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Assistant Professor, Railroad Electronics

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Job Details

Job no: 494459
Work type: Full-time Salaried, Full-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Posting Job Title

Assistant Professor, Railroad Electronics


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Full-time Temporary

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Assistant Professor, Railroad Electronics will demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in clear communication of Electronics Technology subject matter to the students; use a variety of proven methods of engagement and assessment that facilitate student mastery of the content; provide students timely, constructive, encouraging, and corrective feedback; select and develop instructional materials; plan and organize instruction to enhance student learning; create appropriate curriculum items that encourage student learning, the development of communication skills, and higher-order thinking; use available instructional technology, as appropriate; evaluate student learning by creating and applying course competencies and accurately evaluating student progress; apply continuous improvement methods to improve teaching effectiveness through the application of appropriate teaching and learning strategies; utilize assessment processes to evaluate and document student learning to inform instructional delivery and curriculum content; be accessible to students through e-mail, wireless/cellular technology, or scheduled office hours including arranging, when necessary, additional time for appointments; maintain confidential and accurate records of students' academic standing; promptly provide final grades, attendance, and other information as required by administration; work effectively with internal and external program stakeholders (such as college staff, industry advisory board, K-12 partners) to accomplish program goals; attend and participate in all required meetings and exercise stewardship in the use of college facilities and materials.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or related field with three years of experience OR Associate's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or related field with five years of experience
ISCET CETa or higher certification (required within six months of employment)
Written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

1 year or more of college teaching experience teaching electronics technology
2 or more years experience as an electronic technician performing prototyping, repair, or other related work
Curriculum development experience (may include authoring of course packages, laboratory manuals, textbooks, and other items)
Experience with conducting academic assessment and continuous improvement processes
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, Word, and SharePoint/One Drive
Proficiency with TCP/IP networking and one or more instrumentation protocols (Profibus, Modbus, VXI, etc.)
RF/wireless Communications as evidenced by FCC First Class Radiotelephone License or other documentation
Proficiency in RF communications protocols, instrumentation, and troubleshooting
Proficiency in microcomputer and microprocessor systems including assembly and C++ languages
Experience with implementation of embedded control / DSP / RTOS-based systems
Experience with PC board design using Cadence OrCAD capture and layout, or equivalent software package Experience with chip-scale systems implementation
Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a variety of modalities (in-person, hybrid/web and online)
Intrinsic motivation to complete complex and competing tasks within deadlines
Ability to interact with all stakeholders (students, faculty, staff) in a consistently positive and professional manner
Expert level ability to in constructing, troubleshooting, and maintaining electronic systems at both board and component levels
Expert level ability in implementing embedded control systems using microcontrollers
Expert level ability in configuring and troubleshooting electronic instrumentation including IP-based devices such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and related equipment

Required application documents


Cover Letter

Unofficial Transcripts

Current Industry Certifications

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Hours vary depending on department need

Salary Grade Level





Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected]

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 20 Dec 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Feb 2022 Central Standard Time


Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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