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Faculty, Chemistry

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, MD

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This is a 10-month faculty position for Chemistry, with a specific emphasis on organic chemistry. The primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching Organic Chemistry and Introductory Chemistry courses (including laboratories). Faculty in this position may be required to also teach courses in other Physical Science disciplines (such as Environmental Science, Geology, Earth/Space Science) as necessary to support the mission and needs of the division. This position will be located Mathematics and Science Division, and will fulfill all the responsibilities and expectations of a regular HCC faculty member. Additionally, this position will have the responsibility for leadership in curriculum development, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (and related duties), and oversight/mentorship of adjuncts teaching related courses in the division.

A. The Chemistry faculty reports directly to and is responsible to the Director of the Mathematics and Science Division.

B. The Chemistry faculty will work with the Division Director to provide leadership for faculty teaching chemistry or related lectures and laboratory sections as needed; assist support staff with laboratory set-up/equipment maintenance and orders as needed; and work with staff in the Learning Support center to provide instructional support and supplemental materials for students.

C. The Chemistry Faculty will coordinate most closely with the science faculty, the Laboratory Coordinator and the PT laboratory assistant. The faculty member will also work with other College divisions (like Technology and Computer Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences) and Community partners such as Washington County Public Schools, etc.

A. Faculty Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teaching: A faculty member is expected to prepare for and teach 15 credits per semester. Overload teaching is available for most Faculty and at times is strongly encouraged to meet student course demands.

2. Assessment: Faculty members are expected to assess learning outcomes at the course, discipline, program and college levels.

3. Student Advisement: A faculty member should be able to advise students on courses, programs and career/transfer objectives (with support from Student Services).

4. Student Advocacy: A faculty member should be committed to student learning/success. The Faculty member should be available to help students as may be needed.

5. Curriculum Development: A faculty member must be current in his or her field and transfer that knowledge to students in course content and teaching delivery, as well to curriculum updates.
6. Recruitment and Marketing: A faculty member is a College ambassador with special obligations to promote his/her discipline or program to students and to the local community.

7. Shared Governance: A faculty member participates in all levels of shared college governance, including departmental, divisional and institutional-wide activities.

8. Professional Development: A faculty member maintains an approved professional development plan that supports the college’s strategic goals.

9. College Service: A faculty member is expected to serve the College in activities addressing departmental responsibilities, and/or community outreach, and/or student and campus life activities.

10. Community Service: A faculty member serves the College in voluntary community service activities that positively reflect the College’s image and is not in conflict with the College’s strategic goals or faculty responsibilities.

B. Essential Teaching Duties
In addition to the regular faculty responsibilities listed above, the Chemistry faculty will:

1. Teach day-time, evening and/or online sections of Organic Chemistry I and II (CHM 203/203L and CHM 204/CHM 204L) with laboratory as well as sections of Introductory Chemistry (CHM 101/CHM 101L) with laboratory, and/or General Chemistry I and II with laboratory (CHM 103/103L and CHM 104/104L). The faculty may also teach courses like Environmental Science (ENV 201/201L &/or ENV 202/202L), General Physical Science (PHS 104/104L) or Earth & Space Science (PHS 111) or other courses as needed to support the division.

2. Collaborate with Division faculty to develop foundation/curriculum documents for classes and oversee assessment of course learning outcomes at the program and/or course level(s) as required.

3. Mentor/Supervise adjunct faculty. Duties related to this function may include (but is not limited to) book orders, dissemination of all relevant course materials/guidelines and requirements; classroom observations, and data collection.

4. Collect common course assessment data for CHM 101 and CHM 203/CHM 204 classes and analyze according to division guidelines and completion of the Student Learning Outcome Assessment (SLOA) reports).

5. Collaborate with college faculty when needed to redesign curriculum as necessary to meet the needs of programs and transfer pathways requiring CHM courses to include instrumentation, web-based and hybrid sections. Provide input needed for Unit Planning (funding, equipment needs, curriculum changes etc.).

6. Work with Lab Coordinators and other Chemistry faculty to ensure instrumentation and equipment is in proper working order and incorporated into curriculum as needed.

This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree or coursework in Organic Chemistry and who can demonstrate documentation of at least 2 years of successful teaching experience at the community college/undergraduate level. Experience with grant writing is very desirable.

Candidates should possess excellent written, oral and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration and community partners. Candidates must possess foundational skills in the laboratory and field settings and be able to convey these skills and methodologies to students. The candidate should be able to use standard laboratory equipment and sophisticated instrumentation including but not limited to: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Gas Chromatography (GC), Infrared Spectroscopy (IR), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and incorporate this into the curriculum. Experience with faculty advising is preferred.

This position will require some flexibility with scheduling and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. The primary locations for this position will be in the STEM building in the Classroom/Laboratory Environment. Some off-campus visits (high schools and community partners etc.) may be required. Some evening and/or online classes or weekend college events (Open House, STEM Festival etc.) may be required.


Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as the first of its kind in Maryland. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, and personal enrichment. HCC also offers non-credit continuing education courses and customized training programs, as well as remedial and developmental courses to help students prepare for college-level offerings. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, HCC awards associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.


HCC employs approximately 540 individuals each year in full and part-time positions. Hundreds of student workers and campus volunteers also serve the campus community.

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