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Chemistry Instructor (One or More)
South Orange County Community College District


Date Posted Dec. 11, 2020
Title Chemistry Instructor (One or More)
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County, CA, United States
Department Chemistry (IVC-078-010)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Chemistry
 
 

Instruct lecture and laboratory courses in introductory chemistry or introduction to general, organic, and biochemistry.

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:

1. Master’s degree or higher in chemistry from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND a Master’s degree or higher in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

Experience Required:

  • Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:

  • Minimum of two semesters of recent experience teaching Introductory Chemistry or Chemistry courses designed for allied health science and non-science majors.
  • Evidence of strong commitment to remain current in Chemistry, may include recent research experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively, both written and orally, with students and colleagues.
  • Evidence of ability to implement innovative, high quality chemistry curriculum for undergraduate courses, may include computer technology in the classroom.
  • Evidence of ability to adapt to changes in curriculum and to design new and appropriate laboratory experiments
  • History of active leadership and mentorship, either in a collegiate setting or in a professional organization
  • Ph.D. in chemistry from a US accredited institution or equivalent is highly desirable.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:

  • Minimum of four semesters of recent experience teaching Introductory Chemistry, Chemistry courses designed for allied health science and non-science majors, or General Chemistry to include lecture and laboratory at the college level.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct lecture and laboratory courses in introductory chemistry or introduction to general, organic, and biochemistry.
  • Additional assignment may include teaching other chemistry courses such as general chemistry and organic chemistry.
  • Promote appropriate safety practices in the laboratory.
  • Provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive chemistry curriculum.
  • Participate in program review process and student learning outcome process.
  • Assist with the development and operation of appropriate instructional facilities and related interdisciplinary programs.
  • Comply with all SOCCCD, IVC, and Chemistry Department policies with regard to participation in general faculty functions related to the educational program, staff development/flex-calendar activities, committee work, and departmental and school meetings.
  • Maintain formal office hours.
  • Perform necessary clerical and administrative tasks in a timely manner.
  • Assume a leadership role in the intellectual growth and academic success of a diverse student population through the careful preparation of course materials and the employment of effective teaching methodologies.
  • Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours.


 
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