Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, MA

ID: 7063273
Posted: January 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Springfield Technical Community College :
Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequaled in the state. Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 7,000 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.

Job Description:

Springfield Technical Community College seeks applicants for the position of Chemistry Department Assistant Professor. Working with and under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), this faculty is responsible for supporting and enhancing the College's Chemistry Department and program.

Instructional areas will include the overall Chemistry curriculum, but will focus on disciplines related to general chemistry. Position requires teaching courses in introductory and general chemistry. Responsibilities also include introductory courses and laboratory in chemistry. Candidate should have a working knowledge of general, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

The ideal candidate works together with all faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed. This candidate will fulfill the duties of faculty in the Chemistry department including, teaching, advising, and College Service, in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Under the supervision of the Dean of STEM, the Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry will demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

Leadership and Management:

Collaborates with faculty, other deans and college staff on initiatives to increase support for Chemistry department students and faculty.
Submits promptly and in proper form all reports and requests as set forth by the Dean of STEM and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Attend all meetings as required;
Ensures that student learning outcomes for courses and the program are current and assessed regularly, documenting the process and submitting appropriate information to the dean.

Teaching introductory and advanced chemistry courses to students from a diverse cultural and educational background. The person filling this position believes that all students can learn, and that student engagement in the classroom enhances knowledge of academic content and leads to higher student success.
The successful candidate understands that students learn in different ways due to their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and provides numerous teaching techniques, such as lecture, small group work, and the use of technology to reach all students.
Provides guidance to students in their learning and educational planning, instruct and supervise students in both classroom and laboratory settings including the preparation of assignments and equipment for lectures and laboratory exercises.
Advise and register students.
The ideal candidate will comply with, exemplify and promote existing lab safety procedures and processes for handling, labeling, storage, tracking and disposal of chemical substances and reagents.


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