9-month Tenure-Track Physics Faculty

Chattanooga State Community College
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Working Time:Full time
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Our Purpose - We support and empower everyone in our community to learn without limits.

Our Values : - We cultivate an inclusive environment. - We care about the well-being of each other. - We instill trust through integrity and transparency.

Our Mission - We are Chattanooga State, a dedicated team that delivers accessible, innovative learning opportunities that surpass expectations. Together, we enrich the lives of students, and their families; develop a talented workforce; and partner with our community to lead boldly into the future.

We have an opening for 9-month Tenure-Track Physics Faculty at our Chattanooga State campus!

The role will be responsible for the following:

Under the supervision of the Dean of Math and Sciences and the Department Head of Science, the full-time faculty member has as their chief duty the instruction of Physics and Astronomy courses. Physics faculty teach classes which are scheduled during the day or evening, taught in a variety of formats (online and on-ground) and at several different locations, including VW, Wacker, ChSCC Kimball and local high schools. The faculty member is expected to facilitate the classroom instructional process, evaluate students, monitor progress, utilize the Learning Management System (LMS), including Faculty Feedback, assign mid-term and final grades, maintain attendance and grade records, counsel and advise students regarding academic preparation and career goals, work to retain students, and maintain required classroom and office hours.


Teaching Excellence and Program Innovation

Course and Curriculum Development:

  • Select texts, supplemental documents, supplies, and other learning resources, including Open Educational Resources (OER); develop supplemental instructional materials; use current technology in preparation, creation, and delivery of instruction
  • Create and revise courses and/or curricula as needed; maintain updated course syllabi
  • Professional Growth:

  • Remain current within field of assigned instruction, related occupational areas and technologies
  • Acquire, maintain, and apply knowledge of current instructional methodologies and materials
  • Attend scheduled college, divisional, and departmental professional development and in-service activities, and participate in annual faculty evaluation process
  • Service to Students:

  • Respect the rights of students and access to educational opportunities
  • Assist in recruitment, selection, orientation and evaluation of potential students
  • Assist in formal and informal placement activities for employment and/or transfer to four-year institutions
  • Support student activities
  • Service to the College and Community:

  • Assist in recruitment and selection of college personnel as assigned
  • Participate in accreditation, assessment, and performance funding processes
  • Support and participate in college/division/department committees, organizations and/or task forces to make recommendations in the College's decision-making processes
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues Strengthen relationships between the college and the community through community outreach activities
  • Academic Advising

  • Support Academic Advising Center
  • Stay current with the relevant Tennessee Transfer Pathways
  • Participate in regular reviews of relevant Tennessee Transfer Pathways
  • Assist with college-wide advising as needed
  • Holistic Student Support

  • Familiarity with holistic support for students outside the classroom. These supports include Admissions and Records, Enrollment Service Center, High School Programs, Recruiting and Orientation, Career Services, Student Support Center, Tutoring Services, Student Conduct, Student Life, Multicultural and International Services, Adult Student Services, and the Center for Access and Disability Services
  • Ensure that services and activities promote accessibility and reflect equity-minded practices
  • Structure student experiences to ensure equity, belongingness, accessibility, and relevance in academic, student life, and co-curricular activities
  • Promote, support, and participate in student recruitment and retention efforts
  • Fiscal Stewardship

  • Supports the responsible fiscal stewardship of the funds allocated to the Science Department within the Math and Sciences Division
  • Organizational Culture and Inclusive Practices

  • Embraces and promotes the College's goals related to organizational culture and belongingness and supports the Math and Sciences Division's efforts to utilize best practices to provide equity-minded services and support for students, faculty, and staff
  • Maintains an office environment that is open, inviting, and professional
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements:

    An earned Master's degree in Physics from a regionally accredited institution or a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Physics

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Doctoral degree in Physics preferred. Preference for candidates with previous community college teaching experience and experience working with diverse populations.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Maintains a comprehensive grasp on the particular area(s) of academic study • Exhibits a commitment to promoting academic excellence in students • Demonstrates a high level of self-discipline and self-motivation • Exudes a positive, supportive, and cooperative disposition towards others • Demonstrates punctuality and is detailed-oriented with a demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in verbal and written form • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, equity-minded principles and practices related to supporting students

    Projected Salary Range:

    9 month Instructor 40,502.00 - 58,718.00

    9 month Assistant Professor 44,171.00 - 65,376.00

    Closing Date: (Must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. est.)

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Requisition Number: req8615

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