Chemistry Assistant Professor


Posting Number: F00941

Location: Contra Costa College



Description of Position:

Contra Costa College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track academic position in chemistry to begin August 2023. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower-division chemistry courses, will provide an inclusive learning environment that promotes the success of all students, and will be dedicated to the functioning and improvement of the department and college. The ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching, actively engaged in adapting teaching style to enhancing student learning, and committed to working collaboratively within the department and across the college to shape the future direction of education in our community. We are a campus dedicated to transforming the lives of our diverse student population. Serving predominately Latinx students and African American students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.



Patricia West



Position Status: Tenure- Track

EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty

Department: C7000-NSAS DIV Natural & Applied Sc


Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department 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. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:

Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.


Master’s in chemistry


Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry


Master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistr

OR the equivalent


Desirable Qualifications:

• Commitment to the development and practice of equity-minded pedagogy to promote the learning, retention, and success of students in a diverse community college learning environment

• Experience with chemical equipment, instrumentation, and technologies used in instructional chemistry laboratories

• Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, as evidenced by activities in curriculum development, chemical education or chemistry, and/or recent scholarly publications

• Interest in and commitment to being a collaborative member of the chemistry department, participating on faculty committees, and engaging in campus activities

• Ability to teach all lower division courses in chemistry with a focus on general chemistry

• Willingness to teach chemistry courses offered in all formats: in-person, hybrid, and/or online

• Effective written and oral communication skills


Job Open Date: 11/22/2022

Job Close Date: 1/17/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Begins: August 2023, Fall Semester 2023

# of Months: 10


To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3679573


The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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