or distance education. • Experience in evaluation and maintenance of physics laboratory equipment. • Experience in design of new laboratory activities and writing laboratory procedures. • Familiarity with current physics education research and alternative teaching strategies, such as Just in Time Teaching and Flipped Classrooms. • Doctorate in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or related fields.
Additional Information Salary Starting salary is from $61,279 to $84,837 per year depending upon education and experience. Step placement within the appropriate column is determined by Article VIII of the Collective Bargaining agreement. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided may include, depending on the position, family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered: • Current resume • Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications • Transcripts showing required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Friday, March 15 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. If you have additional questions please call 818-240-1000 ext. 5921.
Selection Process All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest degree of desired job-related qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview at their own expense. Each interview will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. The College President will make the final recommendation to the Governing Board of Glendale Community College.
Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement.
This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.
About the College Glendale Community College (GCC) is nestled in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, centrally located at the intersection of three major freeways, just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Glendale is affectionately known as Jewel City, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southern California region. A vibrant hub of economic activity and cultural diversity; it is an exciting place to work and live!
GCC is recognized throughout the state as a model of shared governance and collegiality. Known for excellence and rigor, we have one of the highest transfer rates to the UC system and other California four-year colleges. Additionally, the college offers a broad range of vocational programs and takes pride in providing outstanding student services and curriculum to help prepare students for success in the 21st Century.
GCC is committed to maintaining an environment which provides opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of talents, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and student population to better serve the college and surrounding communities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Glendale Community College District provides all applicants for district employment with equal employment opportunities and provides present employees with training, compensation, promotion, and all other attributes of employment without regard to a person's race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, veterans' status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity or disability.
Accommodations Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the application, testing or interviewing processes should contact the Human Resources Department at the time of application submission.