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2018-05-072018-06-08

Instructor / Assistant Professor of Electrical & Instrumentation Technology

Western Wyoming Community College
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Jobs Rated
    6th

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EXPECTATIONS AND NATURE OF THE POSITION

The primary responsibility of this individual is to provide instruction to WWCC students enrolled in Electrical and Instrumentation programs related to local industries. Candidates must have a strong background in electrical theory, instrumentation, and process control. This person must be able to relate to a wide variety of students, ranging from high school students with little background to those who have worked many years in industry. This individuals responsibilities will include teaching basic to advanced courses related to electrical theory, instrumentation, and process control systems.

Classes are taught at the main campus in Rock Springs. Typical teaching load is 5-6 courses per semester with an average class size of 15-18 students. Courses are generally taught in 5-week blocks with two courses taught in each 5-week block. Teaching load ranges from 28-32 credits per academic year.

It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective, and competent manner, while striving for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides quality instruction to students in assigned courses in electrical and instrumentation including: Instrumentation, Programmable Logic Controllers, Control System Communications, Power Distribution, Electrical Troubleshooting and Motor Controls.

2. Provides quality learning experiences both in the classroom and in the hands-on labs for all students enrolled while maintaining the integrity of the courses standards and objectives.

3. States clear objectives and criteria for each course in the course syllabus; follows the Curriculum Committees guidelines regarding course syllabi; integrates the appropriate Colleges learning goals into each course; evaluates students performance and annually assesses student performance in light of these objectives and criteria.

4. Teaches courses in a variety of environments and modes. Examples include teaching in the evening and weekends in Rock Springs; developing and teaching customized short courses tailored to the needs of local industry; teaching in the standard classroom, lab and through alternative methods, such as internet, or a combination of these methods.

5. Advises students clearly and effectively; learns the requirements for WWCC graduation and for transfer to other regional colleges and universities. Updates the advising information in the WWCC Advising Handbook related to his/her curricula at the University of Wyoming and other regional universities.

6. Recommends course schedules to the Division Chair; recruits and mentors adjunct instructors as assigned; prepares and updates course outlines; recommends new courses as needed.

7. Designs and implements effective learning processes for students; provides feedback on student improvement in attaining the WWCC Goals for Student Success.

8. Develops effective working relationships with colleagues. Serves as a resource to the community by being willing to speak to groups, answer specific inquiries, assist with research projects and workshops, locate information and perform other related tasks.

9. Develops good working relationships with professionals in the Colleges service area in order to solicit cooperation and advises regarding curricular planning, new training opportunities, and other related information to keep the program current and meeting local needs. Organizes and conducts annual and/or semi-annual advisory councils with industry partners to maintain and develop curriculum needs in the industry.

10. Collaborates with both the Division Chair and the Director of Workforce Development to design courses or training that meets the needs of local industry; meets with training directors or others from local industry, responding promptly to inquiries by phone or e-mail, and accompanying the Director, at times, on visits to local plants or mines.

11. Recruits traditional-aged students by cooperating with the Director of Admissions, developing relationships with high school instructors, visiting area high schools, encouraging students to attend WWCC, and promoting the value of the Colleges technical programs. Visits industry sites to recruit adult students to WWCCs technical programs.

12. Meets with local industries both to identify their training needs and to update the electrical and instrumentation curriculum.

13. Maintains and repairs lab/education training equipment and facilities; designs and builds training models as necessary.

14. Maintains a reasonable schedule of office hours that allows on-campus and distance education students to interact and ask questions and that provided time to interact with colleagues, and complete other duties.

15. Participates actively in the Colleges Assessment Program, including Program Review.

Other Related Duties

1. Assists the Chair in all divisional activities as requested including attending division meetings, completing divisional duties and paperwork, and by participating in other divisional activities.

2. Becomes familiar with the budgeting process of the college; assists with preparing annual and biennial budgets; and limits departmental expenditures to budgeted levels.

3. Maintains an inventory of all assigned equipment and supplies in office and other assigned areas; takes prudent efforts to safeguard WWCC physical resources from unauthorized use. Maintains safe working conditions and practices.

4. Commits to ongoing professional development by attending conferences, seminars or workshops, and by reading appropriate professional literature.

5. Mentors adjunct faculty to maintain quality instruction consistent with the expectations and standards of the full-time faculty, the division chair, and the Vice President for Student Learning; interacts with adjuncts assigned by the chair; reviews applications of adjunct faculty

6. Assists the Library Director in developing a well rounded, usable library resources both electronic web-based resources and texts in electrical and instrumentation technology; teaches students how to use these resources.

7. Refers students, as is appropriate, to student-support programs such as the Learning Center, Peer Tutor Center, NetTutor, Library, Career and Placement Services and Wellness and Accessibility.

8. Participates actively in the Colleges Assessment Program, including program review, to develop a more effective learning environment for all WWCC students and to continue to improve the program.

9. Becomes familiar with, and participates in, the Colleges efforts for planning and improvement.

10. Works with the Division Chair to develop an individual professional development plan that will mutually benefit the individual and WWCC; develops annual goals at the start of each year and writes a summary of the accomplishment of those goals at the end of the year.

11. Communicates clearly and effectively using the college network system, including the e-mail system, calendar, word processing, advising modules, and learning management system. Integrates learning with technology.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

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