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    College of the Canyons

    College of the Canyons is seeking a Full-Time Tenure Track Chemistry Instructor. The ideal candidate will provide dynamic instruction and leadership, as well as support our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latino/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. As a 2018 and 2019 Champion of Higher Education award recipient, ranked number one in Los Angeles County during 2019 for best two-year colleges for adult learners, one of the top transfer institutions in Los Angeles County, as well as one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes while fostering a culture of completion, transfer, and job preparation.

    Full-Time Tenure Track
    Review Date: February 13, 2020

    This is a 10-month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning Fall 2020.  The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions.  Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites. 

    Duties of the Position:
    • Teaches a full load of courses in the Chemistry department according to approved curriculum course outlines, including but not limited to non-lab/General Education Chemistry courses, Organic Chemistry, Preparatory Chemistry, and General Chemistry, including Honors level and accelerated courses.
    • Maintains current, accurate records of course enrollment, student academic progress, and reports student progress in a timely manner.
    • Supports and provides leadership, development, and guidance in the maintenance of the chemistry curriculum.
    • Maintains office hours and participates in department, School, and college committees and governance.
    • Participates in and implements departmental and college program reviews.
    • Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. The activities will occur both within the department as well as in the larger College setting.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Ability to work effectively with computers and other forms of advanced technology utilized in providing high quality instruction and the understanding and successful use of learning technology.
    • Willingness to facilitate and encourage student success by working to develop varied and innovative academic learning environments.
    • Ability to communicate professionally and clearly with students, faculty, and staff, both orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with on-campus groups (including students, faculty, administrators and staff), as well as off-campus community and education partners.
    • In addition to being well qualified to teach in their respective disciplines, it is desirable that faculty have additional abilities and interests in contributing to other professional pursuits at the College, such as: instructional innovation, second language ability, sponsoring clubs, new program development, student success initiatives and community outreach.
    • Experience teaching to, demonstrates sensitivity to, and possesses an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students.

    Possession of an unexpired California Community College Instructor Credential in Chemistry


    Master’s in Chemistry


    Bachelor’s in Chemistry or Biochemistry


    Master’s in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology or Geochemistry


    Equivalency: Any Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education AND successful completion of 24 semester units in the discipline at the upper division and graduate level, a minimum of which must be 12 graduate level semester units.

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    Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on February 13, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

    If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

    The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

    Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

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