INSTRUCTOR, PHYSICS - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

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San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

Evergreen Valley College


Math, Science, and Engineering

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in overseeing all courses offered in this degree by, conducting periodical updates of course outlines, implementing strategies to improve SLO scoring data, and assisting adjunct faculties, and ensuring labs are staffed. 
  2. Teach a full load of the Physics and Astronomy courses offered at Evergreen Valley College.  Assignments will include courses such as, Calculus-based and Algebra-based Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences.
  3. Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system.
  4. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.
  5. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and keep required office hours.
  6. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  7. Teach students effectively and submit and maintain appropriate office hours. 
  8. Use appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.
  9. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
  10. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
  11. Meet all professional responsibilities.
  12. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
  13. Work cooperatively within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  14. Foster a professional working environment.
  15. Use effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.
  16. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, a respect for differences and the dignity of others.
  17. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
  18. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings, within the work week, but not in conflict with the member's primary assignment.
  19. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g., grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Master's in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics
Bachelor's in Physics or Astronomy
Master's in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics
*The Equivalent.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications

1. PhD in Physics or Astronomy.
2. Excellent academic background in Physics or Astronomy with demonstrated experience in college level teaching.
3. Familiarity with the following software packages: Logger Pro, Tracker, Astropy, Capstone.
4. Astrophysics research, work or grant experience.
5. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Math, Science, and Engineering
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Physics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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