Full Time Faculty Chemistry
Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Chemistry within the Division of Science and Mathematics. LCCC is seeking innovative student-centered instructors who place student learning and academic achievement as top priorities. The teaching assignments will focus on integrated lecture/lab sections of General, Organic, and Biochemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, and Organic Chemistry I and II. The standard teaching responsibility is a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Overload assignment and summer session teaching are available but optional. Leadership roles within the department such as department chair, course coordination, and college credit plus coordination are potentially available. Opportunities to oversee student research are also available. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue and attain tenure, participate in the assessment of student learning, participate in curriculum and program development and review, participate in college governance and policy-making, engage in scholarship and professional growth, participate in discipline related activities and organizations, and actively support the department, division, and college’s mission, vision, and values.
Discuss your teaching philosophy, style, methods, and views of equity in higher education, particularly as it relates to the community college compared to other institutions of higher learning. Describe how your teaching style supports LCCC’s focus on equity as it relates to teaching chemistry courses. Additionally, please reflect on your teaching experience and any peer and student evaluations for the most recent three years
Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Chemistry or related discipline. College teaching experience is required. Experience teaching both lectures and labs at a Community College is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and innovative approaches to active learning, including demonstrating experience with distance learning and interactive classroom technologies. Commitment to professional development and teaching effectiveness is expected. Experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse student populations is preferred.
Applicants selected for interview will be asked to deliver a short presentation demonstrating their teaching skills and their ability to integrate technology into the learning process.
Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary is supported by a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Position pending budget approval by the Board. Starting date is August, 2024.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing area(s) of expertise, a professional statement addressing the topic stated below, an updated curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), an LCCC Employment Application, and the contact information of three professional references. The LCCC Employment application may be accessed on line at www.lorainccc.edu/employment. Incomplete files will not be considered. Official transcripts are required prior to employment. The screening process will begin in November 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Established in 1963, Lorain County Community College is the first community college in Ohio with a permanent campus. For six decades, LCCC has served the diverse needs of greater Lorain County region by providing affordable access to higher education and now serves approximately 13,000 students each year in certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Since 1963, one in four Lorain County residents have taken classes at LCCC and more than 43,000 have earned a degree. LCCC was recently ranked in the top 10% of most affordable colleges in the nation and more than 90% of LCCC graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio. 45% of Lorain County’s high school graduates earn college credits through LCCC’s high school dual enrollment programs. LCCC also partners with more than 700 employers and offers 170 industry-recognized credentials to better prepare the workforce for the future.
LCCC is a dynamic, student-centered college intentionally designed to support individuals with balancing multiple roles on their path to college completion. 85% of LCCC students work while attending college, with majority working at least half-time. The average age of LCCC’s students is 24, and many bring life experiences that include caring for dependents, serving in the military, or completing some prior college. Over 80% of LCCC students received financial assistance through grants and scholarships, and LCCC has been nationally recognized for holistic, fully integrated services and commitment to student success.
Lorain County Community College seeks to hire and employ locally whenever possible. Employees should reside in Ohio, where they can be responsive to on-campus work requirements, and within a reasonable commuting distance of their work location.