PT Chemistry Instructor S-2018

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Position Title PT Chemistry Instructor S-2018 Distinguishing Career Features Job Description

Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.

Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy.
Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes.
In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content.
Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record.
Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress.
Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office.
Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.
Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines.
Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met:
•Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
•The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
•The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
•The text must be downloadable or printable.
If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
Meet all classes during the final examination period.
Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester.

Required Qualifications

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

Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of the student, community, and employee population.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience at the secondary and/or community college level.

Transcripts and Foreign Degrees

It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.

All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities.

A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is

Physical Demands

Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations and to stand, bend, stoop, and reach to setup equipment and provide instruction. Requires sufficient hand eye coordination and dexterity to write on a board or type on a computer. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read documents and make presentations. Requires sufficient auditory ability to project voice to a group, hear questions and prompts, and carry on routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FAC00129P Open Date 03/20/2018 Close Date 06/10/2019 Salary/Fringe Benefits

Salary is $62.55 per hour to start.

Conditions of Employment

Assignments are contingent upon sufficient funding and enrollment.

Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend classes.

Individuals who are offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before they are hired.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

College/Department Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. We are a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages approximately 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

The Chemistry Department is an integral part of the Division of Science, Engineering, and Math, and its mission is to provide introductory education in the chemical sciences. The faculty provide a diverse array of courses designed to fulfill general education requirement, to prepare for further study of chemistry after transferring, and to prepare for professional careers in health care at the associate, baccalaureate or graduate level. The chemistry department is currently housed in a modern building with up-to-date lab and lecture facilities including smart-rooms that facilitate the appropriate use of technology in instruction.

Special Instructions to Applicants

If the person writing the Confidential letter of recommendation wishes to send the letter directly to the District, please have them email the letter to: [email protected] stating on the Subject line the position title you are applying for. The Confidential letter of recommendation must be received by the District by the position closing date. To bypass the letter of recommendation system requirement when you submit your application, create a one sentence Word document stating that the Confidential letter of recommendation will be emailed directly to the District. Upload this Word document in lieu of the Letter of Recommendation required document.

Application Procedure

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

Selection Procedure

Application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee to determine which applicants qualifications, based on the information in the job announcement, best suit the needs of the District and the Department. The selection committee will conduct interviews, may include a teaching demonstration, in order to determine which applicants best demonstrate the skill and knowledge required for the position. Successful candidates will be placed on an eligibility list for employment and will be contacted for employment opportunities based on the District’s needs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Cerritos College website
    • CCC Registry
    • CalJobs
    • Community College Week (
    • Current/former employee
    • Other
  2. If you chose "Other" as the recruitment source above, please type in your recruitment source here.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Master’s degree in chemistry OR Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master’s degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If you answered NO above, do you have a Master's or Doctorate degree equivalent to the minimum requirements stated above? (If your answer is YES below, please complete the Applicant Request for Equivalency form on the next page.)
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)
  4. Letter of Recommendation A (Written within one year)
  5. Letter of Recommendation B (Written within one year)
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    Posted: 5/20/2019
    Application Due: 6/10/2019
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