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Chemistry Instructor

Rock Valley College
Job Location:
Rockford, Illinois
Position Title: Chemistry Instructor
Division: Mathematics and Sciences
Employee Status: Full-Time (Nine-Month)
Type: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt

To save time applying, Rock Valley College does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time. 

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: General supervision is received from the Dean of Math and Sciences.

Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision may be exercised over student workers.

Job Summary

Teach assigned classes and perform activities related to classroom instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Related duties may be assigned.
  • Teach Introductory and general chemistry lecture and labs and organic chemistry lecture and labs as needed.
  • Develop lab curriculum.
  • Course, program and institutional assessment with the analysis and reporting of data.
  • Meet classes at assigned times.
  • Plan course content and assign appropriate course work.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Evaluate student progress and assign grades.
  • Revise course outlines, objectives, and catalog information as needed.
  • Collaboratively select and adopt appropriate texts and teaching materials.
  • Maintain office hours convenient for students.
  • Prepare course/class reports as required.
  • Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate.
  • Keep informed on the latest research and journal articles.
  • Attend required meetings (faculty, division, faculty development days, etc.)
  • Assist in short-range and long-range planning.
  • Participate in division, college, advisory committees, and community activities.
  • Instruct students in the proper use of lab equipment where appropriate.
  • See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate.
  • Maintain supply and equipment inventory where appropriate.
  • Make minor repairs on lab equipment when practical and appropriate.
  • Participate in assessment of student learning.
  • Regular attendance is expected.
  • Using tact and courtesy, the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.
Related Duties
  • Recruit students when appropriate.
  • Assist in placement of graduates when appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Required Qualification
  • An earned Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in chemistry.
  • Teach introductory and general chemistry lecture and labs and organic chemistry lecture and labs as needed.
Desired Qualifications
  • Recent teaching experience in in a community college.
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college and interest in involvement in division and college initiatives are desired.
Rock Valley College values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment, as we believe that diversity in our organization encourages a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse organization and encourage all qualified applicants to apply today. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (815) 921-4760. Check out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Wellness, Benefits, job openings, and more at Rock Valley College!
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