Adjunct Instructor, Chemistry

Adjunct Instructor, Chemistry


Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham Technical Community College


1637 East Lawson Street

Durham, North Carolina, 27703


$33.47 - $35.76 Hourly



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, August 14, 2023
Closes: Friday, December 15, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, August 14, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Determined by department needs

Employment Type

Part-time Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in Chemistry, or related subject, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in chemistry

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description



The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for course preparation, delivery, grading, and records management. The Instructor will work closely with the Discipline Chair and other discipline or cross-discipline faculty on matters related to and for the benefit of the Science and Math department and its students. More specifically, and consistent with the terms and conditions of appointment as stipulated in the contract of employment, the Instructor is accountable for the duties listed below:


Examples of Duties


  1. Teach all courses, credit, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction.
  2. Be fully prepared with a syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accord with the stated objectives of the course.
  3. Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times, and comply with institutional rules and regulations.
  4. Maintain complete course and student records, reports, and forms.
  5. Stay current with developments in the field of instruction.
  6. Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the chair, department dean, chief instructional officer, or president, in meeting the needs of the department, division, and college.  This includes completing all mandatory training required by the college.
  7. Assume responsibility for laboratory/classroom preparation, including maintenance and cleanup, and recommend, as necessary, appropriate laboratory supplies and equipment.


Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in Chemistry, or related subject, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in chemistry

Supplemental Information



  1. Thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System.
  2. Knowledge of equitable teaching practices in the field of chemistry.
  3. Demonstrated ability to use modern instructional technology (Microsoft Office, learning management systems, email, Internet, student information databases, and library research databases) and experience with Internet-based instruction.
  4. Competence in oral and written communication skills necessary for effective teaching.
  5. Sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, colleagues, and community groups, with a focus on equitable teaching.
  6. Ability to be organized, accurate, and punctual with paperwork and assigned tasks.
  7. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication skills.
  8. Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  9. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  10. Ability to make presentations to small and large audiences.
  11. Ability to establish and maintain effective, civil, and respectful communication and interpersonal relations throughout the college and community.
  12. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  13. Familiarity with OSHA standards as they apply to educational environments.

Job Post Contact

Durham Technical Community College