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Full Time Faculty Biology/Botany/Ecology

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Posted: 07/05/2020

Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
Mount Wachusett Community College seeks an educator who believes that engaging and authentic teaching matters more than anything else in the pursuit of student success. This educator designs an innovative classroom culture that embraces diversity and fosters student empowerment. Building positive connections, the successful faculty member will create a sense of belonging that motivates students and strengthens their desire to learn.
The faculty member provides classroom instruction in several fields of biology including plant science, soil science, introductory (general) biology, ecology, evolution, environmental studies and greenhouse management. The faculty should be committed to using active learning strategies and student engagement. The faculty member will possess excellent writing and communication skills, academic credentials, technological proficiency, and the expertise to provide students in programs across the college with the scientific skills needed for future academic and career opportunities. This faculty member will teach at the Gardner, Leominster, Devens campuses as well as online.

  • Provides classroom instruction in all areas of biology to include plant science, introductory (general) biology, ecology, botany, and greenhouse management; oversees students placed in NRD practicums;
  • Advises approximately 18 students and maintains office hours;
  • Serves on college committees as elected or appointed;
  • Attends regularly scheduled program, division, and college meetings;
  • Teaches courses as assigned by the Dean;
  • Assists the program chair in the development of new courses and/or programs as necessary;
  • Participates in college service activities (e.g., college committees, meetings, activities, etc.);
  • Participates in community service and professional development activities; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree in biology/botany/related environmental field;
  • 3-5 years college level teaching experience;
  • Proven track record of student engagement and success; and
  • Ability to teach all levels of biology from general biology to plant science as well as ecology and greenhouse management,
  • Be proficient in oral and written communication
  • Doctorate in plant sciences/botany or related field;
  • Experience teaching first generation and underserved students;
  • Experience with active and experiential teaching and learning;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of nationally-recognized reform efforts in the areas of instructional and curricular innovation practices.
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 with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: $44,168.00-$91,561.00 **
Anticipated salary range is $44,168.00-$91,561.00 per year plus fringe benefits.  **Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of the MCCC/MTA Agreement based on the candidate's academic credentials, related experience, related licenses and certifications.
Employee Status:  Full Time
Benefits: Yes

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, 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.

Application Instructions:
The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date: Fall 2020
Applications accepted up to and including June 30, 2020 
Applications received after June 30, 2020 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

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