Chemistry/STEM Instructor

Feather River College
Quincy, CA

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Title:Chemistry/STEM Instructor Job Category:Academic Department:Instruction Req #:F2100125 Salary:$61,849 - $110,330 Perm %:100 Perm Mo:10 Position Description:

Under general supervision of the Chief Instructional Officer (CIO) and within the Liberal Arts and Sciences Division, the Chemistry/Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) instructor will teach lower division chemistry courses, including the laboratories. Additionally, the College seeks an instructor who can teach beyond the discipline of chemistry, preferably in an additional STEM discipline such as mathematics, particularly statistics, or the biological sciences. The instructor may also develop and teach courses in their areas of expertise. This instructor should have experience teaching students of different academic levels and diverse backgrounds, and have a repertoire of effective teaching methods. The instructor will work with other faculty to coordinate aspects of the College’s STEM curriculum.

First review 10/25/21. Open until filled.

Essential Duties:

The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title.

  • Teach a spectrum of core chemistry courses as well as courses in an additional STEM discipline, preferably teach in mathematics or a discipline in the biological sciences.
  • Create and implement culturally responsive and equity-minded course materials, teaching practices, and learning assessment strategies that enhance student success and persistence toward academic/career goals and that help close equity gaps.
  • Select and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in the continuing development of instructional support strategies, including tutoring and supplemental instruction.
  • Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods, including online learning management systems and related supplemental software tools to engage student interest and to support a variety of learning styles.
  • Complete program reviews, budget development, and the assessment of student learning at the course and program levels.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other full-time and associate faculty on course scheduling, department goals, instructional strategies, and developments in the field.
  • Conduct activities supporting science majors and improving student retention.
  • Fulfill non-teaching assignments such as scheduled office hours, selection of textbooks, evaluation of course materials, curriculum development, student advising, program promotion, and participation in departmental meetings, participation on college and in shared governance committees, including the Academic Senate.
  • Assist in the development of recruitment materials and participate in recruitment activities for STEM programs.
  • Participate in professional growth and remain current in the subject area(s).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical abilities to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations involved in the performance of essential duties are:

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk (somewhat above normal conversation level) and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, carry, bend, and raise or lower an object from one level to another.
  • This work is performed in a variety of settings, both on and off campus.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Completion of the following:
  • 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.
  • Ability to establish equivalency in an additional STEM discipline, preferably mathematics or biological sciences.
    Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic and socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Desirable Characteristics:

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Commitment to teaching at the community college level.
  • Community college teaching experience.
  • Earned Ph.D.
  • Experience integrating technology and supplemental learning support in classroom instruction.
Required Documents:Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1, Letter of Recommendation 2, Letter of Recommendation 3, Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcripts

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