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Assistant/ Associate Professor, Tenure-Track- 2 positions (Computer Science & Cybersecurity)

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Assistant/ Associate Professor, Tenure-Track- 2 positions (Computer Science & Cybersecurity)


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:

Massachusetts Bay Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Cybersecurity from qualified applicants. 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 the Computer Science department in accordance with the evolving needs of the department.

The division intends to fill two roles: Assistant/Associate Professor- Computer Science and Assistant/Associate Professor- Cybersecurity.

The successful candidate will be comfortable offering hands-on laboratory courses using current computer technologies, software, and tools. The applicant will demonstrate a solid understanding of a community college's role in workforce development and a successful transfer (through the creation of pathways) to a higher institution. The Ideal candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of shared governance and a strong commitment to collaboration and professional development. The successful candidate will help the department develop relevant courses and teaching strategies for students with diverse interests and learning styles to support student recruitment and retention. The Cybersecurity faculty is responsible for maintaining their certification to fulfill the ongoing needs of this position.
Courses may be held in the classroom at Wellesley (in-person), in the hybrid or online environment, and/or via other modalities as assigned.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Teach a full-time (15 credit hours per semester) schedule of Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Information Technology courses, which may include, but are not limited to the list found online in the academic catalog;
  • Ability to effectively communicate inter-personally orally and in writing;
  • Collaborative individual to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff;
  • Prepare course syllabi and develop curricula to meet course and program requirements and student learning outcomes;
  • Serve as academic advisor to students;
  • Post and maintain a minimum of four (4) office hours per week;
  • Participate in the improvement and development of academic programs and resources, designations, accreditation, articulation, and assessment of courses and programs;
  • Collaborate on selecting, recommending, creating, and preparing suitable instructional materials, lab experiences, simulations, and demonstrations that utilize a wide variety of teaching methods and modalities;
  • Submit midterm and final grade reports, attendance records, early alerts, and other reports pertaining to assigned courses by required due dates;
  • Serve on College committees as elected or appointed;
  • Attend Program, Department, Division, and Committee meetings;
  • Assist the department and STEM Dean in recruiting qualified adjunct faculty as needed;
  • Engage in professional development activities to maintain excellence in teaching and learning;
  • 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 Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or relevant fields from an accredited university;
  • Post-secondary teaching experience.
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;
  • Teaching experience at a community college;
  • Two years of teaching experience in credit-bearing courses at the college level or equivalent industry training experience;
  • Relevant industry experience in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Information Technology;
  • Current cybersecurity-related certifications or licenses. (e.g., CISSP, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCNA, Cisco security) or a commitment to pursuing (for Cybersecurity faculty only);
  • Demonstrated versatility in teaching a range of courses offered in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Information Technology programs;
  • Experience in curricular planning and assessment as well as practices, technologies, and inclusive pedagogy to enhance student learning;
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems;
  • Experience with federal and/or state grants;
  • Interest in and familiarity with workforce development needs in the regional community;
  • Experience with outreach activities with K-12 schools.
Additional Information:


Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000, in accordance with one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure.

As a Massachusetts State Employee, you are offered an outstanding suite of benefits that add 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: https://www.massbay.edu/employment/benefits


Position Type: MCCC-Faculty


Application Deadline: March 17, 2024, 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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