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Instructor Engineering - Adjunct
Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.
The incumbent will teach a maximum load of (See Faculty Workload Guidelines) contact hours each semester in area(s) of competency and participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.† Other duties may be assigned.
a)††††††††††† Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline; ††††††††
b)††††††††††† Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods;
c)††††††††††† Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair;
d)††††††††††† Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles;
e)††††††††††† Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner;
f)†††††††††††† Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines;
g)††††††††††† Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials;
h)††††††††††† Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs;
i)†††††††††††† Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously.† Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories and
j)†††††††††††† Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.
2.††††††††††† Academic Advising:
a)††††††††††† Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community;
b)††††††††††† Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues;
c)††††††††††† Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.;
d)††††††††††† Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three and
e)††††††††††† Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).
3.††††††††††† Professional Development:
a)††††††††††† Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair;
b)††††††††††† Keep pace with developments in the discipline;
c)††††††††††† Learn and apply technologies that support student learning and
d)††††††††††† Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.
4.††††††††††† Institutional and Community Service:
a)††††††††††† Works collaboratively with HCC engineering technology programs;
b)††††††††††† Assist in bringing ABET accreditation to HCC and to help insure quality in course offerings consistent with ABET standards;
c)††††††††††† Work collaboratively with the West Houston Center Director in the coordination of conferences, meetings, workshops, and outreach activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
d)††††††††††† Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises;
e)††††††††††† Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities;
f)†††††††††††† Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees;
g)††††††††††† Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS;
h)††††††††††† Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs;
i)†††††††††††† Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS;
j)†††††††††††† Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards;
k)††††††††††† Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities;
l)†††††††††††† Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education and
m)††††††††† Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities list above.† The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Must have completed at least eighteen (18) graduate hours in Engineering and hold a Masterís or higher degree (official transcript(s) conferring degree must accompany the application).
One (1) year of college level teaching experience is preferred.††
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1.††††††††††† Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment;
2.††††††††††† Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city;
3.††††††††††† Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required;
4.††††††††††† Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population;
5.††††††††††† Possess good organizational and planning skills;
6.††††††††††† Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities;
7.††††††††††† Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment and
8.††††††††††† Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.† Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
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