Chemistry Instructor

Northwestern Michigan College
Job Description

Position Title:          Chemistry Instructor                            

Department:            Science & Math Academic Area              

Reports To:              Academic Chair            

Anticipated Starting Date:   January 3, 2018

Expected Starting Salary:   $43,257 - $55,843

All Faculty positions commensurate with degree and experience as outlined in the NMC Faculty Association Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, go to and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.



This is a full-time teaching position in the Chemistry Department which includes lecture, lab, and recitation instruction in the following courses: Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.  The instructor will also maintain labs, equipment and reagent inventories, and to develop and revise courses as needed.  Responsibilities may include the possibility of teaching night, weekend, summer, and online courses. This individual must be able to work independently as well as collaborate with others, participate in curriculum development, and follow teaching effectiveness guidelines. This person will enjoy working with diverse populations, have good listening skills and the ability to understand the needs of others, be able to deal with interruptions in a patient manner, and maintain a high work ethic and integrity.  The successful candidate will have the ability to be engaging to students in the learning process, be approachable, organized, and support the College mission.




  • Master's degree in Chemistry or Master's degree in a related field with 18 graduate hours in Chemistry
  • Coursework in introductory, general chemistry, or organic chemistry



  • Master’s degree in chemistry
  • Eighteen graduate credits in physics
  • Teaching experience in introductory chemistry, general chemistry, or organic chemistry
  • Teaching experience in web-based and non-traditional courses
  • Experience with student advising
  • Experience with curriculum development to the preferred qualifications
  • Able to describe how multicultural issues have been or will be brought into courses
  • Previous experience teaching or mentoring minorities or members of other underrepresented groups that relate to this position


FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees

  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Team work
  • Value all people



May provide functional supervision for student employees in the labs.  Supervises others in accordance with NMC's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing employees; addressing performance problems or gaps.



This is a full-time, two teaching semester position.



Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on 10/13/2017 will receive first consideration. Join NMC for a career where you will be part of an organization with history, a legacy, and possibility! Applications must be submitted online. For more information, visit NMC on the web at   For assistance call 231-995-1377 or 1-800-748-0566 x51377 or email .


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