Pikes Peak Community College

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Adjunct Instructor - Physics

at Pikes Peak Community College

Posted: 11/29/2018
Job Reference #: 227
Keywords: teaching

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College Instructor positions (as defined by State Board Policy, BP 3-10) exist to create and maintain a teaching and learning environment that empowers students to be successful. College Instructors work under the direction of their respective Department Chairs and Division Deans/Associate Deans.

Pikes Peak Community College maintains a pool of qualified adjunct instructors. Adjunct instructors will be selected to support departmental requirements. Adjunct instructors may be employed to teach courses, conduct presentations or other service activities when current instructors and faculty are not available.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Physics or Master's degree in a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Physics
  • One year of full-time or part-time teaching experience at the post-secondary or college level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching Physics courses at the post-secondary or college level
  • Ability to use online learning environments such as Desire2Learn
  • Available to teach evening and summer courses

Salary is $54.63 per contact hour. Positions open until filled.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Special Note: Applicants must possess or be eligible to receive the relative Colorado State Career Technical Education Teaching Credential in order to qualify for this position. Information on credentialing requirements can be located online at http://www.coloradostateplan.com/default_cred.htm

Required Skills


  1. Meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the college and the Department Chair’s approved course outline.
  2. Using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.
  3. Informing students of course requirements through a course syllabus, including: specific objectives, means of attaining objectives, and methods of instruction and grading.
  4. Evaluating students on a continuing basis to allow them to be aware of their own progress.
  5. Participate in department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.
  6. Recommending instructional materials, textbooks, appropriate instructional equipment, and the Library supportive reference materials.
  7. Maintaining and submitting records as required by policy and procedures.
  8. Promoting affirmative action equal opportunity concepts within the scope of assigned responsibilities.
  9. Maintaining required credentials, licenses, certification as appropriate, and proficiency and up-to-date knowledge in the subject matter area.


  1. Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, and deliver appropriate curriculum.
  2. Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.
  3. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.
  5. Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.
  6. Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.
  7. Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.
  8. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.

Required Experience
  • One year of full-time or part-time teaching experience at the post-secondary or college level
Job Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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