Anticipated Tenure Track Faculty Opening for Computer Science & Music for Fall 2017

Paramus, New Jersey
Jul 12, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Teaching and learning are the central functions of Bergen Community College, and as such, its faculty plays a central role in supporting and fulfilling the College mission. The faculty has the primary responsibility for developing and carrying out effective instruction, counseling and library services.  Since its founding in 1965, the College has been proud of its mix of tradition and innovation in the process of challenging students to raise questions, examine evidence, validate opinions, make decisions and communicate ideas effectively.

Bergen Community College seeks innovative faculty members who strive for excellence and have a continuous dedication to student-centered learning and personal growth.  Faculty members bring job-related personal qualities that enhance the teaching and learning environment.  Faculty members who possess such qualities are committed to continuous student learning and demonstrate passion and skill in effective classroom practices that are designed to help students to succeed.  They are committed to ongoing assessment, outcomes-based practice and evaluation of their teaching.  They demonstrate competence in their discipline and in working effectively with diverse populations. They demonstrate a commitment to the mission and philosophy of the community college through their continued personal growth and professional development, their collegiality and collaboration with others and their effective communication with others, particularly about the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Additionally, they demonstrate and promote high ethical standards and academic honesty.

Successful candidates must be able to teach both day and evening classes including weekends, be committed to assessing student success and learning outcomes, assessing and developing new programs/curricula, demonstrating competence in instructional technology, especially on-line instruction and willing to accept assignments at any of our three locations (Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst).  All positions require excellent organizational and communication skills as well as demonstrated scholarship and professional involvement.  Candidates invited for an interview will be required to do a teaching demonstration and present a teaching portfolio.

Position includes course planning, instruction and delivery in both classroom and lab settings, assessing student work by regularly grading assignments and evaluating their academic performance. Coursework instruction includes, but is not limited to C++/Java/Python Programming, database systems, data structures and algorithms.  Additional responsibilities include college-wide/departmental committee responsibilities, academic advisement, student mentoring, participation in educational initiatives and involvement in the department, college and community service.  Most classes are scheduled at Paramus campus, but could also could be scheduled on Lyndhurst and Hackensack campuses. Position begins in September 2017.

Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field plus three years of related professional experience. Preferred: Demonstrated proficiency in teaching experience at college level. 


The Department of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a tenure-track music professor to develop and teach core musicianship classes such as music fundamentals, music theory, ear training, and class piano, to prepare students for transfer to four-year Bachelors of Music programs. Familiarity with a wide array of musical styles such as classical, jazz, popular music and world music a plus.

Required: Master’s degree in music with graduate coursework in music theory; minimum 2 years college teaching experience with demonstrated success teaching music theory/musicianship; ability to engage students of diverse backgrounds; experience developing curricula, creating/administering placement tests, and developing relationships with partner institutions desired. 

Please include in cover letter or curriculum vitae a list of graduate courses taken in theory and musicianship as well as indicating courses previously taught.


Application materials will be accepted until position is filled.  All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code listed), curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, salary requirements, and three professional letters of reference with current contact information.  Send materials by e-mail with the appropriate job code in the subject line to

                                                         Bergen Community College

Department of Human Resources

400 Paramus Road, Room A316

Paramus, New Jersey 07652 



EOE/NJ First Act Employer/Smoke-Free and Drug-Free Workplace

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