Chemistry Assistant Professor

Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, California
$59,616-$89,724 / year
Nov 21, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Diablo Valley College


Chemistry Assistant Professor

Job Number: F00515

Salary: $59,616-$89,724

Deadline: 01/17/2019


Complete job description and application available online at:


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

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):


Master’s degree in chemistry;




Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry 


master’s degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry;




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




The equivalent. 

If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency form in the document section of the online application. Additionally, if you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency form.


Desirable Qualifications

1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;

2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.

3. Demonstrated commitment to student learning in chemistry; 

4. Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation, and improvement of teaching;

5. Demonstrated excellence in preparation and knowledge in the subject area

6. Ability and willingness to teach a variety of chemistry courses in the Diablo Valley College chemistry curriculum;

7. Commitment and ability to contribute both independently and collegially to the functioning and improvement of the department and college;

8. Commitment to maintaining department standards and following department policies to ensure that students are prepared for subsequent courses at Diablo Valley College and elsewhere;

9. Effective written and oral communication skills.

10. The applicant will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations.


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.