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Adjunct - Chemistry Instructor

Southwestern Michigan College

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Adjunct - Chemistry Instructor

Posting Number: 20110409-1
Job Category: Adjunct

Job Description Summary:
Seeking instructors to teach Fundamentals of Chemistry, an introductory course designed for students with no chemistry background. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab work per week. Instructors prepare their own labs and are expected to be accessible to students.

Please note, this assignment is for face-to-face instruction. Current available courses require face-to-face daytime and/or evening availability at the Dowagiac and/or Niles campus.

  • Teach courses consisting of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab work per week
  • Prepare labs and maintain a safe lab environment
  • Be accessible to students
  • Grade assignments and respond to student inquiries
  • Provide timely feedback to students' questions and concerns
  • Use Moodle (our LMS platform) regularly for posting assignments, attendance, and grades.
  • Proficient with computer technologies, including Microsoft Office and email.
  • Familiar with rules, regulations, administrative practices, guidelines and policies of the College
  • Provide the department with student performance data that is required for regular outcomes assessment.
  • Work comfortably with a diverse student population that includes dual-enrolled high school students, traditional college students, and nontraditional college students.
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Science Education, or related field with chemistry coursework or related experience
    • Excellent organization and communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree or higher in subject matter with previous teaching experience or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the duties of this position
    • Community College teaching experience

    Other Information:
    All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

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    Working at Southwestern Michigan College


    Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

    Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

    Core Values

    The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

    • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
    • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
    • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
    • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
    • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.


    A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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