College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

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Job Description

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time tenure track instructor in the Chemistry department. The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latinx/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. As one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes.


(Multiple Positions)

Full-Time Tenure Track

Position # ACA18-303

Review Date: April 12 , 2019

This is a 10-month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning Fall 2019. The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions. Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites.

Duties of the Position:

Teaches a full load of courses in the Chemistry department according to approved curriculum course outlines, including but not limited to non-lab/General Education Chemistry courses, Organic Chemistry, Preparatory Chemistry, and General Chemistry, including Honors level and accelerated courses.

Maintains current, accurate records of course enrollment, student academic progress, and reports student progress in a timely manner.

Supports and provides leadership, development, and guidance in the maintenance of the chemistry curriculum.

Maintains office hours and participates in department, School, and college committees and governance.

Participates in and implements departmental and college program reviews.

Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. The activities will occur both within the department as well as in the larger College setting.

Performs other duties as assigned

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on April 12, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Job Requirements

Possession of an unexpired California Community College Instructor Credential in Chemistry.


Master’s in Chemistry


Bachelor’s in Chemistry or Biochemistry


Master’s in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology or Geochemistry


Equivalency: Any Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education AND successful completion of 24 semester units in the discipline at the upper division and graduate level, a minimum of which must be 12 graduate level semester units;