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Instructor, Chemistry, Nutrition & Food Science Gillette, WY



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Northern Wyoming Community College District - Gillette College


Gillette, WY


*       Faculty - Science - Chemistry

*       Faculty - Agriculture - Food Science

*       Faculty - Health - Nutrition & Dietetics



Application Due:

Open Until Filled


Full Time

Job Purpose:
The Instructor of Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science will teach core courses in chemistry for the natural sciences team at Gillette College. Additionally, the instructor will teach Nutrition for healthcare and wellness programs, encourage students in undergraduate research and will contribute to the curriculum development and advancement of the natural sciences and possibly agriculture. This position will also require community outreach and student recruitment and retention efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*       Teach and develop curriculum for the Natural Sciences, including Chemistry, Nutrition and Wellness, Food Science, and other related areas.

*       Encourage student activity in undergraduate research and service learning efforts within Food Science, Chemistry, and Nutrition.

*       Support Natural Science-related student activities which may include clubs, community service, student competitions, research activities, and presentations.

*       College and professional activities including committee work. Contributing to the collegiate life of the institution.

*       Advising students.

*       Externally visible scholarly activity.


*       Master's degree or higher in an academic discipline with an emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, or food science.

*       The degree should be completed by the appointment date.


*       Ph.D. in one of these academic disciplines.

Skills and Abilities:

*       Candidate must be committed to team play, be a coherent and articulate writer, and an innovative and critical thinker.

*       Candidate must, above all, be an effective student-centered teacher that understands the promotion of undergraduate research and discovery-based learning.

*       Candidate will need to have the ability to work with various members of the community locally.

*       Candidate must have the ability to work for an organization that believes in academic freedom, freedom of speech, caring regard for colleagues and students, and shared ownership through collaboration.

*       The faculty member will need to have the ability and temperament to work with the broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment.


*       Candidate must have a passion for teaching and learning, life-long learning as it applies to themselves, peer-reviewed scholarly activity and fun in the workplace.

*       Candidate should have an on-going desire to contribute to the collegiate life of the institution and the body of knowledge within their discipline.

*       The faculty member must have a commitment to the natural sciences, the connection of the natural sciences to nutrition and wellness, and a commitment to collaborations with agriculture (food science) and to possible agriculture program development.

The future faculty member must have knowledge, or exposure, to most of the following areas:
chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, food science, nutrition, foundational algebra-based mathematics.
Courses to be taught will most likely include the following: General Chemistry, Nutrition, Research Problems, Gateway to Student Success, Elementary Algebra. Possible classes may also include the following: General Biology Lab (support role), Human Anatomy and Physiology (support role), Scientific Study of Food, Food Safety, Food and Your Well Being, as well as other yet-to-be-developed Food Science and Sustainable Food Systems courses.

The successful candidate should have experience with post-secondary teaching, curriculum development, theoretical and empirical scientific research, and working with online and other educational technologies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Transcripts are required and may be attached to your on-line application or sent via email (, or mailed to Sheridan College, Human Resources, POB 1500, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Application Information


Jenny Ellenwood
Human Resources
Northern Wyoming Community College District - Gillette College


307-674-6446 x2810/2812



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