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Physics Instructor
Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama
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Date Posted 03/08/2019
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The primary task of the instructor at Southern Union State Community College is to instruct students in activities designed to promote intellectual growth.  Essential duties and responsibilities of an instructor include commitments to students in and outside the classroom, the teaching discipline, the College and the community.  The instructor is subject to work at varied locations served by the College based on student and operational demand.

 Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience according to the Alabama Community College System Salary Schedule D1 (Salary range:  $12,532 - $24,546 for summer employment).  


Essential Job Functions

  • Assist to develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum.

  • Prepare and maintain current syllabus for the teaching area.

  • Select textbooks and teaching materials in cooperation with colleagues.

  • Use a method of instruction appropriate to the type of learning required.

  • Instruct students using interactive techniques including lecture, demonstration, clinical or lab supervision.

  • Provide academic and career advising to students and promote student leadership and enrichment experiences.

  • Develop appropriate tests or other tools for student evaluation.

  • Participate in department assessment activities.

  • Design and administer evaluations for grade determination each semester.

  • Develop and deliver web-based instruction.

  • Compute student grades and report to admissions office.

  • Develop operating budget regarding supplies, materials, travel, etc. to submit to the Department Chair.

  • Assist in implementing college policies, objectives, and functions in accordance with college philosophy and procedures.

  • Participate in campus activities.

  • Sponsor student organizations.

  • Serve on divisional and institutional committees as assigned.

  • Maintain appropriate work hours.

  • Pursue professional improvement by participating in programs, workshops, and classes to maintain credentials and improve competencies.

  • Assume other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by appropriate personnel.



  • Master's Degree with 18 graduate semester or 27 graduate quarter hours in Physics is required.

  • Teaching experience is required.

  • Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills is required.


  • Online teaching experience is preferred.

  • Experience teaching in a second discipline is preferred.


Additional Information

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application packet through the ONLINE application process by the deadline date in order to be considered.  Applicants who fail to submit all required information will be disqualified.  It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure his or her application packet is complete.  Application material may not be submitted by fax or email.

A complete application packet consists of:

  • Completed Southern Union State Community College ONLINE employment application

  • Current resume with a list of three (3) professional references

  • Signed written verification of teaching experience from a current or former employer

  • One (1) page statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy as it relates to the community college setting

  • Transcript of college work verifying degree requirement; must include degree awarded and date confirmed (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted before the deadline, but official transcripts must be received if employed.)

Please note, all submitted application materials become the property of the College.  Requests for copies of application materials, including transcripts, will be denied.

In accordance with the Alabama Community College System policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form and to submit a non-refundable minimum payment of $17.40 for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check. Southern Union also participates in E-verify.

It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, including all postsecondary community and technical colleges under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. 

Southern Union State Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Southern Union State Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Applicants must adhere to the College's prescribed interview schedule and travel at their own expense.  The College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding.   

More than one position in the same job classification may be filled from the applicants for this position should another vacancy occur during the search process.

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