Assistant Adjunct Professor in Organic Chemistry - Essential
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Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
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The Department of Chemistry educates students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Environmental Science, and Biopsychology and supports the Mills College Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.
The Department of Chemistry at Mills College invites applications for an Assistant Adjunct Professor in Chemistry specializing in Organic chemistry. Mills College offers an inclusive, engaged learning environment with small classes where women are encouraged to break barriers to STEM fields. The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, and a proven track record of mentoring and working with undergraduate students in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching five to six courses per year. Teaching may include: organic chemistry I & II lectures and labs for both undergraduates and post-bac pre med students as well as an advanced organic chemistry course for undergraduates. Teaching may be a combination of in-person and synchronous remote modalities depending on state and county guidelines, and departmental needs. This is a one academic year renewable contract position to begin in August 2021.
Compensation: For faculty new to Mills, compensation is $6,500 per course with a terminal degree and $6,000 per course without a terminal degree. Adjunct compensation is governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.
Candidates should have: Preferably a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field, though candidates with Master degrees will be considered. Experience teaching organic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population.
This is an exempt position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
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Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.