Job Summary

Minimum Salary – $45,709.34
Salary offer commensurate with education and related work experience.

This is a full-time 9-month/tenure track faculty position. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.  The salary will depend upon the highest degree relevant to the position and years of experience.  

Your application status will be updated throughout the review process.

Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include working days, evenings and/or weekends.

May require travel to our main campus in Alvin and/or to various offsite locations, including local high schools in Alvin, Danbury, Manvel and Pearland and to Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities in Richmond, Rosharon or Lake Jackson.

Requires the provision of official transcripts and/or certifications within (30) days of hire.
Applicants with academic credentials from non-U.S. accredited institutions are required to have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. “equivalency.” All international credential evaluations must be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACESĀ®) in order to be considered for a faculty position. Applicants bear the responsibility of requesting, paying associated fees, and obtaining an original transcript evaluation for submission to the Office of Human Resources. Please refer to the NACESĀ® website for further information (www.naces.org).

Alvin Community College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender equity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or veteran’s status.

Essential Duties

The instructor will teach a variety of courses within the Physics and Astronomy Department including freshman, and sophomore level courses.

  • Instructs and supervises a diverse population of students in the classroom at various times and locations
  • Possesses a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution
  • Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources
  • Assists in the recruitment and retention of students
  • Advises students in academic matters or refers students to appropriate resources
  • Assesses students’ performance through a range of measurement activities and keeps them informed of their progress in a timely manner
  • Engages students through posted office hours and electronic communication
  • Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others
  • Assists in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives
  • Builds positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community
  • Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions and departments
  • Provides recommendations to the Instructional Dean, Department Chair, and appropriate college committees regarding curriculum, instruction and division operations
  • Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities
  • Adheres to Alvin Community College’s policies and procedures
  • Attends institutional meetings as required
  • Other related duties may be assigned

The incumbent typically works in a classroom environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of a classroom. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day.

The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to twenty (20) pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or a closely related physical science or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in physics or astronomy
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, as well as intermediate computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Blackboard course management system preferred
  • Must be familiar with interactive teaching methods and instruction via the Internet
  • The ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment, audio-visual aids, and computers, and the ability to develop laboratory and lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness are essential


  • Prior teaching experience at the college level preferred


Welcome to Alvin, Texas! Located twenty five miles southeast of Houston in northeast Brazoria County, on land originally granted to the Houston Tap and Brazoria Railroad, Alvin is home to 24,236 residents and has much to offer our citizens and visitors alike.

The College
Alvin Community College is a public community college in Brazoria County, Texas. We provide educational opportunities in workforce training, academics, technical fields, adult basic education, and personal development.

Alvin Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and certificates.

Vision Statement

“As a premier college that provides high-quality academic, technical and cultural programs, Alvin Community College’s focus will be to promote student success, enhance quality of life and support economic development.”

Mission Statement

“Alvin Community College exists to improve the lives of its constituents by providing affordable, accessible, high quality and innovative academic, technical and cultural educational opportunities for the diverse communities it serves