North Short Community College Adjunct Faculty, General Chemistry, Spring 2019 in Danvers, Massachusetts

Adjunct Faculty, General Chemistry, Spring 2019


Department:Division of STEM and Education

Locations:Danvers, MA

Posted:Dec 17, 2018

Closes:Jan 13, 2019 - 11:59 PM EST

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 Spring 2019 semester:

CHE103 - General Chemistry

Location: Danvers Campus

Days/Time: Lecture: Tues/Thurs 4:30 to 5:45 pm, Lab Thursday 6:00 to 8:50 pm

Course Description: Pre: Communications Proficiency and MAT092 w/'C' or better or successful completion of MM12.

This is a descriptive and quantitative general chemistry course designed for science and engineering majors. Topics include: introduction to measurement/significant figures/dimensional analysis/classification of matter, atomic structure/naming ionic and covalent compounds/nuclear processes, stoichiometry including molarity and balancing chemical equations, ionic equations including precipitation, acid-base, and oxidation-reduction reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory/electronic configurations/periodicity, chemical bonding/Lewis structures/resonance/valence bond/hybridization and molecular orbital theory (introductory), molecular geometry (VSEPR)/electronegativity, and other topics as needed. Laboratory work reinforces lecture concepts, and is intended to give students hands-on experience that will help them understand, appreciate, and apply chemical concepts. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and with CHE104, laboratory science sequence electives. (3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week)

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


  • A Master's degree in chemistry or in related field with significant graduate credit in chemistry 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.

Additional Information:

Adjunct salaries are dependent upon the number of credit hours. Effective January 15, 2019, the salary will be $1,104 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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