Are you an educator who believes that education serves the greater good by providing all students access to a better life? Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) may be the place for you.
With learning as its central mission, AACC — located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland near historic Annapolis — has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 60 years by offering high-quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential or transfer to a four-year institution. AACC also offers opportunities for career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate for a faculty position at AACC understands that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally transform people’s lives and, as a result, society itself. We’re looking for those with a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in disciplinary knowledge, pedagogy and successful collaboration with colleagues in efforts aligned with student success and completion. The successful candidate also embraces the idea of helping students achieve their goals and approaches academic and inclusive excellence as moral imperatives, as evidenced by a strong commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
We also welcome those who are energized by supporting a diverse set of learners and those who embrace the notion of lifelong learning and continuous improvement. The successful applicant will also demonstrate experience with the interdisciplinary and collaborative structures of diverse professional work.
AACC is a tenure-granting institution. Any candidate hired as a full-time faculty member may be eligible to apply for tenure in the future based on institutional eligibility requirements. This position requires regular in-person presence on campus or at alternative locations, depending on class schedule and other assigned duties. Flexible teaching schedules may be available based on student needs. AACC offers daytime, evening, weekend, hybrid and online classes. Full-time faculty contracts begin on August 16 and end on June 15. This 10 month contract provides benefits over 12 months and the option of 12 month pay.
Do your values and ideals align with AACC’s mission and vision?
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B and TN sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
A strong candidate will have a strong background in Physics. Additionally, excellence in oral, written and interpersonal communication skills is expected. Candidates should be committed to student-centered, outcomes-based education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and the use of technology in teaching and learning. A strong candidate will demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices and how they can be applied in a college classroom to help students succeed. Courses to be instructed will be for majors or non-majors and may include lecture, lab, and integrated lecture and lab courses. Full-time faculty are expected to participate on committees in the department and the college. Additionally, candidates should have a strong record of collaboration and an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development. Candidates should be able to discuss how they address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all their work as well as provide evidence of the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
With meeting community needs and improving teaching and learning among Anne Arundel Community College’s highest priorities, we are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize equity and student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement for a progressive and vital learning community, we envision AACC as a premier learning organization that is in the vanguard of community college education. As a consequence, we welcome qualified faculty candidates who demonstrate:
- Commitment to student-centered teaching excellence with a diverse student body and in a variety of teaching formats;
- Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility;
- Commitment to developing curriculum and programs;
- Expertise in learning outcomes assessment;
- Commitment to engaging with students inside and outside of the classroom;
- Commitment to college service and value community partnerships;
- Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development;
- Commitment to AACC’s values.
• 30 faculty load hours annual contract taught during Fall and Spring Terms – may include face-to-face, online, or hybrid instruction and instruction at off-site locations depending on student need
- 6 office hours per week during the fall and spring semesters which may include student advising and mentoring;
- Teaching and assessing student learning;
- Professional development;
- Department, school, and college/community service.
In addition to a faculty member’s primary responsibilities, the exceptional candidate will also demonstrate commitment and experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Mentoring students from target groups; new full-time faculty; part-time faculty;
- Designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for all learning modalities;
- Training and consulting for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.);
- Developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs;
- Partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community;
- Recruiting and marketing;
- Devising retention strategies and activities;
- Strengthening relationships and collaborative activities including K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues.
- A master's degree or higher in Physics or closely related field;
- Strong collaboration skills.
- Community college teaching experience, particularly in Physics;
- Experience teaching classes designed for majors, as well as classes designed for non-majors;
- Experience with pedagogy and classroom management techniques designed to maximize student success;
- Bilingual or other language proficiency;
- Experience with curriculum development;
- Experience working with science outreach activities or teaching in K-12;
- Ph.D in Physics or closely related field.