Organic Chemistry Instructor (2019)

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0000946 Job Title: Organic Chemistry Instructor (2019) Discipline or Department: Chemistry Position Type: Full-time Faculty Working Title: Organic Chemistry Instructor (2019) Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS:
For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/FacultyAssemblySalarySchedule2018-2019.pdf.

MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Full Time or Part Time? Full-Time Months Per Year 10 Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for credit and noncredit classroom faculty is forty (40) hours. The standard instructional work week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, class preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. Noncredit faculty may substitute three (3) of the required five (5) weekly student hours for additional preparation hours.

The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Chemistry and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected. Contract Days
(Faculty Positions Only) 176 Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1.Application for Academic Employment.

2.A 2-3 page document specifically describing how you meet each of the representative duties and desirable qualifications, as well as any other qualities not evident in your resume/curriculum vitae. Attach this to the "Other Document 1" link.

3.A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and professional experience.

4.Transcripts
a.Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2019, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

b.If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter. Special Instructions to Applicants: Continued NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answer(s) will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

--MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students and employees from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please reflect on two or three examples of how you have or would create, modify, and/or perform one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population: (1) curricula; (2) learning activities; (3) teaching/counseling practices; (4) library reference services or collection development; (5) literary efforts (e.g., original scholarly works); or (6) budgetary or planning processes.

ATTENTION: As of December 2018, the above question is a revised version of the diversity question. If you previously completed the Application for Academic Employment for MiraCosta College, review your previous response to the diversity question and update it as needed before you finish applying for this posting. For instructions on how to update your response, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/diversityresponse.

--Please list the organic-related courses you have taught, the number of semesters/quarters you have taught them, and if they were lecture, lab or both.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.

OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT:
An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees. Basic Function and Other Details: POSITION AVAILABLE:
The Department of Chemistry is seeking an academically focused chemist who will provide instruction primarily in organic chemistry (nursing and majors) courses which are lecture and lab-based. Opportunities to teach other courses in the chemistry department may be possible, depending on the needs of the department. This position will begin in August 2019.

BACKGROUND:
MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in Spring 2018 was approximately 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.

The Chemistry Department serves to prepare students at MiraCosta College to meet their educational goals, from attaining a certificate or associate degree, or fulfilling general education requirements in order to transfer. The department currently consists of seven full-time faculty members committed to providing students with an exceptional learning experience. To view the department website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/Instruction/Chemistry.

MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf. Basic Function and Other Details Continued: Representative Duties:
(E) = Essential Job Function) (E = essential job function)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Provide instruction in one or more areas of the chemistry program, but primarily in the area of organic chemistry (nursing and majors). (E)

2.Participate in typical faculty functions such as serving on hiring committees, faculty evaluation, program review, and department meetings. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. (E)

3.Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum. (E)

4.Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)

5.Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)

6.Assist in recruiting and promoting the Chemistry program, such as participation in college-sponsored events, student clubs, and educational outreach.

7.Maintain currency in areas of expertise, including those related to science education, technology, and chemical instrumentation (HPLC, GC, MS, UV/Vis, FTIR, NMR), as appropriate to the position.

8.Provide a safe environment for students and staff to ensure proper use of chemicals, materials, and equipment. Develop, implement, and foster effective and responsible safe laboratory practices.

9.Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf. Representative Duties Continued: Knowledge and Abilities Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1.Master's degree in chemistry; OR

2. Master's degree in organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry (approved comparable degrees at MiraCosta College); OR

3. Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND a Master's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry; OR

4.Bachelor's degree in chemistry AND a Master's degree in "chemistry & biochemistry", "biochemistry & molecular biology" (locally approved at MiraCosta College), or "chemical & biochemical engineering" (locally approved at MiraCosta College); OR

5.the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf; OR

6.a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; AND

7.sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom. Minimum Qualifications Continued: Desirable Qualifications: 1.Strong academic preparation in organic chemistry.

2.Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses.

3.Experience and skill in developing innovative experiments for the undergraduate teaching laboratory, and in using teaching methodologies based on recent educational research.

4.Experience using and teaching chemical instrumentation, including HPLC, GC, MS, UV/Vis, FTIR, NMR.

5.Familiarity with and experience in using computers in education for data acquisition/reduction, as a teaching aid, and for accessing information.

6.Ability to coordinate multiple sections of a course.

7.Familiarity with or interest in distance education and online teaching and learning.

8.Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment.

9.Commitment to community college objectives of providing instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests and educational and cultural backgrounds.

10.Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html).

11.Ability to contribute to the mission of the college. Licenses and Other Requirements: Physical Effort: Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or less; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, on-going basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working Conditions: Primarily works in a classroom environment, office, or instructional lab; work with chemical instrumentation; subject to exposure to odors/fumes from chemical waste, volatile, hazardous organic solvents and typical reagents in a chemistry lab; subject to heat exposure from chemical ovens. Subject to frequent interruptions by individuals in person or by telephone; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion. May be required to work at any district location during day and/or evening hours with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis; occasional local travel may be requested. Posting Date: 12-21-2018 Closing Date: 02-05-2019 First Screening Date: Human Resources Contact Information [email protected] or 760.795.6854 EEO Statement: About MiraCosta: MISSION STATEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL GOALS:
The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career- and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner.

THE DISTRICT, STAFF AND STUDENTS:
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected by the voters in the trustee area they represent.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities. About MiraCosta: (contd) The college's fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community. In addition, the college partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center and hosts the Veterans Business Outreach Center.

MiraCosta College employs 209 full-time faculty, 388 regular classified staff, 14 classified administrators and 16 academic administrators. An additional 605 associate faculty work in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 101 educators or contract staff provide community education and workforce development activities.

THE SITES:
The district operates two campuses and two centers.

The Oceanside Campus (OC) moved to its 121.5-acre site in 1964 and houses a comprehensive public community college offering credit, fee-based, and noncredit courses. In the 2018-19 academic year, the college offered general education credit courses that applied toward 41 associate degrees, 51 Certificates of Proficiency, and 64 Certificates of Achievement. Some noncredit classes and community services courses are also offered on this campus. Approximately 10,500 students, the majority of the district's students, attend the Oceanside Campus.

The San Elijo Campus (SAN) in Cardiff is positioned as the district's transfer-focused site and offers a wide range of credit courses leading to transfer and almost 40 associate degrees and career certificates. Each semester, more than 200 sections are offered on this campus to a student body of more than 3,000 students, with support networks in tutoring, counseling, library, well-being, and student activities. A rich variety of community events and workshops are also offered year-round at the San Elijo Campus. The Sites: The Community Learning Center (CLC) opened in fall 2000, serves approximately 2,500 students, and is located on 7.6 acres in downtown Oceanside. The CLC hosts a wide variety of noncredit programs, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, classes for older adults, health classes, parenting classes, and classes for those who are physically and mentally challenged. The center also houses the Cisco Networking Academy, which prepares students for computer industry certifications. Credit courses that fulfill general education requirements are also offered at this site and are intended to support students' transition from noncredit to credit enrollment.

MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of MiraCosta College's Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs. From enrichment classes to job training programs, the TCI provides the types of classes that make it easy for students to reach their goals, no matter what age. All of the programs and classes at the TCI are fee-based and not-for-credit. The TCI offers classes and certificate programs to skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by MiraCosta College and located at TCI, is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. SBDC provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 275 fully online class sections each semester, with another 170 sections offered partially online. Accreditation: MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill of Regulations. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College.

Specific MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies: California State Board of Registered Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians, California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Adult High School). The Area Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college's proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Clery Act: As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/police/downloads/safety_report.pdf. Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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