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Chemistry Instructor (One or More)

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, California
Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Chemistry Instructor (One or More)


Saddleback College

Full-Time Faculty

Job Close Date: 02/07/2022


Hours per week: 36

Receives benefits: Yes

Term: 10 Months/Year



In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at



Minimum Qualifications:

For this position, employees must have at least one of the following: 


1. Master’s degree or higher in chemistry from an accredited college or university; OR 

2. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND a Master’s degree or higher in 

 biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or 

 geochemistry from an accredited college or university; OR 

3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 

4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.


Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.


Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 


· An earned PhD from a US accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent 

PhD certified by the US Department of Education. 

· A minimum of four semesters of in-person teaching as the lead instructor for General 

Chemistry lecture and laboratory. 

· Experience in the use of computers and instrumentation in Chemistry laboratory 


· Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, disability, 

political, and ethnic backgrounds of diverse student populations. 

· Experience of the ability to address equity gaps of racially minoritized and other 

marginalized groups within Chemistry.



Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive.  The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement. 


•  Teach lecture and laboratory courses for General Chemistry and Fundamental 


•  Additional assignments may include teaching other chemistry courses such as:

•  Introduction to General, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry (GOB) and Organic Chemistry. 

•  Promote appropriate safety practices in the laboratory.

•  Participate in general faculty functions related to the chemistry department. 

•  Participate in the program review process.

•  Assignment may include day, evening or weekend hours.

•  Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.

•  Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

•  Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. 

•  Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

•  Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

•  Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division meetings.

•  Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.

•  Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.

•  Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner.  Comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

•  Work cooperatively with staff and students.

•  Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.


Application Procedure:

To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded at

· A completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience, and references.

· A current resume and/or curriculum vitae.

· Cover letter.

· Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution.  For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.  Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire.  Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: at the time of application.


Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.


Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted.  All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense.  Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the day the position closes.  Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.


For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at or call (949) 582-4850.


Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S.  SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas..


Selection Procedure:

A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline.  A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense.  Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.


Compensation and Fringe Benefits:

Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website).  The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan.  All premiums are fully paid by the District.


For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at or call (949) 582-4850.




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