MURRAY STATE COLLEGE
Tishomingo - Ardmore, Oklahoma
Chemistry and Physics Instructor
(Based on Tishomingo Campus)
General Description/Primary Purpose
The Chemistry and Physics Instructor will teach college level courses and perform essential job functions as listed below.
Classification: Full-Time Faculty
Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications, education and experience.
Full fringe benefits are included as part of the salary package.
Appointment: 10 month appointment, renewable annually
Description of Duties and Tasks:
General Job Functions:
- Demonstrate scholarly standards of academic excellence and rigor, and exhibit the traits befitting that of a distinguished faculty member.
- Demonstrate experience and/or willingness to learn and use state-of-the-art technology in the delivery of instruction and other office duties.
- Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity as it impacts curricula and instructional practices and show a willingness to work effectively in a culturally diverse workplace and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran.
- Support the mission of the college.
- Maintain a positive working environment with supervisors, co-workers, students and other members of the MSC community.
- Participate in community service activities and programs.
- Promote and support service learning activities.
- Develop and use assessment of student learning methods at least every two weeks and contribute to campus-wide assessment projects.
- Use appropriate evaluation instruments to measure student progress at specified intervals.
- Maintain in coordination with other department faculty (adjunct and fulltime) an up-to-date, complete, and well-organized syllabus for each course taught as set forth by the VPAA.
- Develop and maintain curricula that appropriately reflect current knowledge in the discipline.
- Cooperate with departmental faculty in the selection of textbooks and teaching materials.
- Maintain a minimum of ten scheduled office hours. Provide flexible office hours by appointment to accommodate students' schedules when necessary.
- Include a writing component in each course and encourage students to utilize the "Help Center".
- Incorporate the use of the MSC library in all courses and make recommendations for library purchases.
- Assist in recommending purchases and maintaining an accurate inventory of all equipment and supplies.
- Actively support clubs and extra-curricular activities.
- Serve on and contribute to campus-wide committees.
- Support the President's Scholars Program.
- Implement strategies to enhance college recruitment, retention, and graduation rates.
- Participate in applicable professional development activities, including the All Employee Meetings.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors.
- Carry out assigned duties and responsibilities and duties associated with the annual interscholastic contest.
- Following institutional policy, efficiently use a work study position(s) (when available) to help in the accomplishment of other general responsibilities.
- Serve as a mentor to adjunct faculty.
- Attain ability to commute to distance learning sites.
- Participate in strategic planning initiatives (including TaskStream) and align instructional, program, and departmental goals with the MSC Strategic Plan.
- Contribute to the overall institutional focus to perpetuate student success.
- Support the institutional General Education program.
Specific Job Functions:
- Teach a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in courses that will include a combination of the following courses: General Chemistry I; General Chemistry II; Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II as well as Physics I and Physics II.
- The Chemistry instructor may be asked to teach additional courses depending on changes to degree programs and student enrollment
- Teach assigned courses in accordance with catalog descriptions, based on approved syllabi, and aligned with equivalent courses at our regional peer institutions.
- Develop and maintain a curriculum which appropriately reflects current knowledge in the discipline. The curriculum should take into consideration cultural diversity, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning.
- Establish and assess learning objectives for each course and document the results in Taskstream.
- Work with other faculty teaching Chemistry to maintain curricular consistency across Chemistry sections on both the Ardmore and Tishomingo campuses.
- Organize and maintain the chemistry lab equipment (i.e. pH meters, water filter, ovens, spectrophotometer and hoods) at the Tishomingo and Ardmore locations.
- Organize and maintain the chemical inventory and MSDS sheets.
- Follow proper safety procedures with respect to experiments and disposal of chemicals.
- Serve as a graduation advisor students in Chemistry and other science-related degree programs.
- Support MSC student's organization (i.e. NICHE) activities.
- Actively participate in recruiting activities organized by the MSC Outreach Coordinator.
- Assist in the development of new Chemistry curriculum (i.e. Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry).
- Participate in Faculty Assembly as well as serve on committees.
- Use technology, such as interactive television or video capture, to deliver instruction to off-campus sites as necessary.
- Develop multimedia presentations for classroom instruction as well as provide students with hybrid learning opportunities to supplement instruction.
- Create and maintain a positive learning environment.
- Maintain and revise official syllabi every semester.
- Attend and participate in faculty professional development.
- Upon employment the successful candidate must complete mandatory NIMS (National Incident Management System) training modules, IS-100 HE and IS-700a, through the Department of Homeland Security as directed by the MSC administrative staff and campus police.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrate a scholarly level of understanding of all subject matter to be taught.
- Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills (oral and written).
- Demonstrate the development of critical thinking and quantitative reasoning exercises.
- Demonstrate ability to present well-organized lectures.
- Demonstrate ability to operate computer and classroom equipment.
- Demonstrate support of the two-year college's role in higher education.
- Demonstrate support of the community service mission of the college by organizing and hosting appropriate seminars, lectures, camps, etc.
- Demonstrate experience of or training in working effectively in a culturally diverse workplace and / or serving clientele from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds.
The position of Chemistry and Physics Instructor requires some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying, other movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform the movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how satisfactory performance of the essential functions can be achieved.
The faculty member is expected to be on campus from hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be occasions when faculty responsibilities require work beyond these hours.
1. Minimum Educational Qualifications: A Master's degree in Science or Education with the experience teaching Chemistry and/or Physics.
2. Preferred Experience:
a. Minimum of one year successful teaching experience at either the High School or College level.
b. Master's degree in Chemistry or Physics.
3. Image: MSC employees are expected to maintain a neat, well-groomed, and professional image at all times while performing their responsibilities. All faculty members must follow the departmental dress code.
4. Background Check: The successful candidate must give permission to have a formal background check conducted prior to employment for this position.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. Letter of application.
3. Three letters of recommendation or up-to-date reference list.
4. Unofficial college transcript(s). NOTE: Official transcript(s) required upon employment.
5. Murray State College employment application.
Mail or deliver application to:
Human Resources Office
Murray State College
One Murray Campus, Suite AD 312
Telephone Number: 580-387-7151
Application Deadline: Position closes when an acceptable candidate is identified.