Faculty - Construction Technology

Location
Amarillo, TX
Posted
Oct 17, 2020
Institution Type
Community College

At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

We are currently seeking a 9 Month Faculty Member for our Construction Technology Programs. The qualified candidate will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement, and under the administration of the Dean, the Full Time Faculty will teach in two new Construction Technology AAS programs. The faculty member will also provide Amarillo College with construction technology expertise and knowledge for program start up, curriculum implementation, program accreditation, and alignment to industry standards. This position may include appointment as Faculty Program Coordinator of Construction Technology.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Preferred: Associate Degree, or higher, in Construction Technology or Related Field.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Eight (8) years of experience in the Construction Technology Industry.

Preferred: Secondary or Post-Secondary teaching experience. Knowledge of NCCER Standards.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Required: Valid Texas Driver's License.

Preferred: Journeyman, or Master Level Certification and/or Licensure in Industry Specific Trade.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • College teaching experience.
  • Hands on experience in any construction trades field (particularly carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
  • Management or supervisory experience in Construction Technology.
  • Experience with work-based learning, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and/or internships.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Commitment to student success, innovation, collaboration and instructional quality.

Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Strong working knowledge of the various construction trades with expert knowledge and experience in supervision, coordination, estimating, and scheduling of various projects.

Very good to strong working knowledge of the following:

  • Materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction of houses, commercial, and/or industrial buildings;
  • Safety procedures and protocols in residential, light commercial, and industrial construction;
  • Inspecting work progress, equipment, or sites to verify safety;
  • Predicting, evaluating, and minimizing hazardous conditions on job sites;
  • Developing and/or reviewing blueprints, sketches, or building plans to estimate material an labor costs along with project timelines, and to determine compliance to the International Building Code (IBC);
  • Measuring, marking, and drawing cutting lines on materials using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge;
  • Shaping or cutting materials to specified measurements using hand tools, machines, and power saws;
  • Installing structures and fixtures (e.g. windows, frames, flooring, trim, hardware) using carpenter hand or power tools;
  • Teaching workers in constructions methods and materials, operation of equipment, safety procedures, and company expectations (e.g. common policies);
  • Plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems in residential, commercial, and/or industrial construction;
  • Coordinating construction projects and activities in a training setting for real-world transfer;
  • Introducing project layout tools and techniques such as theodolites, levels, lasers etc.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Remain up-to-date on technical, innovative, or technological changes in the field and ensure program is preparing students to have the competitive knowledge to meet future trends.
  • Maintain NCCER accreditation for program, self, and faculty to ensure standards are met.
  • Effectively teach classes within the Construction Technology Program, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.
  • Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.
  • Teach day and/or evening courses as required.
  • Teach off-campus, dual credit and online courses as required.
  • Demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.
  • Develop curriculum.
  • Prepare syllabus i.e., determine course content that is consistent with the catalog description.
  • Select instructional materials (textbooks).
  • Participate in faculty renewal and development programs.
  • Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.
  • Assist with registration. Participate in recruitment activities.
  • Monitor/Assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or industry partners to make improvements. Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Stay educated regarding College policies.
  • Provide extra help to students outside of class (not for pay).
  • Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
  • Participates in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required.
  • Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Attend faculty meetings, general assembly, and commencement.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the Faculty (iCare) Ideals.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED:

  • Support the hiring of new part-time and/or adjunct faculty that have the content knowledge and skills to ensure all learning outcomes of the curriculum are satisfied.
  • Supervise, coordinate, schedule the faculty for classes, industry tours, NCCER certifications and/or continuing professional development in their fields of expertise.
  • Observe, evaluate, and coach faculty for engaged teaching and learning to ensure continuous improvement in classroom practices and curriculum alignment is assured.
  • Assign Faculty to courses based on their knowledge and expertise of skill(s) being taught.

Faculty (iCare) Ideals:

Innovation: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of innovation to serve students, peers and the community.

Collegiality: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of collegiality to serve students, peers and the community.

Amenability: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of amenability to serve students, peers and the community.

Rigor: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of academic rigor to serve students, peers and the community.

Engagement: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of engagement to serve students, peers and the community.

Teaching Load: The teaching load for full-time faculty will normally consist of 15 load hours or equivalent assignments. Faculty are assigned by their chair to teach in their major fields, insofar as possible. They may, however, be assigned to teach in their minor fields in accordance with standards of accrediting associations. (Responsibilities for Non-teaching faculty will be individually prescribed).

Proportional Assignments: Full-time faculty appointed for less than a 15-load-hour assignment per semester shall receive accrued benefits proportional to the percentage of appointment.

Overload Assignments: Overload teaching may also be assigned as needed by the department chair (as referenced in the "Overload Assignments" section of the "Faculty Handbook). Pay for overload teaching will be based on the Part-time Instructor Salary Schedule rates.

Office Hours: Full-time faculty members must have regular office hours for teaching preparation, student advising, and other incidental tasks required for teaching. The schedule of classroom and office hours must be posted as soon after registration as possible.

Advising Requirements: Faculty will serve as academic advisors based on a divisional or departmental advising plan. The number of advisees will vary depending on the number of majors in a division. Adjustments in other responsibilities or compensation may be made if it is necessary for a faculty member to be the advisor for more than sixty students.

Committee Assignments: Each faculty member will normally be assigned membership on at least one institutional committee but may not be required to serve on more than three committees.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Must be in good physical condition and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift (heavy lifting up to 100 lbs.), climb, push, pull, stretch, and get down on hands and knees.

Working Conditions: Degrees, experiences, and certificates must be in the proposed teaching or service area and must meet any accreditation requirement applicable to the program or institution. Any exceptions must be expressly approved in writing by the appropriate Presidents Cabinet member. Certification, licensure, or registration counts toward placement only in programs in which one or more of these is required for accreditation of that program.

Work Environment: This job operates in a classroom setting, shop setting, and professional office environment. Classroom location assignment may vary including for teaching assignments at our East Campus, Moore County Campus, Hereford Campus, and/or Texas Department of Criminal Justice Unit - (TDCJ). This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/videorecorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy and fax machines, filing cabinets, and a large variety of construction technology equipment, and components.

Travel: Some travel may be required for this position.

Salary: New faculty members will be placed appropriately on the College salary schedule established for their category of employment. When determining an employee's placement on the appropriate College salary schedule, the employee's position, responsibilities, experience, education, and years of service shall be considered.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.