North Short Community College Adjunct Faculty, Biological Sciences, Fall 2018 in Danvers, Massachusetts

Adjunct Faculty, Biological Sciences, Fall 2018


Department:Division of STEM and Education

Locations:Danvers/Lynn, MA

Posted:Jun 19, '18

Type:PT No Benefits


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:

The Natural Sciences Department, Division of STEM and Education, invites applications for the following anticipated adjunct faculty vacancy for the Fall 2018 semester:

BIO100 - Current Topics in Biology

Location: Danvers and Lynn Campuses, Day and Evening

Course Description: Pre: Communications and Mathematics proficiency

A survey course of major topics in Biology with an emphasis on current topics. This course will explore the practical impact that modern biological concepts have on our lives. It will focus on current relevant topics in Biology and may include (but is not limited to) cell function, genetics, infectious diseases & cancer, as well as ecology & climate change. Provides a framework for making informed ethical decisions regarding pertinent biological issues. This non-majors course does not meet the pre-requisite for BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I. The course meets 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week and fulfills open, liberal arts, and lab science electives

Please refer to the Find Courses link on the College website for additional course descriptions.

BIO 101: The Basics of Life

Location: Lynn campus Saturday 9:00 am - 2:20 pm

Course Description: Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies

An introduction to the basic principles of biology. The course covers the chemistry of the cell, cell structure and function, cell division, genetics and some evolution. The laboratory is designed to enhance lecture and to develop investigative skills. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week) Fulfills open, liberal arts, and lab science sequence elective when taken with BIO102 or BIO128 and BIO130, or BIO140 or BIO 142.

Please refer to the Find Courses link on the College website for additional course descriptions.

BIO 102: The Diversity of Life

Location: Lynn Campus M/W Evenings

Course Description:Pre: Communication and Mathematics proficiency

An evolutionary survey of living organisms. Topics include life's beginnings, and unicellular organisms, fungi, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates and how they evolved. Laboratory includes dissection of selected species of the representative phyla. Fulfills open, liberal arts, laboratory science, and science electives. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours lab per week)

Please refer to the Find Courses link on the College website for additional course descriptions.


  • A Master's degree in biological science or in related field with significant graduate coursework in biology is required.

  • Recent work experience related to the course content required.

  • Teaching experience in higher education and/or at the community college level is strongly preferred.

  • Experience teaching online/hybrid and/or embedding the use of technology into the curriculum preferred.

  • A commitment to and experience working with a diverse student body is also required.

  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:

Adjunct salaries are dependent upon the number of credit hours, currently $1066 per credit for first time faculty. This is a non-benefited, MCCC position.

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:

Qualified candidates should submit a CV/resume along with a cover letter addressing your specific area of interest and your availability to teach evening classes. Please address how your experience illustrates a commitment to working with a diverse student body of learners.

Candidates selected for interviews will be required to bring an unofficial academic transcript to the interview.

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