Instructor, ChemistryCollege of the Albemarle
College Of The Albemarle seeks applications for the following full-time position:
The role of the full-time Instructor, Chemistry is to provide knowledge in his/her field of expertise and to promote various student-centered learning activities that will stimulate an interest in critical thinking and a desire for life-long learning. Various teaching strategies, learning styles and delivery methods including new technology systems will be utilized to reach this goal.
The Instructor, Chemistry receives supervision from the Department Chair, Natural Sciences.
Examples of Duties:
- Implements new teaching strategies, as appropriate.
- Evaluates textbooks for relevancy, quality and currency, making recommendations as necessary per established policy.
- Maintains accurate records of students' attendance and performance.
- Submits reports in an accurate and timely manner.
- Participates in development of curriculum course schedule.
- Participates in planning to identify needed courses (current and future).
- Adheres to assigned teaching load/hours.
- Makes recommendations for assigned courses based on evaluation criteria/process.
- Makes recommendations for new courses per constraints of common course library and/or N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) guidelines.
- Integrates new technology in instructional delivery methods.
- Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of goals and objectives and activities and operations of the instructional area of the College.
- Participates in annual review of instructional program.
- Provides information/data for the annual department budget based on stated goals.
- Adheres to/enforces policies and procedures related to academic area.
- Integrates teaching methods that are student oriented/student focused.
- Submits requests for academic labs orders, maintains and requests repairs/replacement for lab equipment/supplies.
- Maintains a hazard free environment and practices safety in lab(s) or classroom.
- Provides guidance and advice to assigned student advisees.
- Registers advisees.
- Maintains weekly office hours per college guidelines or as designated by off-campus assigned location.
- Attends advisement workshops and remains current in new technologies regarding registration.
- Keeps students advised of their progress in class.
- Writes letters of recommendations for students on request, as appropriate.
- Participates in student recruitment activities.
- Incorporates retention strategies to encourage students to stay in programs.
- Stays abreast of new developments and changes in academic field.
- Participates in professional development, as appropriate, as related to instructional area; new teaching methods; new technology; and professional organizations - locally, statewide and nationally.
- Requests funding necessary to participate in professional development activities.
- Assists with faculty recruitment, orientation and mentoring.
- Participates in activities that enhance the College's mission.
- Participates in the College's Institutional Effectiveness Plan.
- Participates in Faculty Senate.
- Serves on College standing and ad hoc committees, as requested.
- Attends all convocations, graduations and other College meetings, as scheduled.
- Serves as advisor to student clubs or organizations, as appropriate.
- Participates in administrative activities related to student admissions, progression and graduation, as requested.
- Adheres to College's policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master of Science degree with 18 graduate semester hours in chemistry from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Master of Science degree in chemistry from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Two years teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- The NCCCS and a commitment to its mission.
- COA's mission and a commitment to it.
- OSHA regulations governing the storage of chemicals, dissection specimens and use of lab equipment.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Use a computer efficiently, especially standard office software.
- Demonstrate organizational and time management skills.