Golden West College — Instructor, Chemistry

Job# 4-G-23
Salary: $57,396.00 – $136,836.00 Annually
Deadline: 1/27/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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Golden West College (GWC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in chemistry commencing with the 2022 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of chemistry. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Golden West College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of accounting. 

The Chemistry Department shares GWC’s commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share GWC’s devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.  

The Mathematics and Sciences Division at Golden West serves students bound for transfer and in service of career and technical programs. We encourage innovative teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom. The Division promotes faculty work on student research and projects, community engagement, and partnerships with local institutions to promote STEM engagement for racially minoritized populations. 

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provide instruction in chemistry in accordance with established course outlines. 
  • Provide leadership in the development and revision of the chemistry curriculum responsive to the students served. 
  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance. 
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas. 
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics. 
  • Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned. 

Qualifications and Physical Demands

  • Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (3)
  • Master’s in chemistry; OR  
  • Bachelor’s in chemistry or biochemistry AND Master’s in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry; OR  
  • Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.  Please see “Additional Information” below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.  


All candidates must demonstrate evidence of a responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom. 


  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of chemistry shape patterns of participation and outcomes. 
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students. 
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom. 
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in accounting, particularly as it relates to the relevance of accounting to students’ lives, interests, and communities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within accounting courses and classrooms. 
  • Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning. 
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District. 
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the district. 
  • Ability to work with computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate). 
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

For a full-time, 2-semester, tenure-track position a maximum starting range of $57,396 to $97,854 is offered, based on the 2021-2022 salary schedule of $57,396 to $136,836. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,348 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Please see the benefits tab above for a comprehensive list of employee benefits.