Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Temporary One-Year, Perkins-Funded)

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Raritan Valley Community College


Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Temporary One-Year, Perkins-Funded)


Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.


The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit


Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of  Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Temporary One-Year, Perkins-Funded) in the Science & Engineering Department.


*This is a one-year grant-funded position


The purpose of this position is the administration of the Mechanical Engineering Technology AS program in the Science & Engineering Department, the development of course materials for new EMET courses, and the instruction of courses in the MET and Engineering programs.  *This position is a Perkins grant-funded for one academic year. Continued employment is contingent on funding and enrollment. 


In addition to department faculty responsibilities, the MET Instructor:

Is responsible for the development of course materials for the EMET courses in the MET program.


Has primary responsibility for the management and administration of the MET program, including the selection of faculty, when necessary, and the scheduling of courses.


Teaches courses within the MET and Engineering programs at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.


Oversees & participates in student advising for the MET program.


Develops an annual operating budget in collaboration with the Department Chair and Dean.


Oversees program curriculum planning and development.


Develops and oversees program and course assessment activities and continuous quality improvement initiatives.


Works with RVCC's Transfer and Career Services Office to formalize articulation agreements with appropriate four-year transfer institutions.


Ensures that the laboratory facilities and equipment are satisfactory to meet the outcomes in the EMET courses, including the set-up, calibration, operation and maintenance of all lab equipment (including hardness tester, heat-treatment furnace, specimen quench station, metallurgical specimen preparation (diamond wafering saw and polishing tables), metallurgical optical microscopes, and uniaxial tensile testing machine).


Develops written operating instructions and quality documentation for all lab equipment with emphasis on safety.


Participates in the recruitment of new students and maintains regular contact with all program students.


Participates in appropriate marketing initiates in order to maintain enrollment in the MET program.


Holds regular meetings with the program faculty and the program advisory committee.

Actively participates in professional development.


Release time for course and program development during the 2021-22 academic year is 9 contact hours per semester (minimum of six credits of teaching required).



    Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineering, or a related field. Related industry experience preferred. Teaching and curriculum development experience preferred.


Additional Information:

Raritan Valley Community College is a vibrant, learning-centered college located in Branchburg, NJ, just a short drive from both New York City and Philadelphia.  The College has served the diverse communities of Somerset and Hunterdon counties since 1968 and is known for its small classes, excellent faculty, and commitment to civic engagement and sustainability.  RVCC is a national leader in Service Learning and was the first community college to sign an environmental stewardship agreement with the EPA.  The College boasts state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in its newly expanded Science Center, an active and growing Honors College, and a nationally recognized chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  In addition to its rigorous academic programs, RVCC provides students with numerous opportunities for involvement in hands-on research and field projects, as well as clubs and student government.  The college's core mission of fostering intellectual curiosity, promoting leadership, and encouraging social responsibility within a diverse population of students and community members make it an exciting and fulfilling place to work.


Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.


Please submit a cover letter, current resume/vita and unofficial transcripts online: 


Initial salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's educational qualifications and professional experience. The College also offers an attractive employee benefits package.


We regret that we are unable to respond individually to each application. Applicants chosen for further consideration will be contacted directly.


Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs