Physics Instructor

Physics Instructor

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Education / Training
Full Time
Position Title: Physics Instructor 
Division: Mathematics & Sciences (MAS)                                          
Department: Physics
Employee Status: Full-time (nine-month)
Group: Faculty (FAC) 
Grade: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt (salaried)
ICCB Classification: Teaching Faculty
  Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Dean of Mathematics & Sciences.
Supervision Exercised: None 

Job Summary

Teach assigned classes and perform activities related to classroom instruction. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Additional related duties may be assigned.

  • Teach lecture, recitation, and lab components of various level Physics/Astronomy courses.
  • Prepare and setup equipment and/or labs weekly.
  • Instruct students in the proper use of lab equipment where appropriate.
  • See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate.
  • Participate in course, program, and institutional assessment with the analysis and reporting of data.
  • Meet classes at assigned times.
  • Plan course content and assign appropriate course work.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Evaluate student progress and assign grades.
  • Revise course outlines, objectives, and catalog information as needed.
  • Collaboratively select and adopt appropriate texts and teaching materials.
  • Maintain office hours convenient for students.
  • Prepare course/class reports as required.
  • Attend and participate in conferences related to the teaching area; membership in appropriate professional organizations is recommended.
  • Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate.
  • Keep informed on the latest research and journal articles.
  • Attend required meetings (faculty, division, faculty development days, etc.).
  • Assist in short-term and long-term course planning.
  • Participate in division, college, community, and advisory committee activities.
  • Maintain supply and equipment inventory where appropriate.
  • Make minor repairs on machines or other lab equipment when practical and appropriate.
  • Recruit students when appropriate.
  • Assist in placement of graduates when appropriate.
  • Regular attendance is expected.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Physics.
  • Education beyond the Master’s level is desirable. A Ph.D. is preferred. 
  • Teaching experience in college-level courses is preferred.
  • Commitment to the community college mission.
  • Interest in involvement in department/division/ and college initiatives.
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works indoors.
Physical Demands
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.