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Chemistry Instructure, Tenure Track

Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, Nevada
Initial salary placement will be depend on education level and years of experience: $60634 - $82162
Closing date
Feb 4, 2024

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Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track, Chemistry Instructor. This position requires the applicant to demonstrate the ability to teach lower-division general, organic, and/or non-major courses in chemistry. The Chemistry instructor position is responsible for facilitating student learning in the classroom, in the lab, and online. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in scholarly activity related to improving student learning and enhancing the chemistry courses. This may include such tasks as implementing new research validated pedagogical strategies, creating new courses/programs, conducting educational or undergraduate research, grant writing, and/or collaborative work with faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Chemistry or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

2. One year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Teaching experience in a community college setting and/or at a minority serving institution. 
2. More than 12 credits of teaching college-level Chemistry or related discipline or combination of the preceding in a post-secondary setting as the instructor of record for courses taught. (Experience as a teaching assistant, a lab assistant, or a guest lecturer does not count towards this qualification.)
3. Evidence of using research-based best practices in teaching college-level science.
4. Evidence of using a formal assessment cycle and revising instruction to improve student learning gains.
5. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
6. Evidence of participating in the teaching/learning/education sections of professional societies relevant to your discipline.

Academic Faculty Responsibilities:

1.Teach 30 (15/15) credit or contact hours during the academic year, August through May, in various modalities as assigned, including in-person, hybrid, online, live-virtual (hy-flex), and at high-school sites (Jump-Start dual credit), per the needs of the program.

2. Demonstrate awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. Maintain sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as disabilities, of students, faculty, and staff.

3. Support student learning outcomes assessment processes by teaching toward approved student learning outcomes and assessing student performance.

4. Assist with curriculum and program review, revision, and assessment. Aid in the development of new course materials and innovative instructional techniques that improve student learning.

5. Work closely with department peers and administrators to become an effective teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.

6. Attend and actively participate in College events, department and division meetings, college or Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) committees, and community service activities.

7. Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current in field knowledge and pedagogies that expand breadth and depth of understanding in the discipline. 

8. Complete training outlined in TMCC's Faculty Standards of Online Instruction, when and as needed.

9. Hold 5 office-hours per week.

10. Participate in student advising, recruitment, and retention efforts.

11. Travel occasionally to community and workforce sites, conferences, events, and so on, per the needs of the program.

12. Communicate and interact in a professional and collegial manner with faculty, students, staff, and administration, in the best interests of the college and the people it serves.

13.Comply with departmental administrative responsibilities and published college and NSHE policies and procedures.

14. Uphold the Mission, Vision, and Values of TMCC and perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with them.

15. Adhere to the published codes of NSHE as detailed in the Board of Regents Handbook.

16. Adhere to the Code of Ethical Standards of the State of Nevada (Nevada Revised Statutes 281A.400-281A.480).

17. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Program and Department Responsibilities:

1. Contribute to the department’s culture of teaching and mentoring part-time faculty.
2. Collaborate with part-time faculty in chemistry to maintain consistent curriculum and coordinate course and program assessment.
3. Engage in scholarly activity related to improving student learning, including implementing new research-validated pedagogical strategies, conducting and publishing curriculum-specific education research, and/or submitting grants to develop new programs or fund student projects.
4. Work with the Physical Sciences Prep Lab to maintain and update appropriate laboratory materials as needed.

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary: Initial salary placement will be dependent on education level and years of experience.

Master’s- $60,634- $68,468

Master’s + 30- $63,444-$76,685

Ph.D- $68,739- $82,162


Applications must be submitted through TMCC's site to be considered:

This search is for a Fall 2024 start date and is open until filled. Initial applications will be reviewed on February 7th. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately for full consideration.


Truckee Meadows Community College is a growing, multi-campus institution that serves the diverse population of Northern Nevada. Serving the Reno-Sparks area since 1971, TMCC’s student body exceeds 12,000 students with an FTE of 6,495 at 35 sites throughout Washoe County. TMCC has an operating budget over $60 million for 2012 – 2013. Students are enrolled in college transfer, occupational, developmental, business, and community service classes. Courses are available at night and on the weekends and the majority of students attend part-time. TMCC is located in Reno, Nevada, an area rich with outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, fishing, boating and much more. Reno is located in a beautiful environment within the Great Basin with the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the West, within 40 minutes of Lake Tahoe, and in proximity of the San Francisco Bay Area. Three national parks (Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley) are within easy driving distance.

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