Adjunct Faculty Chemistry
Saint Mary's College of California, Department of Chemistry
United States


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


General Chemistry I (Chem 008) covers the fundamental chemical principles and the chemistry of the more common elements and their compounds. The learning goals for the course are to build an understanding of fundamental principles of chemistry and their applications, develop general approaches to problem-solving which can be applied to a broad spectrum of problems, including proficiency in unit conversion and an understanding of the significance of numerical values, and to develop the student's critical thinking skills. Topics include basic structure of atoms and molecules, periodic properties, bonding, chemical reactivity and stoichiometry, properties of gases, and thermochemistry.

This course meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:15 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 9:45 - 10:50 am during the 2019 fall term. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of chemistry and should have a successful record of teaching experience in chemistry at the undergraduate level.

Application Instructions

Internal Applicants:

Applicants to all available course sections who are members of the Saint Mary’s College bargaining unit or agency fee payers covered by the agreement with SEIU 1021, who have previously taught the course or who have been determined qualified through the process outlined in Article 10, have only the following application requirements:

- Indicate interest via application to the posting

- Complete the SMC Per Course Adjunct Faculty Questionnaire to identify as a Saint Mary’s College bargaining unit faculty member or agency fee payers covered by the agreement with SEIU 1021

- Indicate preferences if there are multiple sections

External Applicants:

Please apply online at or click on the APPLY NOW button above

Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

A resume

The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. 

In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Please note that courses will be assigned to current qualified adjunct faculty members who apply during the first 14 days of the posting in the following order:

1. Seniority of those who have taught the course previously up to their average.

2. Seniority of those who have not taught the course up to their average.

3. Seniority rotation above their average up to seven (7) course values.

If the course is not assigned to a current qualified adjunct faculty member under the process above, it may be assigned to a new hire after the 14 day period for current adjunct faculty members to apply has elapsed

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