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Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Faculty/Program Lead (beginning Spring 2018)

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Job Title Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Faculty/Program Lead (beginning Spring 2018)
Job Description

The Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Faculty/Program Lead is a full-time, 9-month position located on the Tyson Family Center for Technology Campus in Monroe, NC. Under the direction of the Department Chair of Computer and Industrial Technologies, the Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Faculty/Program Lead assumes primary responsibility for curriculum and assessment of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs of study within the School of Applied Science and Technology. This individual is an academically qualified faculty who holds degree credentials or other qualifications appropriate to the program. He/she is responsible for coordination of curriculum development and review. He/she ensures the program contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency. Job responsibilities of the program lead are considered additional duties beyond those of curriculum faculty. The position may also teach college transfer Engineering courses within the School of Arts and Sciences. Candidates may apply at the faculty rank for which they have the required combination of experience and documentation.

Essential Duties Summary

• Create classroom activities and learning environments that meet the needs of all learners, including high school students, adult learners, and senior populations.
• Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
• Acts as chief advocate for the program and presents a positive image of the program and the college to both internal and external customers
• Leads the recruitment effort for the program and assures that promotional literature is current, accurate, and available
• Assures that all faculty members in the program are assisting with student advising and providing current, accurate information
• Assists the Department Chair in maintaining a roster of qualified adjunct faculty for the program
• Works with the Department Chair in recruitment, orientation, and mentoring of adjunct faculty
• Performs classroom observations of adjunct faculty in the program
• Makes recommendations to the Department Chair and Dean of Applied Science and Technology for curriculum changes
• Leads program faculty in the area of outcomes and assessment as required for SACS COC accreditation
• Maintains and updates all master course syllabi specific to the program
• Coordinates the selection of textbooks, library resources, equipment, and supplies to enhance learning and to maintain program currency
• Leads the program’s advisory committee process, program review, and program improvement plans
• Coordinates class scheduling for the program as directed by the Department Chair
• Assists the Department Chair and Dean of Applied Science and Technology in other ways as needed
• Continue professional development for the improvement of self and the program to meet the needs of a learning-centered college
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
• Provide accessibility to students and colleagues as expected in a learning-centered college
• Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), in high school and community locations (Anson and/or Union counties), or in a corrections setting (Anson county)
• Accept teaching assignments scheduled during the day, evening, weekends, or online
• Participate in or support the mentoring process, the SPCC Foundation, and grant identification, preparation, implementation, and evaluation
• Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the dean, or the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Required Qualifications

• A Master’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline OR a Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications

Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of the equivalent of one academic year of full-time teaching experience at the community college level
• Familiarity with a course management such as Moodle
• Knowledge and/or experience with learning outcomes assessment
• Demonstrated innovation within the field of education and/or technology
• Evidence of effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills
• Evidence of a career that includes a strong work ethic with a proven track record of project completion, multi-tasking, and the ability to handle high-pressure environments
• Evident of a willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth

Physical Demands
Special Conditions Eligibility Summary
Eeo Statement Summary

South Piedmont Community College provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees based on job related criteria without reference to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification. Applicants are requested to complete questions at the end of the online application process that are strictly voluntary. Answers to these questions will not be provided to the hiring manager, selection committee, or any other employees of South Piedmont other than the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office uses this information to maintain accurate confidential records on the composition of each applicant pool. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please make your request to the Human Resources Office.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP00142FY16-17
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Is there any reason known to you why you might be unable to perform consistently and promptly any of the job duties? If Yes, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Have you ever been discharged or asked to resign from a position? Yes/No. If Yes, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you ever been convicted of a crime that has required you either by North Carolina law or any other state or federal law to register as a sex offender?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Master’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline OR a Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline?
    • Master’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline
    • Master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline
    • Neither
  5. * Do you have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing?
    • Excellent Skills
    • Good Skills
    • Fair Skills
    • No Skills
  6. * Do you have working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (2)
  2. Transcripts (3)