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Job No. 139712

  • Job Title:
  • Instructor-Physics
  • Employer:
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Location:
  • Madison , WI
  • Posting Date:
  • 06-Nov-2018
  • Description:
  • Employment Conditions:

    The School of Arts & Sciences at Madison College invites applicants for the position of Instructor-Physics. We are seeking motivated and engaged candidates who share a willingness to collaborate with other faculty members, students and the community at large. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching that will enable him or her to be a visionary and innovative member of the team.

    This position will challenge all of your skills and allow you to participate in multiple opportunities such as: teaching, advising and mentoring students. With class sizes of 40 students or less, you will be able to work closely with students in an inclusive environment. The Physical Science Program is supported by 5 full time faculty members, a number of part time faculty, engaged leadership and professional support staff who all demonstrate dedication and team work to their peers and students. Work-life balance is an important element of Madison College. Flexible work hours and scheduling allow faculty to enjoy their lives outside of work. Most importantly, you will play a major part in influencing and maintaining the College’s mission vision and values.

    Our distinguished Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning assists with the development of newly hired faculty to help craft the art of teaching through specialized training and mentoring. Madison College is committed to ensuring faculty has the skill set to effectively teach and help students achieve their goals.

    This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities for all, including the Dane County Farmers’ Market located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that’s not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit

    Anticipated Start Date: August 2019.

    Organizational Function and Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate is responsible for instruction in Physics at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, division and college levels.

    This position reports to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

    Essential Duties:

    The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    1. Responsible for facilitating student learning in Physics, including program support and liberal arts transfer course.

    2. Develops and plans appropriate instructional strategies, including alternative delivery strategies when appropriate including but not limited to hybrid, face-to-face, online course delivery, active learning, and flipped classrooms.

    3. Assists and advises students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other matters.

    4. Evaluates student performance and provides regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.

    5. Uses data to continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.

    6. Actively works with other personnel in student recruitment, retention and job placement. This includes developing strategies aimed at the recruitment and retention of minority students.

    7. Develops and maintains curriculum in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student delivery needs in collaboration with department/ division staff; participate in instructional and curriculum articulation activities with other programs, other Schools of the College, other colleges and universities, and District K-12 partners.

    8. Functions without direct supervision in a team environment with the ability to support a cohesive department atmosphere.

    9. Complies with college policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc.

    10. Assists students in developing work experience assignments such as clinical affiliations, work study assignments, team projects, etc.

    11. Designs and implements strategies to engage students in the learning process.

    12. Integrates the use of technology into the teaching and learning process.

    13. Attends School, program and advisory committee meetings; participates in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.

    14. Plans and implements professional development strategies to continually improve teaching and professional experience.

    15. Complies with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

    16. Demonstrates a commitment to the College’s mission, vision and values.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. This includes, but is not limited to, knowledge/experience with current educational methods/strategies such as learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation, collaborative techniques, and strategies aimed at closing the achievement gaps across race, gender, class, and disability.

    2. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with diverse populations in a manner that promotes inclusion and celebrates diversity.

    3. Desire and ability to teach courses offered in the Physical Sciences department at both the collegiate transfer and technical/occupational program levels. This ability includes the knowledge and understanding of Physics necessary to competently instruct students.

    4. Ability to communicate complex and difficult concepts and ideas to students with varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness.

    5. Ability to learn new and emerging technologies and incorporate them into the classroom and curriculum.

    6. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on course and program promotion, direction and innovation.


    1. Master’s degree in Physics or closely related field with at least 18 graduate credits in Physics from an accredited public or private institution.

    2. One (1) year of post-secondary teaching experience that demonstrates effective teaching strategies. Community or technical college teaching experience is preferred.
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  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Madison, WI 53704
  • United States
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