Physics/Physical Sciences Faculty

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

The Division of Science, Engineering & Technology at Howard Community College (HCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the discipline of Physics/Physical Science. The successful applicant will teach a range of courses that includes physical science, algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics and astronomy where they will engage students in active learning and guided-inquiry experiments. Coordination with division faculty, supervision and training of adjunct faculty, curriculum development, and student advising are required. Applicants are required to have a Master's degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field and to have teaching experience. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in their teaching through reflection, professional development, and a willingness to incorporate innovative strategies and integrate technology into their teaching. Applicants must be willing to teach day and evening courses in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, scheduled remote, and online. The faculty member will fulfill a variety of college responsibilities including course and program assessment, participation in college wide activities and student clubs, and service on college committees. The ideal candidate has an interest in community outreach and an interest in engaging community college students in undergraduate research.

At HCC, we serve a diverse student population and are committed to providing our students, staff and faculty with pathways to success. We value innovation, professional development, integrity and respect. Teaching excellence is placed at the core of our Division and we are excited to welcome a new full-time faculty member to our team. We encourage you to see why HCC is a great place to discover greatness in yourself and others.

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a Physical Sciences related field
  • Teaching experience in Physics or a Physical Sciences related field
  • Demonstrated record of continuous teaching improvement
  • Ability to teach using a variety of approaches
  • Demonstrated use of technology
  • Effective interpersonal skills

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience in sponsoring student clubs or community outreach
  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment
  • Familiarity with results from physics and/or related education research
  • Interest in engaging students in research projects

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:30am - 5:00 pm but some evenings/weekends may be required
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement
Grade: Full Time Faculty
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: Application materials must be submitted by March 6, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum vitae/Resume
  4. Teaching philosophy - maximum of 2 pages
  5. Unofficial/official transcripts

This position is required to teach on campus due to hybrid classes scheduling and lab assignments.

This position reports daily at our campus in Columbia, MD and does not offer relocation benefits. Candidates must live in the commutable area or relocate at their own expense.