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Part-time Organic Chemistry Instructor (Pool)

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3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Paid

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General Statement: This is an ongoing application pool for Instructors that is reviewed on an as needed basis. As Instructors are needed to teach specific courses at the campuses, selections will be made from among this pool of applicants for all campuses- Skyline College, College of San Mateo, Cañada College. If you do not receive a response this could be because there is no position at a particular campus available at the present time or that the position/s have already been filled.

Your resume will remain on file for a period of three years after which we would request that you please reapply. Thank you.

Applicants with disabilities may request that special accommodations be made to complete the selection process. Request forms are available on the web page and in the Office of Human Resources.

District Selection Process
Required application materials will be screened by a committee on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to give a classroom lecture/demonstration. Please note that the SMCCCD does not reimburse candidates for travel costs.

College of San Mateo (CSM), the oldest college in the San Mateo County Community College District, is located today on a 153-acre site that provides a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay. CSM was established in 1922 as San Mateo Junior College, the first such institution on the Peninsula, and grew steadily despite decades of temporary quarters. After 42 years in several locations?including an old home in the town's park and the former Merchant Marine barracks at Coyote Point?the College moved to its campus in the hills west of San Mateo. The College Heights campus opened in 1963.

College of San Mateo currently serves approximately 11,000 day, evening and weekend students. CSM's primary service area is central San Mateo County but attracts many students from around the Bay Area. CSM offers distance learning programs that include online courses and telecourses via KCSM-TV. CSM students reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and have a range of educational goals. CSM, therefore, offers a wealth of programs and services to meet the needs of all--those preparing to transfer, those earning a certificate or A.A./A.S. degree, and those taking classes for personal enrichment.

The District
The San Mateo County Community College District, one of 72 community college districts in California, is comprised of Skyline College (San Bruno), College of San Mateo (San Mateo), and Canada College (Redwood City) and the central administration building in San Mateo. In addition to its three colleges, the District also operates several community-centered training facilities in San Mateo County, which provide residents with a variety of technical services.   Duties and Responsibilities: Essential functions include the following:
1.Teach courses offered in the Organic Chemistry curriculum;
2.Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development;
3.Consult with students during regularly scheduled office and lab hours;
4.Maintain expertise in current practice and technologies;
5.Serve as a member of division and college committees; and;
6.Perform other professional duties as required by contract and general institutional needs.   Requirements: 1.Master's degree Chemistry OR Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry AND Master's degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology, or Geochemistry OR hold a fully-satisfied LIFE California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service in the subject area (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990); OR the equivalent (see information which follows).
2.Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:
1.Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcript required.
2.Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the Requirements in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
3.Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets the Requirements.   Desirable Skills and Abilities: 1.Successful experience in, or academic preparation for, teaching Organic Chemistry at the college level.
2.Experience of small scale/microscale organic synthesis techniques.
3.Experience in spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques.
4.Knowledge of successful teaching techniques that engage students in their own learning, motivate students to develop higher order thinking skills, and ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress.
5.Commitment to maintain currency in the discipline and related technology appropriate to instruction.
6.Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals.
7.Enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college.
8.The capacity to reflect on and evaluate one's pedagogy and to examine its effects critically.
9.Skill and experience to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds.
10.Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken language.
11.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
12.Ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals.   EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.   Benefits: Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.   Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
College Transcripts   Special Instructions to Applicants: The cover letter should address the applicant's qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.  

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