Physics (Astronomy) Instructor (One or More)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7090269 (Ref.No. scj-11917)
Posted: December 7, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, candidates must have at least one of the following: 
 
1. Master’s in physics, astronomy or astrophysics from an accredited college or university, OR 
2. Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology or geophysics, OR 
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 
 4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

Employees must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 
  • Experience teaching physics or astronomy at the college level 
  • Advanced degree in physics (Master’s or Ph.D.).
  • One-year recent full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience teaching physics and/or astronomy, lecture and laboratory, at the college level.
  • Ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse student population that may include African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other marginalized groups.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Experience developing curriculum in physics or astronomy.
  • Commitment to remaining current in physics and/or astronomy including developments in instructional pedagogy.
  • Experience with and commitment to the use of a Learning Management System (LMS) for the administration of courses and communication with students.
  • Experience integrating current instructional technology in the classroom.

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Transcript 1

  4. Letter of Recommendation 1



Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2

  2. Transcript 3

  3. Letter of Recommendation 2

  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

  5. Other Doc

  6. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1

  7. License or Certificate







At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.