Chemistry Instructor

Butte-Glenn Community College
Oroville, California
Feb 11, 2019
Mar 13, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Chemistry Instructor


Butte-Glenn Community College


Closing Date/Time: 3/18/2019 4:00 PM Pacific


Salary: Not Displayed


Location: Main Campus, CA


Department: Office of Instruction




Full-time, Tenure Track (177 Day 10 Month) starting August 2019

$52,126.52 - $80,046.74 per year

Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty

Anticipated interview dates: April 26-29, 2019

Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.



The Department of Physical Sciences is committed to excellence in lower division education for both majors and non-majors, with an emphasis on a strong laboratory program. Our faculty and staff work together closely to support one another and to ensure the success of our students. Our department includes the areas of astronomy, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics, and meteorology. We are seeking a talented chemistry educator who shares our excitement for teaching and learning to join our faculty.



In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, each specific position includes the following responsibility:

• Teaching lecture and laboratory courses from preparatory through general chemistry courses.


Representative Duties:


The full-time college instructor is responsible for effective performance in the following areas:

A. General Scope of Responsibilities

• Excellence in teaching and instruction.

• Maintenance of professional growth and academic currency.

• Carrying out of area, departmental and/or program responsibilities.

• Contribution to the College as a whole in the form of College- wide service.

• Service to the local community (optional).

• Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.


B. Teaching and Instruction - The following duties are representative of the kinds of expectations that are normally required of a full-time Butte College instructor. Certain duties are common to the everyday operational needs of the College while other activities may be required on an as needed basis. All of the duties, however, are common requirements at various times for full-time instructional positions.

• Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.

• Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.

• Provides organized delivery of instruction.

• Is courteous to and approachable by students.

• Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.

• Sticks to the subject matter of the course.

• Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.

• Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).

• Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair and followed consistently throughout the course.

• Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.

• Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.

• Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).

• Is effective as a teacher.

• Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.

• Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.

• Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.

• Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.


C. Professional Growth and Currency

• Instructors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.


D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities

• Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.

• Meets deadlines and time targets.

• Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.

• Assists in scheduling.

• Assists in course staffing functions.

• Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.

• Coordinates plans and activities with others.

• Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.

• Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.


E. College-wide service

• Volunteers to serve on College committees.

• When requested serves on College committees and project teams.


F. Community service (optional)

• The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.






• 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

• Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline OR

• The


(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining how you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications discussed above.)




• Demonstrated understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds that characterize community college students in a manner specific to the position.




• Prior experience teaching preparatory and/or general chemistry at the community college level.

• Advanced degree in chemistry with an emphasis in analytical, inorganic, or physical chemistry or a closely related discipline.

• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to motivate students.


Supplemental Information:




• The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.

• Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.

• As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.


The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


---------------------------------------------Application Instructions----------------------------





All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.



Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.



Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.



In a statement addressed to the hiring committee, explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed below and attach a copy of all relevant certificates and proof of completed trainings.


• 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

• Possession of a current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as an instructor in the applicable discipline OR

• The




In addition to any information you included with your application materials, please provide a detailed account of how your skills, life experiences, work experience, education, and/or training have prepared you to effectively meet the needs of students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds. Please include examples of:


• Teaching or training practices and/or life experiences that have enabled or would enable you to more effectively engage with and support success for diverse populations.

• How you have engaged in on-going self-reflection to ensure equity in the workplace and/or classroom. Please include examples of workshops, trainings, and/or life experiences.



One (1) Letter of recommendation*.


*To be considered a completed application, one letter is required. A second letter of recommendation may be included as supplemental information to be considered by the committee.



You are required to provide transcripts for coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process.

Degree in progress:

In order to qualify under this process you must be currently working toward the degree requirement. In order to complete your application, you are required to submit (1) current transcripts and (2) a letter from your Advisor confirming your academic standing in the program and forecasted completion date. The completion date must be no later than June 1, 2019.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing this service.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.



Reimbursement for travel may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.


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