Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Mar 5 2020 Job Description:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and promoting success among a diverse student population.
Faculty members are responsible for developing educational and evaluation materials consistent with the philosophy and framework of the program, MassBay Community College and (if applicable, accreditation, licensure, and specialty requirements). The faculty member is responsible for maintaining current expertise in the discipline.
Massachusetts Bay Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology from qualified applicants. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching undergraduate courses in Biology, taken typically by science majors. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for the relevant technical field(s) and collaborative work. They will also demonstrate an ability to influence positively, mentor and work with diverse student populations. The successful candidate will be comfortable offering hands-on laboratory courses using a variety of instruments, software, and tools. S/he will demonstrate a solid understanding of the role of a community college in workforce development. S/he will also demonstrate a strong commitment to shared governance, collaboration, and professional development. This position will assist the department in tracking and identifying industry/employer needs, and will develop relevant courses and teaching strategies for students with diverse interests and learning styles to support student recruitment and retention.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Teach a full-time load of courses in Biology involving preparation of course materials and assessments;
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences;
Conduct laboratory instruction conforming to best practices, including those for safety;
Apply student-centered educational practices that provide a diverse array of learning activities directly tied to defined outcomes, use assessment data to improve instruction and learning, and participate in ongoing department and College-wide dialogues about teaching and learning;
Prepare syllabi and develop curricula to address course/program requirements, and student learning outcomes to meet graduation competencies as appropriate;
Serve as academic advisor to students;
Post and maintain a minimum of four (4) office hours per week;
Serve on College committees as elected or appointed;
Participate in Program, Department, Division, Faculty, and Committee meetings;
Assist in selecting and recommending suitable instructional materials and textbooks;
Participate in the improvement and development of academic programs and resources in consultation with the academic Dean(s);
Use technology effectively to communicate and to enhance classroom learning as appropriate;
Engage in professional development activities to maintain excellence in teaching and learning;
Adhere to College policies and deadlines for the timely submission of course grades and attendance rosters;
Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Dean consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
A Master of Science in Biology, or a closely related field;
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
Earned doctorate preferred;
Strong communicator and effective classroom facilitator who enjoys teaching in a student-centered, culturally diverse environment;
Teaching experience in a community college;
Experience writing grant proposals;
Familiarity with appropriate educational technology and equipment;
Familiarity with accreditation standards;
Experience promoting innovation in the classroom;
Interest in and familiarity with workforce development needs in the regional community.
Education: Master's Degree required
Salary Range: $48,811.00 - $64,953.00, in accordance with qualifications and experience and subject to the collective bargaining agreement.
The appointment salary is based on one's education and experience as dictated in the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure.
Classification: MCCC Unit Faculty Position
Source of Funding: Subject to State Appropriation Funding
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.