Overview

This is a full-time, 172-day contract position under the direction of the Dean of Academics. The primary assignment is to provide instructional services and learning facilitation for students in the Science Division by offering a variety of physics and/or related courses.

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Teaching assigned day and/or evening courses using lecture, lab, hands-on demonstration, cooperative learning, and other methods in on-campus or at off-campus outreach locations. Courses are offered in accordance with established standards and course syllabi. Position will require teaching math classes.
  • Providing individual and small group learning, diagnostic assessment of students, and identification of appropriate learning materials.
  • Participating in course and curriculum design, student advisement, program review and college committees as required to maintain and improve the learning program.
  • Participating in the operation of computer and other labs and providing direction and help to students and student assistants.
  • Remaining current in subject matter and in the techniques most effective to promote student learning.
  • Participating in staff and college meetings and contributing through appropriate committee assignments.
  • Performing other relevant tasks as assigned.

Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Strong commitment to quality teaching, student learning and academic excellence.
  • Learner-centered, able to lead the learning process, to inspire, motivate, and help students to succeed.
  • Appreciation and respect for the student role, contribution and responsibility in the learning process.
  • Commitment to develop learning outcomes and design alternative approaches to learning.
  • Ability and willingness to apply knowledge of academic or occupational areas in designing strategies related to learning outcomes.
  • Commitment to integrate new technologies and strategies into the learning process.
  • Commitment to using technologies and instructional support resources to address unique needs of each learner.
  • Intellectual and ethical qualities, which evoke confidence and respect.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, openness to change, willingness to experiment and innovate.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and needs of community college students.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Qualifications

Minimum

A master’s degree in Physics or Physics Education OR a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in Physics.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:

  • Community college teaching experience at multiple skill levels.
  • Experience teaching physics in other than community college settings.
  • Industry experience in applying physics in real world settings.
  • Ability to teach astronomy and/or math courses.
  • Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted learning strategies in physics.
  • Commitment to the discipline through involvement in professional organizations and activities.

Physical Requirements

Ability to stand and sit for extended periods; speak and hear clearly in group settings and at distances of 30 feet; maintain physical mobility, alertness, and composure; utilize appropriate presentation materials and equipment; and transport self and equipment to various campus/community/area sites as needed.

Employment Conditions

Salary

Based on the minimum and/or desirable qualifications. Placement on the salary schedule is based on verification of experience, relevant degrees and upper division/graduate course work.

Extensive Benefit Package

  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $525 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost).
  • Prescription drug program and limited dental program as part of health care plan.
  • Paid sick leave-12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • TIAA 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse and immediate family members to most college-sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent care reimbursement.
  • Free use of Super Circuit facilities for employee.

Term of Employment

This is a full-time position, 172-day faculty contract, bargaining unit position, beginning with the Fall Semester of the 207-2018 academic year.

Application Process

Application and information are available at www.gcccks.edu or contact:

Human Resources

Garden City Community College

801 Campus Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

620-276-0362, Fax 620-276-9573

Email: hr@gcccks.edu

Applications must be completed in detail and clearly show that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the vacancy notice.

Each applicant must submit an application package, which includes:

  • Letter of application, not to exceed five pages, which briefly states how applicant specifically fits the Faculty Profile of Personal and Professional Qualities and demonstrates past use of these qualities.
  • Completed college employment application.
  • Detailed resume summarizing educational preparation and experience.
  • Copies of all collegiate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for selection process).
  • Up to three current professional reference letters or a placement file containing up to three letters of recommendation. Letters must be no more than two years old, signed and dated, and from persons having first-hand knowledge of applicant’s professional qualities. Letters should address how the applicant’s qualifications and experience relate to the position.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY REQUESTED MATERIALS.

Only applications that are complete and fully address how the applicant meets ALL minimum qualifications will be considered for possible interview.

The college retains all materials submitted in the application process. Failure to submit all required application materials will result in the applicant not being considered for the position. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility.

All application materials are subject to verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Application materials become the property of Garden City Community College and will not be returned. Application files for this position will not be considered for future openings.

Current employees should be aware that materials from their personnel files will not be included as part of the application packet, and they need to submit a complete application.

Selection Process
The screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the vacancy notice and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually conducted on the Garden City Community College campus by an interview committee. Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required. Travel costs related to all interviews will be borne by the applicant.

For more information, please contact :

Sara Koehn, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

620-276-9574

sara.koehn@gcccks.edu