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Instructor of Physical Science and Physics


Blountville, TN 37617
16 May 2019
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Instructor of Physical Science and Physics Position Core Competencies Relevant education and work experience as related to academic disciplineEffective interaction with diverse stakeholdersOrganizational and management experience in a higher education setting General Employee Responsibilities Comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and laws. Comply with Northeast State Community College and Tennessee Board of Regents policies, procedures, and guidelinesComply with SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) standards and guidelinesPromote and maintain College and TBR Mission, Vision, and ValuesPromote and comply with Northeast State Community College SAFE Campus programs.Maintain digital calendar and archive annually on June 30. Provide supervisor with access to calendar and an archived copy of calendar for annual performance review.Seek professional and personal growth opportunities.Lead/promote College and TBR initiatives as they relate to this office.In all duties assigned, show a commitment to quality, customer service, and Northeast State Community College: to include students, College employees, and the community served by Northeast State. Be an active and contributing part of the Northeast State TeamFollow professional code of conduct and ethics; maintain professional dress in compliance with expectations of the position.Complete other assignments as directed by supervisor/President.Utilize effective interpersonal skills in working with internal and external customers. Specific Role and Responsibilities Responsibility for the implementation of the instructional program rests with the teaching faculty. Excellence in teaching stands foremost among the challenges and responsibilities of the College. Within this framework the faculty have certain routine objectives, some of which are listed as follows: Routine Instructional Objectives Teach an average of 15 credit hours per semester during the day or evening; on/off campus; teaching modality; Devote a minimum of 37.5 hours per week to the institution, maintain appropriate office hours as determined by the College officials, and bring to the attention of the appropriate academic dean any commitments which might affect effectiveness; Generate a minimum of 300 student credit hours per semester; Assist the academic dean in the development of a semester departmental schedule of classes; Recommend adoption of course textbooks in collaboration with other professional staff members in the department; Assist with the implementation of departmental exams and standardized tests when such use is deemed feasible and beneficial; Participate in faculty development activities to improve professional effectiveness; Participate in the evaluation of instruction via peer, student, and self evaluations; Provide copies to academic dean of syllabi and final examinations of courses taught; Supervise laboratory and other instructional activities in a conscientious and professional manner; Meet all classes promptly as scheduled with any deviation being filed promptly and accurately through the appropriate channels; Assume responsibility for giving examinations and all other types of evaluations necessary to determine student level of performance and understanding; Cooperate with Library personnel in the selection, development, and distribution of resource material used by the faculty member's department; Respond in a timely fashion to deadlines; and Cooperate with other areas of the College in order to provide an effective educational program. Develop and recommend to the academic dean new courses and programs of study when the need arises; Recommend modification or discontinuance of courses or programs of study if appro­priate; and Assist the Advising Resource Center by advising students regarding general or special problems related to the department/division. Assist in the preparation of budget requests each fiscal year; Originate and recommend requisitions for purchase of supplies and equipment and other uses of appropriate budgetary funds for the instructional program; Originate requests for professional travel in support of personal faculty development; Assume responsibility for all equipment assigned to the faculty member or others under his/her supervision; Recommend to the academic dean needs for custodial care and maintenance of physical facilities in support of instructional work or study; Assist in the preparation of proposals for special, federal, state, and private projects and grants; Attend all divisional faculty meetings and participate in the discussion of academic issues during these meetings; Complete assignments requested; Attend all officially called assemblies or faculty meetings; Provide student academic advisement; Assist in marketing/recruiting activities; Participate and expedite the process of faculty evaluation following established pro­cedures; Serve on committees as appointed; and Perform all other duties as may be assigned.Routine Curriculum ObjectivesRoutine Administrative Support Other objectives of a problem solving, innovative, professional growth, or community service nature are generally identified and agreed upon by a faculty member and appropriate academic dean in support of institution or divisional goals. Perform all duties associated with community college faculty, including instruction of lectures and labs, academic advisement, curriculum development, committee assignments, alternate delivery of courses, and service to the community. Teaching and advising responsibilities may occur in the evenings, during weekends, and/or at off-campus sites. Complete other assignments as directed by supervisor.Courses may include PSCI-1010, PSCI-1020 (Principles of Physical Science and Principles of Earth/Space Science) lectures and labs, PHYS-1030 (Survey of Physics) lectures and labs, PHYS-2010 and 2020 (Non-Calculus Based Physics I and II) lectures and labs, and CHEM-1000 (Chemistry Problem Solving), a possible perquisite for physic courses. Requirements of the Position Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements Education - A Master's Degree or higher in physics, engineering, or related field, or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in physics, engineering or related field.Experience - Experience in teaching lectures and labs in physics, physical science, or in related fields, at the post-secondary level.Certifications and/or licensures in discipline-specific discipline as appropriate.Technology Skills: MS Office skills, Word, Excel, Access; digital records management systems; general operating systems and data information systemsExperience in a comprehensive community college preferred. Preferred Skills Behaviors: Accountable to stakeholdersProfessional demeanor, communication, and attireProficient functioning in a team-oriented environmentDependable Skills/Abilities: Effective, positive personnel, supervisory, and management skillsAbility to communicate with individuals from a wide range of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writingCapable of managing time and workload to meet strategic planning, budgeting, and any other assigned deadlines Compensation: $40,904 - $51,130 annual salary dependent on education and experience.
Contract Type: Term Contract, Full-Time (9-Month)
Location of Position: Northeast State,
2425 Highway 75
Blountville, Tennessee, 37617
United States Open Until Filled: No Requisition Number: req2639 Category: Education , Keywords: Physics - Instructor

Reference: 708083650

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