Faculty - Biology
About Berkshire Community College:
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Provide classroom and laboratory instruction in biology and related fields to students seeking associate and certificate degrees. We are looking for a candidate who particularly enjoys teaching general biology, cellular and molecular biology, and evolution. The ideal candidate is a collaborative colleague who can appreciate the diversity of the community college population, is innovative and adaptive in teaching, and fosters critical thinking, scientific approach, student research, project work, and academic success. Faculty typically provide 15 credit hours of instruction each semester and participate in college service such as community outreach, professional development, and student advisement activities.
Master's degree in a related subject area and teaching experience are required. Commitment to student-centered, outcomes-based education with skillful incorporation of multiple instructional strategies and technologies as appropriate is expected. Research skills and experience in teaching research methods, experimental design, and scientific collection, analysis and interpretation of data and evidence. Applicants should have an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development and the ability to work harmoniously within a diverse college community.
Area of Assignment: Academic Affairs - STEM and Allied Health
Salary: $48,811 - $57,126 with benefits
Supervisor: Dean of STEM and Allied Health
BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment.
Application Procedures: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, names and telephone numbers of three current professional references, and a one-page statement containing your philosophy of teaching biology at a community college by visiting the employment section of our website at www.berkshirecc.edu/employment. A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview process.
Application Closing Date: May 25, 2021
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