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CIS Instructor
Calhoun Community College in Huntsville, Alabama
Date Posted 05/11/2021
Faculty-Science-Computer Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Provide competent classroom and laboratory instruction in the area of computer information systems. The instructor will adhere to the general faculty guidelines as specified by the Calhoun Community College Personnel Handbook, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Alabama Community College System policy.

Appropriate placement on Salary Schedule D: $42,214 – $82,543 (9 months)
An additional summer assignment may be available: $13,033 – $25,528 (3 months)

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application packet through the on-line application system to be considered. A complete application consists of the following:
  • An on-line application
  • Current résumé
  • Copy of college transcripts (Transcript must confirm applicant meets educational requirements.)
Application materials must provide documentation that the applicant meets all minimum qualifications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The recipient of this position will adhere to the general faculty guidelines as specified by the Calhoun Community College Personnel Handbook, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the Alabama Community College System policies. Duties include :

  • Provide competent classroom and laboratory instruction in the area of credentialed expertise.
  • Teach at varied times and places and in varied formats based on student demand; day or evening, at all sites, including dual enrollment, traditional classroom, hybrid, or web format.
  • Evaluate the progress of students in all classes according to institutional, divisional, departmental, and individual criteria.
  • Collect, maintain, and submit accurate class records including grades, absences, withdrawal, and/or class drop information to appropriate offices.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of materials used in academic administration when requested, including course syllabi, program outlines, and catalog material.
  • Participate in scheduled in-service activities.
  • Provide academic and career advice to students and promote student leadership and enrichment experiences.
  • Provide advice to the administration on matters pertaining to the instructional program.
  • Be prompt and punctual in reporting for work. Maintain assigned office hours.
  • Continue as competent instructor in the chosen specialty by seeking new knowledge, improving teaching skills, and updating professional competencies.
  • Promote positive and productive relationships with service area businesses, industries, and agencies.
  • Serve on committees engaged in furthering the work of the institution when appointed or when elected.
  • Perform all duties with professionalism.
  • Become familiar with institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the College Catalog, Personnel Handbook, and Board Policy Manual; and follow such policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master's degree, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in information technology, computer information systems, management information systems, computer-related technologies, or computer science, from an accredited institution, is required.
  • Expertise in either or both of a) information technology skills—cybersecurity, networking, server administration, Linux, or computer maintenance, or b) programming, using secure coding practices, is required.
  • Recent experience with information technologies or programming, either in the workplace, as an instructor, or as a student, is required.
  • Expertise in the use of current classroom educational technologies including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software is required.

Desired Profile

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate through their experiences and accomplishments

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Possession of industry certifications from major vendors such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, or others;
  • Working knowledge of and hands-on experience with the Python Programming language.
  • Successful teaching experience;
  • Experience in conducting synchronous online instruction;
  • Ability to conduct individual and small group instruction;
  • Previous experience using Blackboard or other course management software platforms from an instructor standpoint;
  • Ability to learn new teaching pedagogy, and new software, as required;
  • An understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and mission of the community college system;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse students, other employees, and the public;
  • Commitment to all students, including those of diverse ages, cultures, genders and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Understanding of the broad range of students' abilities in an open-admissions college and the ability to accommodate varied learning styles;
  • Successful problem solving skills;
  • Conscientious- care about how work is done and desire to do a good job;
  • Initiative- responding to downtime by taking responsibility to do other work;
  • A focus on detail;
  • A focus on being friendly and patient in responding to students;
  • Willingness and desire to learn new things and apply that knowledge;
  • Willingness to maintain flexibility in order to meet student needs;
  • A positive attitude regardless of circumstances at hand;
  • Confidence in decision-making and communication skills.
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