Adjunct Faculty: Biology & Chemistry

Job description

Category:: Adjunct Faculty
Department:: Biology & Chemistry Department
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: May 8, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Adjunct Faculty
Ref. No.:: ADJ
Position ID:: 110395

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.


Five institutional goals guide BHCC and its work: Foster Student Success; Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness; Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Build Partnerships and Pathways; and Develop the College's Infrastructure. BHCC is recognized nationally for its culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of diverse students and local communities, and, as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, BHCC is focused on data-driven student success.


Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2018 was higher than the national average. Twenty-nine colleges and universities in Boston serve more than 150,000 college students each year. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

Adjunct instructors are needed in Biology and Chemistry Department

BIO-105 Introduction to Biology: This course will investigate the major biological concepts that connect all forms of life and are designed for students with little or no background in science. Topics will include the process of scientific inquiry, the cell as the basic unit of life, metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics, evolutionary theory and principles of ecology. Laboratory work will introduce students to the basic investigative techniques used to study life's processes. There will be no animal dissection in this course. This course will satisfy the General Education "Science and Technology" Area 5 requirement for all programs and may be used to satisfy the biology prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO203). This course will not satisfy the general biology requirement of the Associate in Science: Biological Science program. Prerequisites: Writing Skills (ENG095), a grade of C or better in Foundations of Mathematics (MAT093), and Reading Skills II (RDG095) or placement equivalence.

BIO-108 Human Biology with Lab: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of biology and how these concepts relate to the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cell structure & function, molecular biology, metabolism, cellular reproduction, and genetics. An introduction to human anatomy and physiology will also be presented. Students will integrate structure and function among all levels of biological organization. This course is specifically designed to provide students with the necessary background in basic biological concepts and molecular biology to be successful in the anatomy & physiology courses required by most allied health programs.

BIO-115 Nutrition Science with Lab: This course covers a study of plant and animal sources of human food, their nutritional values, and the way they are utilized by the body in health and disease. Topics include chemistry and biology of food, personal nutrition evaluation, nutrition-related health problems, and global food and nutrition issues. Laboratory exercises introduce students to the diagnostic procedures used by nutritionists and to reinforce learning of nutritional theory. A background in biology or chemistry is not required.

BIO-195 General Biology I with Lab: The course will examine the cell as the basic unit of life. Topics will include cell chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and cell division. The course will conclude with an examination of the genetic and chromosomal basis of inheritance. Laboratory work will provide students with the basic skills necessary to work in advanced biology laboratory courses. This is the first required biology course in the AS Biological Science program. Students planning to enroll in a health science program should enroll in Introduction to Biology (BIO105) or Human Biology/Lab (BIO108).

BIO-196 General Biology II with Lab: As a continuation of General Biology I/Lab (BIO195), the course begins with a study of the chemical basis of inheritance and protein synthesis. The course then investigates the mechanisms of adaptive evolution, speciation, phylogeny, and the history of life on earth. The course concludes with a survey of the three domains of life and an introduction to the structure of populations and ecosystems. Laboratory work will continue to develop the student's critical thinking and problem solving skills.

BIO-203 Anatomy/Physiology I and Lab: This is the first course in a two-semester sequence that will examine the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. Areas of study will include the structure and function of cells, histology, and the physiological and anatomical aspects of support and movement systems and the nervous system. Laboratory activities will enhance the students' comprehension of the structure and function of the human body. Course meets: 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hours. Lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Introduction to Biology (BIO105), Human Biology (BIO108) or General Biology I/Lab (BIO195).

BIO-204 Anatomy/Physiology II and Lab: As a continuation of Anatomy/Physiology I (BIO203), this course will again use an integrated approach to examine the human systems not covered in Anatomy/Physiology I. Areas of study will include the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system. Laboratory activities will enhance the student's comprehension of the structure and function of the human body. Course meets: 3 hrs. Lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Anatomy/Physiology I/Lab (BIO203)

CHM-120 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry and Lab: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry. Topics include measurement theory, methods of scientific investigation, atomic theory, nuclear radiation, compound formation, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, the mole concept, solution chemistry, acidbase chemistry, and the relevance of chemistry in health professions. Laboratory work will introduce students to basic laboratory techniques, safety regulations, and chemical hygiene. This course does not satisfy the chemistry requirement of the AS Biological Sciences or AS Engineering programs or the AA Chemistry/Physics concentrations. Course meets 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisites: Writing Skills II (ENG095), Reading Skills II (RDG095), and Foundations of Algebra (MAT097) or placement equivalencies

CHM-121 Principles of Organic and Chemistry with Lab: This course serves as an introduction to organic and biochemistry. The naming and reactivity patterns of common organic functional groups will be presented. A study of biochemistry will introduce students to the chemical structures and reactions of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids and their role in metabolism. The standard length three hour laboratory session will serve to reinforce the concepts discussed during lectures and will provide students with practical experience in organic synthesis reactions and organic compound identification methods. This course does not satisfy the Organic Chemistry requirement of the AA Chemistry Concentration. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Principles of Inorganic

CHM-201 Gen Chemistry I/Lab (4 Credits)

Chemistry and Lab (CHM120) or grade of C or better in General Chemistry I (CHM201).

This course is a rigorous introductory course as part of a two-semester sequence that studies chemical principles. Topics include atomic structure, reaction types and equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry and bonding theory. Students are required to purchase approved safety goggles. Course meets: 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C+ or better in Precalculus (MAT197) or co-requisite Calculus I (MAT281) or exemption by placement testing, and a grade of C or better in College Writing I (ENG111). Note: This course is intended for students planning to major or transfer as science or engineering majors. Pre-allied health students or students requiring a one semester overview of chemistry should enroll in Principles of Inorganic Chemistry & Lab (CHM120).


  • Master's degree in Biology or related field
  • College-level teaching experience preferred; community college teaching experience preferred
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population

Additional Information:

Salary: $1,104.00 per credit hour

Review Date: Open until filled, Fall semester 2019

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

If you need assistance applying through this website please contact our online Help Desk HERE




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/9/2019
Application Due: 4/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time