Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Instructor - Chemistry

El Camino College in California

Deadline September 28, 2015
Date Posted August 20, 2015
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

El Camino College


Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Instructor - Chemistry

Posting Close Date: 09/28/2015


Complete job description and application available online at: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic



This position is a full-time, tenure track teaching assignment in chemistry.  Assignments will be in organic and general chemistry.  El Camino College is located in the heart of the Southern California. Nearby are numerous universities, NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, aerospace industries and world-famous beaches.  Seven different chemistry courses are taught for STEM majors, nursing and allied health majors and general education.  The successful applicant will be joining eight full-time chemistry faculty members. A regular classroom assignment is 16 to 18 contact hours of lecture/laboratory classes per week and may include evening assignments.  The position requires participation in a variety of campus and division activities such as faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, curriculum development, instructional review, annual planning and student learning outcomes assessments. 



Masters degree in chemistry OR 

Bachelors degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND masters degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry OR 

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement, must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND

Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities. 



Experience and love of teaching science

Experience teaching college-level organic chemistry

Engaging speaking skills


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS - Please keep your response between 150 and 300 words.

What strategies do you use to motivate students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective?

Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning.



Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2016 2017 academic year, beginning January 4, 2016. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



The starting salary ranges from $61,821 - $84,914 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included. 



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.


Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application on-line.


If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3474 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. 

The college will be closed on September 7, 2015.

Closing Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.


Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.


Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.


Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.



Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement. 

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic