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Adjunct Faculty: Biology & Chemistry - Bunker Hill Community College

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Location: Boston, MA Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Wed May 8 2019 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).

Job Requirements:
  • 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



Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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