Assistant Professor, Biology

MassBay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Biology

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 Biology from qualified applicants. Responsibilities will include developing and teaching foundational undergraduate courses in Biology. 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 biology and allied fields 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.

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 Biology, or a closely related field;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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;
  • A strong communicator and effective classroom facilitator who enjoys teaching in a student-centered, culturally diverse environment;
  • 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: $60,000-$65,000, in accordance with one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure

Position Type: MCCC-Faculty

Application Deadline: June 12, 2022, or thereafter until filled.

To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
All MassBay Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
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.

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