North Short Community College FT Faculty, Sociology in Danvers, Massachusetts

FT Faculty, Sociology


Department:Liberal Studies Division

Locations:Danvers, MA; Lynn, null

Posted:May 11, '17


Ref. No.:FY17-FT45


About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:

Full-time Faculty, Sociology

Division of Liberal Studies

MCCC/MTA Unit position

This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Behavioral Sciences department. This faculty position requires teaching up to five courses or fifteen credits each semester in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. The teaching assignment will include sociology courses such as: Introduction to Sociology; Sociology of Families; Race, Gender and Class; Criminology; and Anthropology among others. The successful candidate will be sensitive to a diverse student body with a wide range of academic preparedness and provide classroom instruction that facilitates individualized and non-traditional engaging learning approaches as appropriate. Sociology courses are designed for students in transfer programs as well as those in career programs. The full-time workload for this position may take place in Lynn, Danvers, online, or in combination.


  • Teach up to five courses or fifteen credits each semester in the Behavioral Sciences Department in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Participate in initiatives related to curriculum development and enhancements, program planning and implementation, and student recruitment and retention

  • Participate in ongoing assessment and evaluation of student learning and program outcomes.

  • Provide academic and career advising to traditional and non-traditional students.

  • Hold office hours in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Utilize effective teaching strategies to maximize and support a student-centered learning environment.

  • Participate in college service activities (e.g. governance committee membership, recruitment activities, development/enhancement of courses/program and/or resources).

  • Must be willing to travel between campuses as needed to fulfill instructional and non-instructional workload.

  • Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


  • Master of Arts in Sociology required. Ph.D. preferred

  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in sociology at the college level required; community college teaching experience preferred.

  • Documented examples of curriculum/course development and assessment.

  • Demonstrated track record in innovative, non-traditional modes of instruction and instructional delivery, including interdisciplinary teaching, service learning and experience in online and/or hybrid course development.

  • Experience collaborating with colleges, universities and school districts in developing strategic curricular and co-curricular activities.

  • Experience in developing and assessing student learning outcomes required.

  • Experience with the integration of technology, OER, student-oriented software, and multimedia formats in the development and delivery of course instruction preferred.

  • Experience developing curriculum and articulation agreements with 4-year colleges and Universities preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical and theoretical trends in sociology.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and interpersonal connection with a student population that is highly diverse in academic preparation, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as physical and learning disabilities.

  • Commitment to the mission of the community college, to teaching excellence, and to the maintenance and continuous improvement of high standards for student learning.

  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

SALARY:Anticipated salary range is $45,000 - $50,000 per year plus fringe benefits. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2017

Filling of position subject to budget availability for FY 2018

North Shore 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.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter by Sunday, June 4, 2017. 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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