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Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Position Number: 1168242
  • Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry


Instructor, Chemistry


Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 17-094

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months:

Starting Salary:

Close Date: 3/26/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Duration:

Description:

Initial Review Date: 3/26/18*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Chemistry, De Anza College.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
  1. Instruct community college lecture and laboratory chemistry courses to a diverse student population with multiple learning styles;
  2. Teach courses ranging from introductory and allied health chemistry to general and organic chemistry;
  3. Plan, organize, and oversee curriculum development, participate in the formulation and assessment of student learning outcomes, and select textbooks and materials for chemistry courses, including those which contain contributions to the discipline by ethnic groups and women when appropriate;
  4. Participate in collaborative efforts to prepare laboratory schedules, maintain equipment, and address safety, chemical handling, and waste disposal in accordance with departmental policies; and,
  5. 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.
  6. Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, serving on District and College committees, participating in campus extra-curricular activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor and the mission of the College.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree in chemistry OR

Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry,

OR the equivalent.


NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Recent lecture and laboratory chemistry teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level;
  2. Ability to motivate and teach students with diverse cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds, preparation, learning styles, and disabilities using instructional methods that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter;
  3. Hands-on experience maintaining and operating instrumentation used in community college and research laboratories, such as GC-MS, NMR, and IR;
  4. Experience with and knowledge of hazardous materials handling, disposal, and storage in a chemistry laboratory;
  5. Experience maintaining a safe laboratory environment in compliance with safety rules;
  6. Currency in chemical education as demonstrated by course work, research, presentations, or active participation in professional chemical societies;
  7. Professional experience in a non-academic chemistry related area;
  8. Experience working with community organizations, local universities, and high schools to promote chemical education and articulation at all levels;
  9. Experience working collaboratively with colleagues at the department and division level;
  10. Commitment to actively participate and contribute to the work of the department and institution; and,
  11. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:
  1. Indoor, office, classroom, and chemical laboratory environments.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:
  1. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

HIRING RANGE: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:
http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/All%20Faculty%20Schedules_16-17.pdf

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year

STARTING DATE: Fall 2018

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: employment@fhda.edu
http://hr.fhda.edu/


To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/





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