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Adjunct Physics Instructor

Riverland Community College

Job Description

Classification Title Adjunct
Working Title Adjunct Physics Instructor
Hire Type Faculty
Division Riverland Community College
Department Academic Affairs
Unit Liberal Arts
Location Austin, Minnesota
FLSA Exempt
Full/Part Time Part Time
Employment Condition Adjunct
Work Shift  
Work Schedule/Hours/Days
Daytime hours per academic calendar schedule.
T, W, TH  12:00pm – 2:50pm
Posting Details
Riverland Community College is accepting applications for an adjunct Physics Instructor for the Spring 2024 academic semester. We are seeking instructors who are passionate about helping students succeed. We are committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Salary Minimum $775/per credit
Salary Maximum $1650/per credit
Salary Type Per Credit
Bargaining Unit/Plan 210, MSCF
Job Description
We are seeking adjunct instructors dedicated to excellence in teaching who desire to make a difference in the lives of our students. This teaching assignment is on the Austin Campus. The instructor will be assigned to teach in a traditional classroom and lab format .

Activities related to comprehensive community college teaching and learning, including but not limited to:
    • Instructional planning and delivery;
    • Teaching and facilitating student learning;
    • Curriculum planning and development;
    • Assessment of student performance;
    • Classroom management;
    • Maintenance of professional skills and credentials;
    • Participation in department meetings, coordination activities, and college-wide committees


The candidate must be able to work cooperatively with faculty and staff, demonstrate knowledge of and experience in assessment of student learning outcomes, participate in department meetings, college-wide committees, and maintain ongoing professional development activities.
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Education Requirement
  • Master’s degree with a major in physics or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in physics.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate teaching experience;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body including multilingual or multicultural and underserved populations.
Other Requirements  
Riverland Community College, recognized as one of Southern Minnesota’s 2021 Best Places to Work , provides a rewarding career that cultivates student growth through service, collaboration, innovation and respect.

Riverland Community College takes pride in offering student-centered education with small class sizes, personal instruction and hands-on learning. Our college serves approximately 9,000 students annually through credit and non-credit courses.

You will thrive in a supportive and innovative culture that values individual and team contributions, open communication and a commitment to employee satisfaction and engagement. All employees are responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

With three campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, Riverland Community College graduates support the economic region in Southern Minnesota which consists of a variety of small to large employers in key industries such as healthcare, food manufacturing, agri-businesses, transportation and distribution sectors. A campus is within an hour’s drive to the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Mankato and has many recreational and lifestyle assets to offer.

With nearly 90 program options, students most often seek out Riverland for careers in healthcare, business, public safety, computer technology, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and transportation. In addition to the many technical and professional degrees offered, Riverland is a comprehensive college that awards certificates, diplomas, Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees and many Transfer Pathways that complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree that can seamlessly transfer to one of Minnesota State’s seven universities.

Riverland has seen a growth in enrollment over the past five years due to:

    • a dedication to providing a high-quality affordable education.
    • equity-minded leadership and academic teams who welcome all learners from ages 16 to 70 and recognizes their needs for life/college balance.
    • flexible enrollment and delivery options for on campus, online, and blended/hybrid.
    • numerous K-12, workforce, university, and industry partnerships and support.


Riverland Community College is dedicated to its employees, students and the region. Riverland Community College’s core values are cultivating student growth through service, collaboration, innovation and respect.

Our southern Minnesota region offers excellent public and parochial education systems, exciting and diverse recreational activities for all seasons and upscale communities to further enhance your qualify of life.

To learn more about Riverland or Minnesota State, visit or
Benefits Info
Benefits Info:
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, and life insurance, a robust retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, and professional development funds, among a variety of other benefits.
This position is covered under the MSCF Collective Bargaining Agreement. View union contract here:

For additional information on benefits, review the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) website:

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number F114P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 01/08/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Open Date 04/26/2023
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Accept Applications Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Positions are open until filled. Please note the following materials will need to be uploaded and attached to the online application:
  • Letter of interest/cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae (or resume);
  • College transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial application screening).
Posting Contact Debbie Johnson, Human Resources Business Partner
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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