Instructor, Engineering

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor, Engineering

Position Number: 298F0020
Department: INDUSTRIAL ENG TECH (Lord Fairfax)
Posting Open Date: 03/02/2021
Posting Close Date: 03/30/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Job Description
This full-time 9 month faculty position may require teaching in any of the Engineering classes at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) offered on any campus as needed. The faculty member would also assist with Engineering curriculum and program development. Typical loads for full time faculty at LFCC are normally 15 credit hours per semester with 10 office hours required each week. Faculty members are also required to collaborate with others (full and part-time instructors) to ensure teaching uniformity and continuity of material and expectations. Collateral duties include advising, recruiting, and service on college committees. Faculty members are required to work to help further the goals of the Engineering department/institution. Teaching schedules may include day and evening, weekend, on and off-campus, compressed video, and web delivery. Faculty members will also be required to use state-of-the-art classroom teaching technologies.

Candidates are expected to teach courses in Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Design, Materials and Processes for Industry and Construction, Engineering Mechanics (Statics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics), CAD, and engineering problem solving programming software. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills. Faculty are also expected to have a commitment to work with industries in the service region. While this position is primarily assigned to the Fauquier Campus of LFCC, faculty may be required to teach at either campus, as needed by the college. Faculty members are required to work to help further the goals of LFCC and programs and support policies and procedures dictated by the Virginia Community College System. The successful candidate will also be required to work on developing curriculum for new and existing programs. LFCC’s is seeking an engaged, creative instructor with enthusiasm for teaching. Candidates must have academic background and or experience in the 18 graduate school semester credits in courses with a engineering prefix; a minimum of demonstrated work experience in the field required, and teaching experience is desired, preferably at the community college. The instructor may be teaching face-to-face classes at Fauquier and would also have experience and/or a willingness to teach online and hybrid courses. All faculty must be willing to teach daytime, evening and weekends at all college locations.

Faculty Positions: The minimum salary for the position is $43,776.00 per year, however, actual starting salary will commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is a 9 month faculty role and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies and the Virginia Community College System. For more information, please visit and

About Lord Fairfax Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with 4 locations-the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses, the Luray-Page County Center and the Vint Hill Site and outreach sites throughout the College’s service region. The service region includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester.

LFCC’s Middletown Campus and Luray-Page County Center are nestled within the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, historical sites, and a welcoming network of towns and cities where families grow and diverse business thrive. LFCC’s Fauquier Campus and Vint Hill Site are located within the Upper Piedmont region of Virginia. Situated in Fauquier County, and located just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C., this area offers the beauty of country living with easy access to the international community of our nation’s capital.

LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend and distance learning classes. As one of the fastest growing community colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges, LFCC serves over 9,100 unduplicated credit students and approximately 1,200 employers with business and professional development through Workforce Solutions. In terms of student enrollment, LFCC is the seventh largest of the 23 colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges.

Celebrate with Us
LFCC is embarking on the celebration of our 50 Years of Impact. In the fall of 1970, LFCC first opened its doors at the Middletown Campus to begin classes with 577 students. Beginning, January 2020, LFCC will celebrate 50 years of cultivating educational opportunity and economic vitality within our community. We look forward to reflecting on our past, celebrating the present and moving forward with a renewed dedication to our community and student achievement.

Fiscal year 2020 was one of the strongest years for higher education in state budget recent history. There were no increases to tuition or fees for students, $4 million statewide increase to training grants, compensation increases for employees and health premiums remained unchanged. LFCC ranks 8 out of Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges in the amount of performance based funding received.

LFCC continues to prepare for the future; our facilities and campus improvement projects include new construction of the Luray Page County Center in Luray, VA as well as the anticipated Hazel Hall Building at our Fauquier Campus in Warrenton, VA.

Lord Fairfax Community College, located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications for adjunct, part-time faculty (day, evening and weekend) positions for Adjunct Faculty. Positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed. Responsibilities include teaching college level courses, which may include distance learning on and off campus courses during the day, evening and weekends.

Additional Information
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The College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), LFCC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application, interviewing and selection process. 1-800-906-5322 ext. 7226

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. LFCC shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Chemical, Biomedical, Industrial, Mining, or closely-related discipline; OR a Master’s degree with18 graduate semester hours in an engineering field.
  • Minimum of demonstrated, documented full-time work experience in the field, not including research work while in graduate school or research work while employed as full-time faculty;
  • Ability to teach courses in Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Design, Materials and Processes for Industry and Construction, Engineering Mechanics (Statics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics), CAD, and engineering problem solving programming software;
  • Sufficient technology skills to work productively in an organization that utilizes significant information and instructional technology resources;
  • Ability to develop curriculum, including development of new courses, and selection of related equipment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.

Preferred Qualification

  • 18 graduate school semester credits in courses with a math prefix;
  • Demonstrable/documentable knowledge of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) systems;
  • Demonstrable/documentable computer skills: Proficiency specifically in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and software related to the discipline such as 2D CAD software, 3D Parametric CAD software and engineering problem solving programming software prevalent in engineering work;
  • Considerable full-time work experience in the field;
  • Professional Engineering Licensure;
  • Specific knowledge of any of the following software programs: Matlab, C++, Autocad 2D, Inventor 3D, and Revit 3D;
  • Commitment to competency-based instruction;
  • Commitment to advise students in their career goals, class schedules and degree completion requirements;
  • Commitment to curriculum revision, development, and assessment of student learning;
  • Commitment to student recruitment;
  • Commitment to work with industries in the service region.
  • Knowledge of Canvas distance learning software;
  • Knowledge of Zoom online meeting/presentation software;
  • Prior teaching experience, especially in a community college;
  • Prior teaching experience designing and delivering online courses;
  • Certification in teaching online courses such as Quality Matters;
  • Experience in assessing student learning;
  • Educational Program outreach experience;
  • Related industry certifications.

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The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.