Position Title Chemistry Instructor (part-time)
Employee Group PT Faculty
Starting Salary $963.00 per contact hour
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Position Summary Information
Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job: Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications. In addition, faculty have the following key responsibilities which include:
•Actively participate in efforts focused on the College’s operational success.
Faculty member will be responsible for teaching classes in general and/or inorganic chemistry in both lecture and laboratory settings, adhering to the stated course objectives, content and delivery.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
1. Master’s degree in Chemistry (MA, MS or MAT), or PhD or EdD in Chemistry, or an advanced related degree with at least 18 semester hours of identifiable coursework in chemistry related to the teaching assignment. (Note: These courses could also an application of the chemistry content in a related field of study.)
2. Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.
3. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
4. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
5. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
6. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
7. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.
8. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication.
A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate’s expense, by a professional evaluation service.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
1. Academic experience which includes work, research, study or teaching in chemistry.
2. Additional graduate level coursework or master’s degrees or higher in additional disciplines within the study of Chemistry
3. Recent, within the last three years, successful teaching of Chemistry in the lecture and/or laboratory setting. (Lecture or lab experience will influence assignment.)
4. Recent community college/college teaching experience in inorganic chemistry.
5. Demonstrated familiarity with computer-based instruction, learning technologies, competency-based instruction and modularized courseware or other alternate delivery methodologies
6. Evidence of continuing professional development in chemistry and/or the teaching of chemistry
7. Recent, within the last 8 years, experience using chemistry instruments
8. Has training in and experience with safety rules in chemistry
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
1. The employee must be able to move about 2/3 of the time and be stationary about 1/3 of the time. S/he is required to be mobile around campus for participant involvement/activities.
2. S/he must be able to converse with individuals on a regular basis with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret their needs via phone conversations, face-to-face conversations, or written documentation.
3. The employee must be able to utilize all programs on a computer independently and efficiently (particularly the internet, Word, and the student database).
4. S/he must be able to present information in an instructional setting and respond to questions from groups.
5. If applicable, must be able to tolerate frequent exposure to a wide variety of chemicals which are common to the industry. Must be able to handle and mix chemicals properly and safely; and wear appropriate gloves and other personal protective equipment.
While part-time faculty are not required to hold regular office hours during the semesters they teach, they are required to make provisions for student consultations as may be necessary and reasonable.
Must be available to teach onsite; opportunities do not exist to teach online courses only.
Visa sponsorship is not available.
Additional Application Deadline Information
Continuously accepting applications.
Equal Opportunity Summary
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.