Physics Professor



Job description

Salary: $67,386.00 – $88,844.00 Annually
Job Number: 5946-ft-02/21
Closing: 3/30/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Science

General Description

College of the Sequoias is seeking a candidate to fill a one-year, full-time, non-tenured position in the Physics Department beginning August 2021.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

The Nature of a 1-Year, Full-Time, Temporary Faculty Appointment

A one-year, full-time faculty position provides full salary and benefits for one academic year. There is no continuation of the temporary position. If a full-time, tenure-track faculty position was approved by the District at a future date, the faculty member who filled the one-year position would go through the application and interview process as any other candidate. If selected for the position, the one year of service provided by the one-year faculty member would count towards placement on the salary schedule, seniority lists, and years of service for retirement purposes. There is no guarantee that a tenure-track position will be available at the end of the one-year, temporary position.


Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college and seeks faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District’s commitment to student-centered pedagogy and to creating inclusive learning experiences that will benefit our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

Job Duties

Teaching assignments may include introductory physics, calculus-based physics for scientists and engineers, physical science, natural sciences and astronomy. Assignments may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide.


The candidate must meet the following criteria.

  • Master’s in physics OR
  • Bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND Master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
  • The equi valent AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


The Science Division/Physics Department is looking for evidence of the following:

  • Experience teaching a wide variety of physics courses at the post-secondary level that includes introductory and majors courses.
  • Ability and experience in developing lecture and laboratory activities, course syllabi, and instructional materials that support student success.
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures.
  • Community college teaching experience.
  • Strong background in the application of physics to solution of engineering problems.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to teaching.
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of students pursuing science careers.
  • Successful experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and the ability to address the needs of frequently under-prepared students. (Diversity response will be completed as part of the application.)
  • Enthusiastic participation in professional responsibilities, community and/or campus service.
  • Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Demonstrated interest in improving educational methods in the advancement of teaching excellence.
  • Willingness to teach on-line and/or in-person.

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

  • Completed online application.
  • Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A copy of an exam that you have used in a physics course. Specify the level of the course in which the exam was used. Please add the copy of the exam as an attachment under “Other” within the “Attachment” section of the online job application.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (If necessary)
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected] Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: (Download PDF reader). Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a “supplemental attachment” within the “Attachment” section of this application.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Keila Reynoso at [email protected] or
(559) 730-3920.

Partial reimbursement for travel costs may be available for applicants traveling more than 200 miles for an interview.

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COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. 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 subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.