College of the Sequoias is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time, tenured position in the Physics Department beginning August 2020.
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.
Teaching assignments may include introductory physics, calculus-based physics for scientists and engineers, physical science, natural sciences and astronomy. Assignments may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.
Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide.
The candidate must meet the following criteria.
Master's in physics OR
Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
The equivalent AND
Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/Governance/Board/BoardPolicies/Documents/AP%207211%20-%20Equivalency.pdf (Download PDF reader). Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.
The Science Division/Physics Department is looking for evidence of the following:
Community college teaching experience.
Experience teaching a wide variety of physics courses at the post-secondary level that includes introductory and majors courses.
Ability and experience in developing lecture and laboratory activities, course syllabi, and instructional materials that support student success.
Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures.
Strong background in the application of physics to solution of engineering problems.
Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to teaching.
Familiarity with the educational needs of students pursuing science careers.
Successful experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and the ability to address the needs of frequently under-prepared students. (Diversity response will be completed as part of the application.)
Enthusiastic participation in professional responsibilities, community and/or campus service.
Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
Completed online application.
Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
A copy of an exam that you have used in a physics course. Specify the level of the course in which the exam was used.
Please add the copy of the exam as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application.
Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
Equivalency documents (If necessary)
Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.
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- Partial reimbursement for travel costs may be available for applicants traveling more than 200 miles for an interview.
Full-time faculty members enjoy a number of benefits while working at the College of the Sequoias. These benefits include: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (for more information, please visit "Employee Insurance" on COS' Human Resources webpage at: http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Insurance.aspx Life Insurance Retirement Plan (STRS or PERS)