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Adjunct Faculty, 24/FA, CHEM 210L-02

Saint Mary's College of California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

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Adjunct Faculty, 24/FA, CHEM 210L-02

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 15, 2024

Description: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory, as the first course of a two-semester sequence, introduces organic structure and bonding; structure and reactivity of alkyl halides, alkenes, and alkynes; reaction mechanisms; and structure determination by IR and other methods. The lab emphasizes the basic experimental methods for reacting, isolating, purifying, and identifying organic compounds. Students focus on careful experimentation, hands-on skills, detailed record-keeping, and thorough analysis of results.

This course will be taught in person on the Moraga campus during the 2024 Fall term on Thursday from 8:30 - 11:30 am.

In addition to teaching, the instructor is expected to hold regular office hours (a minimum of one hour per week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom.

To ensure consistency between sections of this multi-section course, instructors will faithfully implement the syllabus, experiments, laboratory activities, assessments, and/or grading standards provided by the Lab Coordinator or Department Chair.

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field; and undergraduate teaching experience in organic chemistry lecture or lab, OR teach experience in any subfield of chemistry and research experience in organic chemistry (CV, sample syllabus). Preference will be given to those who have previously taught the course or CHEM 104, CHEM 104L, CHEM 106 or CHEM 106L.

Candidates must reside in California.

The salary range for this position is $6,208 - $8,590 (2.5 units) and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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