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Mechatronics (Advanced Robotics & Manufacturing) Instructor (Grant Funded FT, with benefits)

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Mechatronics (Advanced Robotics & Manufacturing) Instructor (Grant Funded FT, with benefits)

Position Title: Mechatronics (Advanced Robotics & Manufacturing) Instructor (Grant Funded FT, with benefits)

Department: Engineering Technology

Campus: West Hills Center

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than June 13, 2023. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed. This is a grant funded position. This position is a 5 year term that is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. The start date for this position is Fall 2023.

Transcripts: Applicants must electronically attach scanable unofficial transcripts when applying to this posting.

Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

Remote Work Option: Fully In-Person

Job Category: Faculty/Counselor/Librarian/Ed Tech/Academic Advisor

Employment Type: Grant Funded Full-Time

Job Slot: G679

Job Open Date: 5/26/2023

Job Close Date:

General Summary: The Professor of Advanced Robotics & Manufacturing will be responsible for designing curriculum that leverages next generation manufacturing equipment, and creating lessons that bring advanced industrial concepts into the classroom. This position requires individuals to take cutting-edge technology, like the Internet of Things and integrate it into various classroom activities. The Professor of Advanced Manufacturing will serve as a coordinator of multiple National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3) exams, and will teach a full course load in the mechatronics and advanced manufacturing departments, At least one class per semester may take place offsite at a local high school or K12 institution. This individual will also facilitate collaborations between four-year educational institutions, participate in the college's Business and Industry Leadership Team, and coordinate tours, visits and other activities in the new workforce development building.

Requirements: Master's degree preferred in engineering technology discipline or a closely related field. Minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of experience in engineering or engineering technology field.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, robotics, manufacturing, or a similar technical field, with at least four years of related experience working in an advanced manufacturing setting. Direct experience with Industry 4.0, collaborative robots, the Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, machining, robotic welding, robotic safety systems, and manufacturing execution systems is highly preferred. Additional preference given to individuals with program development, lab design, and post-secondary teaching experience, as well as individuals who have direct experience in implementing a lights-out factory or production line, including writing software that connects devices to the Internet of Things using MQTT or other frameworks. Exposure to Universal Robotics, Festo and Sick equipment is beneficial, as is experience with Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers, including the RSLogix 500 and 5000 software packages. Must exhibit strong attention to detail, manage responsibilities in a high-energy environment, and work both independently and collaboratively. Must also exhibit strong communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and an entrepreneurial attitude to creatively, adaptively, and enthusiastically take on many challenges at once. Must have reliable transportation and valid driver's license.



1. The primary responsibilities of faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. Prepare and provide students with course outlines that support learning objectives set forth in the course syllabus. Develop and measure learning outcomes. Assess student performance and maintain grade records.

2. Create an effective learning environment through the use of a variety of instructional methods.
  • Collaborate in the development and continued assessment of learning outcomes for use in program reviews and curriculum revision.
  • Work with other program and/or discipline faculty to complete scheduled program reviews and to use the findings to revise the curriculum.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development activities to assure currency in both discipline, knowledge and instructional methods.
  • Participate in department/discipline, division, campus, and college meetings and committees.
  • Participate in college projects, surveys, studies, and reports that relate to the discipline or program.
  • Collaborate in the development of program and/or discipline promotional materials.
  • Maintain five office hours each week.
  • Support the college's goals.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.


    1. Work closely with the PI of the Build Back Better New Economy Careers grant, department head, and appropriate academic division administrator(s) to fulfill obligations of the grant.

    2. Serve as a point of contact for students working in the collaborative robotics lab, additive manufacturing space, and CP Factory in the new workforce development building.

    3. Work with K-12 partners to facilitate and teach advanced manufacturing courses at partner high schools using portable equipment and trainers.

    4. Create production code to run low-volume manufacturing systems from the intake of raw material to the output of finished goods, stored in an inventory system.

    5. Responsible for compiling grant reporting data for specified time periods.

    6. Participate in lab social media and promotion activities.

    7. Perform other related duties as required or assigned, including internal controls regarding safeguarding of department assets, inventory, maintenance of equipment, safety measure standards in laboratory.

    The faculty duties and other duties of this position outlined above are representative of a maximally compensated full-time faculty workload, including overages, for purposes of the AFT CBA. No additional compensation will be provided for any additional duties assigned, unless related to non-credit teaching.

    Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County, located in Pittsburgh, is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania.

    The college serves approximately 30,000 credit students through our four campuses, five centers and online programming. An additional 35,000 students per year enhance their knowledge and job skills through thousands of CCAC non-credit and workforce development courses.

    Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in a changing global society.

    The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce. Stakeholders have strong personal connections with CCAC and support it as a sound investment in community and economic vitality.

    The Mission of the Community College of Allegheny County is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.

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