Chemistry Instructor - North Orange County Community College District in Anaheim California

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North Orange County Community College District

Anaheim, California 92801

United States


Detailed Job Description

Chemistry Instructor (Tenure-track)
North Orange County Community College District


August 21, 2015

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive.  The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Teach college-level lecture and/or laboratory courses in chemistry, including, but not limited to, Introductory (Allied Health) Chemistry, Chemistry for Daily Life, Elementary (Preparatory) Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and other courses as assigned.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.
Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Master’s in chemistry; OR

Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry AND master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry; OR the equivalent.

Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions (see regarding accredited postsecondary institutions).  

Demonstrated breadth and depth of chemistry coursework.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching chemistry to post-secondary students, particularly at the community college level.
Demonstrated experience teaching general, inorganic, and/or organic chemistry courses.

Demonstrated commitment to innovation and improvement in teaching, including evidence of commitment to professional growth and development.

Demonstrated proficiency in using laboratory equipment and instruments appropriate for lower division chemistry courses.

Participation in ongoing professional activities associated with student assessment and achievement.

Demonstrated experience in the design and development of lecture and laboratory curriculum.

Demonstrated experience in the implementation of a variety of technologies in the chemistry curriculum.

Experience in clinical and/or industrial chemistry related areas.

Participation in national, state, and/or local chemistry organizations.

Effective oral and written communications skills.

The initial salary placement range is $56,764- $85,940 depending on applicable education and experience.  Initial salary placement will be determined by the District Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable.

The District is a participating agency in the CalPERS Hospital and Medical Care plan which allows eligible employees to select from several plans for their hospital and medical care.  The District pays the full cost of the employee-only health insurance premium for the plan selected by the employee.  In addition, the District provides a discretionary fringe benefit allowance that may be allocated toward the premium cost of eligible dependent health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, income protection insurance, and available investment options.

Reference Job # FCF630 in all correspondence. Complete the online District Academic Application on our website at Applicants MUST submit their District Application online. A printed copy of the application and all other materials MUST be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by the closing date.

A complete application package MUST include the following:

Completed District Academic Application.

Letter of interest which demonstrates written communication skills and addresses the qualifications relevant to the position.

Resume describing educational background, teaching experience and work experience.
Undergraduate AND graduate college transcripts (may be unofficial).  The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript.  Evaluations of foreign degrees and course work are required.  See for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

SEPARATE list of completed upper division and graduate level course work relevant to the position. Indicate full title and level of courses. (THIS IS IN ADDITION TO TRANSCRIPTS AND RESUME).

Two (2) letters of recommendation dated within the last two years (January 2013 or later).

Copy of relevant California Community College Credential (if applicable).   

Incomplete application packages and/or applications without signatures will not be considered.  Failure to sign and to complete all fields in the General Information section of the application will be considered an incomplete application.  All mandatory supplemental forms must be completed and returned with the application.  All submitted materials become the property of the North Orange County Community College District and will be considered for this position only.  The District will not return or make photocopies of application materials.  

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted.  Materials submitted independently of the application package will not be accepted.

Submit application package to:
North Orange County Community College District
Human Resources
1830 W. Romneya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Application package must be received by 5:00 pm, February 11, 2015.  Postmarks will not be honored.  Application packages received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.  The District does NOT accept application materials by fax or email.

The Hiring Committee will paper screen applications and select a limited number of candidates for an interview.  This process will take several weeks.  At the time of the interview a teaching presentation and/or a written exercise related to the assignment may be required.  Subsequent to the interviews, the Hiring Committee will determine those candidates for final consideration.  A second interview may be required of candidates selected as finalists.  Possession of the minimum qualifications DOES NOT ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day; identification and eligibility for employment within three (3) days of employment, pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act; fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statute.

For further information about the position contact:
Guy Dadson – Committee Chair

FULLERTON COLLEGE:  “Excellence.  Elevated.”
Founded in 1913, Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California.  As one of five institutions of higher learning in the city of Fullerton, the college is an integral part of a complex higher education system.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Keyword Phrases

  • Chemistry
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 2/11/2015