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CHEMISTRY TENURE TRACK INSTRUCTOR

Employer
Santa Rosa Junior College
Location
Santa Rosa, California
Salary
DOE
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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FILING DEADLINE: JANUARY 28, 2022
 
It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that all required materials noted under application procedures section of this job announcement are submitted by the filing deadline in order to be given consideration.
 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary Range: $73,691 -$102,455  (2021/22 Faculty Salary Schedule); teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges. Contracted salary is for 177 days per year (August through May) as specified in the All Faculty Association Contract, Article 8. AFA Contract - Articles  
Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents
Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
We are seeking equity-minded faculty with demonstrated instructional skills who are committed to educating our diverse student population. SRJC supports equal access for all students, multi-ethnic global perspectives, and cultural competencies. We value diversity that supports honesty and integrity in an environment of collegiality and mutual respect. We strive for empathy to understand the challenges of others and compassion to address their needs.
 
This is a full-time, tenure-track/continuing contract position in the Chemistry and Physics Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, beginning Fall Semester, August 2022. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.
 
Essential Functions:
The Department of Chemistry and Physics is seeking a Full-Time chemistry instructor to help our department grow our curriculum and pedagogical practices to support students. This chemistry instructor will teach general (CHEM 3A, 3AL, 3B), introductory (CHEM 42), and/or a one-semester general/organic/biochemistry course (CHEM 60) chemistry courses. In addition, as a contract instructor, the successful candidate is expected to assist and participate in other departmental and college-wide activities.  These activities include but are not limited to participating in the development and evaluation of curriculum and course materials, developing new labs, mentoring and evaluation of peers, serving on campus committees, and advising student clubs.
 
 
SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including online. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.  For faculty job duties, please go to the Article 17: Job Descriptions of the AFA Contract at http://www.afa-srjc.org/Contract/Articles/art17.pdf.
 
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Santa Rosa Junior College is currently staffed by 8 full-time Chemistry Instructors and 4 full-time Physics instructors, as well as a number of adjunct instructors, all of whom have great enthusiasm for teaching. Together we offer day, evening, and weekend classes at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. The Chemistry program is supported by a Coordinator of Science Labs, and two Science Laboratory Instructional Assistants. The Chemistry faculty maintains high educational standards and places primary emphasis on quality undergraduate instruction.
 
As a department, we now have several semesters of experience with fully or partially online instruction due to COVID.  While we continue to offer certain course components online, as a program, we value the benefits of in-person instruction, especially for the laboratory.  
 
Construction of a new, fully equipped building to replace the existing 1968 chemistry facility and expand our lab capacity on the Santa Rosa campus is currently underway.   The new Lindley Center for STEM Education will also house Physics, Engineering & Applied Technology, MESA, and part of the Mathematics program.  We currently anticipate occupying the new building in Fall 2023.  On the Petaluma campus, a new general chemistry lab was completed in Spring 2021. It will continue to work alongside the existing lab, completed in 2008.
 
The Chemistry Program takes pride in well-maintained and equipped laboratories.  Instruments regularly used by our students include GC/MS, NMR, FTIR, Fast Sequential AA, gas chromatographs and a set of UV-VIS spectrometers. We also diligently follow established protocols for environmental health and safety.  
 
As of Fall 2020, the workload factor for chemistry labs has been increased to achieve lecture/lab parity.  With lab and lecture teaching loads now equivalent, we are able to better engage students individually in the laboratory and provide more meaningful feedback on lab reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIRED:
Master's Degree in chemistry; OR Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry; OR possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Chemistry or Biochemistry; OR the equivalent; AND
Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
 
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications exactly as listed above for disciplines of interest, or they must file for equivalency in order to be considered. Candidates who are requesting equivalency consideration are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application. For questions regarding the equivalency process, please contact Human Resources (Maria Padilla mpadillacampos@santarosa.edu  or Shauna Malvino smalvino@santarosa.edu.)
 
PREFERRED:
Advanced degree in chemistry
Experience with current laboratory instrumentation
Commitment to teaching at a community college
Commitment to departmental and college-wide collaboration
Recent experience in teaching rigorous lecture and laboratory courses comparable to those offered at Santa Rosa Junior College
Demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
Application Procedures:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must provide the following:
A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/SchoolJobs.com employment application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the "Work Experience" section of the employment application. Applications will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.
Contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.
A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the minimum and preferred requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions as listed in this section of the job posting.
Current Resume.
A 500-word response to the diversity prompt below:
Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population:
Curricula;
Learning activities;
Teaching/counseling practices;
Educational Resources;
Training, background, coursework and/or professional development;
Program Development
 
6. Completed Supplemental Questions.
7. Copies of transcripts of all college-level coursework, including confirmation of degrees. If selected for the position, official transcripts must be submitted prior to employment. Unofficial copies (both sides) will be accepted if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution.
If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application.
SRJC only accepts foreign transcripts that have been evaluated by a credential evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  For a full list of accepted evaluation services, please see NACES.
For further details on SRJC requirements on Foreign Degrees, please see Foreign Degree Requirements.
8. If you do not possess minimum qualifications as noted under the Minimum Qualifications Section of the job posting, you must complete and attach the Faculty Equivalency Application and supporting documents, including narrative synopsis, to your employment application in order to be considered. Information on SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures
9. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
Candidate Accommodations:
Candidates must be able to perform the job duties included in this job posting in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.
Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-4 weeks after the filing deadline, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for an interview.  Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee.  
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
Must be fingerprinted in California and have background clearance (at applicant's expense);
Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter);
Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District trainings on topics such as Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention, and Mandated Reporter;
Employees who work on-site or access District facilities, will need to provide proof of full vaccination beginning January 1, 2022. For more details, see vaccination mandate.
 
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)
Link to read or obtain a full copy of this report. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by visiting the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

 
The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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