Physics Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Posting Number: F00927
Location: Diablo Valley College
Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track Physics Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2023.
We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.
We are looking for instructors who share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and who use or are inspired to use anti-racist pedagogies that close equity gaps by recognizing, understanding, and respecting the perspectives of all students.
We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender individuals, women, and Indigenous people.
The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower division physics courses, including lectures and labs for conceptual, algebra and trigonometry based and calculus-based physics.
Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries
Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D3545-Physics, Geology, Astronomy & Geography
Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in Colleges shared governance processes.
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
Masters degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics
Bachelors in Physics or Astronomy
AND Masters in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the EXACT degree title listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. If you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition. The equivalency form can be downloaded here
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college.
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
3. Masters degree or Ph.D. in Physics or equivalent.
4. Demonstrated commitment to student learning in physics.
5. A background or specialization in physics education research is desirable.
6. Demonstrated interest in teaching conceptual physics, algebra and trigonometry-based physics, and calculus-based physics at the high school and lower division college level.
7. Demonstrated interest in developing innovative approaches to teaching in both lecture and lab.
8. Effective written and oral communication skills
9. An interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups.
Job Open Date: 10/26/2022
Job Close Date: 12/13/2022
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: August, 2023
# of Months: 10
To apply, visit: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/9146
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
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