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Greenfield Community College Psychology Faculty Position - FT, Tenure-track (MCCC/MTA position) in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Psychology Faculty Position - FT, Tenure-track (MCCC/MTA position)


Department:Social Sciences

Locations:Greenfield, MA

Posted:Dec 15, 2021

Closes:Open Until Filled


Ref. No.:MCCC 2022-4

Position ID:140617


About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving Franklin and Hampshire Counties, Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Farm and Food Systems, Engineering, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Adventure Education, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to hybrid and online distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. The rural campus has a one-acre Outdoor Learning Lab, on-campus farm, wetlands and forest that provide abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, research and recreation. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

The Social Sciences Department at GCC is seeking an engaged, passionate colleague in psychology, who is committed to advancing the College's mission by delivering high-quality courses that feature engaged learning and curricula aligned to the needs of our students. The successful candidate will bring a passion and commitment to teaching, advising, collaboration, service, and professional development. We are particularly interested in faculty who bring a social justice perspective to social sciences in 21st century America. At GCC we are committed to promoting and valuing diversity. We seek a candidate who will bring valuable perspectives of underrepresented groups to our campus community.


  • Teach Principles of Psychology and a range of other psychology courses (such as Research Methods, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, and/or areas of special interest)

  • Contribute to a positive, inclusive and collaborative learning environment

  • Provide academic advising for approximately 18 students

  • Maintain regular office hours

  • Contribute to curriculum development and outcomes assessment

  • Serve on college committees as elected or appointed

  • Participate in regularly scheduled departmental, divisional, and college meetings

  • Perform other duties as assigned within the MCCC collective bargaining agreement



  • Master's degree in psychology, or very closely related field that demonstrates expertise in psychological science

  • Successful experience teaching psychology at the college level

  • Demonstrated online teaching experience, and/or demonstrated commitment to integrating technology and pedagogy

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse abilities, needs, and concerns of community college students, and demonstrated commitment to community college mission

  • Commitment to fostering and maintaining collegial relationships within the department and throughout the college

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in curriculum development, pedagogical practice, and student outcomes

  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.


  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) with at least 18 graduate credits in psychology

  • Experience with curriculum and program development in psychology

  • Successful community college teaching experience

  • At least three years' experience teaching a range of undergraduate psychology courses

  • Demonstrated commitment to building academic-community relationships

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity and human rights issues

Additional Information:

Start Date: August 2022

Anticipated salary range is $47,620 - $64,162 The appointment salary is based on one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure. Candidates are therefore advised that it is unlikely the offered salary will be at or near the top of the range.


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to conduct a teaching demonstration. Topic will be provided at time of invitation.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Philosophy of Teaching Statement

  • Sample syllabus from past or proposed courses

  • Contact information for 5 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications, specifically addressing your interdisciplinary experience and expertise, and, if applicable, including an equivalency statement.

Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Applications accepted up to and including January 28, 2022 or until filled.

Beginning in January 2022, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all employees


Greenfield 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.


Greenfield Community College's Annual Security Report is available online at The report contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years for certain locations associated with the College as well as other campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention; campus safety authority; crime reporting polices; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications), programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and other matters of importance related to security on campus.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report, you can stop by the Public Safety Office at One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 413-775-1212.

*Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. *