Chemistry Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-track) at Centralia College in Centralia, Kansas

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Job Description:

Job Title: Chemistry Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-track)
Location: Centralia College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 13543
About Us

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), Behavioral Healthcare and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In addition to Green Hill School in Chehalis, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

For more information on Centralia College and what it can do for you, please call 360-736-9391 or visit

Job Description The job description below lists ideal qualifications. We understand not all candidates will meet every ideal qualification; however, we will consider every candidate. The hiring committee will provide a supportive interview process and encourages neurodiverse individuals or those needing accommodation to apply. We also encourage applications from those with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining, and serving people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, racial, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Working in the Natural Sciences Department, the Chemistry Assistant Professor is primarily responsible for teaching freshman- and sophomore- level STEM major transfer science courses in chemistry, in both lecture and laboratory settings. They are expected to develop and deliver educational materials and experiences designed to maximize success for the college's diverse student population. This position plays a key role in supporting the college's STEM educational pathways and will regularly work with colleagues, staff, and administrators across the campus. They may also engage the community through public events (like our annual Capstone Day) or student outreach.Courses at Centralia College are taught days and evenings in a variety of modalities-including fully in-person, hybrid, hyflex (virtual), and online. The successful applicant may be asked to teach in each of these modalities, including in person in the evenings. Duties and Responsibilities The Chemistry Assistant Professor will primarily be responsible for teaching the:
    General Chemistry main sequence Non-majors' general education chemistry course (can be themed based on candidate's area of interest - previous offerings included forensics and art)Organic Chemistry courses in alternate years
In addition, the successful candidate will:
    Display a passion and talent for teaching, mentoring, and engaging with a diverse student population in a community college setting.Advise students seeking healthcare and chemistry degrees within the Guided Pathways framework.Advance equitable student learning through effective and appropriate pedagogical practices, both in-person and online.Maintain effective communication with students using a variety of tools (e.g. in-person, online, and by phone).Teach and model appropriate, safe laboratory practices.Regularly engage in curriculum and program development and assessment.Participate in professional development activities related to teaching, chemistry, and other related areas.Attend and participate in faculty and committee meetings.Incorporate appropriate and engaging technology in their courses.Work collaboratively with colleagues across campus.Perform other duties as assigned and in accordance with the faculty negotiated agreement.
    Master of Science degree in Chemistry or related fieldTeaching experience
Preferred Qualifications
    PhD in Chemistry or related fieldTeaching experience at the college levelTeaching experience in an educational lab settingTeaching experience of 200-level organic chemistryExperience teaching effectively in multiple modalities (e.g. online, hybrid, in-person)Demonstrated ability to serve the needs of students who represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds
Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment with employment expected to begin Fall Quarter 2024, subject to state legislative funding. The State of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for all state employees.

Centralia College faculty are represented by the Centralia College Federation of Teachers, Local No.4469, AFT/AAFL-CIO.

DEADLINE: The screening committee will begin their review on March 7, 2024. Position is open until filled.


Placement on the established faculty salary schedule is dependent upon education and teaching experience.The salary range for a 177-day contract is $67,204 - $100,775.

Application Process

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

    Online ApplicationCover Letter that addresses:Their interest in the position.How they meet the qualifications, including any of the preferred qualifications.Their ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
Detailed CV of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how they meet the position's qualifications.Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report-Centralia College's Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.

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