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Chemistry Instructor - Full-Time, Tenure Track
Yuba Community College District in Woodland, California
Date Posted 04/08/2021
Salary $54,403 - $91,118/Per Year -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Chemistry Instructor - Full-Time, Tenure Track


Woodland Community College - Woodland, CA

Job Description

Woodland Community College is located in the heart of Yolo County about 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. With a rural service area including centers in Williams and Clearlake, the college is surrounded with rich agricultural farmland and is one the largest crop production areas in the state. The area is an excellent choice for quality of life with close proximity to the Sierra Nevada for outdoor recreation, a burgeoning farm to fork movement, and access to the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Woodland Community College seeks a strong, well rounded chemistry educator who has demonstrated experience or potential to be an excellent teacher at a community college, and who can provide leadership or contribute positively in areas such as: development of the chemistry program and curriculum; keeping course offerings up-to date and relevant; staying abreast of and communicating the current trends in STEM education; collaborating with area high schools; and contributing to oversight of the chemistry lab.

Essential Duties Summary

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The successful candidate will be expected to organize and teach lecture and labs in all areas of chemistry (including but not limited to: general chemistry, introductory chemistry, and organic chemistry). The successful applicant
will provide instruction in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, class schedules, and Governing Board policies; evaluate progress of students concerning educational matters, develop and assess student learning outcomes, and perform other instructional related duties as assigned. In addition, the successful candidate will have knowledge of basic safety protocols for chemistry labs and instruction. Evening, weekend, distance education, and off-campus instruction may be part of the contract. The college offers courses in online, hybrid, and point to point interactive modalities.
REQUIRED DUTIES: Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Provide effective instruction, work collaboratively to develop and maintain curriculum with faculty and industry partners, participate in professional development, and participate in college governance.

Required Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate, by the final filing date, must possess the minimum qualifications for instructors in Chemistry at California Community Colleges:
• Possess a master’s degree in chemistry OR

• Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry OR

• The Equivalent

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Preference may be given to applicants with a strong background in organic chemistry.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience teaching chemistry to community college students in an equity minded and inclusive manner.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience collaborating with science colleagues in developing STEM programs and other college initiatives.
KNOWLEDGE: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in educational grants improving or innovating in the sciences.
COLLABORATION: Preference may be given to applicants with excellent collaboration skills working department faculty, academic support programs and student services, and local or regional employers.


Step 1 - Step 7 (Based on degree and teaching experience)

Salary Range

$54,403 - $91,118/Per Year

Benefits Information

BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent(s), valued at over$24,000 annually with a $310.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees or dependents for monthly premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 10 sick days and a 178 day contract. Initial salary placement will not be higher than Class 7, Step 10, in line with the provisions of the academic handbook.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Yuba Community College District is accepting qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track Chemistry Instructor.

A complete application includes the following: Online Academic Application, resume, transcripts, EEO Statement, up to (3) current letters of recommendation and a cover letter/letter of interest.

EQUIVALENCY: If you do not meet the specific degree requirements for an instructor in the discipline required, you may request equivalency before the final filing date. There are three (3) forms that you will need to download from the HR web site under FORMS, it is titled: Equivalency Determination Application, Statement, and Procedure – the information requested is required of all candidates not holding the stated minimum qualifications who are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency

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