Chemistry Instructor

This full-time position will be available Fall, 2019. The primary office for this position will be at the HCC Regional Center in Wamego, Kansas. 

Requirements: Master`s degree w/minimum 18 graduate hours in Chemistry or closely related discipline required. Community college teaching experience preferred. Experience teaching telepresence, hybrid, or online desired.

The Chemistry Instructor will teach all assigned courses and associated activities as related to chemistry and the physical sciences.  Courses include but are not limited to: General Chemistry, College Chemistry I, College Chemistry II, College Physical Science. The instructor will prepare all instructional materials for lecture and lab activities (no lab assistants), maintain accurate student records, serve actively on college committees as assigned, and assist regional directors in recruiting, assigning and supporting adjunct instructors in the physical sciences discipline. Related responsibilities include recruiting interested students, keeping current in the discipline, recommending pertinent library materials for acquisition to the HCC Library, participating in faculty meetings, cooperating and assisting Student Services regarding student needs, and attending commencement ceremonies.

The instructor will conduct class on-ground or using a hybrid format, e.g. combined on-ground/telepresence or on-ground/online during days, evenings or weekends as assigned. Students may be attending courses via instructional technology at any of Highland`s four regional instruction sites. Instructor may be asked to hold office hours at several locations in order to meet the needs of regional students.

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Highland Community College
Single coverage health/dental paid by the College. Participation in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Sick leave. Four personal days per year. Life insurance policy paid by the College. Commensurate with degree and experience as per Master Contract.
Job Start Date: August-16-2019
Applications Due By: February-30-2019

Job Contact Information

Human Resources - - 785-442-6144

Employer Information

Highland Community College


Highland Community College, chartered on February 9, 1858, making it the first institution of higher education in Kansas, is a fully accredited, comprehensive, public two-year college. The main campus is located in the small town of Highland in Doniphan County in the northeast corner of Kansas. The town, with a population of approximately 900 people, is in an area characterized by wooded hills, rolling pastures, agricultural abundance, and friendly communities. Although its taxing district includes only Doniphan County, the College has a state-designated service area of eight other adjoining counties. 

With a wide range of instructional programs, the College offers a solid transfer curriculum including several associate degree options, as well as certificate programs and job-specific training. On-campus enrollment is 650+. An additional 2,500+ students are served in the nine county service area that has four regional centers which coordinate 35 delivery sites. Those four sites are located in Atchison, Baileyville, Perry and Wamego, Kansas. The regional program contributes a significant portion of the College’s credit hour generation and full-time equivalency. Finally, a full offering of online courses provides the opportunity for students to complete their learning completely online. 

Highland Community College has traditionally filled the role of providing higher education courses for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution and complete a bachelor’s degree. In addition to its traditional transfer opportunities, the College also provides innovative technical education opportunities as a result of a merger with Northeast Kansas Technical College (NEKTC). The Tech Center offers 13 certificate programs in 4 technical divisions: Construction Trades, Transportation, Business & Computers, and Health Services. The College also works with area businesses to provide custom training in technical areas and is excited to be a leader in technical education, being among the first technical institutions in the Midwest to offer expanded curriculum in instruction of waterborne automotive paints and hybrid-diesel electric training. 

Highland Community College offers ten varsity sports and is a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, the National Junior College Athletic Association, and competes in Region VI.

Enviable campus apartment housing for 400 students, a new Stadium Center; newly renovated auditorium and dining facilities; a new Walters Wellness Center which sports a fitness area, six lane track, batting cages, and basketball/volleyball/tennis courts, all of which are available to the students and the general public new athletic weight roon; a caring student support services program; comfortable library; and, above all, excellent electronic classroom and instructional facilities make the Highland Community College campus an outstanding place for students to live and learn. 

Mission Statement

"Highland Community College, the first college in Kansas, provides lifelong learning opportunities and contributes to economic development to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve."

Vision Statement

"Highland Community College is recognized as the college of choice in Northeast Kansas." 


Highland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employer Address: 606 W. Main Highland, Kansas

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