Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4793
Description of Position
Diablo College is seeking a full-time tenure track assistant professor in Physics to begin in August 2018. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower division physics courses, including lectures and labs. The range of classes the applicant may be required to teach include General Education (GE) physics, as well as the introductory Physics series for STEM majors. Additionally, the applicant will be part of a department that is dedicated to increasing participation and success of underserved populations in line with the strategic goals of Diablo Valley College.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.
Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics;
Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND a master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics;
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Physics;
The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf
1. Commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Excellence in academic preparation in the subject area;
4. Enthusiasm for and/or experience teaching conceptual physics as well as calculus based physics, covering topics ranging from motion to modern physics;
5. Experience developing innovative approaches to teaching in both lecture and lab;
6. Familiarity and/or experience with various efforts to increase the participation and success of underserved student populations in higher education STEM disciplines;
7. Friendly, collaborative, energetic, passionate and a good communicator.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.