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Instructor, Chemistry

Rhodes State College
Lima, OH

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Summary of Duties

The Instructor has the responsibility for developing curricula and teaching Chemistry courses, as well as completing course assessments and student evaluations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach Chemistry courses with a typical load of 16 contact hours per academic term which may include day, evening, and/or weekend classes. Teaching assignments may include didactic, distance education, and laboratory instruction.
  • Provide 10 office hours per week for student advising, curriculum development, course development/delivery, textbook review/selection, assessment activities, college/program meetings, etc.
  • Provide professional and community service. Includes attending college and program meetings, participation in professional development, mentoring adjunct instructors, serving on campus committees, and community activities.
  • Foster an atmosphere of inclusiveness and support for our diverse student population.
  • Be committed to implementation of the mission of Rhodes State College.
  • Actively engage in student success and completion initiatives within a comprehensive student support design.
  • Foster a cohesive, team-oriented environment with all biological science faculty and staff.
  • Perform other similar duties as required.
  • Experience, Skills & Abilities


  • Competent in oral and written communication as well as in computer technology.
  • Ability to interact positively with students and colleagues.
  • Committed to the two year college mission and quality instruction.
  • Preferred:
  • Previous chemistry teaching experience at a two-year college level is preferred.
  • Education & Certifications

    Master’s degree in Chemistry, or Master’s in related field plus 18 credits of graduate coursework in Chemistry, inclusive of graduate level methods courses related to discipline.


    Called upon to develop highly trained, innovative, career-ready individuals for every industry and organization, Rhodes State College has become the right place for students who want to make an impact right now.

    For five decades, Rhode State has changed lives, built futures and improved communities through lifelong learning. We take pride in training individuals who become essential contributors to manufacturing, business, healthcare and their communities. With over 70 programs, majors and certificates, students come to Rhodes State with promising futures and complete their training with new jobs, new credentials, or their sights set on seamlessly transitioning to a bachelor’s degree program.

    We are creating a quality, affordable pathway for students to accomplish their goals, whether they begin at Rhodes State in high school, through our College Credit Plus program, or come seeking a new path in life, a new hobby, or an upgrade to their job skills. Through an extensive partnership with business, manufacturers, healthcare providers, and organizations in our ten-county service area, students have the opportunity to connect, network and enter new roles upon completion of their courses.

    Rhodes State is a vital asset to the region for growth and innovation as we strive to meet the needs of employers with the credentialed workers they need to succeed and grow. We are creating new programs, purchasing advanced laboratory equipment, and collaborating with regional partners to garner fresh ideas and insight. The new Center for Health Science Education and Innovation in Downtown Lima is just one example of how Rhodes State is creating an interdisciplinary learning environment, equipped with the latest technology to serve students and the community as a whole.

    Students of every variety can experience the excellence of Rhodes State online, on campus, or through our network of educational partners. We have staff and faculty to support special needs, help to engage in student activities, or give counseling and career advice. In addition, our alumni family of over 18,000 degree holders is a growing force in our region. They are available as mentors to our students and bridge-builders for the College into the community.

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