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Physics Instructor, Part-Time

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Number FAC00104P
Position Title Physics Instructor, Part-Time
Position Type Faculty Part Time Pool
Percentage Employee Not to exceed 60%
Number of Months Assignment
Starting Date As Needed - This is to establish a pool for future part-time teaching positions.
Current Work Schedule
Salary Range
Salary

Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at http://www.riohondo.edu/hr/hr-documents/ to see the faculty salary schedule.

Shift Differential
FLSA Exempt
Location Main Campus
Department Physical Science
Open Date 10/27/2017
Closing Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled
Basic Function/Definition
Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics
OR
Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics
OR
The equivalent.
OR
A valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the appropriate subject matter
AND
Demonstrated knowledge of specific discipline; knowledge of instructional needs of community college students
AND
Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment
AND
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Equivalencies

The equivalency is 1) A Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy or astrophysics AND a Master’s degree in any science, engineering or mathematical field AND 28 graduate-acceptable units in physics, astronomy and/or astrophysics; OR 2) A Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND a Master’s degree in any science, engineering, or mathematical field AND related work experience, teaching or other professional experience, prominence or eminence in the field; OR 3) A Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND the unit/course equivalent to a Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND significant progress toward a doctorate degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics to degree completion before entering into contract with the Districts; OR 4) A Master’s degree in any science, engineering, or mathematical field AND upper division or graduate units in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND related work experience, teaching or other professional experience, prominence or eminence in the field.

Responsibilities

Assignments may include teaching courses as assigned during day or evening, weekday or weekends or online.

Have a commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth in the fields of teaching.

Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials
Desired Qualifications
Working Conditions
Position Description

Applications are now being accepted to develop a list of qualified candidates for Physics Instructor, Part-Time teaching positions.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded. Transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required.
  • PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
  • NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity

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

Cancel RTF Policy

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.

EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list all degrees held and specify the fields in which you earned them.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please list any California Community College Credentials held.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please list the college level physics courses you have taught. Include how many times taught, where, and when.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe any experience in the field of physics education and in particular, inquiry-based curricula.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe how you are able to help students with diverse preparation levels and backgrounds become more successful and active rather than passive learners in your physics classroom and lab and astronomy classroom.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Rio Hondo College physics courses use DataStudio software on Apple iMac computers interfaced with PASCO sensors, in addition to basic programming/data manipulation in Python. Please give specific examples of any expertise you possess in the use of computers, scientific programming, and other technology in the classroom or laboratory.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your training and/or experience that demonstrates your sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial transcripts of all college/university studies, including degrees earned.
Optional Documents
  1. License or Credential