Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Physical and Biological Sciences
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experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin,
gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The
college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports
activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall,
fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.
The Department of Physical and Biological Sciences at Columbia
College seeks a tenure track Chemistry faculty within the Day
program beginning in the Fall 2022 semester to teach analytical
chemistry courses. Customarily 4-4 teaching load. Courses taught
will likely include Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis,
general chemistry including laboratories, and chemistry for
health-related sciences. The opportunity to design innovative new
courses and curriculum exists with this position. Competitive
salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
Columbia College offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry.
This position will also support several programs including the B.S.
in Environmental Science, the B.A. and B.S. in Biology, the B.S. in
Biochemistry, the B.S. in Forensic Science, and the Nursing
program. The science degree programs at Columbia College have a
strong history, and are growing. The Department of Physical and
Biological Sciences has 10 full time faculty who are supported by a
full time Laboratory Manager and a part time laboratory
coordinator. The Department is housed in a modern, fully-equipped
facility including a separate instrumentation lab.
PhD in Chemistry, or PhD in a related field such as Analytical
Biochemistry. Prior teaching experience and a demonstrated
commitment to sound pedagogical practices preferred. Expertise in
the laboratory is essential. The position requires significant
professional experience, ability for developing and effectively
teaching undergraduate courses (including laboratory courses) in
the areas described above, a commitment to student-centered
learning, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a
willingness to use instructional technologies.
Interested applicants may apply online at www.ccis.edu/jobs
. Include CV,
cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and
undergraduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin in
December 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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include: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
- Basic life insurance and AD&D insurance
- A 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, to which the College will
match up to 8% of an employee’s annual compensation that vests at
20% a year after the employee satisfies a one year waiting period,
is at least 21 years of age, has worked at least 1,000 hours in a
- Paid vacation leave
- Paid sick leave
- An Employee Educational Grant program that allows eligible
individuals to take undergraduate in-seat classes at Columbia
College tuition free, and online undergraduate courses at a 75%
- A Graduate Educational Grant program that allows eligible
individuals to take graduate classes in-seat or online at Columbia
College, at a 75% tuition reduction
- Participation in Tuition Exchange programs that allows full
time employees to send their non-emancipated children to other
member institutions with no or significantly reduced tuition
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