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Assistant Professor, Railroad Electronics

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus

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Job no: 495249
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Position, Department: Assistant Professor, Railroad Electronics, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $63,570-102,772 *Actual pay depends on qualifications in alignment with the Master Agreement

Pay Grade: 12MBU

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary:

* 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, electronics engineering technology or related field with 3 years of experience OR
  • Associate's degree in electronics, electronics engineering technology or related field with 5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
  • 1 year or more college teaching experience teaching electronics technology
  • 2 or more years experience as an electronic technician performing prototyping, repair, or other related work
  • ISCET CETa or higher certification (required within six months of employment)
  • 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

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, current industry certifications, transcripts, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. 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.

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].

Advertised: 06 Mar 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Apr 2023 Central Daylight 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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