Chemistry Professor - Tulare College Center

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General Description

College of the Sequoias is seeking a candidate to fill a one-year full-time, temporary faculty position in the Chemistry Department beginning August 2021.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career, and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Sequoias Community College District is committed to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate understanding of the profound benefits a diverse population of students, staff and faculty bring to a community college. The District seeks faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District’s commitment to student-centered pedagogy and to creating inclusive equitable learning experiences that will benefit our diverse student population.

Job Duties

Teaching assignments will include Introductory Chemistry, Chemistry for Allied Health Students, and General Chemistry. Initial assignment will be at the Tulare College Center and may include evening or weekend classes.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide.


The candidate must meet the following criteria.

  • Master's in chemistry OR
  • Bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry OR
  • The equivalent AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: Administrative Procedure 7211 - Equivalency. Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

Desirable Qualifications

The Science Division/Chemistry Department is looking for evidence of the following:

  • Experience teaching a wide variety of courses at the post-secondary level that includes introductory and majors courses.
  • Ability and experience in developing lecture and laboratory activities, course syllabi, and instructional materials that support student success.
  • Knowledge and/or experience using a variety of instructional delivery modes.
  • Experience and/or interest in building a chemistry program tailored to the needs of the students in the community.
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives in instruction, course design and vertical articulation with the program and District as a whole.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to teaching.
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of students pursuing careers in STEM, health science, and agricultural careers.
  • Enthusiastic participation in professional responsibilities, community and/or campus service.
  • Successful experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:

  • Completed online application.
  • Diversity Statement (included in the application packet)
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A copy of a graded exam that earned a grade of C that you have used in a course. Specify the level of the course in which the exam was used. Please add as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (If necessary)
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Linda Reis, (559) 730-3867 or [email protected].




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Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time