Instructor- Industrial Technology Lab - LCTCS, SOWLEA

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Position Summary:
Serves from within the School of Industrial Technology as a representative exhibiting positive and professional attributes of collegiate instruction in the eyes of faculty, staff, students and the local community. This position consists of faculty and program coordinator tasks and responsibilities. The primary role of each instructor at SOWELA Technical Community College is to teach in discipline areas in which the instructor has specific training and competence. As such, the instructor is expected to plan, organize, and teach in a manner that encourages collaborative teamwork and ethical values aligning with the school’s mission, vision and institutional values. The coordinator tasks and responsibilities will focus on identifying and resolving issues or areas for improvement among program curriculum, classrooms, laboratory facilities, and equipment in the industrial technology area. Will develop and execute a comprehensive plan for the maintenance and development of existing learning space and equipment associated with the program. These focus areas help to ensure quality learning experiences for students and adherence to programmatic and institutional accreditation requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Serve as liaison between Academic Affairs and Facilities Planning and Management to ensure that all facilities and equipment needs of the industrial technology programs are met, which may include maintenance, custodial, grounds, security, waste management, etc.
·         Participates in local business and industry activities.
·         Participates in curriculum establishment, review, and evaluation.
·         Teaches courses in accordance with the descriptions in the College Catalog and Student Handbook, the syllabi, and published schedule of classes.
·         Utilizes the approved curriculum.  Develops clearly-stated course objectives and learning outcomes.  Ensures the objectives and content of the courses taught are current.
·         Organizes instruction in classrooms, shops, and laboratories as evidenced by course outlines, lesson plans, competency tests, and instructional materials such as textbooks, instruction sheets, and audiovisuals.  Provides sufficient practice with equipment in order to develop skill proficiency.
·         Utilizes a committee to ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of the occupation are being taught.  The committee is composed of at least three members external to the College, meets at least twice per year, and keeps minutes to document committee activities.
·         Responsible for student completion, placement, and retention rates ensuring that they meet accrediting agencies standards.
·         Responsible for providing training in the competencies essential to success in the occupation including attitudes, job knowledge, and skills.
·         Provides advisement services to assigned advisees.
·         Evaluates follow-up data from completers and employers to obtain information concerning program effectiveness and relevance to improve the quality of the program where needed.
·         Attends all commencement ceremonies.
·         Attends meetings and prepares reports as necessary.
·         Other duties as required or assigned.

Required Qualifications:

·         Bachelor degree or higher in the program of instruction or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
·         Two years of work experience and/or licensure or certifications in associated field(s), aligning with instructional minimum qualifications identified by the institutional accrediting agency, may be considered upon review and approval by the position hiring manager.
·         Teaching experience is preferred.
·         Applicants must meet credentialing guidelines for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·         Adhere to all applicable Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) policies.
·         Must be able to instruct students in the completion of relevant projects.
·         Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment and computers, utilizing a variety of software is essential that includes but is not limited to the Internet, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Must effectively and appropriately use technology in the curriculum.  
·         Create a positive learning environment for students using innovative, effective and diverse teaching methods to engage students in their own learning and enhance student success.  Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural (including traditional, non-traditional and international students) and socio-economic backgrounds.
·         Demonstrates and encourages professional growth and improvement.  Demonstrates appropriate work ethic (attendance, cooperation, etc.).  Projects a professional attitude.  Maintains a professional appearance.
·         Maintains current standard reference books, periodicals, and manuals of a business, professional, technical, and industrial nature to facilitate the educational program objectives.
·         Maintains a healthful, safe, and secure classroom/lab environment.  Posts emergency evacuation routes in case of natural or other disasters.
·         Requests adequate equipment and supplies to support the program.  Ensures all instructional equipment and supplies meet safety standards.
·         Ensures tests and other means of assessing the achievement of student are sufficiently accurate.
·         Individual must be a committed, motivated self-starter who is capable of initiating and completing work with little supervision and/or as a part of a team on larger projects.
·         Promotes technical and community college education.  Ability to make independent decisions demonstrating good judgment.
·         Experience using Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Canvas, Joule, etc. is preferred.

Physical Requirements / Efforts:
In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:
·         Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information.
·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
·         Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete assignments.
·         Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which may be in very small print.
·         Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines.
·         Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.
·         Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds.
·         Meeting the essential duties and responsibilities of this position is expected to require at least 40 hours a week on average maintaining a physical presence on campus. In some instances, this includes work on and off campus during the contract period. Much of faculty work occurs at designated times each week (such as classes, office hours, meetings, etc.). However, the workload of a professional educator at the college level requires that the hours a faculty member fulfills their non-scheduled responsibilities will be based on effective communication and approval from one’s supervisor. Since the college offers learning opportunities seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, and because in certain instances faculty work can be accomplished off campus, an 8 to 5, Monday through Friday schedule may be impractical. Therefore, in these instances and upon approval by the instructor’s assigned supervisor, a typical faculty member may have a work schedule which vary from semester to semester (scheduled responsibilities) and week to week (non-scheduled responsibilities) to best accommodate student learning, professional development, and service to the college.
Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Employment Type: Regular

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Instructor- Industrial Technology Lab - LCTCS, SOWLEA

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