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Instructor, Physics

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

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Position Summary Information


Position Title
Instructor, Physics (Looking to fill immediately)

Position Type
Full Time Regular

Annual Schedule
12 months

Expected Work Schedule

Anticipated Days

Anticipated Hours

Anticipated Hours per Week

Work Location
A-B Tech Main Campus

Job Description Summary
This position provides instruction in Physics and advising for students pursuing the Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees.

  • Maintains mastery of subject matter.
  • Develops and teaches courses for which the appropriate credential is held.
  • Uses the Moodle learning management system to conduct courses.
  • Teaches in various formats, various locations, and via various delivery methods.
  • Works with other Physics instructors to select textbooks, maintain equipment, and revise/update in-house materials, including lab manuals.
  • Advises students.
  • Adheres to policies, procedures, expectations, and practices of the College, the department, and discipline.
  • Communicates clearly with students, other faculty, and staff.
  • Contributes to a safe and secure campus environment.
  • Enforces Code of Classroom Conduct and Code of Student Conduct.
  • Assists with program reviews, program accreditation, and SACSCOC accreditation as appropriate.
  • Attends meetings and events and actively participates on committees and task forces.
  • Attends the annual commencement ceremony.
  • Upholds the College Vision, Mission, Values, and RISE statement.
  • Supports diversity in all aspects.
  • Establishes or upholds learning outcomes that are relevant and meaningful.
  • Evaluates student progress in a fair, consistent, and timely manner.
  • Develops, prepares, and/or delivers all levels of curriculum courses.
  • Completes required professional development annually.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements (Applicant must meet all of the minimum requirements)
1. Masters degree in Physics or related discipline with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics;
2. Experience teaching in higher education; this includes any college-level teaching experience is applicable.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching at a community college.
  • Experience using Moodle or another learning management system to conduct courses.
  • Experience advising students.
  • Experience with Web Assign, MasteringPhysics or other online homework platform.
  • Experience with interface equipment such as PASCO Scientific.
  • NISOD Best Practices for Teaching Online.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish, an East Slavic language, and/or American Sign Language


Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicant Should:
1. Read the following before submitting the Application:
    • Application Selection Process
    • Technical Support Tips


2. Upload Required Documents:
  • When applicable, upload the relevant transcript that correlates to the degree requirement in the minimum requirement or preferred qualifications with in the job posting. The transcript must show the individual courses taken and the degree that is conferred or awarded.
If selected for hire:
  • If selected for hire, official sealed transcripts from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education are required to be received a minimum of two business weeks before the first day of work.
  • Transcripts outside of the United States, must be accompanied by an evaluation completed by a NACES recognized agency and received by Human Resources at least two weeks prior to the first day of work.

Why Should I Work at A-B Tech?
A-B Tech is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and has served as the regions premier two-year college since our establishment in 1959. With five locations, the College service area includes Buncombe and Madison Counties. We are a family of approximately 10,000 curriculum students, 14,000 continuing education students, and 1,100 faculty & staff. We offer an array of programs to meet local workforce needs which culminate in 55 degrees, 18 diplomas, and 56 certificates. A-B Tech is indicative of the modern comprehensive community college – providing innovative educational programming and collaborative community development. If you are dedicated to student and community success, then we invite you to explore employment opportunities at A-B Tech. We hope you will consider joining the A-B Tech Trailblazer family!

A-B Tech Welcoming Culture (R.I.S.E)
A-B Tech commits to demonstrating an inclusive and welcoming culture of Respect, Integrity, Support, and Equity for Everyone.

This is evident by our RISE Committee, the Trailblazer RISE Award, and annual RISE projects including the Welcoming Classroom, Appreciative Advising, and more!

A-B Tech is looking for:
A person who shares our commitment to sustaining a workplace that offers equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability genetic information/medical history, age, and/or veteran/military status. In addition, the College prohibits discrimination based on any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.
Position Summary


Posting Detail Information


Review Date: (Application should be submitted by 8:00 a.m. EST on this date for consideration)

Start Date

Keep Open Until Filled

Salary or Hourly Pay Range (Salary is Non-Negotiable)
$60,540 - $63,540

Total Compensation
Total Compensation: $88,387 – $92,366
Your total compensation goes beyond this maximum salary. Your A-B Tech benefits represent nearly 30% of your total compensation.

The total compensation for this position includes an 24.5% employer contribution to a defined pension plan, contributions towards medical and dental policies and fully funded life insurance / accidental death & dismemberment policy.

Benefits Summary

  • Medical and Pharmacy Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Personal Observance (two days each year)
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Death Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Policies
  • Professional Liability
  • Vacation Leave up to 26 days per year
  • Sick Leave of 12 days per year
  • Holiday Leave
  • All required protected leaves plus: Civil, Bereavement, Parental, Community Service, Maternity/Paternity, Shared, Educational, Military
  • Tax-sheltered Supplemental Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • State Employees Credit Union membership
  • Employee Assistance Network
  • Annual Flex Benefit
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Longevity Pay
  • Educational Attainment

A-B Techs Human Resources (HR) department is located on the main campus at the Sunnicrest House. This beautiful Tudor-style Historic house served as a private residence for guests of the Vanderbilt family for the first century of the homes life. Today you will find a professional HR family that is dedicated to ensuring all employees and applicants receive fast and accurate answers, compassion, fairness, and kindness from Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To ensure a prompt hiring process, please read the application directions located on the HR website. For questions, you may email us at

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