Summary of Position
The Red Rocks Community College Physics Department is seeking enthusiastic part time Physics instructors that have a passion for teaching and helping students succeed in their chosen field.
At RRCC we are committed to Inclusive Excellence. We strive to create a community in which everyone feels respected and valued for their unique talents and contributions, and where people from all backgrounds are able to achieve their goals. Red Rocks Community College acknowledges that inclusion and equity are multifaceted and complex concepts, and that our efforts in these areas will require innovation, intention, and an institutional commitment to these principles. To learn more about our commitment to Inclusive Excellence, visit https://www.rrcc.edu/diversity.
Part-time Instructors provide instructional duties for the College in their respective areas of expertise. They report to the department chair within the discipline and do not have any supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include instruction, student assessment, and other related instructional duties. Instructional delivery may include face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Classes may be held days, evenings, and weekends.
The instructor must be patient and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the program.
This posting will be used to fill multiple part-time Instructor vacancies. Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.
Description of Position
- Teach day or evening courses in accordance with approved course of study utilizing traditional and alternative methods of instruction that may include in-person, online, or hybrid classes
- Required to meet all class periods and start and end classes promptly. Teach assigned curriculum and make use of required texts and materials. Provide students with a complete syllabus before the first day of class that includes information on course description, objectives, assignments, grading policies, and contact information. Provide data on student attendance (no-shows, last day of attendance, etc.), promptly. Use technology to facilitate learning including meeting the required minimum standards for the use of the College learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L).
- Maintain updated and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all final grades by the due date in the college student information system, Banner. Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments.
- Document teaching and curriculum changes based on assessment results; incorporate course, program, and college student learning outcomes into teaching; utilize student retention strategies; integrate technology into course work as appropriate to the discipline.
- Coordinate class structure and organization; prepare course materials; demonstrate and maintain currency in the discipline and in teaching methodology; present instructional material effectively.
- Prepare for each class meeting and consider learning strategies that address diverse learning styles and a diverse community college student population. Class content and assessment methods should relate to course objectives.
- Maintain professional and courteous interaction with students and employees and demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles.
- Respond timely to students and RRCC staff every 24-48 hours during the class term and for at least one week after grades are submitted. Attend department staff meetings throughout the semester as scheduled. Provide updates to the department chair.
- Review, coordinate, and recommend textbooks and/or class materials. Comply with college procedures pertaining to grading and record keeping.
Payment is based on the credit hour/contact hour and class ratio as assigned to you by the department chair. RRCC starts at $1298.70/credit hour.
- At least 18 graduate hours in physics or a related field from an academic institution accredited by an agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- One year of post-secondary experience teaching physics or related fields
- Proficiency in curriculum development, supervision, instruction, and evaluation
- Graduate degree in physics. A strong commitment to effective teaching and interest in a variety of teaching strategies, including methods from current physics education research.
- Experience working in a community college; an understanding of the role, philosophy, and mission of the community college model.
- Experience in program and curriculum development.
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