Full-Time Faculty, Tenure Track, Chemistry, Instructor
Engages students in the teaching/learning process in both traditional and distance formats; works assigned schedule, participates in College committee work, assists with recruiting and academic advising, represents the College in the community, and performs other related duties as required. Assists in establishing curricular goals and objectives, mentors adjunct instructors in subject area, and recommends candidates for adjunct instructor openings, and assists with the College Credit Plus process.
Position Contingent on Funding
Work Schedule: 30 hours/week on campus
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Plans and teaches courses which fulfill the current curriculum goals and objectives.
Assures consistency in the planning, preparation, and administration of the course content, syllabus, outlines, and other teaching materials for courses and lab experiences. Works effectively with students and challenges students appropriately with an acceptable level of civility and discourse.
Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives. Collects, reports, and maintains assessment documentation.
Assess and updates curriculum in assigned program or discipline and recommends needed changes. Attends meetings with other assigned course instructors for assessment planning and evaluation of course and program effectiveness.
Determines and submits students' grades in accordance with established College policies and procedures. Communicates progress in the course to students in a timely manner.
Maintains the chemistry lab and makes recommendations for improvements as needed. Provides MSDS Sheets for all chemicals located in the chemistry lab and maintains the documentation in the chemistry lab. Makes arrangements for disposal of chemicals.
Focuses the program to meet the needs of the service area. Works with advising staff to make sure the program is understood. Assists with student advising. Participates in recruitment activities.
Provides guidance and expertise to other programs, adjunct or clinical faculty in accordance with the faculty member's current rank. Works with a high degree of morale and satisfaction with those engaged in doing the work.
Maintains posted office hours in accordance with departmental and College policies.
Participates in activities that enhance professional skills and development. Demonstrates continuing professional development as an educator and participates in the faculty evaluation processes. Demonstrates knowledge of current trends in assigned program or discipline. Remains current with subject matter and instructional methodology.
Works in collaboration with other departments on cross-discipline projects.
Participates effectively in campus councils, committees, task forces, or work groups. Conducts regular advisory board meetings. Participates in departmental meetings.
Supports the mission of the program, division, and College. Actively participates in community organizations, service groups, or events sponsored by the campus for the community.
Provides guidance and assistance with College Credit Plus process to facilitate on and off campus offerings.
Other Skills and Abilities: • Ability to effectively communicate one-on-one, in small groups, and in classroom situations
• Proficient in word-processing and presentation software, internet, and e-mail
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students
• Capability to teach in more than one discipline
• Demonstrated ability to advise students
• Effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills
• Effective problem solving skills
• Ability to work a combination of days/evening/weekend schedules