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Chemistry Instructor, Estherville Campus

The instructor is responsible for teaching a full-time assignment of classes as defined by the College and/or collective bargaining agreement. Some teaching assignments may be during evenings or weekends and/or on the T.V. or online. Must evaluate and report student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with College and division policies and procedures. Must have desire, willingness to learn and remain current in content and related technology and applications.  Courses taught might include:  College Chemistry I & II, General Chemistry I & II, Forensic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I & II.  Interest in development of an introductory chemistry course for non majors highly desirable. 



  % of Time 

Constant (67-100%)


                                   Essential Duties / Responsibilities                                  

1.   Effectively organize, teach, and evaluate student performance and progress in assigned course offerings in accordance with established syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules, and locations.

2.   Evaluate, report, and record student performance and progress according to College and division guidelines.

3.      Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guides for all courses taught.

4.      Organize and manage Campus Science Lab.

5.      Work with college staff to provide safe learning environment for students, including proper chemical storage and disposal.







1.      Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classrooms/laboratory use.

2.      Maintain established office hours.

3.      Serve as academic advisor to students and make referrals, when deemed necessary, to other College personnel, such as the Executive Dean, Counselors, Financial Aid, etc., for more specialized information and assistance.

4.      Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.

5.      Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing courses in discipline area.

6.      Assist in the Marketing of College programs and admission of students.







1.   Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.

3.   Assist the supervisor in the budgeting process.

4.      Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the College and community.

5.      Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations, College activities, and community activities.

6.      May be required to serve as a student club sponsor.




Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:

1.   Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, staff and the community.

2.   Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.

3.   Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies, and practices.

4.   Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.

5.   Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, administrators, and other contacts.

6.   Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.

7.   Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.

8.   Be a creative, energetic, and self motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

9.   Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.


Special Demands:

Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in an office or classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling and carrying. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds of force frequently. May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.


Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Master’s Degree in a related area plus at least 18 graduate hours in discipline required.  Prior teaching experience at the college level preferred.


Salary:           Commensurate with education and related experience for a 169-day contract.


Fringe Benefits:      

Paid medical leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement plan.


Application Process: The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

¨         Employment Application form

¨         Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)

¨         A letter addressing your qualifications for the position

¨         A resume

¨         A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring


Beginning date - Fall term 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately. Download application at   E-mail questions or requests to Amanda Fuhrman at or 712-362-0409.  Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources Office, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334. 

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

Iowa Lakes Community College 
Location: EsthervilleIA 51334
Document ID: AD245-5APN  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2019-06-2506/25/2019
Will not pay relocation expenses
Minimum Education: Masters

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