Just north of San Francisco, College of Marin is located on two beautiful campuses—Kentfield and Novato—in Marin County, where dedicated parks, beaches, and open space abound.
Physics/Astronomy Instructor duties may include assignment in any Physics or Astronomy course, including, but not limited to: (1) the calculus-base physics sequence; (2) the algebra-based physics sequence; (3) conceptual physics; and (4) conceptual astronomy. Duties also include:
Provide effective classroom and laboratory instruction in any Physics or Astronomy courses, including both lecture and laboratory components, and using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter;
Prepare and evaluate all class/lab assignments and examinations;
Advise, assist and evaluate student performance and learning outcomes;
Participate in program activities, including curriculum development, evaluation and decision-making, program planning, new teaching and learning methods, and resource development;
Contribute to development of program policies and procedures;
Participate in college professional or shared governance committees and in departmental activities such as maintaining course outlines, program review, student learning outcomes assessment, other curricular development, etc.;
Maintain and post office hours;
Maintain and submit accurate student records in a timely manner as required;
Maintain currency and knowledge in assigned area of responsibility;
Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.
REQUIREMENTS 1.) A Master's degree in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics; or 2.) A Bachelor's degree in Physics or Astronomy AND a Master's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics; or 3.) The equivalent; and 4.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.
DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS
Classroom experience in the disciplines.
Competencies in curriculum and course development, teaching and learning theory, information resources, and assessing student learning outcomes; and, assisting student to develop critical thinking skills.
Familiarity with and willingness and ability to use methods from current physics education research (PER) and astronomy education research (AER), such as peer instruction, personal response systems, lecture-tutorials, and computer simulations.
Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods to engage students and encourage them to be motivated self-learners.
Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology.
Knowledge of and skill in use of computer technologies for educational purposes, including computer-based learning.
Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the College of Marin.
Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college setting.
Experience in developing equity focused practices and educational programming/curriculum with and for diverse student populations.
Evidence of commitment to professional growth and service which may include, but is not limited to, membership in professional organizations, presenting workshops, attending conferences or training, development of curriculum and instructional materials, membership in school/college committees or production of classroom-based research.
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with the campus community.
FULL-TIME FACULTY BENEFITS Employees in this position classification are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM). College of Marin offers a comprehensive benefit plan to its full-time UPM members, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, business/travel accident insurance, long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), optional indemnity plans through AFLAC, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). UPM employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and are eligible to participate in a voluntary, tax-advantaged 403(b) retirement savings plan.
Sick Leave for UPM employees accrues on an annual rate of 10 days per year; possible additional sick leave is accruable for work assigned during intersession.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY INFORMATION
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $59,064 - $98,227 per year, depending on verified education, teaching, and related experience and is non-negotiable.
Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules. Step 14 is the highest entering step for permanent teachers new to the District.
Established in 1926, College of Marin has remained committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of our diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses, as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. The Kentfield... Campus is located approximately 11 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Indian Valley Campus is located minutes away on a spectacular 333-acre site in Novato, CA. College of Marin is one of 114 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.