Science Faculty: Chemistry Emphasis

Otero College

Job Description

Science Faculty: Chemistry Emphasis

Position #: 300070

Position Status: Full-Time

Reports To: Math/Science Department Chair

Under the supervision of the Chair of the Math and Science Department and the Vice President of Academic
and Student Affairs, the Successful Science Faculty applicant will:

1. Primary teaching responsibility will be Chemistry courses including but not limited to: Intro to Chemistry and General College Chemistry. Depending on qualifications, other courses may include teaching physics, environmental science or biochemistry.

2. Maintain Chemical inventory and chemical information and lab safety standards.

3. Assist in planning and curriculum development.

4. Responsible for student advising and outreach to communities served by Otero College.

5. Participate in faculty meetings, committees, and campus activities.

6. Demonstrate competent leadership abilities; maintain positive interpersonal relationships with faculty, staff and students.

7. Perform additional responsibilities consistent with the college’s mission.

8. Be creative and committed to teaching excellence and have the willingness to improve student learning by assessing student program and campus learning outcomes.

9. Other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Math and Science Department and Vice President of

See Human Resources for a complete job description.

• Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate level Chemistry
• Two years teaching experience in science courses

• Master’s Degree in Chemistry and 18 graduate credit hours in an additional basic science
• PhD in Chemistry and 18 graduate credit hours in an additional basic science
• Two years successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level
• Demonstrate instructional quality; e.g., coursework or training in teaching methods and assessment of student learning
• Be creative and committed to teaching excellence by demonstrating an ability to improve all students’ learning by assessing students, programs and campus outcomes and adjusting based on the data.
• Experience with educational technology such as using a learning management system, telepresence, hybrid classes and a willingness to continue to learn and incorporate educational technology.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse populations including experience working with adult and non-traditional learners.
• Willingness to teach a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and summer.
• Have effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, students and administration.
• Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.

$44,500 - $47,500 with excellent benefit package including retirement, health, vision, dental and life insurance. Paid sick
and personal leave.

166 Day Contract – 9-month academic year position

For consideration, an applicant file must contain:
1. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Resume
3. Copies of transcripts (A.A., B.A., and M.A.)
4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references

Open Until Filled - 1
First review of applications will be June 21, 2022

POSITION START DATE: August 16, 2022

Submit Application Packet To:
Otero Junior College
Attn: Kelsey Barbee
Director of Human Resources
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
FAX: (719) 384-6947
Or Email To:
Inquiries May Be Directed To:
Kelsey Barbee
(719) 384-6824

Applicants must submit to and pass a background check before an offer of employment can be extended. Otero College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Otero College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Kelsey Barbee, Director of Human Resources, as its AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA), OFFICER,
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO), AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Barbee, Director of Human Resources at 719-384-6824, , or 1802 Colorado Ave. McDivitt Hall RM# 140, La Junta, CO 81050.

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