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Professional Faculty - Robotics and Automation Technologies Instructor
Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/03/2021
Faculty-Science-Other Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Outstanding opportunity to be a part of a diverse, engaged and student-centered community. Washtenaw Community College (WCC) strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives through accessible and excellent educational programs and services. Washtenaw Community College (WCC) offers excellent compensation including a superior benefit package. Comprehensive Health, Dental, Life and Vision Insurance provided at a low premium cost. Top Tier Retirement Plan with up to a 12% college contribution OR MPSERS. Base salary is paid for service of 1,280 hours/160 reporting days/32 weeks, during the fall and winter semesters. Any instruction/service over base hours is paid at an overload rate of 1.5% per contact hour. Overload is determined based on class need and is not guaranteed semester to semester.

The Robotics and Automation Technologies Instructor will provide quality instruction, during the day, evening and/or weekends, related to all aspects of Robotics and Automation processes including but not limited to, system service and maintenance, energy analysis and controls. The Robotics and Automation Technologies Instructor will have strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills in the operation and maintenance of robotics and automation systems, sound organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students from a diverse background.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide individualized instruction on including but not limited to basic and advanced robotics and automation processes.
  • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase student’s knowledge and competence of subject matter.
  • Connect subject matter with related fields so that students get a feel for real world applications.
  • Educate students in safe work practice application when using hand tools, shop equipment and when performing processes in the lab.
  • Supervise and monitor student’s use of tools and equipment to help ensure safe work practices are being executed at all times.
  • Utilize technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience where appropriate, i.e. use of Blackboard, development and use of videos, visual aids, presentation material, etc., that aid in student understanding and adoption.
  • Work together with department in the planning and development of course curriculum, for both current and future offerings, to keep our program aligned with industry and ahead of the curve.
  • Collaborate with department on updating of any course material (syllabi, objectives, etc.), to keep courses and offerings fresh and aligned with industry and on the cutting edge wherever possible.
  • Participate in department meetings and program advisory committee meetings.
  • Maintain technical knowledge of the Advanced Manufacturing field through active participation in professional development organizations, events, seminars, training, etc., and integrate relevant information into program.
  • Participate in college events, which may fall outside a faculty’s schedule, that promote our program and the college, such as; recruiting events, campus tours organized by the college, open houses and competitions sponsored by the department, etc.
  • Advise students on registration, course selections, career decisions and other academic and vocational concerns.
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student’s needs and circumstances.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of student progress and submit final grade rosters each semester in accordance with college policy and FERPA.
  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and students for advisement and consultation.
  • Assist with hiring and oversee/direct part-time staff.
  • Teach online course content.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hours/Schedule: Hours vary based on class schedules—days, nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Earned Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution in Engineering, Industrial Technology or related field required. Minimum 5 years full-time work experience required. Associates degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or related field may be considered with a minimum of 7 years full-time work experience.
  • Must have the ability to perform curriculum and assessment work.
  • Demonstrated high level of the following skills—project management, technology, organizational.
  • Demonstrated positive management style and the ability to communicate effectively with college stakeholders.
  • Available to instruct days, nights and weekends and available year-round for events and college business, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recent, successful, post-secondary teaching experience Robotics and Automation courses.
  • Relevant industry certifications related to FANUC or ABB systems highly desirable.
  • Online, remote, or virtual teaching experience.
  • QM Teaching Online certified.

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete all sections of the application and submit required documents.

Washtenaw Community College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve our diverse community and to build on the success of our students faculty & staff. Washtenaw Community College is committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming environment.

Washtenaw Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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