College Transfer Physics Instructor

College Transfer Physics Instructor


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, North Carolina 


$30.75 - $32.75 Hourly



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, September 22, 2017
Closes: Monday, June 4, 2018

Target Start Date

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each specific duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the specific functions.

  • Ability to demonstrate competence in areas expected to teach
  • Ability to plan, organize and deploy quality college level instruction
  • Ability to communicate effectively with adult learners and dual enrolled high school students and to maintain good relationships with staff and students.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, individual initiative, independent actions within a professional environment

Education  Minimum: Master's degree required in Physics or Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics course work.
Experience Minimum:  One year teaching experience or a combination of direct industry experience and teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience Preferred: Two to three years of teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, preferably at a community college.  Specific experience with online instruction and educational technology is preferred.  Experience working with the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Position Description

Adjunct faculty are professionals with the responsibility of providing a quality learning experience for Johnston Community College students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty report to a dean and/or director and perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college.  The categories listed below constitute the expectations for the adjunct faculty member. These responsibilities will be assessed utilizing student evaluations and classroom observations by the supervisor.

Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Provide instruction in assigned class(es) in coordination with your Dean and/or Director of Programs and established course model syllabus/syllabi.  Provide a high quality learning and teaching environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the college.

Specific responsibilities of adjunct curriculum instructors include:

  • Teach assigned classes
  • Create an effective learning environment
  • Meet classes and labs as assigned
  • Present instruction based on the student learning outcomes and performance levels of the course
  • Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students
  • Use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles
  • Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and departmental guidelines
  • Assist with maintaining a classroom environment emphasizing safety, good housekeeping, and equipment security
  • Communicates regularly and in a timely manner with college and department to meet deadlines as required
  • Submit required reports
  • Participate in the college's assessment process, if required
  • Fulfill all contract provisions
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the college

Additional Information:

Language Skills                                             

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

Mathematical Skills                                                 

  • Ability to perform basic math computations including adding, subtracting, multiplying and averaging all units of measure.
  • Ability to compute fractions, percentages and decimals.

Reasoning Ability                                                     

  • Ability to use effective critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.

Computer Skills 

  • To perform this job successfully an individual should be proficient in a Windows environment and have knowledge of email systems, PowerPoint, Blackboard and online lab environments.

Certificate, Licenses, Registrations

  • None required

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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