Posting Number: F00201P

The Institution

Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College ( SCC) is a multi-campus urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park located in the heart of the Sacramento metropolitan area. The college also maintains two educational centers, one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center, and civic center. The college is a vibrant teaching and learning center with approximately 23,000 day and evening students and is now recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI).

SCC is a place of rich tradition and history, with a contemporary vitality and diversity that provides technologically updated classrooms and offers a variety of class schedules to meet student needs. SCC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into the California State University system. The college offers Career Technical Education certificates and degrees, transfer credit for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college or university, and instruction in basic skills such English, English as second language, and mathematics.

Faculty and staff at SCC value a humanistic approach to learning, teaching, and collaborating in a diverse community. As one of four colleges within the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento City College embraces change, values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and is committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.

Position SummaryGeneral Responsibilities:

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The Department utilizes a wide range of instruments including an observatory. Laptop computers and digital data acquisition systems are also available for laboratory instructional use.

The department maintains a focus on:

  • Educating a diverse population of students.
  • Fostering an intellectual environment that promotes dialogue and innovation in support of student success.
  • The importance of critical thinking and life-long learning as both a professional commitment and essential outcome for our students.
  • Offering a curriculum with learning opportunities that meet current professional standards of excellence.
  • Non-traditional scheduling of classes to enhance accessibility.
  • Offering courses in varying modalities.

Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Physics/Astronomy offered at the college:

  • General Physics for biological sciences
  • Solar system
  • Stars
  • Galaxies and Cosmology
  • Astronomy laboratory

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, television courses, podcasts, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.

Work Year: 164 days

Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution completed by August 17, 2017, in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics; OR, have a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy or Physics AND master’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology or Geophysics; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

  • Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts).

( NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.)

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

4. Two letters of recommendation

5. Letter of Interest

Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also, individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete
evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign
transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES(The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Salary: $45,559 to $75,533 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master’s degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.


Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position

Beginning on or about August 17, 2017.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Applications are due by midnight of the posting closing date.


All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here