Instructor, General Chemistry - Faculty - College of Western Idaho in Nampa Idaho

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College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho 83687

United States


Detailed Job Description

Position Summary

The College of Western Idaho’s Department of Physical Sciences invites a dynamic and forward-thinking full-time Instructor to join its faculty. The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing quality instruction and other high impact academic services to the community and to our students. Specific qualifications and duties are outlined below, but in short, the Department of Physical Sciences seeks applicants ready to enrich the lives of a diverse student body by developing their skill in critical thinking and problem solving, cultivating their academic potential, and engaging their commitment to civic responsibility in a dynamic and challenging world. The successful candidate will be able to teach the range of courses offered in Chemistry as well as actively participate in such extracurricular student activities as student clubs and internships.

The successful candidate will teach freshman- and sophomore-level courses in general chemistry and chemistry for science majors. During the next three years, faculty will be redesigning its curricula to meet and anticipate the needs of 21st century citizens.

College of Western Idaho faculty teach assigned classes in accordance with established policies and guidelines, advise, serve on various committees, and perform other academic and institutional responsibilities as assigned. To reach a broad range of students, faculty members are skillful in a variety of instructional delivery methods, and sometimes teach in the evenings and at various campus locations.

With campuses located throughout Boise’s vibrant and growing metropolitan area, the College of Western Idaho is the state’s newest community college. In addition to offering a full range of academic courses leading to transfer-ready Associate of Arts or Science degrees, CWI also serves as Southwest Idaho’s provider of Professional Technical Education, Adult Basic Education, Dual Credit courses, and Workforce/ Employment Skills Training. The College of Western Idaho serves close to 10,000 students and employs 350 faculty.

This is a full-time faculty position with a salary of $41,040 with a start date of August 1, 2013.

Essential Functions
  • Teach approximately 15 credits per semester
  • Utilize department course outcome assessment measures
  • Participate in professional development that contributes to the individual, students, faculty, and the CWI community
  • Advise students about academic and career opportunities
  • Complete the CWI Online Instruction Course to improve faculty capacity to facilitate student online instruction
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
  • Promote and help with learning assistance services

· Participate in program and curriculum review and development

  • Attend and participate in all departmental, school, and college meetings
  • Be regularly and reliably available to students outside the classroom
  • Follow all standardized lab procedures, safety protocols, and department procedures and ensure students do the same
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience teaching at post-secondary level in Chemistry, including laboratory sections
  • Ability to engage a variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, and distance learning technologies

Superior Candidates
  • Three years full-time experience teaching Chemistry at the post-secondary level
  • Experience teaching chemistry to non-majors
  • Demonstrated service to an institution of higher learning
  • Demonstrated leadership in higher education
  • Experience mentoring faculty
  • Experience using instructional technology to deliver courses online

Salary: Starting at $40,000.00
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Selection Procedure
All applications will be reviewed and screened based upon relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, and interviews. In addition, some positions require applicants to have a background investigation and employment is contingent on successful completion. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified approximately two weeks after the posting deadline. Due to the volume of applications received by CWI, generally, only applicants selected for further consideration (testing, interviews) will be contacted.

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Environment

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually working in a classroom or laboratory environment. Hazards include those related to a typical chemistry laboratory or workplace including risk of electric shock, lifting heavy items, potential chemical burns, and injuries from broken glassware.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CWI is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status. Qualified veterans who provide required documentation will receive preferential treatment in accordance with Idaho State Law. Veterans, minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employment Eligibility
As required under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), any person wishing to work for CWI, regardless of the nature of the job or the number of hours or months employed, will be required to show proof of identity and work eligibility.

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Keyword Phrases

  • General Chemistry
  • Instructor
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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