Caldwell Community College

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Instructor, Chemistry

Caldwell Community College
Charlotte, NC Full-time
Posted on October 1, 2018

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Chemistry Instructor


Teaches 15-22 contact hours of chemistry courses in a classroom or distance learning setting. Works closely with chemistry instructors on both the Caldwell campus and the Watauga campus. Prepares objectives and syllabi for courses taught. Advises and meets with students, maintaining office/conference hours according to institutional policy. Participates in professional development activities. Attends departmental meetings, college activities and cultural events. 

This is a 9-month position working from mid-August to mid-May.

Examples of Duties

Essential and other responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Essential Functions:

  1. Plan and participate in the instruction of classes for the program; prepare supplemental materials and tests; maintain accurate records of student atten­dance and performance.
  2. Instruct 15-22 contact hours in classroom or distance learning setting; prepare objectives, assignments, grading standards, attendance polices and course syllabus to be distributed at first class meeting; select text books; prepare, proctor and grade tests; prepare instructional materials and aids.
  3. Provide supervisor with objectives and course outlines for each class; begin and end each class on time; turn in reports, final grades and other forms on time; revise course content and objectives as required; administer student evaluations each quarter; develop new courses in field as required.
  4. Assist in the evaluation of activities and operations of assigned program; ensure that operations meet the goals and objectives of the college and the needs of the student population.
  5. Participate in the development of the division work plan; participate in work activities, class schedule preparation, projects and programs; coordinate work products, methods and procedures.
  6. Evaluate and recommend textbooks and materials; make recommendations regarding supply and equipment needs.
  7. Participate in the academic program's efforts to recruit and retain students; participate in the review and revision of program publications, publicity and other community relations activities.
  8. Attend various meetings, seminars and conferences; make presentations to outside agencies as a representative of the college; stay abreast of new developments in the assigned area of study.
  9. Schedule regular office hours for consultation with students; ensure availability during non-scheduled hours by appointment; work closely with probationary advisees; counsel students in academic and employment planning; keep current on graduation and transfer requirements.
  10. Work with part-time instructors to assure quality instruction, assisting them with course outlines, tests, forms, grade sheets, and attendance reports.
  11. Assist in the student registration process.
  12. Participate in professional development opportunities and required employee training.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Serve on a variety of committees and study groups; research and develop recommenda­tions related to academic and instructional programs; maintain contacts with business, industry, and professional organizations for the purpose of keeping instructional programs current with occupational or academic field.
  2. Participate in the development and delivery of public information efforts; support college functions/cultural activities; assist in the placement of students.
  3. Conduct inventory of program equipment; assume responsibilities for labs, shops and other facilities designed primarily for the assigned program.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional duties. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title with or without notice.

Qualifications and Working Conditions

Knowledge of:
Principles and techniques of classroom instruction.
The mission, goals and objectives of CCC&TI.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration.
Safe work practices and procedures.
Operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned.
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regula­tions.
Ability to:
Interpret and apply college and assigned division goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Contribute to the development of academic mission, goals and objectives which complement those of the college.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws, and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Interpret, explain, and enforce departmental policies and procedures.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students.
Follow all safety rules and regulations of the Department.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Operate a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:

Experience and Training

Increasingly responsible experience in an academic field; experience teaching at a community college preferred. Experience with distance learning courses preferred.
Master's degree in Chemistry or related discipline from an accredited college or university with 18 graduate semester hours in chemistry or related discipline required.

CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2018 Follow the on-line application procedure. During the online application process, copies of your educational transcripts for all degrees and a current resume must be attached. All materials must be submitted by the closing date.  Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, Hudson, NC.