Position Title Faculty – Electrical / HVAC
Campus Location Lakewood, Colorado
Primary Physical Work Address 13300 West Sixth Avenue Lakewood Colorado 80228
Salary $47,988 - $56,112/annual*
(*Subject to any increase in the faculty salary initial
placement schedule for the 2020 – 21 academic year)
Starting salary is commensurate with education and
Starting Pay Rate
Anticipated Start Date August 2020
FLSA Status Exempt, this position is not eligible for overtime.
Closing Date Sunday February 16, 2020
Job Type This is a full-time, 164-day appointment (82 days in
the Fall Semester and 82 days in the Spring
Benefits RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical,
Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental
Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and
more). For additional information, please click here.
Retirement The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement
Association (PERA) provides retirement and other
benefits to employees of the State of Colorado.
Online Application Click Here to Begin Your Application
Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a full-time faculty position to join
our Electrical/HVAC Department beginning in the Fall 2020 Semester.
Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our
Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and
community engagement. We live our values:
Integrity, Collaboration, Learning,
Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose
background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you
to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.
With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge
model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to
offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of
excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate
Summary of Position:
Perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities for the Electrical/HVA program at
the College in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Colorado
Community College System and Red Rocks Community College. A faculty assignment
is comprised of two parts, one being at least one-half duties as a teacher, which may
include program coordination/development and the other is professional development
and service obligations. Faculty duties include being culturally competent when working
with diverse students, employees and community members.
- Associate’s degree in Electrical or related field or Journey Level Electrical
License or a bachelor’s degree.
- Possession of or qualifications for, postsecondary CTE credential.
o 4,000 non-teaching occupational hours within last 7 years with an
Associate’s degree or journey level licensing;
Or 2,000 non-teaching occupational hours within last 7 years with a
- One semester full-time (or equivalent part-time) teaching experience.
- A strong commitment to effective teaching and to the learner-centered
- Associates degree from an accredited academic institution in Construction,
HVAC, Electrical, Electronics or a closely related field with coursework specific to
electrical applications or electronic controls.
- 288 hours of electrical apprenticeship training in accordance with rule 4.4 of the
Colorado State Electrical Board Rules and Regulations.
- Licensed Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Master’s License.
- Industry related certifications.
- Five years of professional electrical maintenance, construction,
electrical/mechanical installer or field service technician experience.
- Three years in teaching and academic leadership role in a community college or
similar academic setting.
- Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the
success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that
are underrepresented in the College.
- Experience with a wide range of students at the community college level or in a
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Experience in program and curriculum development
- Experience teaching with technology, in alternative formats
- Knowledge of, experience in and an ability to troubleshoot in the following areas:
AC/DC circuitry, motor controls, residential, commercial, and industrial electrical
- Ability to read and electrical drawings, schematics, and blueprints.
- Ability to maintain trade/industry relationships.
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach students using traditional and
alternative methods of instruction.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the classroom where
- Knowledge of, interest in, and ability to use technology-assisted and hands-on
Description of Position:
- Ability to interpret and teach the current National Electrical Code.
Teach day, evening, weekend, and/or distance courses in accordance with approved
course of study or outline utilizing traditional and alternative methods of instruction
(including computer-aided, on-line, distance learning, self-paced, interdisciplinary, etc.)
- Coordinate class structure and organization, prepare course materials,
demonstrate and maintain currency in the discipline and in teaching
methodology, present instructional material effectively.
- Maintain professional and courteous interaction with students and employees,
and demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles.
- Hold regular office hours, encourage student engagement and student
achievement, utilize assessment data to facilitate student learning.
- Document teaching and curriculum changes based on assessment results,
incorporate course, program, and college student learning outcomes into
teaching, utilize student retention strategies, and integrate technology into course
work as appropriate to the discipline.
- Assist with program and plan development and maintenance, coordinate
instructional programs as assigned.
- Review, coordinate, and recommend textbooks and/or class materials. Comply
with college procedures pertaining to grading and record keeping.
- Assist in maintaining inventory control of equipment, tools, and supplies required
for classes, and in requesting repair and/or replacement for the equipment
according to division regulations.
- Participate in various college, system, and/or professional activities intended to
develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to teach effectively.
Service includes fulfilling the mission and goals of the college outside of the classroom.
Components may include but are not limited to:
- Departmental service, including curriculum coordination, management and
development, review, updating, revision and evaluation in relation to community
needs and recommending changes as appropriate.
- Assist with class scheduling and college catalog review
- Assist with or assume department chair duties.
- Conduct advising and outreach activities; assisting with concurrent enrollment;
undertaking administrative assignments and committee work.
- Attend departmental meetings and, when appropriate planning and attending
- Participate in system, college-wide and campus committee work including
assisting in recruiting and interviewing potential full-time faculty and part-time
- Sponsor and participate in student activities; and attend college activities and
- Assist in recommendations, assessment and mentoring of qualified part-time
Additional activities may include but are not limited to:
- Serve as the college representative on agency advisory boards; make
community and/or professional presentations and serve as a liaison to local
schools. Conduct classroom observations and oversight for affiliation sites and
concurrent enrollment sites.
- Perform administrative tasks to maintain program excellence including but not
limited to, evaluating graduation applications and prior learning assessment
applications, assist in scheduling class offerings for each semester, maintain
course sequence plans for each degree and certificate offered, college catalog
review, and provide catalog revisions as requested.
- Conduct classroom observations and provide performance feedback for part-time
- Develop and communicate program policies and procedures to staff and
students. Assure the integrity of the established standards and procedures.
- Provide academic and behavioral advising to students to facilitate successful
- Oversee curriculum delivery via proper scheduling and staffing of courses,
managing textbook/lab supplies, and licensing/maintenance of equipment.
Additional activities may include but are not limited to:
Serving as the college
representative on a local board or commission; and serving as an elected or appointed
member of local boards. Participation in various college, system, and/or professional
activities intended to develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to teach
effectively and contribute to the mission and goals of the department and institution.
How to Apply:
Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday February 16, 2020.
To apply for this position, click here to begin your application, including the following:
1. A cover letter describing your professional experiences and addressing the
required and preferred qualifications
2. A curriculum vitae or resume.
3. Transcripts (unofficial) of undergraduate and graduate level course work.
4. A teaching philosophy statement (limited to one page).
5. A statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or work experience has
supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds
that are underrepresented in their field and the College; applicants who have not
yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will
further Red Rocks Community College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Additional upload sections are available in the application to include optional
attachments such as:
1. Letters of recommendation
2. Copies of recent (within past two years) student opinion of instruction
3. Any evidence of teaching effectiveness
Please note the following prior to beginning your application:
1. Your application progress cannot be saved. If you exit prior to submitting your
materials, you will need to restart the application.
2. As a part of the application process, provide the name, phone number, and
email address of three professional references. References will only be
contacted for candidates at the second level interview stage.
3. You will be required to attach a cover letter, cv/resume, copy of
undergraduate transcripts, copy of graduate transcripts, diversity statement,
and a teaching philosophy statement prior to submitting your application. Your
cover letter should describe your professional experiences and address the
required and preferred qualifications.
4. Once you submit your application, you will no longer have an opportunity to
review or make changes.
5. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is received.
RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance,
Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional
information, please click here.
The Assessment Process:
Red Rocks Community College utilizes selection and/or search committees in the hiring
process for vacant positions. The committee will review all applications received by the
closing deadline listed on this announcement to determine if applicants meet required
qualifications. The committee will complete a secondary review of applications that meet
required qualifications to determine applicants that align more closely with the listed
qualifications. The top applicants from this assessment process receive an invite for the
first round of committee interviews.
Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience,
work products, and accomplishments, as they relate to the position responsibilities,
required qualifications, and preferred qualifications sections of this announcement.
Upload additional documents, if necessary, to fully explain your experience and
qualifications as they relate to this position. Failure to include adequate information or
follow instructions and apply by the listed submission deadline, may result in your
application not being accepted for this position, and may affect your inclusion as a
qualified candidate at any stage in the search/selection process for this position.
An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United
States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This
documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your
application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may
result in the rejection of your application and you will not be continued in the
search/selection process for this position announcement. If selected as the finalist for
the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a
condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or
convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration
for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is
your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official
disposition of the charges.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13
colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must
disclose this within your application materials.
Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs.
The College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that
violate federal and state law or the State Board for Community Colleges and
Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and/or 4-120. The College does not
discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic
origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic
information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or
educational programs and activities. Red Rocks Community College will take
appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier
to admission and/or participation in vocational education programs.
RRCC has designated Arnie Oudenhoven as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal
Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its
civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or
complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s).
For information, contact Arnie Oudenhoven Executive Director, HR, Title IX Coordinator,
Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, via mail at 13300
West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228, phone 303.914.6298, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or Deborah Houser, Assistant Director of Human
Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, via mail at 13300 West Sixth Avenue,
Lakewood, CO 80228, phone 303.914.6224, email email@example.com.
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region
VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO
80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon
request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human
Resources at 303-914-6570.
RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to
determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from
previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment
offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.
For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime
statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses,
please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at
http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.