Adjunct Mechanical Engineering Instructor

Lenoir Community College

Kinston, NC

Job posting number: #7067619

Posted: July 9, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Function
The Mechanical Engineering Instructor is responsible for providing quality instruction to students in basic engineering courses through the use of seated, online, and lab courses. The Instructor is responsible for providing instruction so that students are able to successfully complete degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science degree in an engaging environment.

Associate’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution is acceptable; bachelor degree is preferred
Demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline of mechanical engineering
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Excellent typing, communication, and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Experience with a learning management system, Moodle is preferred
Working Conditions
Typical classroom or online teaching environment
Frequent standing for 6 to 8 hours per day, withstanding frequent changes in temperature
Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, crouching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling
Infrequent lifting and carrying items up to 50 lbs. without assistance
Frequent travel between buildings on campus and infrequent travel to other campuses
Frequent interaction with students and other faculty and staff members
Infrequent sitting at a desk or workstation using a telephone, computer, keyboard, and mouse
Exposure to fire and chemical hazards
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The duties of the Adjunct Instructor include, but are not limited to:

Mastery of Subject Matter

Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
Connect the subject matter with related fields
Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences, and/or workshops
Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate
Teaching Performance
Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
Encourage the development of communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives
Evaluation of Student Learning
Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances
Support of College Policies and Procedures
Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
Maintain confidentiality of student information
Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for DistanceEducation, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual
Other Duties
Plan, implement, and evaluate course-specific instruction
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

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