Front Range Community College
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Faculty, Automation & Engineering Technology
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Front Range Community College
Faculty, Automation & Engineering Technology - Boulder County Campus
Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program, Roadmap to Achievement. The college has a strong commitment to equity and actively works to create inclusive communities. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu. The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan, VISION 2020.
FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of June 13, 2019.
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:
- A letter of interest of no more than five pages, specifically addressing the items under "Required Education" and "Required Experience";
- An eForm application; Complete in its entirety, don't use see resume.
- A resume;
- A copy of official transcripts;
- A one page statement of your teaching philosophy;
- A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.
All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews and will be required to give a brief teaching demonstration. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.
FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
Front Range Community College has been and continues to be dedicated to student success. This year FRCC has been chosen as one of 30 colleges to become a Pathways College out of over 200 colleges that applied nationally. We are seeking faculty who are fully committed to the principles of Pathways. This is the next step as our college and all faculty, staff and employees are devoted to diversity and inclusion on a daily, ongoing basis.
Salary: $52,676 - $59,962/annually
The Faculty, Automation & Engineering Technology (AET) will provide student-centered instruction in a new program that will train students for employment as industrial maintenance and engineering technicians. The program is one of four that will be housed in FRCC’s new 27,000 square foot Center for Integrated Technology (CIM) located in Longmont. The other three CIM programs are Electronics Engineering Technology, Precision Machining, and Optics Technology. Potential AET teaching assignments include Fluid Power Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Instrumentation and Process Control, Optics Manufacturing, Industrial Controls and Automation, Electronics, Lean Manufacturing, Print Reading, and Safety.
Faculty create academically effective learning environments focused on student learning and success, and continuously improve instructional excellence through assessment. Faculty will demonstrate professional and collegial interaction with colleagues, staff, students, and community, and act in accordance with State Board Policy, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) President’s Policy, and Front Range Community College (FRCC) guidelines.
The categories listed below, per BP3-80, SP 3-31, and consistent with FRCC mission and values, have been identified as recognizable parts of a faculty member’s work assignment. Regular faculty will have a minimum 40-hour work week in keeping with State Board Policy requirements for state employees and will maintain a significant campus presence to respond to needs of students, department, college, and community. At a minimum, faculty will be present four days a week, 30 hours on campus or at an assigned location. This would include a minimum of one office hour per week per class for students during regular contract periods.
Both teaching and service are essential components of this job. Teaching is considered the primary responsibility of this position; however, all full-time faculty are expected to provide instructional leadership, assume an active role in college service and may be required to assume other duties as assigned. Faculty will participate in ongoing professional development to maintain and develop skills necessary for excellence in both teaching and service.
In some circumstances, a Dean of Instruction may designate a faculty member as Lead Faculty or Program Director for a discipline, a cluster of courses, or a cluster of disciplines or prefixes. Said faculty member may receive reassigned time to accomplish specific objectives or to manage specific responsibilities. Faculty should refer to the FRCC Compensation Handbook for reassignment time allocations and guidelines.
Category I – Teaching
The following are components of the job for all faculty:
- Maintains necessary educational credentials and professional skills appropriate to the teaching assignment and consistent with FRCC/CCCS policy.
- Creates an effective learning environment for students regardless of delivery method in accordance with department and college guidelines.
- Teaches courses consistent with Colorado Common Course Numbering System (CCCNS) template, appropriate course content guide and catalog descriptions. Abides by CCCS policy and FRCC guidelines (such as providing a syllabus the first day of class, tracking attendance, and submitting grades by published deadlines).
- Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets required contact hours.
- Participates in assessment of student learning outcomes at the course, discipline, and college level.
- Conducts a variety of assessments of student performance throughout the course, and provides students with timely and effective feedback. Posts grades frequently.
- Consistently improves course quality and design, by, for example, actively participating in classroom assessment, curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member at discipline, department, campus, college, and state levels.
- Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement and ensures course and discipline integrity.
- Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
- Available to teach courses at times, locations, and by delivery methods as directed by academic needs of the department. Final teaching assignments are the prerogative of the Deans of Instruction.
- Maintains a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment and facility. Refers issues that may affect the learning environment promptly to the appropriate department.
- Uses appropriate and required instructional resources and technology in an effective manner.
Category 2 – Service
The following are components of the job for all faculty:
- Maintains a safe and mutually respectful working environment and refers issues promptly to the appropriate department.
- Reviews and recommends instructional resources, such as textbooks, media, software and equipment.
- Participates in graduation ceremony.
- Handles, responds to, and reports student concerns/complaints according to FRCC guidelines.
- Maintains and posts teaching schedule, regular meetings, and office hours per FRCC guidelines.
- Maintains currency in discipline and/or in program. Assists in changes, accreditation and/or program renewal.
- Maintains teaching credentials, industry standard credentials, and complies with accrediting requirements.
In addition, faculty are expected to participate in the following service areas according to the needs of their department, campus, and the college. The specific assignments and extent of this participation will change annually, but faculty must be available for service as determined in consultation with their supervisors.
- Provides leadership and instructional integrity through hiring, supervision, instructional observation, mentoring, and evaluation of instructors.
- Participates in student advising process per FRCC guidelines. This may include reviewing and recommending appropriate action on student transcripts, transfers, early graduation audits, and graduation applications.
- Meets with and updates advising office; updates and maintains advising materials.
- Develops and participates in college marketing efforts, student recruitment, and retention strategies for all instructional programs.
- Assists in the preparation of class schedules and college catalog.
- Assists with assessment of credit for prior learning.
- Serves on college committees and/or task forces.
- Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives and budget management.
- Evaluates and revises course and discipline offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new curricula.
- Collaborates with supervisor to assemble and execute a strategic plan for department initiatives, including industry recommendations and resource management.
- Participates in state-level issues.
- Reports maintenance issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
- Maintains inventory of equipment, tools, supplies and storage/disposal of hazardous materials required for classes, and requests appropriate equipment repair.
- Identifies budgetary needs and priorities; recommends appropriate purchases of technology, equipment, and supplies.
- Serves as a faculty advisor to student clubs and activities.
- Plans and coordinates required advisory committee meetings annually per State Board Policy and accreditation requirements.
- Facilitates, coordinates, and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students and initiates contracts with providers.
- Serves as a liaison to industry, community, and/or academic partners. Participates in professional organizations that enhance the mission of the college.
- Facilitates meetings and communicates with faculty and instructors on discipline/department issues and concerns.
- Negotiates articulations and/or escrowed credit agreements with local schools.Collects annual graduate follow-up data (i.e.VE-135).
- Promotes professional development of peers/colleagues through in-service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field.
Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology or any engineering or manufacturing related discipline, from a regionally accredited college/university.
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or a closely related field.
- Prior Related Experience: 4,000 hours of experience in the last 7 years in manufacturing, engineering or a related field.
- Licensure/Certification: Must be able to obtain Colorado CTE Credential-see http://www.cccs.edu
- Other Qualifications:
- Strong communications skills both oral and written.
- Strong computer usage, media and internet skills.
- Strong desire to teach
- Five years related work experience in manufacturing, especially in the electrical, mechanical, or optics industries.
- Experience teaching full time at a community college in a related CTE program, to include lecture, lab, and alternative delivery methods.
- Experience using a college-level Learning Management System, with Desire2Learn preferred.
- Strong evidence of effective teaching ability and management skills.
- Experience developing curriculum for CTE courses.
- Training in and experience teaching Lean Manufacturing, in either an industrial or an academic setting.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks.
- Additional consideration will be given to candidates who meet the required education and experience criteria and can teach in at least two of the following programs:
- Automation & Engineering Technology
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Optics Technology
Welcome to Front Range Community College, where you come for the students, but stay for the people!
Notice to Prospective Employees:
Front Range Community College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:
- Front Range Community College's alcohol and other drug policy
- VAWA policy
- Campus security policies
- Campus/community resources
- Where to find registered sex offender information
- Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
- Reporting crimes
The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:
- By going to the internet website at: Clery Act Information
- Printed copies of the FRCC Campus Annual Security Report are available on request through the Dean of Students Affairs Office and any college Campus Security and Preparedness Office.