Adjunct Professor of Astronomy
Contra Costa Community College District, Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
United States

3 hours of classroom and/or lab instruction per week. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening program. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

The advancement of student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

maintenance of current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;

maintenance of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

 

Inquiries             

Paul Sasse

psasse@dvc.edu

 

Recruitment Type: Faculty

Location: Diablo Valley College

Posting Number: F00606

# of Openings    1

Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range: $59.70 - 84.36

Position Status  Non-Tenure Track

EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group: Part-Time Faculty

Department; D4130-Physical Science

Discipline: Physics/Astronomy

 

Alternate Discipline        

Duties and Responsibilities         

Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;

2. Creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;

3. Evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work;

4. Meeting with students outside of class;

5. Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

6. Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;

7. Fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member;

8. Maintaining accurate academic records;

9. Performing other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience   

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:

 

1.Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics; OR

2.Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Astronomy and Master’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics; OR

3.a valid California community college instructor credential authorizing full-time instruction in astronomy; OR

4.the equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the application packet.)

 

License/Certificates/Credentials              

N/A

 

Desirable Qualifications

• Previous experience teaching Astronomy courses.

• Demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities.

• Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment.

 

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date: 09/01/2019

Open Until Filled : No

Employment Begins: Fall 2019

# of Months       4

Diversity Statement       

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

Employee Benefits         

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

 

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) with a 2% 55 formula. Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System (2% at 50).

 

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

 

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

 

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

 

Agency Shop: Local One Classified positions are within a collective bargaining unit. Local One employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. This is a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contributions of 1% of gross pay + $1. Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.

 

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

 

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract(Article 20-Benefits): http://www.4cd.edu/hr/LocalOneContract/L-1%20Contract%20Extended%202010-2013.pdf

 

 

How to Apply    

ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

 

Selection Process            

Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.

2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.

3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.

4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.

5. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB assessment, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

 

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement   

All foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Two local firms that provide this service are International Education Research Foundation (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org and Educational Records Evaluation Service (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com. Credits previously accepted by an accredited institution will be accepted with no further evaluation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the foreign degree evaluation. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept evaluations after the closing date.

 

ADA Accommodations  

Request For Reasonable Accommodation

 

Medical Verification

 

Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to

slever@4cd.edu

 

Quick Link            http://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/6177

About Us            

About the District

The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

 

 

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

 

 

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.

 

 

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

 

 

Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

 

 

Diablo Valley College

DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

 

 

Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

 

Required Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Resume

Unofficial Transcript (must show degree(s) conferred) or Application for Equivalency

Optional Documents

Application for Equivalency


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