Faculty Member Chemistry

Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, Massachusetts
$45,771-$60,000 anually
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Green Chemistry
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Holyoke Community College
Faculty Member Chemistry 


Primary responsibility for teaching both lecture and lab sections of Chemistry; participate in curriculum review and development, college governance, recruitment and retention effort, and professional development; advise students and perform other college service as appropriate; participate in activities leading to the implementation and the sustainability of alternative modes of delivery.

  1. Chemistry lecture and laboratory sections, in particular organic chemistry and organic chemistry laboratory sections
  2. Working closely with the Physical Science Dept. to: develop innovative methods for teaching chemistry; review the research and experiment with pedagogy as well as evaluate alternative teaching strategies; assess student learning outcomes; incorporate technology in the classroom; develop and implement new courses (i.e. Biochemistry).
  3. Advising students.
  4. Actively participating in department, division, and professional staff meetings as well as other components of college governance.
  5. Maintenance of professional expertise in areas of specialization.
  6. Participating in college programs and activities.
  7. Assisting the Dean and Chair of the Physical Science Dept. to establish and maintain partnerships with related college and university Chemistry programs.
  8. Working with laboratory technician to maintain lab facility and equipment/lab supplies.
  9. Other duties may be assigned.



  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or closely related field; 
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching skills including interactive teaching and varied pedagogical strategies; 
  • Experience using technology in both the classroom and laboratory; 
  • Teaching experience in higher education; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff & student body.

Note:  A teaching demonstration may be part of the interview process.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  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 for the responsibilities of this position.


  • Community college teaching experience in chemistry lecture and laboratory sections, background and experience in teaching organic chemistry; 
  • Interest in promoting and participating in interdisciplinary learning; 
  • Ability to integrate computer technology into instruction; 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).


Full-time, tenure track MCCC/MTA position

Salary: Minimum $45,771-$60,000.  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full State benefits.


Funding Source: State
Start Date:  August, 2022

**Please Note:   Candidates for employment should be aware that all Holyoke Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated by date of hire. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
 - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

 Holyoke 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

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