This chemistry instructor will teach both introductory (Chemistry 10) and a one-semester general/organic/biochemistry course (Chem 19), including lectures and laboratories. In addition, they will assist in the development of laboratory experiments and demonstrations for chemistry courses; assist with the assessment of student learning outcomes and analysis of assessment data; keep abreast of current trends in chemistry education; assist in the selection and maintenance of common laboratory instrumentation; participate in departmental activities including but not limited to curriculum development, textbook evaluation and selection, mentoring and evaluation of peers, professional development activities, compliance with laboratory safety protocols, and development and implementation of department policies; and participate in college-wide activities by serving on campus committees and/or advising student clubs.
Master's degree in chemistry OR bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND master's degree in n biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s). Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socioeconomic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.
College level teaching experience in chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, especially in the lower division, including any experience working with students in introductory chemistry classes and classes that support the allied health field;
Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with college students and professional colleagues;
Knowledge of current advances and practices in chemistry education research and experience applying them in college-level classes, including utilization of a variety of teaching methods, including interactive methods, and developing lab experiments;
Recent participation in professional development programs or post-graduate degree programs designed to enhance pedagogical effectiveness and extra-curricular support for students preparing to enter STEM higher-education classrooms and laboratories as well as allied health professions.
Ph.D. degree in chemistry; background in inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical education; other postgraduate studies and/or research in chemistry or chemical education.
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.
Internal Number: 00160
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