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Physics Adjunct Faculty

Physics Adjunct Faculty

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Faculty / Staff
Full Time
Physics Adjunct Faculty
Location: Main Campus or Online

Reports to: Direction is received from the Dean of Math and Sciences. 

The Mathematics and Sciences Division of Rock Valley College invites applicants for the position of Physics Adjunct Faculty. Rock Valley College, a comprehensive community college located in Rockford, Illinois, serves a diversified metropolitan area of over 370,000 people. Rockford is centrally located in northern Illinois, within 90 minutes of Chicago and Milwaukee, and Madison, Wisconsin. The College is the principal institution of post-secondary education in the region. RVC is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and economic and technological development support.
Job Description: We are looking for an instructor to teach Physics classes for fall 2022 and possibly beyond. For fall 2022, the adjunct will teach PHY 201 – Mechanics and Heat, involving both lectures and labs. PHY 201 is an algebra/trigonometry-based study of physics. Topics covered include kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, rotational motion, energy, wave motion, and heat.
The adjunct must have experience setting up Physics labs and understand basic Physics and how to use the materials properly. Also, the adjunct must recognize the materials and know how to cobble items together to study various concepts. In addition, the individual need to understand measurement uncertainties and propagation of errors to give students background on expected accuracies and precision.
General Duties: Adjunct instructors will be responsible for creating the class syllabus and planning class content, utilizing RVC's Learning Management System (EAGLE).  They assess student progress and maintain student records.
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree or higher in Physics OR a master’s degree or higher in any discipline AND a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Physics.

Rock Valley College values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment, as we believe that diversity in our organization encourages a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse organization and encourage all qualified applicants to apply today. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (815) 921-4760. Check out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Wellness, Benefits, job openings, and more at Rock Valley College!