Chemistry Instructor (One or More Positions) - Bakersfield College in Bakersfield California

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Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

Chemistry Instructor (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01536

Posting Date: 12/11/2015

Closing Date: 2/18/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic


Work Week: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position

Minimum Salary: $64,009.50 annually

Maximum Salary: $118,672.93 annually (maximum entry $83,988.06 per year)


Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are provided for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

The successful applicant for Chemistry will be expected to develop and provide instruction in Chemistry. Curriculum development for Chemistry will be required for this position. This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day, evening, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning and using multiple teaching methodologies.

Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation of programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technologies; assessing student learning and program level outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:


Master’s degree in chemistry;


- Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or giochemistry;


- The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form


- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:


The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to diverse student population;

• Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals;

• Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different modalities;

• Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities;

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

• Demonstrated ability to maintain subject matter currency;

• Ability to assess student learning outcomes;

• Knowledge of computers and willingness to explore new technologies that would benefit the program;

• Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission.


• Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and college initiatives to improve student learning.

• Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees and other organizations and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 18, 2016 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form

• Current resume

• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)

• Statement of personal philosophy of teaching

• Copies of legible transcripts

• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

• Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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  • Chemistry Instructor (One or More Positions)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 1-100 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume