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Chemistry: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District
San Diego
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36 - $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and r

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Chemistry: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/29/2023

Position Number: 000360

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Applications are now being accepted for an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry position (10-months per year) tenure-track position at San Diego City College beginning Fall 2023. One of the three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus and Hispanic Serving Institution minutes away from the world-class San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population. San Diego City College has a modern scientific facility with state of the art instruments such as multinuclear NMR, AAS, and GCMS/LCMS. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. The assignment may include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes.

IMPORTANT: The San Diego Community College District requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease. This causes greater risk to their personal health and unnecessary disruption to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date.

Major Responsibilities:
Principal responsibilities include instruction, primarily in organic chemistry courses (majors and allied health). The candidate selected will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in coordinating and developing curriculum, using culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques, and coordinating the overall program. Job obligations also include instructing students, maintaining office hours, participating in shared governance, co-teaching, and assisting in the development of culturally sustaining curricula. Other duties include participating in the development of curriculum, serving as a liaison between the chemistry program and other college, community, and industry entities, and performing other duties as assigned. The Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry is a member of the Physical Sciences Department and reports to the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Sciences, and Nursing Education. The Physical Sciences Department includes the disciplines of Astronomy, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, and Physics.

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.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated:
  1. Strong academic preparation in organic chemistry;

  2. Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching organic chemistry lectures and laboratory courses;

  3. Experience using computers and technology in education for data acquisition, data analysis, as a teaching aid, for accessing, sharing, and/or presenting information;

  4. Experience in developing experiments for the undergraduate teaching laboratory, using research-based teaching methodologies, and teaching both chemical instrumentation (e.g., HPLC, GC, MS, UV/Vis, FTIR, NMR) and organic laboratory techniques (chromatography, recrystallization, distillation, and extractions);

  5. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps;

  6. Commitment to and experience teaching at the community college level;

  7. Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities;

  8. Ability to contribute to the mission of the College.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36 – $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable.

The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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