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Adjunct Associate Profesor of Physics/Astronomy

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the general supervision of the assigned TrAC Dean, the Adjunct Associate Professor will teach classes in Physics/Astronomy. The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations, and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.

Responsibilities and Duties

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Conduct and organize classes at the instructional level to meet the educational requirements stated in the course description and the course information outlines.
  2. Advise and assist students in achieving stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
  3. Evaluate the progress of each student; connect students to appropriate campus-support services.
  4. Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
  5. Select textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials that support the learning environment and are reflective of the college's mission of equity-minded education.
  6. Maintain currency in your field.
  7. Maintain necessary records of student enrollment, attendance, progress, and grades; prepare and submit required reports to the administration.
  8. Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
  9. Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Delta Community College District policies and procedures.
  10. Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, and campus-wide committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the District.
  11. Maintain office hours for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
  12. Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
  13. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  14. Work collaboratively with the college to promote student equity and success.
  15. Provide guidance and direction to Readers, as needed.
  16. Perform other necessary duties as specified in the faculty contract and outlined in Board Policy.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicant must meet the minimum educational qualifications set forth by the District and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

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.*

*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to race, ethnicity, color, religious creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and groups mentioned above.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of settings, including but not limited to online, dual enrollment, and large lectures. A willingness to develop and utilize instructional materials, including lectures and labs for multiple modalities.
  • Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment such as multimedia hardware, current applications, learning management systems, and online instructional strategies.
Supplemental Information

Effective July 1, 2016, adjunct faculty maximum initial placement on the Hourly Salary Schedule shall be step 5 (initial salary placement plus 4 years of teaching/relevant experience) of the appropriate class (SJCTA Union Contract: Article XVIII 18.7; Appendix A-2)

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