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Instructor of Physics

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Full-time Faculty
Role: Instructor of Physics


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Rate of Pay:

Commensurate with education and experience. 

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Full-time teaching faculty provide instruction aligned with the college's strategic goals and evaluate students' progress to facilitate achievement of their educational goals.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Masters degree in Physics.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

Deliver Instruction

1. Conduct assigned classes and/or labs

2. Prepare lessons

3. Provide course syllabus (which shall include course information, grading standards, attendance policies, classroom behavioral expectations, course outline and contact information)

4. Utilize learning outcomes assessment and measures to improve learning/instruction

If a lab is involved:

5. Prepare labs

6. Enforce lab safety procedures

Evaluate Student Progress

1. Keep accurate record of student performance

2. Provide students with timely feedback

Provide Student Assistance

1. Maintain office hours and voice-mail/e-mail communication

2. Give career and academic advice

3. Refer students to student support services

4. Accommodate special needs students

Develop curriculum

1. Review/select textbooks and instructional materials

2. Develop/revise courses

3. Develop/revise degree/certificate programs

4. Review/revise course outlines

5. Participate in articulation of courses/programs

 If occupational program is involved:

6. Consult with advisory committees

Participate in professional development

1. Participate in professional growth activities that are aligned with the college’s strategic goals

2. Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties

3. Participate in professional growth activities

4. Participate in professional organizations

Participate in Departmental Routines

1. Assist in scheduling of classes

2. Assist in setting departmental goals, learning outcomes and selection of textbooks

3. Participate in assessment of student learning outcomes at the college, program and course-level

4. Assist in assessing new equipment and/or supplies

5. Serve on standing committees

6. Serve on ad hoc committees

7. Participate in program review

8. Comply with registration/records procedures

9. Verify student enrollment

10. Attend College-wide meetings

11. Serve on non-tenure faculty evaluation committees

12. Complete the requirements of the evaluation process

Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description. 

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date is 09/15/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 09/22/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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