Internal/Open to Public Open to public
Posting Open Date 02/12/2013
Posting Close Date 03/29/2013
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for this Posting
Contact Name Mary Fellows
Contact Phone 818-610-6523
Contact Email fellowM@piercecollege.edu
Position Title Chemistry
Working Title (Discipline) Chemistry
Status Probationary/Tenure track
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
College Location Pierce
Position Summary Information
Located on about 426 acres in the West San Fernando Valley, Pierce College combines state-of-the-art technology and learning with the picturesque beauty of its rolling hills. Founded in 1947, Pierce College is a growing two-year public institution with more than 100 disciplines being taught to more than 20,500 students each semester and enjoys one of the highest transfer performances in Southern California. Seen as a leader statewide and nationally, Pierce College is now seeking to expand its outstanding faculty by offering a full-time, tenure track position in Chemistry starting with the Fall 2013 semester.
The Chemistry Department of Pierce College is an active, student-centered department with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction and student success. The department currently consists of six full-time members and a number of adjunct faculty. The department maintains partnerships with UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Caltech that provide faculty and students with additional educational opportunities. The department, along with the other sciences, moved into a new, state of the art Center for Sciences facility in August, 2010 that features new laboratories, equipment and multimedia equipped classrooms.
Master’s in chemistry OR Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry.
Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at Pierce College includes lower division courses. Faculty members at Pierce College are expected to facilitate student learning by designing varied and exciting learning environments. The regular weekly teaching load is 15 hours. Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Teach courses over an academic year in accordance with established course outline;
• Participate in the development and the assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs);
• Maintain scheduled office hours for student contact;
• Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the
• Develop and update department course curricula including developing hybrid and/or online
• Develop resources, materials, and strategies, including using multimedia technology (Pierce Online Moodle) to teach students in a multicultural environment;
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students;
• Devote a minimum of five hours weekly to campus responsibilities (senate, accreditation, etc.).
• Experience teaching lecture and laboratory courses in introductory, general and possibly organic chemistry or biochemistry;
• Periodically developing and updating the curricula;
• Possess an excellent academic record that indicates a strong background in chemistry and related fields;
• Exhibit and express a commitment to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in chemistry and chemical education;
• Enjoy teaching and nurturing students in a community college setting to foster their intellectual and personal growth;
• Demonstrate skill in communicating and interacting effectively with students, colleagues and other college personnel in a multicultural environment;
• Show a willingness to accept non-teaching responsibilities within the department and college;
• Demonstrate an ability to operate a variety of chemical instrumentation.
Application and Evaluation Process
For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:
• Letter of Interest (describing your interest in the position);
• Current descriptive resume that summarizes how you meet the qualifications of the position;
• Contact information for three references;
• Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required only at time of hire).
Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Pierce College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Please submit your application and required documents by March 29, 2013
[Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or e-mail.]
For additional information or questions, please contact:
Mary Fellows, Personnel Assistant at (818) 610-6523
Pierce College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer
Salary and Benefits
The current starting range is from $47,600 to $74,110 for the 10-month academic year depending on education and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,000 per academic year. The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.