- Pasadena City College
- $7,471.29 - $11,097.09 Monthly
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Engineering & Mathematics, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Community College
The Natural Sciences Division at Pasadena City College (PCC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Chemistry Instructor commencing with the 2023-2024 academic year. The teaching responsibility is for chemistry classes that serve both STEM majors and non-STEM majors, as well as allied health majors. We welcome candidates from all areas of specialization in Chemistry.
We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.
At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.
- We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
- We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
- Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
- We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
- We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR:
- Background necessary to teach all levels of chemistry, including preparatory chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemistry for health science majors
- Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
- Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
- Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
- Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
- Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved
- Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning techniques
- Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and assessments independently and in collaboration with colleagues
- Valid California Community College Instructor Credential
- Enthusiasm for teaching
- Experience in teaching chemistry at the community college level (or comparable) to a diverse student body, the majority of which are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
- Experience in developing and using student-centered lower division chemistry curriculum based on high impact practices to increase student success and completion for students at all levels of college-readiness
- Experience developing curricula that incorporate anti-racist pedagogy, high-impact practices, and effective assessment techniques
- Experience with cross-disciplinary approaches to teaching, particularly those that emphasize social justice issues and civic engagement
- Experience working collaboratively on curriculum development
- Experience engaging students through student-centered and innovative instructional approaches such as project-based learning, community-based learning, and contextualized learning
- Up-to-date experience and/or training in course management systems and online instruction
Ten Months, 100% - Tenure-track position beginning August 2023.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Successful completion of livescan clearance and TB screening
- Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination.
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109
- Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member
- Board of Trustees approval
Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on February 14, 2023 will receive full consideration.
Please keep in mind the following:
The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.
Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.
If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.
For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.
After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.
Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted.
PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer
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The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.
Institutional Core Values
As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:
A Passion for Learning
A Commitment to Integrity
An Appreciation for Diversity
A Respect for Collegiality
A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence
Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes
Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes
Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes
Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates
- High student transfer rate
- Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid
Number of Employees:
- 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
- 625 adjunct faculty
- 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management
We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:
- excellence in education in a learning-centered environment,
- high-quality support services, and
- a campus climate that embraces diversity.
We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.
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