Overview

About Berkshire Community College:
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.

Job Description:
Supervision and evaluation of students in team-taught nursing programs to include simulation lab experiences. Provides classroom and on-campus lab and off-campus clinical instruction (day, weekend, and/or evening assignments) each semester. Participates in the systematic evaluation of all components of the program. Assists with preparation of reports required by accreditation and governing agencies, as well as the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and program policies. Participates in the student admission process. Participate in college and program governance by serving on college committees as elected or appointed. Responsible for student advising, college service, community service, and professional development in accordance with MCCC agreement. Use technology effectively to communicate with students and colleagues as well as to enhance classroom learning as appropriate; integrate simulation technology into the nursing curriculum. Maintain competence through academic and professional credentials, continuing education, and professional growth in accordance with MCCC agreement. This position teaches in the ADN and PN programs.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. Master’s degree in nursing preferred. Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License (in good standing) and a minimum of 2 years full-time nursing experience (or its equivalent) within the past 5 years. Evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction. Commitment to support student-centered, outcomes-based education. Ability to incorporate multiple instructional strategies and integrate computer technology with instruction. Recent background appropriate to teach Acute Medical/Surgical Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pediatrics/Maternity/Child Health, and Mental Health. Applicants should be proven team-players with an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development. Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated, excellent teaching skills including teaching using interactive and varied pedagogical strategies, and experience with high fidelity simulation. Teaching experience in higher education, preferably at a community college.

Additional Information:
Source of Funding: State
Salary: $45,273 – $62,838; Full-time*; Benefited; per MCCC Contract
Area of Assignment: Academic Affairs- Nursing
Effective Date: January 18, 2023

  • Full-time is defined as 2 semesters of instruction: Fall semester runs September to mid-December & spring semester runs mid-January to mid-late May. Practical Nursing program requires additional days of instruction with additional compensation (approximately $10,115 – $11,200 as per the provisions of MCCC contract) beyond the estimated range stated above.

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.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume/CV, and a one-page statement containing your philosophy of teaching nursing 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