Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
BCC is looking for a candidate who enjoys working with a diverse group of students to foster confidence in their ability to communicate ideas in public and in their interpersonal relationships. The ideal candidate employs evidence-based teaching techniques and practices specifically in their approach to teaching critical and creative thinking. The ideal candidate is a collaborative colleague who shows interest and enthusiasm for the importance of communication skills in understanding the world.
Communication courses are a central part of the General Education core at BCC and thus Communication faculty members teach students in a variety of academic programs. We are seeking a faculty member who can teach a variety of communication courses such as, interpersonal communication, oral communication, spoken word, and communication and media courses. We are looking for a faculty member with experience teaching students to find and employ factual evidence and deliver compelling presentations. In addition to typically teaching 15 credit hours each semester, faculty participate in college service and advise students.
Minimum MFA, master’s degree in communications, or master’s degree in related subject area is required. College teaching experience is required with community college experience preferred. A strong commitment to student-centered education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and teaching in different modalities (online and on-ground).
Source of Funding: State
Salary: $48,811 – $57,126; Full-time; Benefited; per MCCC Contract
Area of Assignment: Academic Affairs- Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Effective Date: January 18, 2023
Pursuant to the Clery Act of 1990 a copy of Berkshire Community College’s security report is available on the BCC Website. BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume/CV, and a one-page statement containing your philosophy of teaching communications at a community college by visiting the Berkshire Community College Job Board .
A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview process.
Application Closing Date: October 09, 2022