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Associate Instructor (Physics/Astronomy)
- JOB SUMMARY
WHO WE ARE:
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is committed to achieving parity in academic outcomes by removing institutional barriers and creating an inclusive and culturally affirming learning environment. As outlined in the District's Student Equity Pledge, https://www.msjc.edu/equitypledge/documents/MSJC_Equity_Pledge.pdf "our purpose is to celebrate diversity, instill hope, and empower our students to transform their lives and those around them by challenging our perceptions and biases through self-reflection and constant inquiry to identify and eliminate equity gaps". We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences -- emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens, and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Mt. San Jacinto Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches educational justice as a means for economic and social transformation and mobility demanding the broad collaboration among faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners.
THE COLLEGE AND THE DISTRICT:
Mt. San Jacinto Community College enrolls approximately 27,000 students each academic year and has a highly diverse student population that reflects the communities it serves. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Mt. San Jacinto Community College administers an array of student affinity programs specifically focused on supporting our diverse, multicultural, and multi-racial communities. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Mt. San Jacinto College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research website.
WHO WE WANT:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The Mt. San Jacinto Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
ABOUT ASSOCIATE FACULTY:
We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Instructor (Physics/Astronomy). Mt. San Jacinto Community College District accepts Associate Faculty (Part-time) applications on an on-going basis for all disciplines. Applications which meet the required minimum qualifications are kept on file in an electronic format for six (6) months from the date the District verifies the applicant's qualifications. Various deans and/or department chairs will have access to these applications and as needs arise throughout the District they will contact those applicants they are interested in interviewing for positions they anticipate will become available.
- ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements and duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.
- Provide instruction that includes lecture and/or laboratory classes in Assigned Course in accordance with established Mt. San Jacinto Community College District approved curriculum and course outlines
- Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance and participation requirements in a course syllabus
- Effectively teach and communicate with students of diverse backgrounds
- Advise students on academic and career matters
- Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submit them according to published guidelines
- Prepare and grade class assignments and evaluations according to course syllabus
- Maintain currency in field
- Develop, maintain and evaluate curriculum
- Develop, maintain and review course specific and program level student learning outcomes
- Promote student success through the scholarship of teaching and learning
- QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- A Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics; OR
- A Bachelor's degree in physics, or astronomy; AND A Master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics; OR
- The Equivalent; AND
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCYMinimum qualifications for Faculty and Administrators for California Community Colleges are established by the Chancellor's Office.. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications to teach in a desired discipline but feel that they possess the equivalent of qualifications, may attach an Application for Equivalence. Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications. The conclusive evidence must be as clear and reliable as college transcripts.
Applicants may view the Chancellor's Office minimum qualifications, and Academic Equivalency related forms and policies by viewing the Academic Equivalency link on the Human Resources web page.
Please note, submission of a Petition for Equivalence with an application packet does not guarantee approval or advancement through a recruitment process. The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is generally performed in an indoor classroom that may also include working in a lab setting.
Physical: Primary function requires sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom and or lab setting and may travel from site to site; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; to lift carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight occasionally lifting up to 30 pounds or more, carrying supplies, equipment; to operate classroom equipment requiring repetitive hand movements and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position is in the University Professional and Technical Employees CWA Local 9119 AFL-CIO Union – http://www.upte.org/local/cc/
As a condition of employment candidates will be required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a Tuberculosis (TB) test/Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form developed by the State Department of Public Health.
Mt. San Jacinto Community College will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if Mt. San Jacinto Community College is concerned about conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s Fair Chance Act webpage.
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