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Adjunct Faculty - Sociology and Anthropology

Holyoke Community College
Halyoke, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Full Time
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Holyoke Community College invites adjunct applications to teach in the Critical Social Thought Department to teach courses in Sociology and/or Anthropology in the Critical Social Thought Department. Courses may include Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Understanding Diversity and Valuing Similarity. Although some online sections may be available, our primary need is for on campus instruction, so applications from candidates with no on campus availability are discouraged.

Adjunct faculty provides a quality learning experience for Holyoke Community College students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty reports to a dean and performs instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.
  • The adjunct faculty member will distribute and review the course syllabus during the first class meeting. The adjunct faculty shall forward the dean no later than the end of the first (1st ) week of classes in each session a course syllabus.
  • The adjunct faculty member will utilize active learning methods and use a variety of instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities can include, but are not limited to: a.) Cooperative learning. b.) Experiential learning, c.) Writing for learning and/or Critical thinking initiatives.
  • The adjunct faculty member will remain abreast of ongoing developments and practices in his/her professional content area(s).
  • The adjunct faculty member will arrange for the acquisition and preparation of appropriate materials and equipment in a timely manner necessary to meet course objectives in collaboration with the area dean.
  • The adjunct faculty member will be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data including assessment of student performance; including final grade reports.
  • The adjunct faculty members will be supportive of students' learning goals by: a.) Focusing on student learning outcomes b.) Taking into account the needs and abilities of the students c.) Becoming familiar with academic and social support.
  • Making reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences.
  • Maintaining the academic integrity of the college.
  • Making themself available to assist students in achieving their learning goals.
  • The faculty member is aware of and recommends campus services to students as needed. These include library services, the library home page on the College site, financial aid, counseling, supplemental instruction, etc.
  • Adjunct Faculty are expected to attend all scheduled classes. If it is necessary for the adjunct faculty member to miss a class, he/she will follow appropriate procedures by notifying the supervisor or the supervisor's designee and is responsible by providing an alternate assignment.

REQUIRED: Masters Degree in related field; College level teaching experience strongly preferred along with community or workplace education/training experience. Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff & student body.

Adjunct Faculty, MCCC Unit Position

COMPENSATION: Continuing Education scale salary; no benefits


GENERAL INFORMATION: Please note that general adjunct postings are for adjunct pools. Positions may or may not be immediately available.
  • 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.

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