Assistant Professor - Biochemistry
Company: Berkshire Community College
Posted on: November 29, 2018
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR --- Biochemistry MCCC Unit Position, Full-time, Tenure-track Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.-- Nestled in the scenic Berkshire hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus.---- Occupying a magnificent 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment with small class sizes and much opportunity for interaction with faculty.-- Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman to name a few, all of whom were pioneers of social justice.---- The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities.-- Pittsfield and Berkshire County as a whole continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home.-- BCC seeks to recruit a diverse cohort of faculty members in multiple disciplines who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education. Position Overview:-- Provide classroom and laboratory instruction in topics of biology, chemistry and biotechnology to a diverse student population enrolled in associate degree and certificate programs. Faculty typically teach 15 credit hours per semester and participate in college service, professional development, and student advisement activities. Qualifications: A Master's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a closely-related discipline required.--Related expertise or experience, including curriculum design, alignment and assessment, in fields related to biotechnology a must. Teaching experience required; higher education experience preferred. A strong commitment to student-centered, practical education within the classroom and laboratory with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and the use of technology in teaching and learning required. Applicants should be proven team-players with an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development.-- Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.-- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required. Effective:-- Fall 2019 Salary: Estimated range $46,571 - $54,983 (per MCCC contract) with benefits Application Closing Date:-- January 18, 2019.-- --BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education. Application Procedures:-- To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, names and telephone numbers of three current professional references, and a one-page statement containing your philosophy of teaching biochemistry at a community college by visiting the employment section of our website at www.berkshirecc.edu/employment. A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview process.-- Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment. All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the Deborah Cote, Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 413-499-4660, ext. 1022, Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, Room A19. The Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Education, Keywords: Biochemistry - Assistant Professor
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