Department: Liberal Arts Division, Psychology Department
Reports to: Department Chairperson for Psychology Department
Date: April 19, 2023
General Summary: The adjunct psychology instructor is a creative, knowledgeable, and flexible individual who is responsible for teaching Psychology courses on the Bedford and Lowell campuses. The faculty is committed to inclusive excellence, diversity, and continuous professional improvement.
Teach one or more sections in psychology
Develop and use student-centered pedagogies that promote success for all students and lead to equitable course outcomes
Develop and use meaningful assessment strategies
Develop and apply instructional methods that engage students of varying learning styles and abilities
Develop and apply technology in and out of the classroom
Use Blackboard Learning Management System to post syllabi, assignments, and grades
Fulfill terms of the faculty contract as set out in the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association
Minimum of a Master's degree in Psychology.
Demonstrated ability to teach courses in a variety of areas of Psychology (e.g. Introduction to Psychology, Brain and Behavior, Research Methods, Child Psychology, Social Psychology, etc.)
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college.
Experience with a variety of instructional methods.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty from different disciplines.
Commitment to continuous professional improvement.
Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education.
PhD in Psychology
Specific knowledge base in biological psychology or developmental psychology.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative instructional approaches such as the effective use of technology including online courses and civic/service-learning.
Demonstrated ability to provide a variety of assessment strategies.
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.