[ES_JOBS_NET] FT Faculty Physical Sciences/Astronomy, Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas
Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Thu Jan 4 20:16:26 MST 2018
NWACC Position Title:
FT Faculty Physical Sciences/Astronomy
Math & Science (Academic Programs)
Pay Grade Level:
Summary of Benefits:
About the College
Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning for living. The hallmark of NWACC is its quality of instruction with classes by experts in class sizes that are small providing for highly personalized instruction. NWACC, founded in 1989, is one of the largest and fastest growing two-year colleges in Arkansas with an enrollment of more than 8,000 college credit students and an additional 6,000 student taking non-credit courses throughout the region.
About the Area
The Northwest Arkansas region has attracted people to the area for multiple reasons including the growth of several major corporations, but they settle and stay because of excellent elementary and high schools, family friendly and safe neighborhoods, many child centered events, affordable housing stock in diverse communities, increasing cultural opportunities, an active local food and restaurant scene, and innumerable outdoor activities.
General Description of Position and Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a 9-month, full-time faculty position reporting directly to the Academic Dean of the Division of Science & Mathematics. The instructor is responsible for teaching 15 load hours in each of the Fall and Spring semesters in the area of Astronomy courses with the availability to teach mornings, afternoons, evenings, or weekends as needed.
Required Work Experience
NorthWest Arkansas Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The college welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Additional Posting Information:
Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours related to Astronomy/geology required. Fifteen graduate hours supporting the secondary science courses are also necessary. One year minimum of face-to face college teaching experience is expected. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted on approval of screening committee.
PhD or hours beyond Master's level a plus. Other jobs related to education and/or experience may be substituted on approval of screening committee.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with leadership at a community college or educational institution is a plus. Demonstrated teaching ability is the top priority. Instructional experience and leadership experience at a community college is a priority. Ability to use an on-line platform. On-line delivery of instruction, use of technology for instruction, and experience or interest in project based, service learning, or inquiry based learning will be given special consideration. Knowledge of good laboratory procedures, governmental safety regulations regarding lab safety is desirable.
Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This instructor may teach courses in at least two fields such as; astronomy, geology, physical science, chemistry, or geosciences. The instructor will teach and manage their own lab sections, prepare course syllabi and outlines, and be available to students for consultation of at least 10 on-campus office hours. The instructor may be asked to develop courses and should have a basic level of technology proficiency. In addition, the instructor will attend meetings and functions of the college and department, serve on both departmental and college-wide committees, and complete other duties as assigned by the division dean or department chair. Additional service to the college may include student advising (formal or informal) and mentoring or orienting of new faculty. Professional development may be encouraged or required in some circumstances.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
* Repetitive motion
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Open Until Filled
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