Full-time Tenure-Track Instructor of Chemistry

Location: Main Campus

Date Posted: 01/09/2023

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Faculty

Job Description

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) seeks a full-time tenure-track Instructor of Chemistry.


Sussex County Community College will be a leader in NJ Higher Education as a premier provider of 21st-century learning opportunities, professional training, and skills development to meet the needs of the people of our community in a globally competitive environment.


Nestled in the heart of Sussex County, New Jersey, SCCC is a gem amidst rolling hills, lush forests, and tranquil ponds. SCCC is an accredited, comprehensive two-year community college that sits on 167 beautiful acres with three ponds and 12 academic buildings. A short distance from the main campus is the SCCC McGuire Technical Education Center located on Main Street in Newton, NJ. Additionally, a satellite location is located at Vernon High School in Vernon, NJ.

Sussex delivers over 38 programs designed to transfer to four-year institutions and 31 career and technical programs intended for students to enter the workforce directly to support the region’s economic prosperity. The College also offers 18 professional certificates to build on a student’s current or future credentials. 


The full-time tenure track chemistry position is a leadership role in the STEM Department and collaborates with both the Dean of Professional Studies, Social Sciences & STEM and the Department members. This faculty member must have a strong demonstrated background and expertise in the chemistry, college teaching, undergraduate research, with potential to inspire collegial collaboration. The qualified candidate will be responsible for teaching didactic lecture and laboratory courses as well as performing related duties in laboratory management. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach across the Department’s curriculum (“Chemistry for Citizens,” College Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II) with personal specialization in analytical or environmental chemistry. 


SCCC strongly values experiential learning through active real-world application of course content.  Essential to the ultimate success of this position includes the following: excellence in teaching both in-person and online courses while utilizing the College’s Canvas Learning Management System; the development and implementation of curricula; ensuring course assessment; undertaking professional development; conducting a modest research program; engaging students in undergraduate research; applying the college/departmental strategic plan; continuing service to the college; implementing community outreach; and mentoring students. The candidate should possess impeccable organizational and strong collaborative skills and help manage the teaching and shared laboratory facilities. Most importantly of all, the ultimate success of the candidate will be based upon the person’s ability to cultivate a sense of caring regard for others at the college.


Specific duties for the role include:


  • Participate in and cultivate a culture of “caring regard” at the college.


  • Encourage a departmental culture of workable, reasonable, but unobtrusive safety attitudes and practices in the laboratories.
  • Actively participate in professional development and scholarly activity


  • Collaborate with other scientists at the Skylands Research Institute.


  • Proffer a deep appreciation, understanding, tolerance, and commitment to free speech, academic freedom, and diversity within an academic organization


  • Display effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as organizational skills aimed at facilitating communication with supervisors/students/colleagues


  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, assessment of learning outcomes, and textbook selection.


  • Demonstrate active promotion of student mentorship and student retention in the science programs.


  • Support the mission of the college and the department through contributions to the department, the administration and the College community.


  • Actively work with students for advisement.


  • Contribute to departmental budget development and assist in implementation.


  • Assist in implementing an active undergraduate research program.


Qualified applicants should possess the following:


  • A commitment to the college’s dedication to caring regard. Possess and display a deep concern for others and the contributions they make to the organization. This institution is intentionally committed to leading and developing a culture of “caring regard” at the college while nurturing the individual needs of students.


  • Previous college-level teaching experience is preferred. 
  • A Ph.D. degree in chemistry with professional training and research in analytical chemistry or a M.S. degree in chemistry with extensive professional experience in working with instrumentation


  • Sufficient training in data gathering apparatus such as FTIR, NMR, liquid and gas chromatography, atomic absorption, ICP and additional technologies as growth warrants is strongly preferred. These technologies will allow for student-centered data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of chemical concepts. The ideal candidate will have the ability to apply these technologies across multiple disciplines in collaboration with other scientists at the Skylands Research Institute.
  • Teach day and evening classes including online/hybrid classes with demonstrated effectiveness utilizing the College’s Canvas Learning Management System.

Salary for Asst. Professor is $43,909

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to the job at any time.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, including maintaining a valid driver’s license in good standing with DMV for those jobs that require driving.