Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Southwestern College
Chula Vista, California
Nov 18, 2020
Dec 18, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Southwestern College

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering

District Values

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering, as a full-time faculty member for the Chemistry discipline, this individual will provide leadership for the development of curriculum, integration of technology into the curriculum, and course materials for both lecture and laboratory. The new faculty member is expected to participate in department, school and college committees, selected staff development, and/or extracurricular activities. The teaching assignment may consist of a combination of freshman and sophomore-level chemistry courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Chemistry OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry AND a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology, or Geochemistry, OR the equivalent OR a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Chemistry.


Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. Initial salary placement for experience can range from $52,820.00-$79,477.00 per year. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For the current salary schedule and information on salary placement visit our website at
Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision, sick leave and an optional tax deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.

Start Date

August 19, 2021 (Fall Semester, 2021)

Screening Deadline

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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