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 magnificent 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 with small class sizes and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman to name a few, 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 as a whole continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit faculty members 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.
Provide classroom instruction in Hospitality, Hospitality Management, and Culinary Arts fields to students seeking associate and certificate degrees. Faculty typically teach 15 credit hours per semester and perform advising, college service, and professional development activities.
The successful applicant will be given reassigned time, per the MCCC Bargaining Agreement, which will reduce the instructional workload, including: the development and supervision of credit and non-credit programming in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts areas; development of reports for external audiences; planning and facilitating responses to external advisory committees; writing program reviews; reviewing curriculum for currency; recommending part-time faculty; supervising department staff; exercising leadership in grant writing; and securing external funds for program development and implementation.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Hospitality, Culinary Arts or related fields. Master’s preferred. Recent industry experience in Hospitality Field. Teaching Experience required. Community college teaching experience preferred. Commitment to student-centered, outcomes-based education with skillful incorporation of multiple instructional strategies and technologies as appropriate is expected. Applicants should have an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development and the ability to work harmoniously within a diverse college community.
Source of Funding: State Funded
Area of Assignment: Academic Affairs
Supervisor: Dean of Business & Outreach
Union Membership/Status: MCCC, Tenure-Track, Full-time, Benefitted
Estimated Salary Range: $42,453- $54,900 (per MCCC contract) with benefits
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. All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Melissa Loiodice, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 413-499-4660, ext. 1022, Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, Room A19.
Application Procedures: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, names and telephone numbers of three current professional references, and a one-page statement containing your philosophy of teaching students interested in the fields of Hospitality, Hospitality Management and/or Culinary Arts, by visiting the employment section of our website at www.berkshirecc.edu/employment. A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview process for candidates who advance in the search.
Application Closing Date: Open until filled. Preference given to candidates whose applications are submitted on or before September 22, 2019.
Anticipated start date: January, 2020.