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Faculty, Chemistry

Employer
Rowan College of South Jersey
Location
NJ 08080, NJ, NJ

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Description

This full-time, tenure track faculty member is responsible for teaching and evaluating students in chemistry lectures and laboratory settings in the STEM Division. The faculty member assists with decisions regarding instructional materials, participates in division and college-wide discussions and meetings, curriculum development and assessment, assists division with administrative and committee work, and fulfills other faculty responsibilities. Responsibilities may include assignment to support courses in related areas.

Examples of Duties

  • Provides college level instruction in general and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses and other related college-level courses, as needed.
  • Possesses the capability to deliver online lessons to students.
  • Develops and updates course syllabi and related materials to reflect contemporary scientific theory and research.
  • Provides investigative laboratory experiences utilizing the scientific method.
  • Hands-on operation and maintenance of the following laboratory instrumentation: H1 and C13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, gas chromatograph, polarimeter, refractometer and ultraviolet spectrometer.
  • Collaborates with other faculty in the development of effective teaching/learning and retention strategies for students.
  • Actively participates in the planning, implementation, evaluation and revision of the Science curriculum.
  • Contributes to and/or generates reports and supportive materials for accrediting agencies.
  • Provides student support by evaluating student progress and providing feedback, maintaining voice and email communication, referring students to appropriate support services, providing academic advice, maintaining office hours, maintaining appropriate academic and attendance records, and submitting final grades.
  • Works with local high schools and transfer college partners to facilitate the growth of the STEM division programs.
  • Implements the philosophy, mission, learning outcomes and objectives, curriculum, and policies of the College and the STEM Division.
  • Maintains necessary academic records and submits records according to published deadlines.
  • Demonstrates fairness and flexibility in interactions with a broad range of students by promoting and supporting the value of diversity and cultural sensitivity in all aspects of teaching and learning.
  • Assists in the recommendation and acquisition of related instructional materials and supplies.
  • Participates in a reasonable number of Divisional and College activities and committees which may include; the College Assembly, the Faculty Senate, Academic Council, search committees, divisional committees, program assessment and review, college accreditation, Student Activities, STEM club, and the Women in STEM Academy
  • Contributes to the community as a representative of the College.
  • Maintains professional competence through continuous participation in scientific endeavors, continuing education, professional self-development, research, and grant writing relevant to faculty responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Master's degree from an accredited university in Chemistry or related field with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in chemistry required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years classroom and/or lab experience teaching chemistry in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to teach to both science students and non-science majors as well as team teach interdisciplinary courses
  • Ability to design and implement successful pedagogical strategies for students exhibiting a broad range of abilities
  • Prior experience utilizing innovative teaching methods, incorporating the use of technology and online resource strategies.
  • Possess appropriate technological equipment to handle online learning platform.
  • Fairness and flexibility in understanding and working with a wide variety of students and assisting them with adjusting to the intellectual environment and requirements of a college academic community
  • Possess the ability to work well and communicate effectively with prospective and current students, staff, faculty, administration, and colleagues and community partners
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to a student-centered environment

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Doctorate in Chemistry or equivalent field of study from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in chemistry or equivalent field of study research including publication in the peer-reviewed Chemistry or equivalent field of study literature and/or the patent literature.
  • Experience in writing and managing grants as an individual and/or part of a group submittal.
  • Experience in outcomes assessment and program evaluation methodologies.


  • If certain conditions exist, this position requires you to have access to personal technological equipment and capabilities to perform your duties.Supplemental Information

    COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at Rowan College of South Jersey. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the College. For more information about RCSJ’s vaccine requirements, visit the RCSJ Coronavirus Updates website for the latest information.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical activity of the position:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typing
  • Physical requirements of the position:
  • Light work- exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently
  • Visual acuity requirements of the position:
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity
  • Workplace conditions of the position:
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


    As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

    Association: NJEA Faculty

    Company

    Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) is a publicly supported two-year institution, fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Formed July 1, 2019, Rowan College of South Jersey is a new regional college, academically designed to transform higher education in New Jersey.

    For more than five decades, Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College have provided students with affordable and accessible options to prepare them for careers within their chosen field. On July 1, 2019, these two colleges merged to mark an important milestone in the history of community colleges — the creation of a regional college in southern New Jersey. Together these two campuses offer more than 120 unique degrees and certificates, combining 100 years of experience to provide a variety of degree selections, cost-saving initiatives, and scholarship and internship opportunities, at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.

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    856-468-5000
    Location
    1400 Tanyard Road
    Sewell
    New Jersey
    08080
    US

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