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Adjunct Faculty - Foundations of Health Instructor
Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts
Date Posted 04/15/2021
Faculty-Health-Public And Environmental Health
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
The Associate of Science degrees (Career & Transfer) in Foundations of Health are designed to provide students with courses necessary for a variety of careers in healthcare. Graduates will be eligible to enter the workforce in the hospital, public health, business and long-term care settings or apply for selective programs in health such as radiographic technician, practical nursing, nursing, and veterinary technician. Transfer students will be eligible to transfer to four-year institutions for a variety of health-related programs including (but not limited to): Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Health Administration, Nursing, Health Education, etc. The courses requiring instruction at this time are for the Community Health Worker program.

Adjunct faculty provide a quality learning experience for Holyoke Community College students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty report to a Dean and perform 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 himself/herself 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 schedule 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 Public Health, Education or a related discipline; College teaching experience; Prior experience in health education and/or teaching desired; Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED: Prior experience in health education specifically related to Community Health workers and/or community college teaching desired.

Adjunct Faculty - MCCC Unit Position

Compensation: DCE Continuing Education scale salary; no benefits

  • 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.

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

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