Chemistry Assistant Professor

Contra Costa College
San Pablo, California
$59,616 - $89,724/ Yearly
January 23 2019
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Contra Costa College


Chemistry Assistant Professor

Job Number: F00553

Salary: $59,616 - $89,724/ Yearly

Deadline: 02/21/2019


Complete job description and application available online at:


Description of Position    

Contra Costa College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track academic position in chemistry to begin August 2019. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower-division chemistry courses, will provide an inclusive learning environment that promotes the success of all students, and will be dedicated to the functioning and improvement of the department and college. The ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching, actively engaged in adapting teaching style to enhancing student learning, and committed to working collaboratively within the department and across the college to shape the future direction of education in our community. We are a campus dedicated to transforming the lives of our diverse student population.


Serving predominately Latinx students and African American students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.


Duties and Responsibilities    

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1.    advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2.    participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3.    collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4.    engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5.    participating in department, division, and college committees;

6.    participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7.    maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8.    maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9.    informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10.    preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11.    maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12.    posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13.    participating in College’s shared governance processes.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience    

Master’s in chemistry




Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry AND

Master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry




A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in chemistry


OR the equivalent. ( If you do not possess the listed degrees, you must complete the equivalency form provided in the online application.)


Desirable Qualifications    

•    Willingness to explore the development of chemistry courses offered in the online or hybrid format

•    Commitment to the development and practice of equity-minded pedagogy to promote the learning, retention, and success of students in a diverse community college learning environment

•    Hands-on experience with chemical equipment and instrumentation used in general chemistry laboratories, including AA and spectrophotometers

•    Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, as evidenced by activities in curriculum development, chemical education or chemistry, and/or recent scholarly publications

•    Ability to teach all lower division courses in chemistry with a focus on general chemistry

•    Effective written and oral communication skills


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 subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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