FT Faculty, Chemistry, Fall 2013
North Shore Community College - Danvers, MA

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Full-Time Chemistry Faculty Position
Natural Sciences Department
Division of Sciences and Mathematics; MCCC/MTA Unit Position

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Natural Science Department which offers a variety of courses in the biological, chemical and geological sciences. This faculty member will participate in the teaching, effective delivery and further development and enhancement of the departmental offerings, with particular emphasis on the chemical sciences curriculum.

The successful candidate must have the ability to relate to a student population that is highly diverse in academic preparation, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as physical and learning abilities.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
1. Teach Introductory Chemistry, General (Inorganic) Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and other related science courses as assigned in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
2. Utilize effective teaching strategies in the classroom to support a student-centered learning environment.
3. Participate in the development, implementation and assessment of pedagogical methods that facilitate student understanding and retention of chemical and scientific concepts.
4. Observe all college and departmental laboratory safety requirements, and provide a safe and appropriate laboratory experience for all students.
5. Participate in the development of new courses as well as the evaluation, revision and enhancement of current departmental offerings.
6. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff from other departments and disciplines.
7. Provide academic advisement to traditional and nontraditional students.
8. Participate in appropriate college service activities (e.g. development/enhancement of courses/programs and/or resources, program review, recruitment and retention activities, committee membership).
9. Participate in professional development opportunities to maintain expertise and infuse new methodologies into departmental offerings.
10. Must be willing to travel between campuses as needed to fulfill workload requirements.
11. Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Requirements:
The following qualifications must be addressed in the applicant’s cover letter and resume.
1. Master’s Degree in Chemistry required. Applicants with a Master’s Degree in a related science discipline may be considered.
2. Expertise in the area of inorganic and organic chemistry required; additional expertise in environmental sciences preferred.
3. Experience in teaching a range of chemical laboratory science courses at the college level required; community college teaching experience preferred.
4. Knowledge of current laboratory safety practices for students required.
5. Working knowledge of chemical safety practices, including the storage, handling, use, and disposal of chemicals required.
6. Experience in overseeing a laboratory is desirable.
7. Experience in developing and assessing student learning outcomes required.
8. Knowledge and experience with computers required; familiarization with student-oriented scientific software preferred.
9. Experience with the use of technology, distance learning and multimedia formats in the development, integration, and delivery of course instruction (lecture and laboratory environments) preferred.
10. Experience with creative and innovative instructional techniques to facilitate the student learning process (in lecture and laboratory environments) preferred.
11. Effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills required.
12. Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
13. Commitment to the mission of the community college, to teaching excellence, and to the maintenance and continuous improvement of high standards for student learning.

Additional Information:
SALARY: Anticipated salary is $42,000 to approximately $45,000 per year plus fringe benefits. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the classification determination of the MCC/MTA salary schedule commensurate with education and experience.

STARTING DATE: Anticipated starting date is September 1, 2013.

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

Application Instructions:
Submit resume/cv and cover letter by FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013.

Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide:
• copies of all academic transcripts,
• the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references,
• a portfolio which highlights samples of their work, and
• a demonstration of their teaching approach and style.

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