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  • Physics Faculty

    The Community College of Aurora
    Job Description

    Physics Faculty

     

    Community College of Aurora

     

    Salary: $44,227.00 - $63,238.00 Annually

     

    Job Type: Full-Time

     

    Job Number: 2008

     

    Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO

     

    Department: Academic Affairs

     

    The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that strives to serve its diverse staff and student population founded on principles of equity and inclusion. The college is seeking a full-time, academic year faculty member in the science department.

     

    About CCA

    As a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the Community College of Aurora is dedicated to serving our surrounding community. As the most diverse institute of higher education in Colorado, CCA is currently the choice of school for nearly 11,400 students representing over 60 countries, the majority of whom are racially minoritized students (1.8% of CCA's students are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 8.7% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 20.2% are Black/African American, 30.9% are Latinx, and 32% are White). In 2016, CCA was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CCA's service area includes more than 680,000 residents in Arapahoe, Adams, and Denver counties, and its student population reflects the broad diversity of this area. The college offers more than 90 degrees and certificate programs for students seeking to enhance their current skill set, pursue employment, or transfer to a four-year college or university upon graduation.

     

    CCA serves this diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusivity. is continually working to refine its pedagogy, practice, and assessment to improve outcomes for all students, particularly those with marginalized or minoritized identities. We are a department that values collaboration and experimentation, and we are looking for a colleague who shares these values.

     

    The Five Tenets of Community College of Aurora Teachers

    CCA instructors and faculty are committed to humanizing, valuing, and “empowering our students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically” (Ladson-Billings, 1994) and to teaching and supporting the whole student: heart, mind, and spirit, as we support them in developing the 4 C's: Cultural Competence, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Career & Transfer Readiness. We support students in developing critical consciousness in equity and social justice and in becoming agents of change by developing for ourselves this same critical consciousness and by being agents of change. To accomplish this, CCA educators are committed to engaging in a journey of professional development and teaching and learning trainings that culminate in a culture of instructional excellence and cultivates the following five practices: Student-Centered Learning through Inclusive Pedagogy; implementing Culturally Responsive and Culturally Relevant Teaching; Being Reflexive Practitioners; and employing Student Empowering Practices. (https://www.ccaurora.edu/programs-classes/instructional-intervention-support/philosophy-teaching-learning).

     

    Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Uphold the values of the college

    • Develop and maintain an inclusive classroom environment

    • Teach assigned classes in keeping with the community college philosophy

    • Abide by all relevant college and CCCS and SBCCOE policies and procedures

    • Develop and implement curriculum for classes and programs that meet student and departmental needs

    • Actively engage students in the learning process

    • Maintain accurate and timely records of student performance in classes

    • Maintain and update syllabi for all courses included in the teaching assignment and submit these documents each semester

    • Contribute to and coordinate the processes of instructional planning, assessment and curriculum review

    • Pursue continued professional development both in subject matter and instructional methods

    • Support student activities, serve on committees and actively participate in college, division and department initiatives

    • Recruit, train, evaluate and mentor adjunct instructors

    • Work collaboratively as part of the Science Department team to ensure quality instruction across the department

    • Actively engage in service to the college

    • Participate in college-wide Inclusive Excellence initiatives

    • Work collaboratively to ensure quality instruction across the department

     

    Minimum qualifications & Requirements

    Required qualifications:

     

    • Graduation from a regionally accredited college/university with a master's degree in Physics, Engineering, Astronomy or a related field

     

    - OR-

     

    • Graduation from a regionally accredited college/university with a master's degree PLUS a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Physics, Engineering or Astronomy

    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching

    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

    • Commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and equity; ability to work with a diverse college community

    • A student-centered focus, experience with program development, curriculum development, and the ability to view students from an asset-mindset

    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement, ongoing professional development, and a resilience for a dynamic changing work environment

    • Demonstrated ability to engage and impact science students in supportive ways

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Experience teaching in higher education, preferably at a community college

    • Experience developing and or teaching hybrid physics courses

    • Demonstrated dedication to professional development and continuous improvement

    • Willingness to take on new projects and lead initiatives

    • Dedication to interactive learner centered teaching methods

    • Proven track record in developing and implementing various pedagogical approaches

    • Ability to embrace change in dynamic higher education setting

    • Knowledge and experience with 3D printing

    • Knowledge and experience in Robotics, including basic programming skills

    • Knowledgeable in the use of MatLab and/or Octave

    • Commitment to assessment of student learning and continuous curriculum review

    • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity and have the ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation

     

    Supplemental information

    Salary Range: This is a full time 9 month faculty position, the anticipated start date is Fall 2021, and is benefit eligible. Anticipated starting salary range is $44,227.00-$63,238.00. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate to include education level and experience, balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.

     

    Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on February 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

     

    Application Process: Applicants must submit all of the following materials when applying to be considered:

     

    • A cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Address how your experiences apply to the position description, job responsibilities, and qualifications, describing how the skills, abilities, and experiences you have would help you contribute to the success of the department and this position.

     

    2 .A resume or curriculum vitae

    3. Unofficial, legible copies of transcripts confirming your undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees. If a Master's degree in the discipline is not held, the transcripts must show that 18 graduate credits in related feels

    4 .Teaching philosophy statement (one page maximum)

    5. Diversity and inclusiveness philosophy statement (one page maximum)

    6. List with a minimum of three references

     

    Any questions related to the application process, including technical issues submitting the application materials, should be sent to mailto:Human.Resources@ccaurora.edu, preferably prior to the application deadline.

    By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

    Notice to all Applicants:

     

    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

    • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

    • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

    • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

    • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the http://www.copera.org/.

    • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

    • For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.

     

    The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the https://www.ccaurora.edu/mycca/dashboard/student-right-know. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

     

    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

     

    Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.

     

    Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

     

    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.

     

    Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

    You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.

     

    Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.

     

    To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2127941

     

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