FT, Tenure-Track Criminal Justice/Political Science faculty position - MCCC/MTA unit pos
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Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer 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 over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. 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 Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to 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. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: ABOUT THE POSITION:
This full-time faculty position coordinates the Criminal Justice Liberal Arts Degree options, Corrections certificate, and the Political Science curriculum. We are looking for a committed individual who will advance the College's mission by delivering high-quality programs and courses that feature engaged learning and curricula aligned to the needs of our region. The successful candidate will bring a passion and commitment to teaching, advising, and shared governance. We are particularly interested in faculty who bring a social justice perspective to criminal justice in 21st century America. GCC is committed to promoting and valuing diversity. We seek a candidate who would bring valuable perspectives of underrepresented groups to our campus community.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The faculty role includes teaching a range of courses in criminal justice which may include introduction to criminal justice, criminology, and social issues in criminal justice, as well as courses in political science such as American politics, and American civil liberties. This position also includes advising, learning outcomes assessment, year-end reporting, college service, holding regular office hours, attending regularly scheduled department, division and college meetings, and involvement in shared governance. As program coordinator, this position includes hiring and supervising adjunct faculty, creating course schedules, maintaining curriculum standards, cultivating relationships with community stakeholders, and creating and maintaining internship and other civic engagement opportunities for our students. Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Administration, Political Science, or a related field;
Five years professional experience in a criminal justice organization;
Three years successful college teaching experience, including both criminal justice and political science courses;
Supervisory experience in a criminal justice or academic setting;
Demonstrated successful experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, with a range of academic abilities; and
Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission.
Earned Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Administration, Political Science, or a related field;
Three years teaching experience in the Massachusetts community college system;
Experience coordinating an academic program;
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in and outside of the classroom;
Experience with college curriculum development including internships and civic engagement;
Experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders in the fields of criminal justice and political science; and
Experience with online teaching platforms.
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.
Those selected for an interview will be required to conduct a teaching demonstration.
Additional Information: SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $44,874-$68,000. 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.
START DATE: January 2019
Application Instructions: TO APPLY:
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 documents, which are required for consideration:
Contact information for 5 professional references
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include 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 November 1, 2018.
Applications received after the November 1, 2018 deadline MAY be considered until the position is filled.
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*Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.*
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GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC