Instructor, Mechatronics Engineering Technology - Adjunct (Programmable Logic Controls/Robotics Courses)

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 11, 2021
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Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the instructional team. 
Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction.
Under general supervision, this individual will prepare and teach Mechatronics Engineering Technology courses in Programmable Logic Controls and Industrial Robotics, while caring for and maintaining the laboratory facilities. The faculty member must possess the knowledge, skills and experience to provide effective instruction in advanced manufacturing topics related to mechatronics engineering technology.
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
·         developing learner centered lesson plans
·         employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
·         incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
·         creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
·         preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
·         conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
·         participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
·         participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
·         maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
·         providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
·         maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle) 
·         complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
·         addressing student concerns in a timely manner 
·         promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
·         referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
·         Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 

·         Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor. 
·         Maintains Student Records.
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
Education– the faculty member will have the educational background needed to meet accreditation/approval, certification and departmental requirements. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Control Systems Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Documented industry training in automation equipment (e.g., Allen Bradley, Siemens, Fanuc)
  • Industry recognized mechatronics certifications or the ability to attain them within six months of hire (e.g., Allen Bradley, Siemens, Fanuc)
Education Preferred
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Control Systems Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Siemen’s Mechatronics and/or Mechatronics Instructor Certifications 
Experience Required
  • One year of relevant industry experience in the operation of automated systems including industrial robotic equipment (i.e., Fanuc) and/or with systems integration  
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controls and industrial robotics
Experience Preferred
  • More than 1 year of relevant industry experience in the operation of automated systems including industrial robotic equipment (i.e., Fanuc) and/or with systems integration    
  • Teaching experience or industry training experience  
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes  
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Instructor must be able to:
 1.       Multi-task
 2.       Respect Diversity
 3.       Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
 4.       Create and maintain a learner centered environment
 5.       Communicate effectively
 6.       Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
  • May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses
  • Teaching schedule may change semester to semester

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
  • Reporting Requirements
  •  Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
  • eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Primarily sitting
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: <=20lbs.

Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required. 
Posting Type Adjunct Faculty