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Physics Adjunct Instructor

Southwest Virginia Community College

Job Description

Working Title Physics Adjunct Instructor
Role Title Physics Adjunct Instructor
Role Code  
FLSA Non-Exempt
Pay Band  
Position Number  
Agency Southwest Virginia Community College
Division Southwest Virginia Community College (Div)
Work Location Tazewell - 185
Hiring Range $717 - $985 per credit hour
Emergency/Essential Personnel No
EEO Category I-Faculty
Full Time or Part Time Part Time
Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs- No
Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference? No
Work Schedule
Classes may be offered day, evening, or weekends.
Sensitive Position No
Job Description


Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) offers career-training programs in numerous technical, industrial and medical fields at a reasonable cost, going so far as to even waive tuition for certain eligible students. Located in Richlands, Virginia, SWCC offers associate’s degrees in such fields as business, education, general studies, liberal arts and science. These degrees are primarily intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university. SWCC also has associate’s degrees that feature programs intended to lead directly to a career in fields such as Nursing, Radiography and Administration of Justice.

Southwest Community College is seeking applications for adjunct faculty of Physics (online or traditional). The College seeks faculty who will adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can use technology to teach effectively, and will work effectively with students, staff, and others in a climate that promotes cultural diversity and student success.

Adjunct faculty members are responsible for effectively planning and teaching courses in a classroom environment to students with a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences. Responsibilities include teaching college level courses, which may include distance learning or on and off campus traditional courses. Other responsibilities include participation in the following: achievement of the College’s mission and goals; upholding the College’s values; and personal and program evaluation.

Adjunct Faculty positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until needed positions are filled.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications
    • Master’s degree in physics or a master’s degree with 18 hours in the field
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse ages, backgrounds, life experiences and abilities
    • The successful candidate will possess expert skills, knowledge, experience and education in the subject area and a history of successful teaching or related experience


Preferred Qualifications
Experience with teaching in an online format is preferred.
Operation of a State Vehicle No
Supervises Employees No
Required Travel
Some travel may be required if classes are offered at satellite locations.
Posting Detail Information


Posting Number ADJ_816P
Recruitment Type General Public - G
Number of Vacancies 1
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Job Open Date 06/24/2022
Job Close Date 11/18/2022
Open Until Filled  
Agency Website www.sw.edu
Contact Name Roberta Johnson
Email roberta.johnson@sw.edu
Phone Number 2769647339
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, you must complete the full state application. Please visit www.jobs.vccs.edu to apply.
Additional Information  
Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS such as I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The Virginia Community College System is accepting applications for the following position: Go to jobs.vccs.edu for more information and to apply. Applications only accepted online. Full background check required. The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

E-Verify Statement

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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