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Faculty Member Chemistry - STEM Division

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Holyoke Community College
Location
Holyoke, MA

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Primary responsibility for teaching both lecture and lab sections of Chemistry; participate in curriculum review and development, college governance, recruitment and retention effort, and professional development; advise students and perform other college service as appropriate; participate in activities leading to the implementation and the sustainability of alternative modes of delivery.

  • Chemistry lecture and laboratory sections, in particular organic chemistry and organic chemistry laboratory sections
  • Working closely with the Physical Science Dept. to: develop innovative methods for teaching chemistry; review the research and experiment with pedagogy as well as evaluate alternative teaching strategies; assess student learning outcomes; incorporate technology in the classroom; develop and implement new courses (i.e. Biochemistry).
  • Advising students.
  • Actively participating in department, division, and professional staff meetings as well as other components of college governance.
  • Maintenance of professional expertise in areas of specialization.
  • Participating in college programs and activities.
  • Assisting the Dean and Chair of the Physical Science Dept. to establish and maintain partnerships with related college and university Chemistry programs.
  • Working with laboratory technician to maintain lab facility and equipment/lab supplies.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Qualifications

    REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or closely related field;
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching skills including interactive teaching and varied pedagogical strategies;
  • Experience using technology in both the classroom and laboratory;
  • Teaching experience in higher education;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff & student body.
  • Note: A teaching demonstration may be part of the interview process.

    EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

    PREFERRED: Community college teaching experience in chemistry lecture and laboratory sections, background and experience in teaching organic chemistry; Interest in promoting and participating in interdisciplinary learning; Ability to integrate computer technology into instruction; Bilingual (English/Spanish).

    Full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position

    Salary: Minimum $45,771-$60,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State benefits.


    Funding Source: State
    Start Date: August, 2022

    **Please Note:Candidates for employment should be aware that all Holyoke Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated by date of hire. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

    - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
    - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

    Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

    Organization

    Working at Holyoke Community College

    Since its founding in 1946, Holyoke Community College has focused on inspiring futures through education and training, access, and engagement. The goal is simple-exceptional preparation for personal and professional success through education for all learners.

    HCC's highly-qualified, committed faculty and staff engage learners through innovative, relevant instruction and comprehensive student support services, ensuring that our students are well prepared for their next step in life-whether to transfer to a four-year institution, to advance in a career, to build skills, or simply to enhance their quality of life.

    HCC faculty and staff support students in discovering their academic abilities and career aptitudes for the future they choose. We think they'll find that HCC provides the best start for attaining their goals, for one of the best dollar values in education today.

    Enrollment

    Located in Western Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley, HCC draws students from more than 70 cities and towns throughout the region and from beyond. As a gateway to quality, accessible education and career advancement, more than 100,000 students have come through the doors seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations. HCC boasts the largest enrollment and awards the highest number of associate degrees and certificates among Western Massachusetts community colleges. At the college's 65th commencement in May 2012,a total of 1,000 students received approximately 1,026 associate degrees and certificates. Graduates ranged in age from 18-80, and came from 70 Massachusetts towns, as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Missouri and South Carolina. Our international grads included citizens of Israel, Malawi, Peru and South Korea.

    Programs

    HCC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service personal and professional enrichment courses. To accommodate students' busy lives, HCC offers day, twilight, evening, weekend, and online classes. Academic programs, in a variety of disciplines, are designed for immediate career entry or for transfer to four-year institutions. Plus, for those seeking additional intellectual challenge in their coursework, HCC is known for its exceptional learning communities (team-taught interdisciplinary courses organized around a common theme) and its Commonwealth Honors program, among other programs and services.

    Transfer

    HCC has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Many students attend HCC with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. And many do so after graduating-often with generous and even full scholarships-to public and private four-year colleges and universities across the country. Locally, HCC is the largest feeder institution for Westfield State College and UMASS Amherst.

    Immediate career entry

    HCC offers short-term certificates and training for students whose goal is immediate career entry. HCC's Career Center provides additional assistance in helping students obtain employment in the region's many workplaces.

    A vibrant community resource

    Throughout the year, HCC is home to numerous recreational and cultural activities and events that are open to the community. View an art exhibit at the Taber Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Leslie Phillips Theater, enjoy the college's annual Jazz Festival, or come watch one of HCC's competitive varsity athletic games. HCC has the largest disc golf course in Western Massachusetts, and it's free and open to the public.

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