Adjunct Faculty - Chemistry

Employer
MassBay Community College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 9, 2023

Job Details



Adjunct Faculty - Chemistry


Department: Dean of Science and Engineering


Location: Wellesley Hills

MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.

Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.

Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and promoting success among a diverse student population. The candidate is expected to commit to excellence in teaching and learning, collaboration and professional development. Adjunct faculty are expected to deliver course materials in a learner-centered environment conductive to engaging students in the learning process. The faculty member in this position communicates consistently and effectively with students, faculty and administrators, and responds to communications within a 24 hour period of time. The faculty is responsible for managing this course through timely grading of assignments, providing substantial student feedback with assignments, and submission of clinical evaluations, attendance and grades.

Massachusetts Bay Community College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in chemistry from qualified applicants to teach both in-person and online laboratory science courses in chemistry. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching typical courses in undergraduate chemistry. They will also demonstrate an ability to engage, mentor, and work with diverse student populations. They will be comfortable offering hands-on laboratory courses by implementing active learning strategies using current computer technologies, software, and tools. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, collaboration and professional development.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Work in collaboration with science department faculty to prepare syllabi and develop curricula in alignment with the department’s vision and needs;
  • Meet students regularly at the posted class and laboratory times and teach undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories using effective instructional strategies that promote student learning consistent with the division’s needs;
  • Use appropriate assessment methods consistently and regularly to measure student understanding;
  • Engage in professional development activities to maintain excellence in teaching and learning;
  • Maintain excellent communication with students, department, and division staff throughout the semester;
  • Submit midterm and final grade reports, attendance records, early alerts, and other reports pertaining to assigned courses by required due dates;
  • Participate in appropriate laboratory safety training and follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices as directed by the Lab Manager or their designee;
  • Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Dean consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Commitment to Equity:
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda;
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
  • Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success;
  • Further the examination of pertinent practices that are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives;
  • Engage in conversations with colleagues and students regarding best practices within the discipline or programmatic related to equity and inclusion.
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.

Required Qualifications:


Master’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field with significant first-hand experience in a chemistry laboratory setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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;
  • Interest in and availability to teach chemistry laboratory-based courses in Fall 2023 and beyond in a variety of modalities including fully in-person or hybrid/in-person courses;
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic standards, student learning, and student support;
  • Experience and training in online instruction.
Additional Information:


Salary Range: $1,291.00 - 1,561.00 DCE Per Credit


Position Type: DCE-Adjunct


Application Deadline: August 20, 2023, or thereafter until filled.


To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.

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Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.

Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

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 Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, lmacdonald@massbay.edu, (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.

Company

MassBay CC

MassBay serves approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students each year from the greater Boston and MetroWest region on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. The College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a robust portfolio of non-credit courses. These program offerings provide students with a practical, affordable education to prepare them for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs or for direct entry into high-demand careers.

At Massachusetts Bay Community College, we seek exceptionally talented faculty and staff to join our team.

MassBay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minority and bilingual candidates in support of its culturally diverse student community.

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