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Chemistry Instructor

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Position open until filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Chemistry Instructor
General Function

Lenoir Community College is a comprehensive institution that places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College: Mastery of Subject Matter; Teaching Performance; Evaluation of Student Learning; Support of College Policies and Procedures; Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities; Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs; and Other Duties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The duties of the Chemistry Instructor include, but are not limited to:

I. Mastery of Subject Matter
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
• Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
• Connect the subject matter with related fields
• Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences, and/or workshops
• Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate

II. Teaching Performance
• Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
• Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
• Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
• Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
• Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
• Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
• Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives

III. Evaluation of Student Learning
• Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
• Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
• Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
• Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
• Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances

IV. Support of College Policies and Procedures
• Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
• Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
• Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
• Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
• Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
• Maintain confidentiality of student information
• Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
• Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
• Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual

V. Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities
• Serve on college committees as assigned
• Participate in meetings and events as required
• Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
• Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
• Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes
• Participate in graduation ceremonies
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member

VI. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
• Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans
• Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels
• Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
• Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College
• Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

VII. Other Duties
• Plan, implement, and evaluate course-specific instruction
• Facilitate instruction in the teaching discipline with the faculty

Qualifications

• A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in chemistry or a master’s degree and 18 graduate semester hours in chemistry (courses designated as graduate-level chemistry courses) is required.
• Previous teaching experience at a community college or university, experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred.
• 18 graduate credit hours in biology, or a combination of 18 graduate credit hours in biochemistry is preferred.

Salary Range Salary based on college’s salary plan and commensurate with education and relevant work experience.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00014P
Effective Date of Employment
Open Date 07/18/2017
First Review Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position open until filled.

Priority Consideration Date
Priority Consideration Information

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Although graduate hours in biology are not required, they are preferred for this position. Do you have at least 18 graduate hours in biology or in bio-chemistry? This can be in addition to, or including, the required 18 graduate hours in chemistry.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Please summarize your experience in teaching in a laboratory setting working with chemicals.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unoffical required)
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3