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Chemistry Instructor

North Central Michigan College
Petoskey, Michigan
Salary pursuant to wage grid in Collective Bargaining Agreement found on NCMC''''s website.
Closing date
Apr 5, 2024

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Job Type
Full time

Company Description:

Established in 1958, North Central Michigan College (NCMC) was founded to make higher education accessible, affordable, and convenient for Emmet County residents. Initially serving Michigan's northern tip, NCMC now attracts a diverse student population. Over the years, it expanded programs in liberal arts, nursing, allied health, criminal justice, and more. The 207-acre Petoskey campus was established in 1960, with Cheboygan and Gaylord education centers added in 1973.

NCMC's $16 million budget and over 230 valued and dedicated employees, including full-time, part-time, adjunct and student workers, has allowed it to provide accessible and relevant education to the region. This is exemplified by over $6 million in financial aid and over 11,000 credentials awarded.

By offering 24 Associate Degrees and 39 Certificates, NCMC aims to enhance the region's workforce, quality of life, and educational opportunities for years to come.


Job Description:


  • Full-time position, with a targeted start of Fall 2024.
  • Pay range from $59,618 to $95,199 (based on years of teaching experience per the Faculty CBA)
  • Excellent and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:
    • Multiple medical and retirement plans to choose from, effective upon hire.
    • Dental, Vision, Life and Long-term Disability cost covered by the College and effective upon hire.
    • Paid Personal days, paid Sick days, and paid Bereavement days.
    • Free use of our gym and fitness center, including walking track, game courts, weight machines, and free admission to all Home athletic games.
    • Free access to a confidential Employee Assistance Program through Ulliance.
    • Tuition waiver and reimbursement.
    • Discounts on Lifelong Learning and Luncheon Lectures hosted by Corporate & Community Education department


Teaches assigned college course work as defined by North Central Michigan College and assigned by the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Assists students in meeting didactic and laboratory requirements and understanding course material. Provides a safe classroom and/or field experience-learning environment. Conducts self in a professional manner promoting diplomacy with students, educational agencies, and other faculty and staff. Engages in individual student and educational program development, accessibility and coordinates with other college departments including Student Services as needed to foster student success. In addition, the candidate will serve as the content expert while collaborating with other faculty on curriculum development and improvement within the college's science program.


  • Teach 15 contact hours per semester. Assignments may include day and evening course times as well as coverage in Petoskey and NCMC's other off campus sites.
  • Hold six (6) office hours per week at times convenient for student consultations.
  • Prepare instructional materials and deliver instruction to students in a variety of formats and settings (including classroom, hybrid, online, flex, etc.)
  • Provide timely feedback on students' progress, including evaluation of student work
  • Work with Dean of Arts and Sciences to maintain updated master syllabi of courses and program outcomes.
  • Prepare and submit required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information required by the college.
  • Engage in college service in the areas of curriculum development, program outcomes assessment and program review, and instructional improvement.
  • Participate in the college governance structure and/or strategic planning process through committee service.
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate.



  • Master's Degree in Chemistry.
  • Solid understanding of element identification/interpretation, elements and compounds composed of atoms, molecules and ions: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances.
  • Experience teaching lab science courses at the community college level OR teaching lab science courses to general education and/or science major students at college/university level.
  • Ability and desire to organize safe and effective laboratory and field experiences for students.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to use appropriate technology when delivering content in the classroom and in lab/field settings.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the community college mission, particularly as it pertains to science education.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in person, to groups, and electronically.


Recent experience in teaching chemistry in a community college setting.
Ability and willingness to foster learning partnerships with community agencies and organizations.
Evidence of continuing professional development.
Activity in professional organizations.
Familiarity with program assessment practices within a community college setting.
Familiarity with institutional effectiveness planning and retention issues within a community college environment.


Additional Information:


North Central Michigan College is committed to broaden diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and in employment and hiring practices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

  • Applicant review will occur soon after receipt of each complete application, and determination of interview eligibility shortly thereafter. There is currently no official application deadline.
  • Complete the application, including employment history, education history, and 3 (three) professional references, along with the other required documentation (resume, cover letter, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript copies).
  • Complete applications will be given priority consideration.

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