Full Job Description
Thomas Nelson Community College changes lives, empowers students to succeed, and enhances the social and economic vitality of the region through high quality education and workforce training, excellent service, and innovative partnerships.
Non-Credit Adjunct Instructors are required to provide instruction, support, assessment, and mentorship to Thomas Nelson Community College’s non-credit learners. Non-Credit Adjunct Instructors are required to fully participate in the mission and community of the college. The major emphasis shall be on teaching, by working with non-credit program participants in classrooms, laboratories, clinical sites, field sites, distance learning, individual conferences, and related contexts to help learners develop their interest and abilities to the fullest.
Non-Credit Adjunct Instructor teaching loads during the calendar year will include such combination of day, evening, weekend, and distance education classes as the needs of the college require. Non-Credit Adjunct Instructors work up to 1500 hours throughout the calendar year, which will be primarily focused on teaching contact hours, but may include other related duties such as: classroom preparation and closure activities; curriculum design and lesson preparation; participant advising and support; participant assignment assessment and evaluation; etc. Teaching assignments may include classes at the Hampton or Historic Triangle campuses and/or off-site locations; on-campus and online classes; day, evening, and/or weekend classes.
Professional Activities and Contributions
Assist with design, development, and assessment of curriculum. Serve in the role of mentor for learners, and contribute to College governance and to service. Collaborate in a diverse and collegial organizational culture with high standards for performance. Remain current in the academic discipline and in trends in teaching through professional development, further education, industry work-based activities and/or scholarship.
Education and Experience:
High School graduate or equivalent.
Considerable experience working as an HVAC Technician.
Teaching or training experience preferably in a workplace or community college setting.
EPA-608 Universal Certification.
National Center for Construction Education and Research Plumbing Certification or ability to earn within 6 months.
Specialized Knowledge Of:
Residential HVAC systems and applications.
Commercial HVAC systems and applications.
HVAC instrumentation/test equipment.
HVAC system Troubleshooting processes.
Duct work fabrication.
Soldering and brazing.
Refrigerants and oils.
Commercial airside systems.
Air quality equipment.
Chimneys, vents, and flues.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated teaching and educational facilitation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
Apply HVAC theories to practical applications.
Assess learner performance and progress and to provide appropriate feedback.
Measure, assess and align learner outcomes within courses.
Serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students.
Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
Manage a class of 12, which includes live work, lectures and labs on site and off site.
Promote higher-order thinking and problem solving among educational participants.
Adhere to established standards for educational quality.
Maintain complete, accurate educational records.
Adapt to state requirements, local needs, and national trends.
Use Email (Outlook), Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Journeyman or Master HVAC License.
Considerable years of teaching experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit an online application for this position by visiting the following web site: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Thomas Nelson does not accept applications by mail, fax or e-mail. Failure to provide a complete application package may decrease the opportunity for interview selection or disqualify the application. Complete application packages will include:
Online application: Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their relevant qualifications on the application.
Three letters of recommendation – Preferred, to include a former supervisor, former colleague and a character reference, no relatives.
These should be uploaded to the online application system under “Other Documents”. Please scan your documents and upload them as a PDF file.
If you are having difficulty uploading any documents, please contact the Human Resources Department. The maximum allowable document size is 10 MB.
BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT: The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background investigation, which may include: criminal history, credit checks, employment verification, verification of education and professional reference checks.
Thomas Nelson Community College, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, Thomas Nelson is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview process per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Call 757-825-2728 or email email@example.com for assistance. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.
Name Human Resources Department
Thomas Nelson Community College
Human Resources Department
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666