Diesel Technology Faculty Instructor

Wausau, Marathon County
Mar 19, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Northcentral Technical College is an innovative learning college. The college seeks individuals who will have a primary role to facilitate learning. Faculty work in alignment with the college’s mission, vision, core values, and operating principles, and Board of Trustee’s Executive Limitations, Productivity and Quality Measures, and Community Benefits Statements. Faculty are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, participation in shared leadership activities, academic advisement of students, and sponsorship of student activities. In addition, faculty foster professional growth and development and continuous learning in themselves and their colleagues. Faculty members are encouraged to be involved in the NTC District through various service opportunities in community organizations or through other community activities. Faculty work as a member of a self-directed team and report to a designated Dean. EXPERTISE, ATTITUDE AND ABILITIES: Expertise: An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses. An appropriate level of expertise in content area being taught. Evidence of innovations which facilitate learning. A solid understanding of how the education and business worlds interface. Experience in the use of new learning technologies. Excellent communication skills. Attitude: An uncompromising commitment to learning through the college’s mission, vision and values. A positive and proactive approach. Flexibility, a willingness to change. Open-mindedness, fairness, the ability to see multiple perspectives. A willingness to take risks. A willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth. Strong support for diversity. Ability: Success and commitment as a team member, fostering consensus and collaboration in and out of the classroom. The ability to manage projects, set and achieve specific objectives and measure results. Proficiency in use of technology, computers and software. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: NTC faculty will serve their customers and the college in the following ways: 1. Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, out-of-classroom activities, mentoring of students and peers. 2. Assess and evaluate student performance in alignment with the student assessment plan. 3. Meet assigned classes on a scheduled basis for the scheduled length of time. 4. Post and maintain office hours. 5. Utilize professional hours for preparation and ongoing curriculum development. 6. Maintain performance based curriculum, syllabi, learning plans and course outcome summaries in an approved District format. 7. Participate in institutional, advisory and program/instructional committee meetings. 8. Submit grades in a timely manner. 9. Maintain accurate records of student attendance and achievement for up to 30 days unless requested for a longer period of time. 10. Furnish written evaluation of individual students for placement when requested by the student. 11. Assist in preparing budget requests. 12. Actively select and use appropriate learning materials and resources including textbooks, library resources, equipment and supplies to enhance learning. 13. Assist in planning, development and implementation of a new or modified program/course. Identify areas in need of improvement. Stay current and focused on the student and customer needs. 14. Keep professionally up-to-date in area of expertise and in the teaching profession. 15. Maintain all required certificates. 16. Coordinate instructional support services to meet special student needs. 17. Provide customized training and technical assistance to meet customer needs. 18. Assist in student academic advising. 19. Assist in planning and identifying needs for certificates, continuing education and short-term training. 20. Attend college’s in-service sessions and commencement. 21. Assist Faculty Team Leader in carrying out their defined duties. 22. Assists in the following areas: Student recruitment and admission activities High School relations Articulation coordination Coordination of grant development and management The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Required Qualifications: 1. Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred or the commitment to obtain as a condition of employment. 2. Depending on current educational degree, individual must have 4,000 – 7,000 hours of verified occupational related work experience. 3. Prior work experience with heavy duty trucks, and knowledge in topics in the diesel industry, including electrical systems, suspension and steering, brake systems, preventative maintenance, engines, drive train, HVAC, emission systems and alternative fuels. The ideal candidate will possess and have demonstrated advanced level diagnostic skills. 4. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, embrace technology, work collaboratively with team members, and be focused on student success. 5. Must be eligible for certification under the administrative code of the Wisconsin Technical College system in the 412 instructional area upon hire. 6. Must possess a valid Wisconsin CDL license with the ability to meet the requirements of NTC’s insurance carrier. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and working with a sizable minority population preferred.