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FT Chemistry Instructor
Salary: $79,401.00 - $121,920.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: FTCHEM-23
Closing: 4/16/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Division: Science, Engineering, Mathematics
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on April 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
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 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
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.
ALL FACULTY SHALL:
ALL FULL-TIME FACULTY SHALL:
ALL FACULTY WHO ARE ASSIGNED CLASSES SHALL:
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.
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
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.
- 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
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 is commensurate with education and experience.
Salary rate is: $79,401 - $121,920/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 20223
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; 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 COVID-19 webpage
** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
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.
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.
- Cover Letter
- Transcript 1 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree) (MUST include BOTH Undergraduate AND Graduate transcripts)
- 2 Recommendation Letter (Written within one year on letterhead)
- Teaching Experience (Please click on Teaching Experience to download the form and upload it to your application when completed)
- Application for Equivalency
- Transcript 2 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
- Transcript 3 (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3860873/ft-chemistry-instructor
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. .
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