Education | Date Posted: 05-14-20

Instructor of Electrical & Instrumentation Technology

Western Wyoming Community College

Western Wyoming Community College is seeking a qualified Instructor of Electrical & Instrumentation Technology to join the team.

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this individual is to provide instruction to Western students enrolled in Electrical and Instrumentation programs related to local industries. Candidates must have a strong background in electrical theory, instrumentation, and process control. This person must be able to relate to a wide variety of students, ranging from high school students with little background to those who have worked many years in industry. This individual’s responsibilities will include teaching basic to advanced courses related to electrical theory, instrumentation, and process control systems.

Classes are taught at the main campus in Rock Springs. Typical teaching load is 5-6 courses per semester with an average class size of 15-18 students. Courses are generally taught in 5-week blocks with two courses taught in each 5-week block. Teaching load ranges from 28-32 credits per academic year.   It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective, and competent manner, while striving for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides quality instruction to students in assigned courses in electrical and instrumentation including: Instrumentation, Programmable Logic Controllers, Control System Communications, Power Distribution, Electrical Troubleshooting and Motor Controls.
  • Provides quality learning experiences both in the classroom and in the hands-on labs for all students enrolled while maintaining the integrity of the course’s standards and objectives.
  • States clear objectives and criteria for each course in the course syllabus; follows the Curriculum Committee’s guidelines regarding course syllabi; integrates the appropriate College’s learning goals into each course; evaluates students’ performance and annually assesses student performance in light of these objectives and criteria.
  • Teaches courses in a variety of environments and modes. Examples include teaching in the evening and weekends in Rock Springs; developing and teaching customized short courses tailored to the needs of local industry; teaching in the standard classroom, lab and through alternative methods, such as internet, or a combination of these methods.
  • Advises students clearly and effectively; learns the requirements for WWCC graduation and for transfer to other regional colleges and universities.
  • Updates the advising information in the WWCC Advising Handbook related to his/her curricula at the University of Wyoming and other regional universities.
  • Recommends course schedules to the Division Chair; recruits and mentors adjunct instructors as assigned; prepares and updates course outlines; recommends new courses as needed.
  • Designs and implements effective learning processes for students; provides feedback on student improvement in attaining the WWCC Goals for Student Success.
  • Develops effective working relationships with colleagues. Serves as a resource to the community by being willing to speak to groups, answer specific inquiries, assist with research projects and workshops, locate information and perform other related tasks.
  • Develops good working relationships with professionals in the College’s service area in order to solicit cooperation and advises regarding curricular planning, new training opportunities, and other related information to keep the program current and meeting local needs.
  • Organizes and conducts annual and/or semi-annual advisory councils with industry partners to maintain and develop curriculum needs in the industry.
  • Collaborates with both the Division Chair and the Director of Workforce Development to design courses or training that meets the needs of local industry; meets with training directors or others from local industry, responding promptly to inquiries by phone or e-mail, and accompanying the Director, at times, on visits to local plants or mines.
  • Recruits traditional-aged students by cooperating with the Director of Admissions, developing relationships with high school instructors, visiting area high schools, encouraging students to attend WWCC, and promoting the value of the College’s technical programs.
  • Visits industry sites to recruit adult students to WWCC’s technical programs.
  • Meets with local industries both to identify their training needs and to update the electrical and instrumentation curriculum.
  • Maintains and repairs lab/education training equipment and facilities; designs and builds training models as necessary.
  • Maintains a reasonable schedule of office hours that allows on-campus and distance education students to interact and ask questions and that provided time to interact with colleagues, and complete other duties.
  • Participates actively in the College’s Assessment Program, including Program Review.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Four Qualifying Options: • Is certified at the highest level available within the industry that the faculty is teaching,

OR • No degree in field or subfield, but has eight (8) years of Discipline-Specific Training and Tested Experience,

OR • Associate’s Degree in field or subfield and four (4) years of Discipline-Specific Training and Tested Experience,

OR • Bachelor’s Degree in field or subfield

All faculty are required to – or will before beginning instruction – be current on any relevant professional certifications expected within their area of expertise. Faculty will hold all reasonable and relevant certifications as identified by the full-time faculty in the academic discipline.

2. Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles, and practices of the oil and gas, mining, processing plant, or power plant industries.

3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, colleagues, local industry, and administrators.

4. Ability to exercise sound judgment in all facets of the student-teacher relationship and to teach a diverse group of community college students.

5. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.

6. Evidence of continued professional development.

Equivalency Statement

  For those candidates who do not meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities will be acceptable.  

To Apply

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