Citrus College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in physics beginning Fall 2018.  To apply, see the detailed version of the job posting on the Citrus College website here: Citrus College Recruitment – Physics Instructor

Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.  Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options — winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.

Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

This 10-month (175 days), full-time tenure track assignment under the purview of the Division of Natural and Physics Sciences will include instruction in a variety of introductory physics courses, including courses for STEM majors (calculus-based physics or trigonometry/algebra-based physics) and/or general education physics courses for non-STEM majors. The assignment and schedule, as determined by the District, may consist of day and/or evening classes. Voluntary inclusion of Saturday courses in full-time load may decrease work week from a five- to a four-day schedule.  This position is contingent upon funding and final Board approval.


  • Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff;


  • Possession of a master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics; OR Possession of a bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND a master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics; OR the equivalent (It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide conclusive evidence and justification for equivalency.)


  • A California Community College LIFE Instructor credential to teach physics.


  • Possession of a master’s degree or higher in physics.
  • Graduate studies with enough breadth to instruct physics to both STEM and non-STEM majors.
  • Laboratory and lecture teaching experience with standard data acquisition systems (PASCO or Vernier) OR with the application of coding/computational methods (python, Mathematica, etc.,) for instructional purposes.
  • Laboratory and lecture teaching experience with introductory physics courses for STEM majors.
  • Laboratory and lecture teaching experience with introductory physics courses for non-STEM majors.
  • Laboratory and/or lecture teaching experience at a community college.
  • Experience with student learning outcomes development and assessment in STEM-related curriculum.
  • Experience with pedagogical and assessment strategies and/or current physics education research-backed curricula that support active learning environments in the lecture and laboratory.