HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
Instructor, Industrial Electricity (Adjunct) (Education)
You: You're an Industrial Electricity expert with a passion for teaching others about this exciting field. Your experience makes you the ideal instructor because you can impart both practical, hands-on knowledge and the scientific principles that support it.
Your mission: At HCC, we're committed to preparing our students for great careers. We'll rely on you to design and teach a curriculum that will equip our students with the ability to work in the field of Industrial Electricity.
Your work: In addition to time spent teaching, you'll be advising students on academic and career issues, and assisting them with registration, orientation and assessment as needed. Sensitivity toward students from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities, will be important in this role. Finally, you'll keep your eyes open for new ways to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and using innovative methodologies, techniques and delivery methods.
Next steps: If you're excited about passing the torch of your expertise and skills to the next generation, your next step should be to submit your application today!
Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.
The incumbent will teach a maximum load of (See Faculty Workload Guidelines) contact hours each semester in area(s) of competency and participate as a part-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other relevant duties may be required.
Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.
Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.
Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.
Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.
Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.
Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.
Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.
Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.
Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.
Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three.
Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.
Keep pace with developments in the discipline.
Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.
Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.
Institutional and Community Service:
Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.
Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities
Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.
Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.
Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.
Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.
Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.
Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.
Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.
Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities list above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Associate's degree or higher. Bachelor's degree in an electrical field preferred.
Industry-recognized credentials, professional development, and a minimum of five years' directly-related work experience in the industry may be accepted in lieu of the education requirement.
Also required is either Texas (or other state) licensing exam, Certified Electrical Inspector (CEI-R), a journeyman certification issued by an electrical apprenticeship program, which meets or exceeds the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training standards or related national certification that includes competency testing may be substituted for Journeyman certificate. It is possible for individuals to be hired without one of the above certifications, but the individual must complete the certificate or national test, as approved by the Department Chair and Dean, within a four-year timetable.
Three (3) years industry experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of residential electricity, motor controls and programmable logic controllers
Proficient in all phases of residential, industrial and commercial wiring
Knowledge of National Electric Code
Ability to assist in establishing computer aided training methods
Bilingual in Spanish/English
Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment
Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city
Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population
Possess good organizational and planning skills
Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment
Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.