Adjunct Faculty - Chemistry
The primary responsibility of this individual is to provide quality instruction to Western students enrolled in Chemistry courses. Other courses may be assigned to fit the successful candidate’s expertise and program demand as approved by the Division Chair. Teaching a course over distance education medium, such as Internet is also a common expectation. This individual must be able to relate to a wide variety of students in the community college environment.
It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner, and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual must follow all college polices, rules, regulations and guidelines.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This listing of essential duties and responsibilities is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides quality classroom and lab instruction to students in assigned courses.
- Provides quality learning experiences for all students in accordance with their needs and abilities while maintaining the basic integrity of the course’s standards and objectives.
- Utilizes syllabi, evaluation tools, and other course materials provided by the Chemistry Department and Natural Sciences program to meet program and Western standards.
- Teaches courses in a variety of environments and modes as required. Examples include teaching in the evening, teaching in the clinical setting, teaching using active learning strategies and teaching using internet or distance technology.
- Develops good working relationships with professionals in this discipline in the College’s service area in order to solicit cooperation and support for curricular planning and other functions.
- Learns to communicate clearly and effectively using the college network system, including the e-mail and calendar system, the intranet, Learning Management System, and word processing; integrates learning with technology into the classroom as appropriate.
- Refers students to the resources the College provides.
- Maintains an inventory of all assigned equipment and supplies in assigned areas; takes prudent efforts to safeguard Western physical resources from unauthorized use. Maintains safe working conditions and practices.
- Submits syllabi, student evaluations, grades, end of the year evaluation forms, and other required information in a timely manner.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
- Master's Degree in Chemistry from a regionally accredited college or university, OR a Master’s Degree in a related field with 18 graduate credits in Chemistry from an accredited institution.
- Earned letter grade of “B” or higher in graduate courses relevant for the position.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level substantiated by student evaluations and letters of recommendation.
- Evidence of continued professional development.
- Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues, students, and administrators.
- Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
For those who do not exactly meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience, which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities, may be acceptable.
- Doctorate in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field, with 18 credits in from an accredited institution.
- Experience using active approaches to learning; experience using alternative methods of learning, such as interactive software, Internet, or individualized modular programs.
- Active participation in relevant professional organizations.
- Demonstrated teaching excellence at a community college.