Overview

Garden City Community College is a vibrant and dynamic community college located in the heart of the rural Southwest Kansas high plains region. Officially designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the College serves a student population which reflects the area’s rich diversity.

The College serves approximately 2,000 students across multiple populations including on-campus, online, and area high schools and has a history of strong program options in both transfer and technical education. The College is located in Garden City, a community with a recent history of robust population growth. Garden City has many amenities including arts and culture, plentiful shopping, and daily jet service to Dallas.

This is a full-time 172-day contract position under the direction of the appropriate Division Chair, Dean of Academics, and the Vice President of Instructional Services.  The primary assignment is to provide instructional services and learning facilitation for students in the Science Division by offering a variety of chemistry related courses.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Teaching college chemistry and organic chemistry courses, assigned day and/or evening, using lecture, lab, hands-on demonstration, cooperative learning, and other methods in on-campus or at off-campus outreach locations.  Courses are offered in accordance with established standards and course syllabi.
  • Providing individual and small group facilitation of learning, diagnostic assessment of students, and identification of appropriate learning materials.
  • Participating in course and curriculum design, student advisement, program review, and college committees as required to maintain and improve the learning program.
  • Participating in the operation of computer and other labs and providing direction and help to students and student assistants.
  • Remaining current in subject matter and in the techniques most effective to promote student learning.
  • Participating in staff and college meetings and contributing through appropriate committee assignments.
  • Performing other relevant tasks as assigned.

Performance Measurements 

Faculty Profile Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Strong commitment to quality teaching, student learning, and academic excellence.
  • Learner-centered, able to facilitate the learning process, to inspire, motivate, and help students to succeed.
  • Appreciation and respect for student role, contribution, and responsibility in the learning process.
  • Commitment to develop learning outcomes and design alternative approaches to learning.
  • Ability and willingness to apply knowledge of academic or occupational areas in designing strategies related to learning outcomes.
  • Commitment to integrate new technologies and strategies into the learning process.
  • Commitment to using technologies and instructional support resources to address learners’ unique needs.
  • Intellectual and ethical qualities which evoke confidence and respect.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, openness to change, willingness to experiment and innovate.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and needs of community college students.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Knowledge and Skills:

Required:

A master’s degree in chemistry, chemistry education or possession of a master’s degree with 18 graduate level credit hours in chemistry education.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:

  • Experience teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and lab at the college level.
  • Community college teaching experience at multiple skill levels.
  • Knowledge of instructional design for online learning.
  • Experience teaching chemistry in other than community college settings.
  • Industry experience in applying chemistry in real world settings.
  • Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted learning strategies in chemistry.
  • Commitment to the discipline through involvement in professional organizations and activities.
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.

About Garden City Community College

Established in 1919, Garden City Community College has a rich tradition providing students, local community, region and state with high quality, affordable higher education and workforce training.

Garden City Community College is proud of the highly qualified faculty, staff and administrators whose passion and dedication is to focus on students and providing an engaging and positive learning experience. Whether you are starting a new career, enhancing academic skills or preparing to transfer to a four-year university, Garden City Community College is the right choice to help meet your goals.

Garden City Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). GCCC delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through HLC, and the accreditation requires the college to show the quality of programs, fiscal responsibility and sustainability.

The faculty, staff and administrators take pride in preparing students to be the best. I invite you to explore GCCC and learn more about our quality learning and student opportunities available to you. I also invite you to visit campus and get a first-hand experience on how GCCC can help you reach your goals. Garden City Community College is an exciting and progressive institution that focuses on students and the community. We look forward to welcoming you to campus as a future Broncbuster.