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Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Norco College)

Employer
Norco College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title:
Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Norco College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
1/21/2022

Department:
Science & Kinesiology (N)

Position Type:
Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian

College/Campus:
Norco

Physical location of the position:
Norco

Employment Type:
Full-Time
Tenure Track (Faculty)

Position Length:
10-month

Salary Range:
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6

Salary Amount:
$72,351 - $111,474

Salary Type:
Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
No

BASIC FUNCTION:
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 weekends.

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 discipline.

To learn more about Norco College visit the following link https://www.norcocollege.edu/about/Pages/about.aspx.

EDUCATION:
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.)

EXPERIENCE:
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.

Other:
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Required Qualifications
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 the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications
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. 87360a).

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 members.
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 position.

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 legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
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
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
August 2022

Application Deadline:
01-21-2022

Special Comments:
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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

* 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 accepted!

* 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.

Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Application

To Apply, visit:
https://pa379.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59915

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