(Full-Time) Chemistry Instructor
Description of Basic Functions and ResponsibilitiesOverview:
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.
Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Teaching in the California Community College system offers a unique opportunity to empower students to improve their lives and communities. Our faculty engage with a diverse student population, facilitating equitable outcomes for all students seeking enrichment through our academic programs. As a faculty member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in teaching at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the regular/contract college instructor to teach classes, and to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district. Proactive, prompt, and effective communication with students, peer faculty, administrators, and other District personnel are critical to high quality performance.
The selected candidate should expect to teach any chemistry courses currently offered as described in the Shasta College catalogue. Courses may be in face-to-face, interactive television, online, or hybrid modalities at any of the Shasta College locations (Redding, Tehama, Burney, or Weaverville). Shasta College faculty are expected to continue to develop professional skills and up-to-date educational and subject matter knowledge, potentially including participation in conferences and research activities.
CLASSIFICATION: Placement on the current Faculty Salary Schedule is commensurate with previous education and experience.
- Full-time instructional faculty are contracted to work 175 days per year including 164 days of classroom instruction and 11 days of professional growth and development. Instructors enjoy up to 18 weeks off per year during the summer and winter intercessions. The Fall and Spring semesters each contain 17 weeks of instruction with approximately 82 instructional days. The Fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The Spring semester begins in mid-January and ends in mid-May. The number of hours worked in any given day during a semester will vary based on course schedules. The District's academic calendars, showing the start and end dates of each semester and District holidays are available at http://www.shastacollege.edu/Academic%20Affairs/pages/6296.aspx.
- This position is Instructional faculty.
- Starting Salary: $48,359- $83,137/year on the 2017-2018 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
- Salary Range: $48,359 - $102,582/year on the 2017-2018 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule
- $2,000/year doctorate differential
- State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
START DATE: This position is anticipated to start the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester.
BENEFITS: Holiday and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP).
Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
SUPERVISOR: Dean of Science, Language Arts, & Mathematics or designee.
Responsibilities designated below are primary to the faculty role. Some of the listed professional responsibilities are examples of activities, which are part of the unique role of each faculty member and are reflective of their individual expertise and interests.
- Meet classes/laboratories on days and times as assigned according to the current academic calendar.
- Develop and implement instruction for each class and laboratory period, consistent with the official course outline.
- Develop and distribute during the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students, course objectives, grading criteria and classroom policies.
- Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.
- Submit requisitions for textbooks and instructional materials in a timely manner.
- Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.
- Supervise students in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructor's load.
- Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.
- Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.
- Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations of the State of California.
- Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.
- Participate in the development and review of curriculum as directed.
- Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.
- Participate in required professional development activities.
- Continue to develop professional skills and up-to-date subject matter knowledge, potentially including participation in conferences and research activities.
- Participate in presenting staff development programs as needed.
- Schedule, announce to students in all classes, and maintain office hours.
- Attend and participate in department/center meetings.
- Participate in the process of shared governance through committee work of the department, center, college and/or district level; participate in other significant non-classroom college, district or community activities.
- Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures.
- Participate in supervision of student assistants and paraprofessionals as needed.
- Abide by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care and security of college equipment and District property.
- Advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
- Provide administrators, chairs and coordinators with sample instruction materials as may be deemed necessary, such as examinations, lab projects or course syllabuses.
- Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.
- Report absences due to illness or for personal necessity to the dean or designated officer.
- Recommend purchases of instructional supplies and equipment as needed.
- Consult with supervising administrators on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment and screening/interviewing committees.
- Participate in the evaluation of regular faculty.
- Fulfill all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement.
Master's in chemistry
Bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry
Master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry
OR the equivalent.
Experience/interest in chemistry education / scholarship of teaching and learning is desirable.
Expertise in Material Science is desirable
Online Application with Additional Required Materials to be attached to application:
- Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
- Current resume
- College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
- Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
- Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.
After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
- The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
- The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.