Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry

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Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying:You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.

Position Information

Posting Number:06001518Position Title:Adjunct Instructor of ChemistryPosting Date:05/17/2019Closing Date:Open Until Filled (notes):Length of Position:9 months per year - academic calendar contractAnticipated Start Date:

Fall 2019

Position Type/Employee Class:Part-Time InstructorFTE:.50Salary Level:Adjunct InstructorStarting Pay RangeStarting Minimum Pay: (HISTORICAL)$573 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit)Starting Maximum Pay: (HISTORICAL)$573 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit)Hours per Week:depending on class scheduleWork Schedule:depending on class scheduleDays of the Week:Mon-Fri typicallyJob Summary/Purpose:

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To create and implement learning activities for assigned 100- and/or 200-level chemistry, or GS 105 (General Science: Chemistry), courses as a member of an instructional department of full-time and part-time science instructors. The instructor will work with other chemistry faculty to design and deliver assigned courses.

•Adjunct Instructor, .5 FTE, benefited. This is a part-time position, hired on 9-month basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
•Adjunct Instructor compensation begins at Step 1 / $573 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
•Adjunct Instructor positions are represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
•Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus. May include travel throughout the College district.
•Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
•Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

1.Provide instruction in Chemistry and assist with providing other coursework for Chemistry programs. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening classes taught on or off campus
2.Lecture and guide in-classroom activities, online/web-based activities, provide individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on or off campus.
3.Work collaboratively with other the Chemistry faculty and other instructors in the Science Department to foster excellence in the Chemistry program and its teaching. This includes working successfully with colleagues in the Science Department to develop and modify curricula, integrate new instructional methods into courses, and work to assure curricular coherence with other programmatic coursework.
4.Provide one hour of office time per week per course to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching requires maintaining one office hour per course, per week.
5.Utilize resources, including technological resources such as Blackboard, to provide current course content and to record grades.
6.Conduct classroom presentations and activities; incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes. Includes shared responsibility for curriculum development and participation in evaluation for courses and the program.
7.Act as a resource person for students.
8.Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, by required deadlines relevant to part-time instructor teaching assignments, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

1.Thorough knowledge of the field of Chemistry in the broadest possible sense and demonstrable evidence of excellence in teaching typical college chemistry coursework at the 100- and 200-course level. This includes demonstrable evidence of the on-going pursuit of activities intended to improve teaching skills.
2.Knowledge of current best practices in teaching and learning in these subject areas for traditional and non-traditional students, including learner-centered, active engagement, constructivist, and other pedagogies.
3.Visual ability, including corrected-vision, to be able to observe and supervise students in laboratory situations.
4.Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including classroom computers and presentation equipment, as well as course management systems (“Blackboard” is currently being used at COCC).
5.Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter or auxiliary aids or services.
6.Ability to review, understand, and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
7.Ability to work cooperatively with department faculty and staff, and other faculty, staff and administrators at COCC.
8.A willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
9.Ability to work effectively and sensitively with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids, or potentially infectious materials and therefore are required to have a current Hepatitis B vaccination. The employee has the right to waive the inoculations.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Master’s degree in Chemistry or closely related field.
2.A minimum of one year’s teaching experience in chemistry, evidence of excellent teaching, or promise thereof.

Special Qualifications:

1.Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline.
2.Evidence of excellence in teaching college chemistry courses.
3. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Is a Criminal History Check required?YesIs a Credit History Check Required?NoOpen Until FilledYesSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  3. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  5. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
  6. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  4. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  6. US Military DD 214
  7. Other Document 1
  8. Other Document 2
  9. Other Document 3
  10. Other Document 4
  11. Other Document 5
  12. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  13. Placement File, if applicable




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Posted: 5/24/2019
Application Due: 7/19/2019
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