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Chemistry Professor

College of the Sequoias
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 20, 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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Chemistry Professor

Salary: $71,484.00 - $94,246.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: 6031-F-12/21
Closing: 1/21/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia, CA
Department: Sciences

General Description

Sequoia Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. College of Sequoias provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

College of the Sequoias is seeking an equity-minded candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Chemistry Department beginning August 2022.


College of the Sequoias values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who promote the success and inclusion of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias' commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Introductory Chemistry, Chemistry for Allied Health Students, and General Chemistry. Initial assignment is on the Visalia campus and may include evening or weekend classes.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities, and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity, justice, and appreciation for diversity throughout the college.



The candidate must meet the following criteria.
  • Master's in chemistry OR
  • Bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry OR
  • The equivalent AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

  • Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at AP 7211 - Equivalency.pdf ( . Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.


    The Science Division/Chemistry Department is looking for evidence of the following:
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of courses at the post-secondary level that includes introductory and majors courses.
  • Ability and experience in developing lecture and laboratory activities, course syllabi, and instructional materials that support student success.
  • Knowledge and/or experience using a variety of instructional delivery modes.
  • Experience and/or interest in building a chemistry program tailored to the needs of the students in the community.
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives in instruction, course design and vertical articulation with the program and District as a whole.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate coursework related to teaching.
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of students pursuing careers in STEM, health science, and agricultural careers.
  • Enthusiastic participation in professional responsibilities, community and/or campus service.
  • Successful experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.

  • Application Procedure

    To be considered, applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
  • Completed online application.
  • Equity Narrative (included in the application packet)
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A copy of a graded exam that earned a grade of C that you have used in a course. Specify the level of the course in which the exam was used.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (If necessary)
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to . Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

  • For questions regarding this position, please contact Norma Chavez at or (559) 737-6237.

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

    To apply, visit

    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics. jeid-69f53d19466d3a46adc343407dead68a
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