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Faculty Employment Opportunities


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)


Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students in the Chemistry Department. This is a full-time, regular contract position, located at the Santa Rosa Campus beginning Fall Semester, August 2014. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.


Teaching responsibilities include approximately 20 hours per week of instruction, plus office hours for student counseling and contact. The instructors will be expected to assume responsibility for the following:

  • Teach all assigned chemistry courses, which may include any course offered by the department.
  • Remain current in the discipline and effective pedagogical techniques.
  • Participate in program development and review, curriculum design, student advisement, and district/college/department committees.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues.
  • Develop cooperative relationships with secondary schools, transfer institutions, community groups, and employers.

SRJC offers courses at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma Campuses, at the Southwest Center, and in online formats as well. While this assignment is primarily for the Santa Rosa Campus, please note that the District reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with mandatory weekly Student Consultation Time. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in their field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula; participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes; managing labs; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College.


The Chemistry Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is currently staffed by six full-time and nine adjunct (part-time) instructors who have great enthusiasm for teaching chemistry. Together they offer day and evening classes at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. The department maintains high educational standards and places primary emphasis on quality undergraduate instruction.

The department takes pride in well-maintained and equipped laboratories that include a network of over 40 computerized data acquisition stations in addition to the typical laboratory equipment. Modern instruments regularly used by students include a GC/MS, NMR, FTIR, Fast Sequential AA, and a set of UV-VIS spectrometers.

The department has two full-time laboratory technicians who ensure that reagents, supplies and equipment are available and in good working order for all experiments. High standards for environmental health and safety are diligently maintained.


Required: Master's Degree in Chemistry; OR Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry AND Masters degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Physics, Molecular Biology, or Geochemistry; OR possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Chemistry; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications (any of the following additional qualifications are preferred):

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry.
  • The equivalent of at least one year of full-time teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct students in modern instrumental methods.An interest in Organic Chemistry.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • The ability to support and motivate students of varied backgrounds and skill levels.
  • The ability to adapt to an environment of rapidly changing demographics.
  • An interest in implementing new educational methods and technologies.
  • The vision and enthusiasm for developing courses and programs that enhance the learning of chemistry and broaden access to the subject.


In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
  3. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and disabled community college students, faculty and staff.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  6. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
  7. If applicable, a copy of your California Community College Instructors Credential (both sides).

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)


  • Starting Salary Range: $57,389 - $80,918 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary Schedule). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.

  • Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.

  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.