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Instructor, Artificial Intelligence - Adjunct (Pool Req)

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Instructor, Artificial Intelligence - Adjunct (Pool Req)🔍Houston, Texas, System Wide📁Adjunct📅200025Z Requisition #📅Oct 10, 2020 Post DateSUMMARYProvide 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 part-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college.


include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


a.Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teachingdiscipline;

b.Make continuous efforts to improve the quality ofinstruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques,and delivery methods;

c.Develop and use a syllabus for each course orlaboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submitone copy to the department chair;

d.Plan, develop, and use a variety of innovativeteaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting courseobjectives/learning outcomes and which are appropriate for students withdiffering educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles;

e.Evaluate students to measure their progress towardachievement of stated course objectives/learning outcomes and inform them oftheir progress in the course in a timely manner;

f.Keep accurate student records andsubmit related reports and forms within requested timelines;

g.Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooksand learning materials;

h.Teach courses at a variety of times and locationsin response to institutional and program/discipline needs;

i.Use equipment and facilitiesresponsibly and courteously. Whereappropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructionallaboratories and

j.Demonstrate competence and interest inthe use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore newinstructional methodologies.

k.Should submit all grades, attendance rosters, orany other required items at the stipulated time.

2.Academic Advising:

a.Maintain professional relationships with students,colleagues, and the community;

b.Provide access to students through posted officehours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide adviceand assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues;

c.Make presentations on a particular academic fieldor 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.May create and maintain a website dedicated to thetypes of information specified in bullet three and

e.Work with Chair/Director to take on appropriateacademic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (Forexamples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).

3.Professional Development:

a.Establish annual objectives for professional growthin consultation with the department chair;

b.Keep pace with developments in the discipline;

c.Learn and apply innovative technologies thatsupport student learning and

d.Participate in the evaluation process for self,department, and college.

4. Institutional and Community Service:

a.Works collaboratively with HCC engineeringtechnology programs;

b.Assist in bringing ABET accreditation to HCC and tohelp insure quality in course offerings consistent with ABET standards;

c.Work collaboratively with the West Houston CenterDirector in the coordination of conferences, meetings, workshops, and outreachactivities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;

d.Participate in scheduled institutional serviceactivities including opening week events, conference days, and commencementexercises, graduation

e.Participate in discipline committee or programmeetings and activities;

f.Actively participate in department,college or system meetings and/ or committees;

g.Be familiar with and adhere to all policies andprocedures of HCCS;

h.Participate in college-related activities such asstudent activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment ofstudents, and/or special programs;

i.Participate in business and/or studentactivities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote themission of HCCS;

j.Participate in activities required tomaintain program and college accreditation standards;

k.Participate in the HCCS planning process byassisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and inestablishing budget priorities;

l.Review, evaluate, and revise programcurricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards,state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and highereducation and

m. Assist in the articulation of courses and programswith secondary and post-secondary institutions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATIONMaster’s degree or higher in a STEM-related field such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or other science major.
EXPERIENCE3+ years industrial experience in Networking, Cybersecurity, IT, Computer Science, AI/ML, System Support, Databases/Fulfillment, Storage, Electrical Systems, Software Design/Development, Gaming Design/Programming, Programming or Robotics.

Beyond expertise in machine learning, preference will be given to with real-world experience in one or more of the following: virtual systems, operating systems, assembly language, programming languages (esp. C++, Python, Java, Objective-C, or Swift), cloud computing, reverse engineering, computer networks, information security, digital forensics, risk analysis & mitigation, or policy development.

  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.

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
  • EEO Statement

    Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity

    PO Box 667517

    Houston TX, 77266

    713 718.8271 or [email protected]

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.




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    Posted: 10/11/2020
    Application Due: 12/10/2020
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