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Chemistry Adjunct Instructor

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Los Medanos College

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Diablo, California

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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Position Title Chemistry Adjunct Instructor Description of Position Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California is seeking a part-time instructor for our Fall 2021 semester to provide college level instruction in either Introductory Chemistry or General Chemistry classes. The position includes lecture and laboratory preparations and teaching, classroom management, and student assessment/evaluation. Successful applicants will demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students. The Chancellor’s Vision for Social Justice The Chancellor’s Vision for Social Justice We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live. The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions. Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission. Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families. The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps. If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply. Diversity Statement It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Inquiries Contact Jean Ruehl at if you have questions. Recruitment Type Faculty Location Diablo Valley College Posting Number F00740 # of Openings 1 Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range $60.89 – 88.35 per hour Position Status Non-Tenure Track EEO Job Category Faculty & Other Instructional Staff Employee Group Part-Time Faculty Department D4110-Chemistry Discipline Chemistry Alternate Discipline Duties and Responsibilities Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules; 2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking; 3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work; 4. meeting with students outside of class; 5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; 6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas; 7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member; 8. maintaining accurate academic records; 9. performing other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty. The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university): 1. Master’s degree in chemistry OR 2. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND a master’s degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry OR 3. A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in chemistry OR 4. The equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency form and upload with your application.) License/Certificates/Credentials Desirable Qualifications – demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment, – demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities, – commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment, Job Open Date: 01/12/2021 Job Close Date: 08/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Employment Begins: August 2021 # of Months 5 Employee Benefits Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include: – Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services – Dental and vision – Flexible spending (125) plan – Life and long-term disability insurance – Employee Assistance Program – Deferred compensation (403b and 457) – Sabbatical Leave Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships. Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50. How to Apply 1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets. 2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. 3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered. 4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. 5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement. 6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a placeholder document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview. 7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated. Selection Process Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. 1. The applications, cover letters, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. 2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee. 3. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Foreign Degree and Credit Statement In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article .2, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date ADA Accommodations: Request For Reasonable Accommodation Medical Verification Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to Quick Link