The Biotechnology Faculty is a creative, knowledgeable, and flexible individual who will develop and teach Biotech courses within the STEM Division. The faculty member will work with the Dean of STEM, the Biotech Department Chair, and other faculty to teach courses that provide education for the Biotechnology students in the Biotech program. The faculty will assist with the development of student learning outcomes and assessment strategies and will participate in college service and student advisement. The faculty member is committed to inclusive excellence and diversity, and continuous professional improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach classes such as computer programs for biotechnology, microbiology for industrial applications, immunology, and general chemistry courses.
Participate in ongoing curriculum review, assessment, and development
Develop instructional material consistent with course, program, and institutional student learning outcomes
Develop and apply instructional methods that engage a diverse student body of varying learning styles and abilities, and promote critical thinking and other employable skills
Develop and apply assessment strategies that maximize the learning process and effectively measure student learning outcomes
Work collaboratively with colleagues to recruit and retain students and assist in community and industry outreach
Supplement instruction with new classroom technologies
Embrace the dynamic nature of the biotech industry, remain current with industry trends and needs, and incorporate that knowledge into the curriculum
Utilize high-impact practices such as learning communities, capstone courses, undergraduate research, service learning, and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
Participate in division, College committees, and activities
Work collaboratively with faculty from all disciplines
Teach classes and attend meetings on both MCC campuses
Provide student advising
Fulfill terms of the faculty contract as set out in the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association.
Master's Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent experience in industry or government.
Successful teaching experience, preferably at the post-secondary level
Experience developing academic courses and curriculum
Commitment to continuous professional improvement
Ability to apply innovative instructional approaches, in order to achieve stated course objectives and student learning outcomes
Commitment to integrate real-life applications and skills into the curriculum
Ability to collaborate with faculty from different disciplines and different academic institutions
Openness to interdisciplinary instruction
Proven ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities
Doctoral Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field
Biotechnology industry experience, networking with biotechnology industry professionals a plus.
Experience in working in a clean room environment
Successful teaching at a community college
Experience with a variety of instructional methods, and willingness to develop and implement online courses;
Student advising experience
Experience using high-impact practices such as learning communities, capstone courses, undergraduate research, service learning, and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices
Bilingual skills a plus
Please note, the faculty rank of Assistant Professor may be subject to change in accordance with Article XVII of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Salary Range: $52,970 is the starting salary with a Master's Degree; actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits, which include:
High-quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Competitive Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time
Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.