Position TitleFaculty FT - Chemistry
DepartmentPhysical Science and Physics
Union/Non UnionNon Union
Full Time or Part TimeFull Time
Hiring Salary RangeSalary commensurate with experience
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)Tenure Track
Regular or TemporaryRegular
Job Description Summary
Prince George’s Community College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in chemistry, beginning in August 2019. The position will involve teaching classes in general chemistry, preventive maintenance of the chemistry laboratory instrumentation (including IR, UV, visible spectrometers, 60 MHz non-cryogenic 1H and 13C NMR, digital polarimeter, rotary evaporator, and GC-MS), and training of faculty and students in use of the instrumentation. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the college level and experience in maintenance and repair of instrumentation.
- Master’s Degree or higher, with a minimum of 30 graduate credits in chemistry.
- Teaching experience at the college level, in the area of concentration, or pertinent professional experience relevant to teaching area.
The following criteria will be used to review the applications of those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and to select those who will be invited for an interview. Candidates for teaching positions who are invited for an interview will be asked to demonstrate their teaching effectiveness in a simulated classroom, or other relevant pedagogical situation, the conditions of which will be determined in advance and shared with all candidates prior to the interview. In addition to the criteria listed below, other information gained from and observations made during the interview process, including the review committee’s assessment of a simulated teaching performance, may be considered in selecting candidates to be recommended for appointment.
- Extent and relevance of graduate educational preparation to anticipated teaching assignments.
- Relevance of teaching experience to anticipated teaching assignment in chemistry.
- Evidence of quality teaching, including evaluation scores and ratings, teaching awards earned, courses designed, developed, and/or revised, etc.
- Knowledge of and experience in employing instructional methods and techniques based on science education research such as inquiry-based learning.
- Experience with modern instrumentation, computational methods, and laboratory techniques.
- Evidence of ability to maintain scientific instrumentation and make minor repairs to such instrumentation.
- Relevance of non-teaching professional experience to anticipated teaching assignments.
- Evidence of currency in professional discipline through continuing education, professional development and/or scholarly activity.
- Evidence of ability to work effectively within, and contribute positively to, a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student population and campus environment.
- Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development and instructional technology.
- Ability to teach day, evening, weekend and/or online.
- Degree from an accredited institution.
- Documentation of experience and performance required.
- Unofficial transcripts must accompany applications for teaching positions. Before an applicant can be recommended for hire, he/she must have an unofficial transcript on file with the college. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment.
- Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years. At least three letters should be included with the application.
- Ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written standard English.
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a United States citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?Yes
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a cover letter of interest, a detailed resume/cv listing qualifications, and experience. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualification and criteria listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Candidates for teaching positions who are invited for an interview will be asked to do a teaching demonstration.
Background screening may be required.