Chemistry Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Chemistry Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014162F

Department: Mathematics & Science CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0099

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

SMCCCD seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. SMCCCD faculty members are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or above in chemistry OR a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND a Master’s degree or above in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry, OR the equivalent (see below)
• Demonstrated cultural competence, 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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Subject matter preparation:

1. Recent successful experience in teaching, or preparation to teach, college-level courses in Chemistry, including General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Instrumentation, and Chemical Laboratory Technology
2. Prior work experience in an industry setting is highly desirable but not necessary

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher. Appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:

3. A commitment to staying abreast with the latest developments in chemistry
4. The ability to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy and to examine its effect critically
5. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students’ abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses
6. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning, promote development of critical thinking skills, and encourage them to become lifelong learners
7. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter
8. The ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
9. The ability to develop student learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing students’ achievement of those outcomes
10. Enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
11. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in chemistry education, including online instruction
12. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

13. The ability, initiative, and commitment to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the spirit of collegiality and innovation to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success
14. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 03/15/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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