Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that
serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students
each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a
community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote
student success and community development by providing affordable
access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher
education and workforce training, including appropriate applied
baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit
and retain a workforce that:
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access
to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to
facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure
the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of
historically underserved and under represented populations. Through
continual strategic community engagement and professional
development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the
college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and
climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a
diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent
professors who help students achieve their educational goals and
are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic
backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a
Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's
faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship,
inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to
equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Job Description Summary:
Responsible to prepare and deliver Chemistry coursework in
engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect
a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an
understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of
the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in
accordance with college policies and procedures.
The Chemistry Department offers on-campus and online college credit
classes across 10 campuses. Courses offered include Introduction to
Chemistry, General Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry for
Engineering Majors and Organic Chemistry I and II.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
- Prepare and teach courses in the field of Chemistry to a
diverse and multicultural student population based on the
department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety
of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community
college students and the standards of the discipline.
- Participate actively in departmental responsibilities and
departmental governance, including curriculum review and revision,
program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the
course and program level, and other departmental activities.
- Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback
reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental
- Serve as a mentor to students in the Chemistry program.
- Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner
which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other
- Remain current in the field through a variety of professional
- Support division and department goals through active and
collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level
- Serve on collegewide and departmental committees, councils,
work groups, and task forces.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department
chair, dean, and/or associate vice chancellor, vice chancellor,
executive vice chancellor.
Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online
resources, and other technologies for the classroom, hybrid
classes, and distance education classes. Demonstrated proficiency
using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to
develop and build course content.
Principal Professional Standards
- Appropriate use of the college's learning management
- Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of
final course grades.
- Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official
- Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve
student retention and success.
- Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or
other activities and meetings.
- Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in
- Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet
professional standards for teaching in a community college.
In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools
Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Master’s degree in
Chemistry or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Chemistry .
SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught
within the discipline.
For specific requirements by course and program, please see the
current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/
Qualities of a Successful Candidate
- Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working
relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing
diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to
teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from
diverse backgrounds and abilities.
- Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and
- Experience using technology as an instructional aide where
appropriate to enhance learning.
- Documented experience with active and applied teaching and
- A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting,
including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of the
multicultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awareness and
sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.
- Commitment to a diverse workforce.
- Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community
College and to the principles and practices associated with
- Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide
range of skills and backgrounds.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied and
diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff,
faculty, and administration.
- Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as
well as listening.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to
maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends,
including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by
- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student
- Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college
environment that serves often underprepared and underrepresented
- Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the
role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality,
- Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.
When you apply using the official ACC application, you will need to
upload the following documents to your application:
1. Cover letter - Explaining interest in the position.
2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or
Resume (to include the documents below):
- Include the following as part of your C.V. or Resume
- Statement of teaching philosophy. Consider these questions as
you develop your teaching philosophy statement:
- What are your values, beliefs, and goals related to teaching
and learning in a community college setting?
- What will make you effective in the community college
- How does student identity in the classroom affect how you
- Statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity,
equity and inclusion in the academic environment. ACC is committed
to ensuring that we are welcoming and inclusive of all students.
Further, we believe that race, ethnicity, gender, and other human
differences should not be predictors of success. Our commitment to
equity means that we seek to give each student the support needed
to be successful so that we improve enrollment, persistence, and
completion rates for all students.
Please describe how you have and/or will contribute to the
achievement of an inclusive and equitable academic environment for
Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sent
directly from your institution to:
ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped "issued to
student" are not accepted.
3 professional references required (contact information only)
Job postings close at 12:01am of the close
Number of Openings:
- Work is routinely performed in a classroom or laboratory
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, and reaching for
extended periods of time.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working
conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to
prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Job Posting Close Date:
March 3, 2022
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in
full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible
for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after
their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,
dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement
plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security.
participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and
the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators
Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money
Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity
Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political
affiliation or other protected categories.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are
required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to
report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security
Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided
resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills
and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities
may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add,
change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any
time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform
other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,
reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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