Full-Time Science Faculty
Job posting number: #7056865
Posted: April 9, 2019
Job DescriptionAbout Middlesex Community College:
Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 1,000 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs that foster student success. MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Title: Full time Science Faculty
Unit: MCC/MTA Unit Position
Reports to: Dean of STEM (Science, Technology, and Engineering & Math)
Date: April 8, 2019
General Description of Responsibilities: The Science Faculty is a creative, knowledgeable and flexible individual who will develop and teach courses in Biology and related disciplines, such as Microbiology, Integrated Science and Environmental Studies to a diverse student body within the STEM division. The faculty will be teach project based courses to both liberal arts and STEM students. The faculty member will work with STEM division staff, administration and faculty to develop student learning outcomes and assessment strategies, and will participate in college service and student advisement. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity, and continuous professional improvement.
Teach courses in Biology and related disciplines (both lecture and laboratory components) on all MCC campuses.
Participate in ongoing curriculum review, assessment, and development.
Develop instructional material consistent with course, program and institutional student learning outcomes and apply innovative instructional approaches, in order to achieve student learning outcomes.
Develop and apply instructional methods that engage a diverse student body of varying learning styles and abilities, and promote critical thinking and other employability skills.
Integrate available science instrumentation and computer-based experiments into the classroom.
Develop and apply technology in and out of the classroom, including use of the BlackBoard Learning Management System for web-based, hybrid, or computer-enhanced classes.
Develop and apply assessment strategies that maximize the learning process and effectively measure student learning outcomes.
Incorporate high impact practices such as learning communities, undergraduate research, service learning and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
Support and foster a culture of civic learning and community engagement.
Participate in division and college committees and activities.
Provide developmental advising to students in STEM disciplines to help students assess their skills, interests and aptitudes; identify realistic career goals and develop an educational plan.
Fulfill terms of the faculty contract as set out in the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in a related discipline.
Successful teaching experience, and a demonstrated ability to teach Biology in a lecture and laboratory setting.
Experience in the organization and management of the laboratory environment.
Knowledge of outcomes assessment and assessment techniques in Education.
Ability to apply innovative instructional approaches, in order to achieve stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
Commitment to continuous professional improvement.
Ability to collaborate and work collegially with faculty from all disciplines.
A demonstrated interest in the use of inclusive pedagogies and high impact practices to foster student success and close achievement gaps
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Successful teaching at a community college
Proficiency in the Blackboard Learning Management System to develop and implement online courses
Experience developing academic courses and curriculum
Ph.D. in Biology or equivalent
Knowledge of and commitment to Community College Academic Programs, services and culture.
Evidence of successful experience with a variety of instructional methods.
Demonstrated ability to develop or apply innovative student centered instructional approaches.
Student advising experience
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement high impact practices such as learning communities, undergraduate research, service learning/civic engagement and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
Experience with STEM grant initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics