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San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
  • Position Number: 1823247
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 03/04/2020

Campus Location: Evergreen Valley College

Position Description:

This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (10 Months) Tenure Track position as Chemistry Instructor teaching a full range of chemistry classes including introductory, general, and organic chemistry in the Division of Math, Science, and Engineering located at Evergreen Valley College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.


1. Teach a 100% load in the field of Chemistry.

2. Currency and depth of knowledge in Chemistry.

3. Appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.

4. Use and develop a variety of effective teaching techniques and assessment methods to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles including the use of computers and information technology.

5. Evaluate student oral presentations, projects, and written work using clear explicit criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.

6. Participate in articulation and recruitment networking with high schools and transfer institutions.

7. Direct the work of student assistants as assigned.

8. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.

9. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

10. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

11. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

12. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

13. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

14. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

15. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

16. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

17. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Qualifications:

1. Masters in Chemistry


Bachelors in Chemistry or Biochemistry AND Masters in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology, or Geochemistry

*The Equivalent

Desired Qualifications:
1. Prior teaching experience in Chemistry at the community college or four-year college level including hands-on laboratory work.

2. Strong desire to develop, strengthen and spearhead evening Chemistry curriculum and chemistry laboratory curriculum.

3. Demonstrated specialized knowledge of and/or teaching experience using modern analytical instruments.

4. Experience or educational background in related areas, such as biochemistry and physical sciences.

5. Experience with safe lab operations and protocols including a working knowledge of handling chemicals.

6. Demonstrated interest in and ability to use technology as a teaching tool including chemistry laboratory equipment, media, computer assisted instruction, web-based instruction, knowledge of internet, database and related technologies.

7. Demonstrated ability and interest in developing, writing, and implementing grants.

8. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Districts Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $73,052 to $100,279 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2018-2019); Maximum Salary Potential $130,110. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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