Overview

General Statement of Responsibilities

Responsible for organizing and carrying out structured learning processes for students in chemistry. Instructors participate in the full range of professional and college-related activities, including student advising, curriculum development, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activity, and community involvement.

Examples of Duties – Essential Functions 

  1. Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center, or other setting as appropriate during the day, evening or weekends.
    Advises students on matters of program goals and course requirements, scheduling office hours as needed.
    Prepares, distributes, and utilizes instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate.
  2. Develops, communicates, and utilizes a student assessment process and instruments, which are related to the state objectives of the course.
    Participates as a team member in departmental meetings and planning activities.
  3. Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed.
  4. Serves as a member of college-wide standing committees, screening committees, and other related activities as assigned.
  5. Participates in the development of the quarterly class schedule and the annual departmental budget; initiates purchase requests, travel requests, and work orders as needed.
  6. Engages in regular professional growth activity based on the objectives established in an approved professional manner.
    Represents the program and the college to the community, business, public agencies, and other organizations in a professional manner. May participate in college recruitment and is active in student retention.
  7. Responsible for departmental equipment; participates in periodic inventory, and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department.
  8. Perform teaching responsibilities on more than one campus if required.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Screening Criteria

Education and Experience: A master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering is required, or a master’s degree in a related area and have completed at least 24-30 quarter hours (or 18 semester hours) of graduate credit in chemistry. Experience in curriculum development or preparation/evaluation of textbook and/or lab materials in chemistry, is preferred. Ability to teach biology, physics and/or engineering, in addition to chemistry, is preferred. The qualified candidate will have at least one of the following:

  • Full-time, part-time or graduate assistant lower division college science teaching experience
  • Full-time secondary science teaching experience
  • Ability to teach major’s level general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as non-major’s level introductory chemistry, introductory organic chemistry and introductory biochemistry

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Licenses: For assignments requiring operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s License and proof of an acceptable driving record are required. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver’s license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).

Knowledge of: Sufficient knowledge of the subject area taught; computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, multi-media presentations; curriculum development; the contemporary community colleges’ mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs; the role of accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and different pedagogical methods, including lecture, group activity, discussion, and individual instruction to accommodate a variety of learning styles. Spreadsheets and other computer applications preferred.

Ability to: Communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; work collaboratively as a member of an academic department; demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching in the subject area; participate in curriculum and program development; participate in the student advising program and college-wide efforts to improve student retention and success; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties, including the use of new technologies; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth. Pass a criminal background check.

Physical Demands of Position: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office and lab equipment, boxes, hazardous materials, etc. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office and lab equipment. May also be required to sit for long periods of time in meetings or traveling between counties.

Working conditions: Usual office and lab working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most office and lab environments with potentially loud equipment, telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises. In the lab environment, potential exposure to body fluids, pathogens and hazardous materials.

Additional Posting Information

This is a Full-time Faculty position (100%, 10 months/year) in the Science department, which will begin in September 2020. Compensation will be based on the 2020-2021 Full-Time Faculty Salary Schedule.

Method of Application and Closing Date
Position will remain open until filled, with screening scheduled to begin 3/1/2020.  Applications received after the screening date are not guaranteed review. Documents required for submission include a cover letter, resume, one professional letter of recommendation (must be current within the last two years), and unofficial transcripts indicating the level of degree earned. Applications missing any of the listed required documents may be considered incomplete and ineligible for further review.

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

CURRENT RCC FULL-TIME FACULTY AND ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBERS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF THE POSITION SHALL BE GRANTED AN INTERVIEW. CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS AND/OR ASSISTANCE DURING THE HIRING PROCESS MAY CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 541-956-7329. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT’S EXPENSE. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR POSITIONS WITH A DEGREE REQUIRED, ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609.

Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www.roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.

About Rogue Community College

Established in 1970, Rogue Community College serves residents in Jackson and Josephine counties at campuses and learning centers in Grants Pass, Medford, White City and the Illinois Valley.

A comprehensive, two-year, public community college, RCC offers six two-year degrees, 75 career and technical training programs, 17 Career Pathways certificates; and a variety of workforce and short-term training, academic skills, and continuing and community education classes; plus services to the businesses community.

One of 17 community colleges in Oregon, RCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. RCC also is approved by the Veterans Administration as a veterans training institution.