Santa Monica College

FT/TENURE TRACK INSTRUCTOR – PHYSICAL SCIENCE – PHYSICS
Salary: $61,183 – $127,482
Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Job Duties
• Teach and develop lecture and laboratory Physics courses from the descriptive through calculus-based levels, in particular including the physics course sequence for engineering majors, Physics 21, 22, 23 and 24;
• Develop physics laboratory experiments and demonstrations;
• Implement and maintain lower division physics course offerings aligned with transfer requirements in STEM fields;
• Participate in the college’s STEM academic support programs that are designed to facilitate student transfer to 4-year colleges and/or employment in STEM fields, focusing particularly on Latinx, African-American and female student populations;
• Maintain office hours;
• Participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum and course materials, selection of textbooks, academic and career advisement, student learning outcome (SLO) development and assessment, departmental program review, professional development programs, peer evaluation, and other departmental and college initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics
        OR
• Bachelor’s in Physics or Astronomy AND a Master’s Degree in one of the following:
• Engineering
• Mathematics
• Meteorology
• Geophysics
• OR the equivalent

Preferred Qualifications
• College level teaching experience in Physics lecture and laboratory courses, especially in the lower division, including any experience in creation of effective undergraduate Physics laboratory activities;
• Knowledge of current advances and practices in Physics education research and experience applying them in college-level classes;
• Recent participation in professional development programs or post-graduate degree programs designed to enhance pedagogical effectiveness in STEM higher-education classrooms and laboratories;
• Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with college students and professional colleagues;
• Evidence of successful implementation of equity practices in the classroom, including experience in utilizing effective practices for enhancing the success of underrepresented populations in STEM fields, including Latinxs, African-Americans, and women;
• Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics; other postgraduate studies and/or research in physics or physics education.

Additional Information
FT Faculty Application Requirements
A standard application consists of the following:
Online District Application
Cover Letter
Resume
Transcript
Two (2) Confidential Letters of Reference
* Additional, job-specific items may be required.  Please refer to the job posting for specific details.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS REQUESTING CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE NOT GENERATED UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE.  YOU MUST FINISH YOUR APPLICATION AND CLICK SUBMIT FOR THE E-MAILS TO GO OUT.  PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND AND ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS TO RECEIVE THE REQUEST AND SUBMIT THE LETTERS PRIOR TO THE RECRUITMENT DEADLINE.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are received prior to the recruitment deadline.

Pay Philosophy
Starting salaries for FT Faculty are based on a combination of experience and educational achievement.  Initial placement is within the starting salary range.  Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.