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Instructor, Computer Technologies (Web Development/Design/Marketing)

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC US


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Summary:

Instructors develop course materials, teach courses, provide educational advising and support to students, and mentor new and part-time faculty.  To facilitate learning, faculty must maintain and update skills by taking advantage of continuing education.  Instructors must be able to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students.  This position may be required to teach evening, online and/or weekend courses as well as traditional daytime courses.  This position may be asked to teach at multiple campuses within Guilford County.

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach introductory computer technology courses designed for transfer and support of career technical programs. Faculty will also be responsible for advising students and collaborating with 4 year educational partners when appropriate to ensure transferability of courses.

Essential Duties/Functions:

Teaching

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
  • updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
  • developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
  • participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
  • developing, conducting and documenting 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

Administration

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:

  • conducting recruiting activities
  • providing academic advising
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
  • assisting students with the registration and graduation process
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

  • collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
  • serving on department, division and college committees
  • participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
  • collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
  • supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
  • participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
  • attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required

Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

QUALIFICATIONS

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements:

  • Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field from a regionally accredited university with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hour credits in Information Technology

Preferred requirements:

  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Current industry-recognized certification within the field of website design (ACE, CIW, CWD, CAW, CWP, MCTS, .MTA, MCSD, W3C, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:

  • 3 years relevant IT industry experience in website development, administration, and deployment.

Preferred requirements:

  • Post-secondary teaching experience in Information Technology
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

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:

  • Multi-task
  • Respect Diversity
  • Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
  • Create and maintain a learner centered environment
  • Communicate effectively
  • Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

  • Reporting Requirements
  • Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
  • Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
  • Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
  • Linking Student Learning Outcomes (within 30 days of hire)
  • Moodle Certification (if teaching online or hybrid - within 30 days of hire)

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