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Astronomy (Physics) Instructor (One or More)

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Astronomy (Physics) Instructor (One or More)
Job Location: Irvine , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Sciences and technology: other
Date Posted: 2018-01-16
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Astronomy (Physics) Instructor (One or More)
South Orange County Community College District

Astronomy (Physics) Instructor (One or More)
Irvine Valley College
Full Time, Tenure Track
Job Close Date:    03/12/2018

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:    
Instruct a variety of lecture and laboratory courses in Astronomy and Physics. Provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive astronomy and physics curriculum, as required. Actively participate in program review process, departmental related matters, and student learning outcome process. Assist with the development and operation of appropriate instructional facilities and related interdisciplinary programs. Comply with all SOCCCD, IVC, MSE academic unit, and Astronomy/Physics Department policies with regard to participation in general faculty functions related to the educational program, staff development/flex-calendar activities, committee work, and departmental and school meetings. Maintain formal office hours. Perform necessary clerical and administrative tasks in a timely manner. Assume a leadership role in the intellectual growth and academic success of a diverse student population through the careful preparation of course materials and the employment of effective teaching methodologies. Assignment can include day, evening, or weekend hours.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:    
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:
1. Master’s degree (or higher) in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics from an accredited college or university; OR 3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above .

Experience Required:    
• Two semesters of recent experience teaching General Astronomy at the college level AND at least two years, or minimum of 4 semesters of recent experience teaching General Physics, lecture and laboratory, at the college level.
• Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:    
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
• Minimum of one year of work experience in Astronomy-Physics related industry or higher education.
• Experience in designing laboratory experiments for undergraduates in Astronomy or Physics.
• Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively, both written and orally, with students and colleagues.
• Evidence of experience and proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and instruction appropriate to college physics courses.
• Evidence of strong commitment to remain current in physics and astronomy and its instructional programs.
• Evidence of academic experience for teaching and developing curriculum in physics and astronomy.
• Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom.
• PhD in Physics or Astrophysics is highly desirable.


Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  


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