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CHEMISTRY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Martinez, CA
Posted Mar 05, 2013 by Contra Costa Community College District
Category: Not specified

THIS JOB POSTING HAS EXPIRED.



CHEMISTRY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Division: Physical Science and Engineering
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill Campus
Last Day to Apply: March 7 2013, by 5:00 p.m.

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Diablo Valley College located in Pleasant Hill, California is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track Chemistrys Assistant Professor.

Note: Diablo Valley College is recruiting for two unique Chemistry Assistant Professor positions, one at the San Ramon Campus and one at the Pleasant Hill Campus. Each position requires a separate application packet.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE (FIRST YEAR FACULTY)
$54,576 to $82,128 depending upon education and experience

Note: A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in United Faculty or payment of a service fee is required.

BENEFITS
Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:
• Medical (Health Net or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic
• Dental and vision
• Flexible spending (125) plan
• Life and long-term disability insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
• Sabbatical Leave

EMPLO YMENT BEGINS
Fall 2013 (August)

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time (18 lecture hours/week), tenure track academic position in Chemistry to begin August 2013. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all Chemistry courses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to contractual duties, which for this position will include the equivalent of 18 hours of classroom and lab instruction, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, departmental activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. the advancement of student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in
accordance with established course outlines;
2. participation in the development and revision of the curriculum and program review;
3. participation in department and college committees;
4. participation in professional development activities;
5. maintenance of current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective
teaching/learning strategies;
6. maintenance of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
7. provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines;
8. prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and inform students of their
academic progress;
9. inform students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. maintain attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to published deadlines;
11. post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
12. participate in department staff development and program improvement initiatives;
13. participate in the College's shared governance process, curriculum development and related instruction areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
1. Master's degree or higher in chemistry OR
2. Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry and 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
ins tr uc tion in chemistry OR
4. The equivalent. If you do not meet the above specific degree requirements but believe you meet the minimum qualifications, you MUST complete the equivalency form, located at the end of the job announcement.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
The college is seeking applicants who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence and dedication as evidenced by:
• graduate school work in organic chemistry;
• demonstrated commitment to student learning of chemistry;
• demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access
lear ning environment;
• demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities;
• commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching;
• demonstrated excellence in preparation and knowledge in the subject area;
• ability to teach all chemistry courses in the Diablo Valley College chemistry
curriculum;
• commitment and ability to contribute both independently and collegially to the
functioning and improvement of the department and college;
• commitment to maintaining department standards and following department policies to ensure that students are prepared for subsequent courses at Diablo Valley College
and elsewhere;
• effective written and oral communication skills.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Applic ations will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, 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.
3. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
4. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class.
5. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
6. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.

COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE RECEIVED BY
Last day to apply: March 7, 2013, by 5:00 p.m.
Vice President of Instruction
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

NO FAXED OR E-MAILED MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST

A complete application packet consists of:
-Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
- Contra Costa Community College District Application for Employment — Academic
- Answers to REQUIRED Supplemental Questions that address Minimum Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications (see next page for Supplemental Questionnaire)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of college transcript(s) for screening purposes
- Equivalency form (found at the end of the job announcement) and supporting
documentation (if qualifying under #4 of Minimum Qualifications)

Note: Diablo Valley College is recruiting for two unique Chemistry Assistant
Professor positions, one at the San Ramon Campus and one at the Pleasant Hill
Campus. Each position requires a separate application packet.
Application, supplemental questionnaire, and additional job information may be obtained at www.4cd.edu, or by contacting the Office of the Vice President of Instruction, Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, telephone 925-685-1230, ext. 1929.

The submission of a complete application packet is the responsibility of the applicant.
Incomplete or late packets will not be accepted. Faxed or emailed materials will NOT be accepted.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is a large suburban community college, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco in Contra Costa County. One of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, DVC enrolls approximately 20,000 sudents, about forty percent of whom come from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. DVC ranks consistently as one of the most successful transfer institutions in California and also offers a wide range of highly respected occupational programs leading to certificates or degrees. The faculty is known for its intellectual vitality and deep commitment to the success of its students. Additional information: www.dvc.edu.
The Contra Costa Community College District is a drug-free work place. The district verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or aliens authorized to work in the U.S., in conformance with the 1986 Immigration and Control Act.
Potential employees should be aware that smoking is prohibited in many areas of the district facilities.

THE CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodation may be made to:
925-229-6854 or slever@4cd.edu. For administrative purposes requests must be made at the time of application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
Note: Diablo Valley College is recruiting for two unique Chemistry Assistant Professor positions, one at the San Ramon Campus and one at the Pleasant Hill Campus. Each position requires a separate application packet.

DIRECTIONS
This supplemental job information questionnaire is a required part of the application. It is designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position.

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application packet. The information provided on this questionnaire will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Please respond to the following questions using no more than 4-6 typewritten pages for your response. Be thorough, yet concise. Please answer all questions, even if information is presented in other application materials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
De scrib e the way(s) in which you meet the minimum qualifications.
1. Masters degree or higher in chemistry
OR
2. Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry and 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 do not meet the above specific degree requirements but believe you meet the minimum qualifications, you MUST complete the equivalency form, located at the end of the job announcement.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Please respond to the following questions using no more than 4-6 typewritten pages for your response. The information will be used to distinguish you from other applicants. Be thorough, yet concise.
1. Why are you seeking a career teaching at a community college? What evidence indicates that you will be an effective chemistry instructor?
2. The year-long organic chemistry sequence is a capstone to our chemistry curriculum. Select a topic in organic chemistry that you think is important, and an appropriate student laboratory experiment that would support the learning of the concepts associated with it. Explain why you feel that the topic is important and how the experiment reinforces the learning process.
3. Describe your experiences in
a. using laboratory instrumentation.
b. maintaining laboratory instrumentation.
4. Describe your active involvement in non-instructional activities such as department, college, or district committees. If you have no teaching experience or involvement in these specific areas, use other examples from your personal or work experience.
5. Give two examples that illustrate how your expertise will contribute to the continuing development of the Diablo Valley College chemistry program over the next five years.
6. A chemistry instructor is always challenged to cover effectively the course topics prescribed in the course outline. Describe how you will balance the academic requirements of your courses with the needs of our diverse student population.
7. Describe teaching techniques and instructional technologies that you have used, or would like to use, to engage students and promote active learning.
8. Complete the "Summary of Chemistry Courses Taught" chart. Because course descriptions vary with the institution, your teaching experiences may not exactly coincide with our course descriptions. Please fit your experiences into our categories as best as you can, using your resume or cover letter to elaborate on any particulars. Please use additional copies of the form if you need additional space.

EQUIVALENCY
If your degree does not exactly match the minimum qualifications listed on the job announcement, you must complete the equivalency form (found at the end of the job announcement). Please provide supporting documentation. Failure to do so will disqualify your application.

FOREIGN DEGREE AND CREDIT STATEMENT
All foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National As s oc iation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency (www.naces.orq) prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Two local firms that provide this service are International Education Research Foundation (310) 258-9451 www.lerf.orq and Educational Records Evaluation Service (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com. Credits previously accepted by an accredited institution will be accepted with no further evaluation. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange and pay for the foreign degree evaluation.

For more information, please visit: http://www.4cd.edu/career/fulltime_faculty/Chemistry%20Assistant%20Professor%20at%20DVC.pdf




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