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Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences

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Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences

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. 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) in accordance with the needs of the department.

Massachusetts Bay Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences from qualified applicants. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching foundational undergraduate courses in Environmental Sciences, including introductory level and advanced courses. The successful candidate will be comfortable offering hands-on laboratory courses using a variety of instruments, software, and tools. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for the relevant technical field(s) and will be able to share their excitement with a diverse student body through inclusive teaching. They will demonstrate their commitment to improving their capacity to mentor and support students by participating in professional meetings. They will demonstrate a solid understanding of the role of a community college in workforce development and 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 environmental sciences, involving preparation of course materials and assessments;
  • Assist the Science department in expanding its focus on climate change and sustainability;
  • 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.
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.
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 of Science in Environmental Sciences, or a closely related field;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong communication skills and effective classroom facilitator skills; enjoy teaching in a student-centered, culturally diverse environment.
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;
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching 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.
Additional Information:

Salary Range: $52,970-$59,235, in accordance with one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure.

Based on a competitive market it is anticipated that this position will be hired with a starting range of $60,000.00

As a Massachusetts State Employee, you are offered an outstanding suite of benefits adding value to your salary.
  • Array of choices for health insurance plans to meet individual/ family needs
  • Affordable Dental Insurance and vision discount program
  • 12 paid State/ Federal holidays
  • Generous sick, and personal time
  • Telework option depending on the role/department
  • Flexible Spending Plans to reduce your taxable income
  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan, providing a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement
  • Thinking to save more money towards retirement: consider Deferred Compensation plans i.e., 457(b) or 403(b).
  • Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Free gym and parking on campus
Need more info:

Position Type: MCCC-Faculty

Application Deadline: December 18, 2023, or thereafter until filled.

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


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,, (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.


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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