Chemistry Full-Time Instructor

West Valley-Mission Community College District
Saratoga, California
May 11, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
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Chemistry Full-Time Instructor


West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date: 5/28/2018




The Math & Science Division at West Valley College is now accepting applications for a full time, tenure-track instructor in Chemistry who shares our excitement for teaching and our commitment to excellence in the lower division education of both majors and non-majors. We are looking for someone with a willingness to help our department grow and who will enjoy working with our diverse student body.


West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. This physical environment enhances the existing warm and inviting collegiate learning environment.


Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.




This is a full-time 10-month tenure track position that begins in Fall 2018. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed and rotate among the Chemistry faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of Chemistry offered at the college will be taught. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).


Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA


Salary and Benefits:


Anticipated Hiring Range:


• $61,553 to $95,792 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).


Benefits include:


• Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.


• Employer paid long term disability for employee.


• Voluntary life insurance.


• Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.


• Banked leave provisions.


• Professional Growth and Development activities.


• 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.


• Conference leaves.


• Opportunity for overload assignments.


• Cal STRS Retirement.


• Position is union affiliated with required dues.


Minimum Qualifications:


1. Education – Possess one of the following:


• Master’s degree in Chemistry; OR


• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry AND master’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology, or Geochemistry; OR


• A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Chemistry; OR


• The equivalent of the above.




2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:


Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:


• Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.


• Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated district and college needs.


• Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules.


• Follow course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.


• Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.


• Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.


• Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.


• Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.


• Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.


• Work cooperatively within the college community.


• Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.


• Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.


• Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.


• Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.


For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:


Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.


West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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