Physics Instructor

Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Credit Faculty

Position Information

Job Title Physics Instructor
Department Natural Sciences (FC)
Location Fullerton College
Percentage of Employment 100%
Months of Employment 10 Months/Year
Work Schedule Full Time, Tenure Track
Primary Purpose

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Essential Functions

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description

Teach college-level lecture and laboratory courses in physics, conceptual physics, algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, and related courses to a diverse student population.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Special Requirements

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications

College-level teaching experience in physics.

Experience in utilizing a variety of instructional methods.

Technical skills, including those relevant to teaching laboratory courses.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions

Originally enrolling 28 students in its first year in 1913, today Fullerton College boasts an enrollment figure of more than 23,000. Founded in 1913, the college is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. As one of five institutions of higher learning in Fullerton, it is an integral part of both the K-12 and higher education systems. Fullerton College offers a comprehensive educational program of lower division transfer courses and vocational training to prepare its students for further academic study as well as today’s technology-driven workforce.

The college is recognized as a leader in transfers to four-year institutions throughout the state of California and awards more than 300 career certificates each year. Fullerton College is served by a full-complement of student services including a bookstore, health center, career development center, and campus dining. Students also enjoy a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including athletics teams, a student-newspaper, and clubs.

The 83-acre campus features 11 major instructional buildings that include lecture classrooms as well as state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for science, art, computer technology, photography, automotive services, physical education, and other specialized programs. A successful bond measure in 2002 provided $125 million for new construction and extensive renovation. The college is now preparing to utilize a new bond measure that passed in 2014 and will award NOCCCD $574 million to fund construction and renovation projects for the next 25 years.

More information about Fullerton College may be found at www.fullcoll.edu.

Salary Range $64,236 - $97,252 Annually

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2016111FT
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Open Date 12/19/2017
Close Date 03/01/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please check the response that applies:
    • I meet the minimum qualifications for this position as outlined by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.
    • I have EQUIVALENT qualifications.
    • I was granted EQUIVALENCY at North Orange County Community College District.
    • I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
  2. * Describe your experience, training, and/or education which demonstrates your understanding and sensitivity to diversity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CalJobs
    • CCC Registry
    • Cypress College
    • Employee Referral
    • Fullerton College
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Human Resources
    • Indeed
    • Insidehighered.com
    • Monster
    • NOCCCD Website
    • OC Register
    • North Orange Continuing Education
    • Other (list below)
  4. Other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Undergraduate transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
  4. Graduate transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
  5. List of relevant courses taught, including course number, course title, level, and number of times taught.
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts I
  2. Additional Transcripts II
  3. NACES Evaluation of Foreign Degree
  4. Copy of California Community College Credential.