Computer Information Systems Faculty - Full-time, tenure-track MCCC/MTA Unit position
About Greenfield Community College: 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 requires teaching a variety of Computer Information Systems (CIS) courses in the Business and Information Technology Department. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in CIS subjects, particularly those that are able to provide relevant understanding of small business development and operations. The successful candidate will advance the College's mission by designing and delivering high-quality programs and courses that feature engaged learning and curricula aligned to the needs of our region. The CIS faculty will bring a passion and commitment to teaching, advising, and shared governance. GCC is committed to promoting and valuing diversity. We seek a candidate who would bring valuable perspectives of underrepresented groups to our campus community.
THE BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT: Greenfield Community College's Department of Business and Information Technology offers a variety of Associate Degrees and Certificate Programs. Disciplines coordinated and taught by the Department include Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing and E-Commerce, and Tourism & Hospitality. Many classrooms feature instructional technology. Faculty offices are located in a contemporary, technically-enabled Business Studio designed to accommodate student projects and study space. The Department is involved in promoting student internships, marketing consulting for community businesses, study abroad opportunities, a regional entrepreneurship competition, annual tours of business firms in New York City, and five Department-awarded Scholarships. Our Mission Statement identifies four major goals for our students: (1) To graduate and enter the job market; (2) To graduate and transfer to four-year colleges or universities; (3) To create and develop their own business enterprises; and (4) To acquire knowledge for life in our society and economy. The department insists on an academic approach that emphasizes cutting-edge developments in Business and Computer Information Systems disciplines and a practical, hands-on approach wherever possible. The Department seeks a colleague who shares these passions and who will contribute to the future direction of the Business/CIS courses and Program offerings at Greenfield Community College.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
M.A. or M.S. in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or related field; or significant progress toward completion of a master's degree in a relevant field plus three years practical experience in industry; or B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science or related field with at least five years practical experience in industry may be considered if the candidate can demonstrate equivalent masters level knowledge, skills and experience.
Experience teaching relevant courses in a professional or educational environment
Three years or more experience in the workforce in a technology-related capacity.
Experience with web design including creation of navigation systems and use of web analytics
Experience using computer programming to solve problems in a business or non-profit setting
Ability to work in multiple delivery modes and platforms (MACs, PCs, tablets, etc.) and comfort working with multiple apps for these devices
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to work effectively as a member of a team
Ability to provide academic advising to a required caseload of students within discipline
Demonstrated successful experience working with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, with a range of academic abilities
Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission
Advanced education beyond MA or MS in Computer Information Systems, Computer, or related field
Evidence of successful teaching experience in a community college
Extensive user experience with business related computer applications;
Experience with search engine optimization and Photoshop and/or Illustrator.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in and outside of the classroom;
Experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with relevant community stakeholders
Experience with online learning: teaching and/or professional development
Experience developing online marketing and social media campaigns
Experience developing websites including setting up shopping carts
Additional Information: 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 with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Those selected for an interview will be required to conduct a teaching demonstration.
RANK AND SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $44,874-$68,000. Rank and appointment salary are 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: August 2019
Application Instructions: Create a Greenfield Community College account and upload the following required documents 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.
Review of applications will begin with those received by June 24, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT: 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.
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