FT Instructor, Chemistry

FT Instructor, Chemistry


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location


Wilmington - Downtown Campus, North Carolina


Not Displaed


Fulltime Benefits - see "how to apply" section for more information

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Closes: Monday, January 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-time Faculty

Employment Type

Full-time Faculty (9 month)

Minimum Qualifications



Knowledge of:

  • Multiple teaching techniques and active learning strategies
  • Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and ADA compliance
  • Principles of effective assessment and administration

Ability To:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
  • Making observations
  • Reading and writing
  • Communicating with others
  • Operating assigned equipment
  • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully within a group
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
  • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Operating assigned equipment
  • Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
  • Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
  • Making sound decisions
  • Responding to questions
  • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities


Minimum Education/Training:

This position requires a Master's degree earned from an accredited college or university with at least 18 graduate semester hours in chemistry courses.

Minimum Experience:

Knowledge of and the ability to teach the chemistry courses offered in the Science Department including general and organic chemistry.


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

Prior experience in teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred.

Position Description

Chemistry instructors must have broad competencies in teaching a range of chemistry courses; they must be student-centered and willing to use varied instructional methods to provide effective classroom, lab, and online instruction.



Receives general supervision from Chair of the Science Department

Exercises no supervision.


  • Teach a minimum of 18 credit/25 contact hours per semester, including evening and online classes as assigned.
  • Prepare and execute lessons, lectures, activities, and exercises for lecture, laboratory, and online settings.
  • Maintain safe and proper practices in compliance with OSHA standards in all student activities.
  • Develop and prepare effective tests of different types to accurately evaluate student performance.
  • Grade and return assignments and maintain accurate grading and attendance records.
  • Provide prompt and appropriate professional correspondence to students and colleagues.
  • Participate in curriculum development. Evaluate and modify student learning outcomes and instructional methods as needed.
  • Contribute to college initiatives such as, but not limited to, recruiting, goal-planning, student success, and retention.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, committee meetings, and professional development activities.
  • Maintain scheduled office hours and a minimum of 30 hours on campus each week, scheduled to effectively meet the needs of students.

Other Important Functions:

  • Coordinate with lab technicians to order supplies, equipment, and texts as needed.
  • Stay current on advising trends and curriculum changes to effectively guide students through degree pathways
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

How to Apply


Cape Fear Community College offers a competitive benefit package to include affordable insurance, retirement, and many optional benefits to choose from. Our benefits aim to serve the needs of our full-time employees through comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement benefits. Visit our Benefits page for more information. 

Brief Overview: 

  • State Health Plan 
  • Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Additional Supplemental Insurances 
  • Disability Plan 
  • NC Retirement Plan (TSERS) 
  • Leave (Vacation, Sick, FMLA, Civil and Military, and Voluntary Shared) 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Credit for eligible Prior State Service 
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Longevity pay 



Submit an Application through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page, along with a current resume, explanatory cover letter, and unofficial/official transcript documentation. This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.


Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028 
Email: asmith@cfcc.edu