Astronomy - Job # 312060

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Phoenix College
Department Name: 
Physical Science
Street Line 1: 
1202 W. Thomas Rd.
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Job Summary

Please take time to review Phoenix College’s Learning College philosophy at

Working within a learning college environment, this position works within a learning college environment, this position instructs student from diverse backgrounds and/or cultures in Astronomy.

Essential Functions

50% - Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students, including students in high school bridge programs, in a classroom and/or lab setting, online or hybrid, accelerated, and other alternative schedules and formats; uses learning centered strategies to engage students and promote student success; demonstrates innovation in teaching and learning and the scholarship of learning by focusing on student learning, retention, and achievement; incorporates instructional technology and alternative delivery or scheduling techniques

20% - Develops instructional materials and curriculum; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; assesses and evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students scholastic records; prepares and grades examinations and other learning activities; hires, supervises, and evaluates adjunct faculty; participates in division and college assessment and program review processes; uses assessment and evaluation results to improve instruction and student learning

20% - Maintains office hours to assist, tutor, and advise students to promote learning, citizenship and personal development; works with students outside of the classroom on instructional activities and projects including undergraduate student research, STEM programs and activities, and internships with business/industry; develops and cultivates relationships with high school and university institutions to develop and promote transfer pathways for students

10% - Remains current with new trends and developments in the field through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, workshops; develops and enhances knowledge of pedagogy related to the chemistry discipline as well as pedagogy of adult learners and under prepared students; participates in college and district activities including department/division meetings, committees, workshops and projects; contributes to the academic life and mission of the college; demonstrates intercultural competence in interactions with students, staff, and the community; maintains a team approach in collaborating with faculty, staff, and students

Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree in AST or a master's degree in any field with 18 graduate hours in AST or in PHY courses with appropriate astronomy content, as determined by the Astronomy Instructional Council 

Completion of EDU250 within two years of date of hire

Desired Qualifications

Documented evidence of at least two semesters teaching experience in various astronomy-related courses.  Provide a list of courses and number of semesters taught for each.

Documented evidence of experience creating and teaching online astronomy courses.  Provide a list of courses and number of semesters taught for each.

List active learning techniques and technologies used in lecture and/or lab courses in Astronomy.

Documented evidence of specialized training, coursework, or attendance at seminars focused on science education.

Preferred Doctorate in astronomy, or related field.  However, non-doctorates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Exhibits knowledge of the Philosophy and Principles of Phoenix College’s Learning College.

Special Working Conditions

Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving:

Travel to campus during interview/selection process will be at candidate’s own expense

Will be required to travel or be assigned to all MCCCD locations 

May require numerous evenings or weekends

May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen 

May be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs

EEO Information

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$44897.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$86519.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Our employees are our most valuable asset; that’s why at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) we are committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family. Being a member of the Maricopa community you are able to participate in a wide range of benefits that gives you flexibility and choice including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, tuition waivers and exemptions for you and your dependents, and retirement.

Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning - find your purpose. Join our community and make a difference.

Learn more about our generous and competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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