Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Tenure-Track - Delaware County

Delaware County Community College

Delaware County Community College, a competency-based institution, committed to diversity, highly values faculty who are student-centered, skilled in instructional design, who employ classroom assessment techniques and value the use of information technology is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry in our Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Division (STEM).

Delaware County Community College, founded in 1967, is an accredited, associate degree-granting institution of higher education serving Delaware and Chester counties.  It is the seventh largest post-secondary institution in undergraduate enrollment in the Greater Philadelphia region, serving more than 28,000 credit and non-credit students annually with a comprehensive array of programs, including computer-based and distance-learning classes.  The College’s mission is to facilitate learning by providing quality educational programs and services that are student-focused, accessible, comprehensive, and flexible to meet the educational needs of the diverse communities it serves.  Its competency-based curriculum makes the College different from every other community college in the region and most other post-secondary institutions, and certifies DCCC graduates as possessing the skills, attitudes, and values needed to perform competently in their area of study. 

The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in Chemistry or Science Education with significant graduate-level chemistry coursework, and college-level teaching experience in chemistry.  Although a background that will enable the applicant to teach all general chemistry courses is required, specifically seeking applicants with a strong background, demonstrated ability, and a genuine desire to teach courses designed for science majors, health professions majors and non-science majors at the freshman level only.  An educational background and teaching experience in freshman level physics would be a plus.  The specific teaching assignment will be based upon the needs of the students and the division, and may include evening and weekend courses (see course descriptions at  Other responsibilities include assisting in course development and improvement, advising students, meeting scheduled office hours, and regular participation in discipline, division, & college meetings and committees.  Faculty are expected to be committed to academic excellence and continuous improvement, working collaboratively & effectively with others (faculty, staff, & administrators), support & contribute to diversity and student success initiatives, and remain current in their subject area & teaching methodologies.  The applicant must be committed to the community college philosophy, be able to demonstrate excellent teaching skills (a teaching demonstration is part of the interview process), and show evidence of being more committed to teaching than to research.  The applicant also must have the ability to employ a variety of teaching methods and be familiar with alternative learning styles, classroom technologies, and course management systems.

The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at or send electronically only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete and current resume and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Connie L. McCalla, Vice President, Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063, [email protected]. Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and received no later than January 14, 2013 when the review of materials will begin. Positions are open until filled.  References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.

Effective July 1, 2013, Delaware County Community College will be a smoke-free environment.

DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.