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31 Mar 2022

Full-Time Tenure-track Chemistry Instructor

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Do you routinely employ active learning with culturally responsive and equity-minded instruction in your chemistry courses? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success to address and support a diverse student population? Do you seek meaningful collaboration with like-minded classroom faculty? If these questions resonate with you, then we think you could be a great addition to faculty ranks at Clark College where we value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.


Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, Tenure-track Chemistry Instructor. This position will provide primary instruction in General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB) course sequence for pre-health professions students, with other additional teaching and collaboration in related courses, including a preparatory course associated with our three-term science majors’ general chemistry sequence and/or non-science major courses. The individual hired will actively work with colleagues to develop and revise an active learning pedagogy in lecture and laboratory curricula across all courses offered by the department. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are committed to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. This position begins September 8, 2022.


At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.


Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Brad Avakian, Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2986,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 115, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.


Faculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
  • Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year college.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department, STEM division and College.


Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Seek and assume leadership roles within the Department of Chemistry (such administrative duties, faculty supervision, and student advising).
  • A desire and ability to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities to enhance student success, retention and completion of their educational goals.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Chemical Education, Biochemistry or related field from an accredited institution. Significant graduate coursework must be in Chemistry.
  • Two (2) academic years (18-months or equivalent aggregated part-time) of relevant experience as a lecture instructor in a community college chemistry department or similar open-enrollment environment.
  • Experience teaching college-level science classes and labs using active learning techniques.
  • An understanding of the mission of the two-year college and current challenges/opportunities available to shape a 21st century educational system.
  • A demonstrated commitment to student learning at the undergraduate level through pedagogical design and instructional methods to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the use of technology and active learning, to support student success in a college chemistry course.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


Salary Statement

Starting salary is $64,871 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $91,378. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends. Please note the salary will be adjusted for the 2022-2023 year to reflect the legislatively funded cost-of-living increase.



Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five (5) references
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application:
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.


Please apply online at


To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105


Application Deadline:

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 2, 2022.



Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.





Clark College Human Resources

March 30, 2022


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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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