Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Norco College)
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Science & Kinesiology (N)
Physical location of the position:
Tenure Track (Faculty)
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
$72,351 - $111,474
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
Assume primary responsibility for lecture and/or laboratory
instruction in Chemistry courses and take part in the planning and
evaluation of chemistry-related educational programs, courses, and
other experiences that impact Norco College students. The
assignment may include courses that are offered on evenings and/or
Norco College, located in the beautiful Inland Empire of Southern
California, offers more than 221 degree and certificate programs.
As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and a Minority serving
Institution, the College serves over 16,000 students the majority
of whom are from historically underserved populations, 58% Latinx,
10% Asian American, 7% African American, and 22% white. Norco
College is also a leader in pathways for student completion, dual
enrollment and strong workforce preparation and has vibrant support
programs such as Puente, Umoja, LGBTQ + Advocates, Veterans, Men of
Color Scholars, Prison Education, and Foster Youth.
Norco College has an unwavering commitment to quality education;
equitable outcomes; inclusiveness practices; and racial, ethnic,
and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position
will share these values. The College offers professional
development training to support faculty in honoring these
commitments, some of which include Guided Pathways,
Equity-mindedness, Teaching Men of Color, Racial Micro aggressions
and inclusive practices. The successful candidate will join the
Science an Kinesiology Department which values the use of equity
minded techniques while maintaining academic rigor in the Chemistry
To learn more about Norco College visit the following link https://www.norcocollege.edu/about/Pages/about.aspx
Master's in chemistry or biochemistry OR Bachelor's in chemistry or
biochemistry AND Master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering,
chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry OR the
equivalent. (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum
qualifications shall be from accredited institutions.)
The minimum required experience includes one year (two semesters or
three quarters) of community college or baccalaureate-level
teaching experience in GOB Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry,
General Chemistry, and/or Organic Chemistry and the ability to use
computers and software packages that support modern curricula.
Teaching assistantships during graduate school will not be
considered as part of the minimum required teaching experience.
While overall teaching ability will be the priority in the
selection process, experience teaching sophomore-level Organic
Chemistry will be considered a plus.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial,
socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the
community college student population, including students with
different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as
these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within
Recent experience working with historically underserved students in
the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of
exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of
chemistry shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness
to examine and remediate one's instructional, relational, and
classroom practices to more effectively engage and support
historically underserved students; experience and skill with
addressing issues of equity in the classroom; experience and
expertise in culturally responsive teaching in
chemistry, particularly as it relates to the relevance of chemistry
to students' lives, interests, and communities; demonstrated
knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation
for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.
Willingness to develop new course curriculum.
Must demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding
of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory
classes in the discipline.
2. All faculty will participate in outcomes assessment work.
3. Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty
hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes,
class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee
work, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes
assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties
per the bargaining unit agreement.
4. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty
5. Participation in discipline/department decision making processes
and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of
Instruction, and other professional matters are also expected of
all department faculty.
6. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of
professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time
teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step
1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to
Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area
and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of
full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in
District and College promotional activities, active participation
in college committee work, student activities and other support
services, and appropriate professional activities.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents:
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability
of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All
supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in
electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line
application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted
as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less
than 2 MB in size.
* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be
* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted
electronically when applying on-line.
*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants
with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human
Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal
and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion,
age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color,
ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in
Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is
contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in
subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or
any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District
employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or
grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX
Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any
employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification,
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic
listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any
characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes
set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California
Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly
prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for
the District is Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market St. Riverside, CA
92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
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