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Part Time Instructor of Chemistry (Pool)
Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon
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Date Posted 09/21/2015
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Posting Number: 0600600 Position Title: Part Time Instructor of Chemistry (Pool) Posting Date: 01/31/2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis Anticipated Start Date: Spring Term, 2014 Position Type: Part-Time Faculty FTE: <.50 Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Minimum Pay: $525 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit) Starting Maximum Pay: $525 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit) Hours per Week: depending on class schedule Work Schedule: depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose: To create and implement learning activities for assigned 100- and/or 200-level chemistry, or GS 105 (General Science: Chemistry), courses as a member of an instructional department of full-time and part-time science instructors. The instructor will work with other chemistry faculty to design and deliver assigned courses. Essential Functions: 1. To provide instruction in Chemistry and assist with providing other coursework for Chemistry programs. This includes directing and supervising students working in groups on classroom and laboratory activities. It also includes providing individual conference time (“Office hours”) to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching and laboratory assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on or off campus, and may require the use of the most current instructional technologies to facilitate delivery of course material. 2. Work collaboratively with other the Chemistry faculty and other instructors in the Science Department to foster excellence in the Chemistry program and its teaching. This includes working successfully with colleagues in the Science Department to develop and modify curricula, integrate new instructional methods into courses, and work to assure curricular coherence with other programmatic coursework. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. 1. Thorough knowledge of the field of Chemistry in the broadest possible sense and demonstrable evidence of excellence in teaching typical college chemistry coursework at the 100- and 200-course level. This includes demonstrable evidence of the on-going pursuit of activities intended to improve teaching skills. 2. Knowledge of current best practices in teaching and learning in these subject areas for traditional and non-traditional students, including learner-centered, active engagement, constructivist, and other pedagogies. 3. Visual ability, including corrected-vision, to be able to observe and supervise students in laboratory situations. 4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including classroom computers and presentation equipment, as well as course management systems (“Blackboard” is currently being used at COCC). 5. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter or auxiliary aids or services. 6. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature. 7. Ability to work cooperatively with department faculty and staff, and other faculty, staff and administrators at COCC. 8. A willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required. 9. Ability to work effectively and sensitively with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Physical Demands: Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. Required Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in Chemistry or closely related field. 2. A minimum of one year’s teaching experience in chemistry, evidence of excellent teaching, or promise thereof. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline. 2. Evidence of excellence in teaching college chemistry courses. 3. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish a plus Special Instructions to Applicants: Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise. Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled No
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