Civil Engineering Faculty
Title: Civil Engineering Faculty
Anticipated Closing Date: July 11, 2021
Number of Positions: 1
Position #: 400240
Type of Appointment: Tenure/Tenure Track
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Engineering & Media Technologies
Location of Position: The Civil Engineering program is located primarily at the Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State Community College but some classes may be taught at our other locations. Travel within our two-county service area may be required. Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line or hybrid as needed.
Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:
· Cover Letter
· Unofficial Transcripts
· Three professional references (See below)
Reference check requirements:
· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors
· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report
· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references
About Engineering & Media Technologies
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Engineering and Media Technologies offers many paths to success—associate’s degrees, certificates, business and industry specializations—in a variety of areas, from electronics and graphic design to sound production and industrial maintenance.
Our programs can prepare students for entrepreneurial pursuits or careers with large manufacturing companies, architectural or design firms, geology or engineering departments, or marketing or the media. Further education through a university transfer program is also an option thanks to our partnerships with other colleges and universities.
About Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.
In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.
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Faculty Member - salary commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Associate of Applied Science courses in Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction related classes/laboratories, create instructional materials and laboratory experiences, contribute to management of labs, and equipment, update course syllabi and curriculum as necessary to remain current with the industry, promote the Civil and Construction Engineering program through local, regional and national engagement, participate in program assessment activities related to accreditation, certification and grant parameters, attend all advisory board meetings, develop/maintain industry connections, and other activities to assure success of the program and the department. The successful candidate will also perform duties to include student advising, evaluate student learning, maintain class records on college system, recruitment, committee participation, community service and other departmental activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
45% A. Create instructional materials and laboratory experiences and teach courses at a variety of times in response to institution needs, evaluate students’ progress toward achievement of stated student learning outcomes and inform them in a timely manner of their progress in the course, contribute to management of labs, and equipment, develop or update course syllabi for courses within the college guideline and curriculum as necessary to remain current with the industry, reviews, evaluates, an recommends student learning materials.
20% B. Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Dean. Work with other faculty, staff, and local industries and organizations to continually refine and improve the Civil and Construction Engineering program. Such duties to be performed include: developing new course materials or courses as required to maintain program currency in emerging technologies in the field of Civil Engineering and the development of course work associated with it; completing assessment requirements relative to the program; engaging members of an active advisory board; participate in evaluating and preparing articulation agreements and prior learning assessment.
15% C. Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods serve on internal and external committees for the College and the community at large. Engage in strategic institutional efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion of marginalized students. Work with Business and Community Services department to develop workforce solutions within the area of Civil Engineering
10% D. Involvement in ATMAE accreditation process, writing grant proposals related to program goals and objectives as well as participate in grant activities
5% E. Share responsibility for day-to-day operation and routine upkeep of classrooms, labs, and equipment. Perform related duties as assigned.
5% F. Recruitment of new students. Along with other duties as assigned.
All employees are expected to engage in strategic institutional efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion of marginalized students. T
he College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.
A. M.S. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Construction or a master's in Construction Management. or be in pursuit of Masters Degree to be completed within one year of employment.
B. 18 graduate semester hours in Civil Engineering or closely related area or pursuit of 18 graduate hours in progress to be completed within two years of employment.
C. At least 1 year of teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistant. (Community College teaching experience, or a clear commitment to the community college ethos, and experience teaching online preferred.)
D. Minimum of 3 years work experience in Civil Engineering or closely related area.
E. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy.
F. Possessing an understanding of equity issues related to minoritized student persistence and success is highly valued.
Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.
Broad, current industry knowledge and practical applied experience in the field of Civil Engineering and Construction Industry are required along with the ability to translate those knowledge and skill sets into a meaningful learning experience in a classroom or laboratory setting. A willingness to participate as a team member to realize the overall goals of the Program and Department, as well as to prepare students for the workplace and lifelong learning opportunities. A strong desire to work with students and to help them achieve success is required. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Civil and Construction Engineering program has a full time lab technician that oversees the upkeep of lab materials and surveying equipment, however a general knowledge or willingness to learn operation of such equipment is expected.
Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.
Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. This is an exempt level position.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.
Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer
If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits
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