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Position: Chemistry Instructor

Opening date: 2/25/2021

Closing date: Open until filled

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports Directly To: Environmental Science and Research Department Chair

Status: Exempt; Full-time

Salary: $38,000-$58,389

Summary Of Duties:

  • Teach introductory and advanced undergraduate chemistry courses such as Introduction to Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry and other courses in field of expertise.
  • Willingness to write and manage grants to support research endeavors.
  • Manage UTTC’s Analytical Research Laboratory such as working with and supervision of undergraduate research students and overseeing general operational maintenance protocols for analytical instruments.
  • Instructs students based upon the master course schedule, degree plans, and curricula approved by the Curriculum Committee and the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the respective program.
  • Teach a minimum of thirty (30) credits per academic year (fall/spring).
  • Provides instruction to students through various delivery methods, including classroom/laboratory instruction, online learning, and learning community activities.
  • Adheres to the course cancellation policy as stated in the UTTC Faculty Handbook.
  • Develops culturally responsive curricula, lesson plans and other postsecondary coursework materials that identify student competencies and meet industry employment standards.
  • Updates and uploads course syllabi on a semester basis to WIDS.
  • Monitors and reports student attendance and academic progress in the Jenzabar system on a weekly basis throughout the semester.
  • Participates fully in the Jenzabar Early Alert Retention Module system by alerting, referring, and providing interventions that ensure student success.
  • Engages in departmental assessment efforts and measures at the course, program, and institutional learning outcome levels for the purpose of increasing student learning.
  • Schedules and posts a minimum of ten (10) office hours on campus per week at times convenient to students on a minimum of four days each week.
  • Serves as either academic advisor or professional tutor during scheduled office hours, depending on department role.
  • Shares student club advising responsibilities that may include evening and weekend hours.
  • Refers students to appropriate resources for student services and campus services.
  • Participates on campus in college-sponsored professional development activities and department, division, and faculty meetings.
  • Serves on college committees.
  • Complies with college policies, plans, and procedures.
  • Participates in commencement activities wearing academic cap and gown.
  • Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the college

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Working Conditions:

  • All faculty are required to be on campus to meet their professional obligations as stated in the Summary of Duties identified on this job description, in addition to scheduled college activities during normal hours of operation.
  • Each faculty member shall submit their schedule to their direct supervisor at the start of each semester showing posted office hours, class schedule, committee meetings, faculty meetings, student club meetings and typical availability.
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly be able to remain in a stationary position
  • Occasionally move about inside an office and classroom
  • Operate a computer and other office/classroom equipment
  • Occasionally move, transport, or position up to 10 lbs.
  • May need to ascend/descend stairs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in any combination of Chemistry or Biochemistry coursework and a willingness to complete a Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry within 3 years from a regionally accredited university

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work under direction and independently. 
  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information.
  • Ability to work with undergraduate research students through undergraduate teaching experience.
  • Experience with analytical laboratory equipment and procedures such as Gas Chromatograph (GC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, and Microwave Digestion or similar instruments.
  • Experience in grant proposal writing and management.
  • Ability to engage with students from diverse backgrounds.

Required Documents:

  • UTTC Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Copies of Transcripts