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Full-time Faculty, Chemistry

Montgomery College
Rockville, Maryland
Full-time faculty position with full benefits
Closing date
Oct 25, 2023

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Montgomery College, Rockville campus is seeking an outstanding Full-time Chemistry faculty member beginning January 2024 or August 2024. We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the ability to motivate and engage students to succeed.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, working in a multi-cultural environment, commitment to the community college mission and have effective oral and written communication skills. The Rockville Chemistry department has multiple general chemistry and organic chemistry teaching laboratories in a modern building facility with dedicated laboratory staff to support instructional laboratories. Faculty and students have access to analytical instrumentation including low-field NMR, FT-IR, GC-MS, AA, HPLC and UV and fluorescence spectrophotometers. Faculty have opportunities to engage with students through honors coursework and in undergraduate research. Outstanding candidates with a passion for teaching chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply to join the award-winning faculty of the Montgomery College Rockville Chemistry Department. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit.

Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends. Montgomery College has three campuses and instructs courses at area high schools. Faculty may be assigned to teach in-person at any of these campuses and teach online.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Teach general chemistry lecture, discussion and laboratory courses. There may be opportunities to teach organic chemistry, non-majors chemistry courses or interdisciplinary courses.
  • Faculty members are assigned a workload consisting of a standard minimum of thirty (30) equivalent semester hours (ESH) per academic year and may include daytime, evening, and weekend and/or accelerated classes or possibly be asked to teach on another campus or online if needed. Opportunities may exist to teach summer session classes.
  • Faculty members are expected to serve on departmental, campus, and college committees, hold office hours, advise students, participate in course and program assessment, and maintain an active personal program of professional development. Faculty members have additional opportunities and support to supervise undergraduate research projects, participate in grant activities, and participate in professional organizations and activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Education or related Chemistry field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in classroom instruction using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Experience integrating technology into course delivery including use of a Learning Management System.
  • Experience utilizing high-impact teaching pedagogies to foster student engagement and active-learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive and equitable teaching practices and support of a diverse student population.
  • Demonstrated effective collaboration with colleagues.

Required Application Materials:

  1. Submit a cover letter addressing how your teaching experience, scholarship, mentoring and/or service would contribute to inclusion and equity in academic excellence and student success in chemistry and support Montgomery College’s mission and vision.
  2. Submit a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. Submit a teaching portfolio which should include (1) a summary of instructor or TA roles, responsibilities and modalities (1-page maximum); (2) a statement of teaching philosophy (2-page maximum) which should include your teaching goals for student learning and examples of methods and strategies used to promote student engagement as well as equity and inclusion in the classroom and (3) a minimum of two sample assignments or student activities designed for in-person and/or online modalities; and (4) evidence of effective teaching (2-page maximum; i.e. representative student evaluation data, classroom observations, recognition awards, professional development to evaluate or improve teaching).
  4. Submit an un-official copy of your transcripts from highest degree earned.

Please submit all four required materials with your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Chemistry, Chemical Education or related Chemistry field. ABDs will be considered, but applicants are expected to have completed the degree by the start of the appointment.
  • Experience teaching college-level general chemistry and organic chemistry using research-based instructional strategies.
  • Experience developing and teaching online chemistry courses.
  • Experience teaching honors or interdisciplinary courses.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate research in chemistry or interdisciplinary projects.
  • Experience supporting students through extracurricular activities or community outreach.
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarly activities.
  • Experience supporting students to overcome barriers to academic success.

Application Process:

  • For best consideration, complete online applications must be received by October 20, 2023.
  • Include dates of employment in your application or attachment.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).
  • For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.
  • Participation in a retirement plan (Pension or Optional Retirement Plan, depending on the position). If you are already retired from the Maryland State Retirement System, you may not enroll in a Maryland State Retirement System plan at Montgomery Collage and may have earnings restrictions, per state law.

Our benefits package includes: sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.


Montgomery College, Maryland's oldest community college, in Montgomery County, Maryland, has earned a reputation as one of the best community colleges in the nation by applying a winning formula: excellence in teaching; innovative partnerships; and unrivaled leadership. Montgomery College has developed a strong reputation throughout the state of Maryland - and nationally - for its high-quality, comprehensive academic programs, nationally recognized professors, successful graduates, and responsiveness to community and business needs. Since 1946, Montgomery College has grown from borrowed classroom space into a high-quality, comprehensive multi-campus learning community serving the educational and resource needs of one of the nation's most educated and affluent counties. At the same time, it has built upon its ability to focus on the individual needs of each student - whether it is the 17-year old high school graduate or the 40-year old professional. A firm commitment to student success at every level of the educational process guides Montgomery College's academic programs and related services. The College recruits students from all walks of life and cultures to enroll and increase their chances for personal, academic, and career success. Today, more than 100 degree and certificate programs prepare students to earn an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, enter the job market, upgrade career skills, complete an apprenticeship, or enhance life through enrichment experience. The College offers day, evening, and weekend courses to meet the needs of its diverse student body. Montgomery College is widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs in the liberal arts sciences, business, and technologies. Complemented by a comprehensive Workforce Development & Continuing Education program, the College seeks to offer students a well-defined path to personal and career success and enrichment. The Campuses Montgomery College (MC) has three conveniently located campuses, as well as off-campus sites and a Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD & CE) division, all in Montgomery County. The Rockville Campus is the largest MC campus. It offers approximately 14, 000 students more than 6,000 courses in more than 40 curricula. The programs are supported by a physical plant that has 18 buildings that are accessible and well-appointed, with a convenient community center that welcomes public service events and offers a kaleidoscope of cultural and artistic activities. The Takoma Park Campus is located at the edge of Washington, D.C., the College's oldest campus, is home to more than 4,500 students. It offers programs in information science, mathematics, nursing, fine arts, and the sciences. This campus and its urban community are working cooperatively to expand facilities, services, and programs to meet fast-changing business and community health needs. The Germantown Campus, the newest of the three campuses, serves more than 4,000 full-and part-time day, evening, and weekend students. It offers programs in high technology and science and mathematics, humanities and social sciences, physical education, and applied sciences. The Workforce Development & Continuing Education division offers a wide range of credit and non-credit educational offerings. WD & CE offers more than 1,500 courses, including high-quality non-credit courses in more than 20 program areas, and selected credit courses offered through a variety of off-campus locations, telecourses, two-way interactive locations, and online courses. Benefits Montgomery College employees enjoy excellent paid sick and annual leave and holiday benefits (including time off for the winter break between Christmas and New Years); medical, dental, life and retirement plans; medical and dependent care reimbursement plans; tax sheltered annuities; employer-paid training, education assistance; tuition waiver for full-time staff and their spouse and dependents; sabbatical and professional development leave; wellness program; convenient locations throughout Montgomery County, Maryland; and much more. Visit the Montgomery College web-site at For information, about employment opportunities visit Montgomery College is an equal employment employer, committed to fostering a diverse academic community among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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