The science division at Green River College seeks an instructor to teach the calculus based physics sequence, the algebra-based physics sequence and physics for non-majors. The division seeks an innovative and creative faculty member who is committed to the spirit of active/student-centered learning and who demonstrates this practice in the classroom. The division encourages collaboration with colleagues to promote student success. The Green River physics faculty members are active in both local and national professional organizations. The physics program includes a nationally recognized undergraduate research course. The Green River chapter of the Society of Physics Students have been consistently nominated the outstanding chapter in the nation for over ten years.
In addition to teaching, responsibilities include student advising, assisting in curriculum development, collaboration with the division, and other college and division professional activities as described in the faculty contract.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Demonstrated knowledge of Physics.
Demonstrated knowledge and successful incorporation of active/student-centered methods in classroom teaching.
Ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate open-ended labs and project-based learning that develop lab skills in students.
Demonstrated leadership abilities.
Demonstrated ability to work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators, and others of various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities.
Awareness of and commitment to the community college mission.
Commitment to developing new courses based on the needs of our student populations.
Ability to be flexible to the needs of the division. While most classes are held during the day at our main Auburn campus, full-time physics faculty may teach classes at night and/or at other GRC branch campuses.
A Masters degree in Physics.
Demonstrated ability for teaching introductory Physics at the college level.
The candidate must have been responsible for all aspects of a college course including teaching lectures, teaching labs, creating assessments and assigning final course grades.
Successful community college Physics teaching experience as the instructor of record.
Internal Number: 20f-007
About Green River College
About The College: The student body at Green River College is made up of approximately 34% Academic Transfer students, 30% Professional-Technical, 11% Adult Basic Education, 25% Continuing & Community Education. In addition, there are five bachelor of applied science four year degrees offered. Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English as a second language, and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latin-x, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities. (needs to updated)
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. D...iversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.
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