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Adjunct Faculty for Physical Science

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Although there may not be a specific vacancy at this time, this job remains posted due to the frequency in which vacancies may occur at any time.

Posting Details

Position Information

Department Name Physical Sciences
Posting Number 1100443
Position Status Part Time
Internal candidates only? No
Position Type: Adjunct
Pay Basis: Salary
Hours Day and/or Evening Courses
If Temporary, list end date
If Externally Funded, list end date

Position Summary Information

Position Title Adjunct Faculty for Physical Science
Reports To Dean of Core Studies
Campus College Wide
Distinguishing Job Characteristics

Engage students in the teaching/learning process for a variety of Physics courses (e.g. introductory physical science, astronomy, geology, and introductory and advanced physics).

Scope of Supervision None
Equipment Operated Classroom Extron and mobile projection systems; computer; printer; copier; fax machine; telephone; other standard office equipment.
Confidential Data

Non-public personnel records and issues; student and other information covered by FERPA guidelines and agreed to in the College’s FERPA Confidentiality Agreement.

Working Conditions

Good classroom working conditions. The work requires the use of safe work practices with office, classroom and laboratory equipment, and observance of safety regulations.

Usual Physical Demands

The following physical demands are typically used to perform this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. They are not qualification standards, rather they may be used to help the College, employee, or applicant identify where and how reasonable accommodations may be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties due to an ADA disability.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly sits for extended periods of time and regularly stands and walks. The employee regularly exhibits manual dexterity when working on the computer, typing and performing other related tasks. The employee regularly reaches with hands and arms, stoops, kneels and crouches. The employee regularly talks and hears when teaching or working with students and the general public. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus when typing or reading a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts or exerts force on objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Engineering, Pharmacy or BioChemistry. Preferred candidates will have at least one year of experience teaching college level Physical Science courses.

Applicant must successfully pass required background checks in accordance with Southern State Community College’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

As needed.

Salary Range $450 per credit hour
Essential Job Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform essential duties to expected performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as required for persons who are disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Plan and teach courses which fulfill the current curriculum goals and objectives.

Remain current with subject matter and instructional methodology.

Post office hours with the Onsite Faculty Administrative Support as necessary, based on students’ needs.

Employ appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives.

Communicate progress in the course to students in a timely manner.

Comply with the policies, procedures, and standards found in the Southern State Community College Policy and Information Manual.

Determine and submit students’ grades in accordance with established College policies and procedures.

Attend one Adjunct Faculty Orientation and Development event per academic year.

Become familiar with the College’s ‘Emergency Crisis Response Plan,’ and follow the campus’ protocol for drills and emergency situations.

Support the mission of the program, division, and College.

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge, Skill(s) and Ability to: effectively communicate one-on-one, in small groups, and in classroom situations; proficient in word processing and presentation software, internet, and e-mail; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students; effective verbal, written , and listening communication skills; effective problem solving skills; ability to work a combination of days/evening/weekend schedules; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information; create and implement appropriate and educational lesson plans; apply generally accepted teaching methods to practical work situations; apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with SSCC’s values; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, and promote an harassment-free environment; embrace and support constructive change; develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, members of the learning community, and general public; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; treat others with respect as representative of SSCC.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other related duties as required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Although there may not be a specific vacancy at this time, this job remains posted due to the frequency in which vacancies may occur at any time.

Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • SSCC Website
    • Personal Referral
    • Local Newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Internal job board
    • Other
  2. * Are you at least 18 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Engineering, Pharmacy or BioChemistry or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • Less than one year
    • One to three years
    • Three to five years
    • Five to seven years
    • More than seven years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (upload unofficial pdf copy)
Optional Documents