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Chemistry Instructor (2 Positions)

Employer
Cerritos College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 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 Instructor (2 Positions)

Salary: $70,084.00 - $107,614.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: FTCHEM-21
Closing: 2/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: FTCHEM-21
Division: Science, Engineering, Mathematics

Description

College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.

Department Profile

The Division of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM) is committed to promoting equity, providing service excellence, and ensuring student success as we guide students in investigating and understanding the world in which we live. The Division offers degree programs, certificates, and courses in a variety of disciplines across six departments—biology; chemistry; computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; mathematics; and physics, astronomy, and engineering. The Division's rigorous programs of study prepare students to seamlessly transfer into a four-year course of study or to successfully start a career in the workforce. Programs and courses are offered in a variety of formats, including traditional on-campus, hybrid, and fully online sections. In addition to courses at our main campus in Norwalk, we offer classes at multiple educational sites in the area. The SEM Division provides effective, experiential learning environments in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the highest standards by using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.

The Cerritos College Chemistry Department is committed to creating high quality students that are ready to successfully transfer to a four-year university and on to careers in medicine, pharmacy, engineering, chemical industry, physical therapy, teaching and earning a PhD in science. We want to provide opportunities for our students to succeed in research opportunities and industry. We also serve students with future careers in health occupations. We are a hands-on on department rich in mentoring students and newer faculty members. The chemistry faculty work closely together to improve instruction in both the lab and lecture setting. Our courses are rigorous and highly coordinated. We have developed successful partnerships with local universities and industry to provide opportunities for our students. We want to increase our connections in both areas. We are currently developing a Chemical Technician Certificate Program and looking for experienced instructors in this area. The Cerritos College Chemistry department is a highly collaborative environment. We are a family, and we work closely together.

Distinguishing Career Features
This is a 10-month tenure-track contract position.

Job Duties
ALL FACULTY SHALL:
  • Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
  • Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
  • Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.
    ALL FULL-TIME FACULTY SHALL:
  • Participate in committee work, student activities, and shared governance activities as appropriate.
  • Attend first-year and second-year staff development workshops during the first and second years of employment at Cerritos College.
  • Attend department and division meetings.
  • Attend commencement ceremonies.
  • Assist the Department Chairperson and Instructional Dean in unit planning, budget preparation, and inventory.
  • Develop and implement a “Flex Plan” as required by state regulations.
  • All full-time faculty who are assigned classes shall: Post and maintain at least three scheduled office hours per week on at least three different days, including the final examination period. Office hours may not be scheduled between 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

    ALL FACULTY WHO ARE ASSIGNED CLASSES SHALL:
  • Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy.
  • Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes. In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content.
  • Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress.
  • Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.

  • Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines.
  • Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
  • Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met:
    1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
    2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
    3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
    4. The text must be downloadable or printable.
    If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
  • Meet all classes during the final examination period.
  • Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
  • Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
  • Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
  • Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's degree in chemistry OR Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or, geochemistry OR the equivalent.

    Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful chemistry teaching experience at the community college level, with a preference for undergraduate, lower-division analytical and/or organic chemistry courses
  • Experience teaching a culturally diverse student body, including historically underserved/underrepresented and/or non-traditional students, with the goal of reducing and eliminating equity gaps
  • Interest in, commitment to, and enthusiasm for working as a member of a team, committed to excellence in lower-division chemistry instruction
  • Experience with teaching a variety (e.g., allied health chemistry, analytical chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry) of undergraduate, lower-division chemistry courses
  • Experience with teaching in multiple modalities, including traditional on-campus courses as well as hybrid and online lecture and labs
  • Experience teaching both lectures AND labs
  • Experience using technology in teaching chemistry
  • Proficiency in using laboratory equipment and chemical analysis instrumentation and/or experience in maintaining FTIR, NMR, HPLC, and GC/MS instruments
  • Ability to innovate curriculum and to design new and appropriate laboratory experiments
  • Chemical industry experience


  • Supplemental Information

    Physical Demands

    Physical requirements may be met with or without reasonable accommodations. Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations. Ability to operate classroom equipment, including computer, and provide instruction and make presentations. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals or groups to carry on complex or routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.

    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Salary rate is: $70,084 - $107,614/annual.

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the State Teachers' Retirement System.

    Conditions of Employment
    This is a tenure-track contract position. Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning fall semester 2022.

    Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.

    Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
    Effective January 3, 2022, Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; https://www.cerritos.edu/board/policies/chapter-2---board-of-trustees.htm">Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's https://www.cerritos.edu/covid-19/">COVID-19 webpage

    ** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

    Application Procedure
    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
    Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

    Selection Procedure
    Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.
    Chemistry Work Experience
    Download and complete the Chemistry Work Experience Form: https://www.cerritos.edu/HR-Chemistry and upload it Required Documents.

    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcript (MUST include BOTH Undergraduate AND Graduate transcripts)
  • 2 Letter of Recommendation A (Written within one year on a letter head)
  • Chemistry Work Experience
  • Optional Documents
  • Application for Equivalency



  • To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3336169/chemistry-instructor-2-positions

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. . jeid-8662b91fcba12c43be9c7af746facb8c
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