Engineering Faculty

Maricopa County Community College District - Glendale, AZ3.9

Full-time$45,000 - $87,000 a year
Salary Range

$44,897 - $86,519/annually, DOE

Work Calendar

9 Months

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Job Summary

Glendale Community College is hiring a Faculty of Engineering to join the Engineering Department, which comprises 3 other residential faculty members and approximately 5 adjunct faculty members. This position will require the selected candidate to teach introductory level engineering courses to a diverse student population for a minimum of 15 load hours per semester. While the selected candidate’s teaching duties may evolve over time, initially, this faculty member will be expected to focus on teaching, developing instructional materials, and recruiting students into our ECE102: Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques classes, which is the first engineering course taken by all of our engineering students, (ECE102 is a non-discipline specific engineering course). These classes, as well as all of the engineering courses at GCC, are taught in person within an integrated lecture/lab setting. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the engineering residential faculty at GCC are expected to hold academic support hours for their students, advise engineering students, participate in engineering outreach activities, serve on college and/or district committees, engage in professional growth opportunities, work with other faculty within the engineering department to assure that all students have a similar and rigorous learning experience, and help in deciding the best allocation of the engineering department’s limited resources.

Essential Functions

45% - Instructing students in introductory engineering science courses, with an emphasis on developing the students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills. This includes utilizing various teaching methods to promote effective learning in students with diverse abilities, levels of academic preparation, ages, and socio-economic/cultural backgrounds.
15% - Developing instructional materials. This includes creating syllabi/class outlines and evaluating students’ comprehension of the subject matter being taught by making and grading assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams.
10% - Holding academic support hours for students, with the purpose of answering questions that students may have over the subject matters being taught and/or providing academic advisement to students planning to major in an engineering discipline.
10% - Assisting in departmental efforts to build and maintain the engineering program at GCC. This requires a commitment to student success and working together with other GCC employees on student recruitment initiatives and community outreach efforts. This includes advising engineering students; facilitating partnerships with in-state universities for transfer programs and grants; participating in outreach activities to middle schools, high schools, and other STEM programs; creating and maintaining partnerships with engineers in industry; and attending the GCC Engineering Club meetings and/or taking students on engineering related field trips.
5% - Contributing to college governance by serving on college and/or district committees. This also includes collaborating with the Engineering Instructional Council faculty in developing courses and program curriculum; contributing to the engineering department’s program reviews and improvement initiatives; participating in the engineering departments’ Community Advisory Council; contributing to college’s strategic planning and accreditation efforts; building and maintaining collaborative external partnerships.
5% - Engaging in professional growth opportunities to enhance subject knowledge and develop pedagogical skills. Engineering faculty members are expected to model the profession’s high standards through their commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Thus, it is necessary for all engineering faculty within the department to work together and keep their knowledge up to date to assure the students within the program are learning the newest skills expected of engineering graduates. Professional growth opportunities may be external, such as attending national or regional conferences, or internal, such as attending college or department training sessions.
5% - Working with other faculty within the engineering department to assure that students in different class sections are getting a similar learning experience from all of engineering instructors, and are well prepared to take upper-level engineering courses at a university. There is an expectation for all the instructors of a course to freely share their course materials with each other and discuss best practices in an effort to maintain course rigor while promoting student success.
5% - Assisting the engineering department chair in deciding the best use of the department’s funds and other resources to support the incorporation of technology into an integrated lecture/lab setting. This includes working with student workers and lab technicians to provide them with guidance in the setup of equipment in the classrooms and the maintenance of tools in the engineering workroom.
Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree (or higher) in any of the following sub-disciplines within the field of Engineering:

Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mechanics, Architectural Engineering, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomolecular Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computational Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Optical Science Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Or a master’s degree (or higher) in any discipline with 18 semester hours of graduate level coursework with the following prefixes, titles or keywords is within the Engineering Field of Study:

Aeronautical or Aerospace (AME), Biomedical or Biomolecular (BME), Civil-(CEE, CE), Chemical (CHE, CHEM), Computational or Computer or Computer Systems Engineering or Software or Systems (CSE, CS, CENE), Engineering Education or Engineering or Engineering Science (ECE), Electrical, Electronics (ECEN, EEE, EE, EGR), Biosystems (ENGR), Environmental (ENVE), Systems and Industrial Engineering (IEE, SIE), Engineering Physics(EP), Mechanical (MAE), Material Science (MSE), Mining (MNE), Nuclear (NE), Optical Science (OPT), Petroleum (PETE).

And EDU250 -Teaching and Learning in the Community College-or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Desired Qualifications

Ph.D. in any STEM discipline with preference for a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline.
Dual qualifications to teach in another STEM field besides engineering, such as math, computer science, physics, or chemistry. (Requires 18 graduate hours of coursework in another STEM discipline besides engineering.)
Experience teaching engineering students in a higher education classroom setting, preferably at a community college.
Experience teaching and developing curriculum for freshmen engineering courses with an engineering design component.
Experience engaging students in active learning approaches within an integrated lecture/lab setting.
Experience (a) teaching, (b) advising, and (c) developing courses for students with diverse abilities, levels of academic preparation, ages, and socio-economic/cultural backgrounds.
Experience recruiting high school students and freshmen college students into engineering or other STEM fields.
Experience working as an engineer in industry.
Good written communication skills.
Special Working Conditions

Note: MCCCD does not sponsor individuals for any type of work visas.
Travel to campus during interview/selection process will be at candidate’s own expense
Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving:
May be required to work at multiple sites, and occasionally visit with community partners, such as local companies or feeder high schools, at off-campus locations.
Work schedule varies each semester, but may be required to work days, evenings, and weekends.
May be required to sit for a prolonged period of time; viewing a computer monitor.
May be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs

How to Apply

Only applications with unofficial transcripts, resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the stated qualifications will be considered. If your master’s degree is not in the teaching field, then please list the 18 graduate semester hours completed in the teaching field in your application materials.

MCCCD accepts unofficial transcripts for U.S. schools at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are submitted as an attachment to the application. Transcripts from non U.S. institutions must be translated/evaluated and provided with application material.

Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested prior to any job offer.

Your qualifications for this position will be graded according to a rubric, so please ensure that your resume and cover letter provide the following items:

Clearly illustrate how your prior experience, knowledge, and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position. The last desired qualification, “Good written communication skills”, does not need to be addressed directly but is instead evaluated based on the quality of your resume/cv and cover letter.
Provide complete education history, which should include: Names of all Colleges/Universities attended, dates attended in month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11), Degree(s) Awarded (if any), Title of Thesis or Dissertation written in the process of earning a graduate degree (if any), and GPA.
Provide complete employment history, which should include: Employer name, dates of employment in month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11), Job title, and Job duties.

Posting Close Date

Apply on or before Monday, March 4, 2019 to be considered.

EEO Information

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.