Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, or higher, in Physics or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate hours in Physics coursework
  • Experience teaching in a variety of Physics courses including lecture and lab
  • Experience utilizing computer and multimedia technology in an instructional setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of safety procedures and precautions in conducting safe laboratory activities
  • Ability to relate well to students from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and varying degrees of ability and/or experience
  • Willing and able to teach late afternoon, evening and summer courses

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well within a departmental structure and with other faculty in the design and implementation of curriculum and assessment
  • Teaching experience in Physics at the high school or community college level
  • Experience in reviewing and developing curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in incorporating computer technology into classroom and laboratory instruction
  • Demonstrated ability in using inquiry learning, cooperative learning, and other contemporary teaching techniques
  • Demonstrated recent participation in professional development activities
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in conducting community outreach projects
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty, and administration
  • An understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy and goals.


  • Teach a variety of community college Physics courses including, but not limited to, Physical Concepts, General Physics I and II, Physics with Calculus I and II, and the corresponding labs.
  • Teach a minimum of 32 adjusted load hours per year; up to six adjusted load hours of overload may be required per semester.
  • Maintain a minimum accountability week of 35 hours on campus, including five posted office hours, for teaching, advising, helping students, class preparation, consultation with colleagues, and other related activities.
  • Develop, review, and revise curriculum as necessary.
  • Update course outlines, update course sequencing guides on an annual basis, write the Physics Program Portfolio, and update pre- and post-tests as necessary.
  • Serve on institutional committees as assigned.
  • Maintain a clean and safe classroom and laboratory environment.
  • Commit to serve as an accessible mentor and faculty advisor to students.
  • Commit to participate in professional development activities.
  • Teach early morning, late afternoon, evening, summer, and dual enrollment classes as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Lauri Avila
Human Resources
Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Avenue
Thatcher, AZ 85552
Phone: 928-428-8915
Fax: 928-428-2578