Start Date: Spring semester 2023 (contract effective date of January 12, 2023)
This is an exciting opportunity to develop and teach courses focused on the integration and synchronization of manufacturing systems, processes, and operations including production planning; plant, job and workstation layout and design; materials, supply chain and logistics management; and inventory and warehousing. The idea candidate will have current experience with SMART manufacturing processes and the optimization of manufacturing procedures through automation, big data analytics, and computerized controls that minimize costs and maximize productivity.
This position description includes all of those responsibilities currently being carried out by full-time teaching faculty. It is not expected that all faculty will carry out all of these responsibilities in a given year. Each year, in conjunction with the division dean, faculty will be expected to establish goals and objectives, which will serve as the basis for evaluation. Some of the responsibilities included in the position description refer only to special disciplines or special faculty activities. When this is the case, the term “when appropriate” is appended.
- Teach assigned courses in a manner consistent with institutional and course goals and objectives. (Note: Historically, engineering courses have been offered in the late afternoon/evening and on weekends, so interested candidates should be willing and able to work in this timeframe for 2-4 days of the week.)
- Set attainable instructional goals and objectives which are compatible with the approved rationale for each course taught.
- Select course learning resources, including textbooks, equipment, tools, software and other materials.
- Plan field trips, experiments, practice sessions, or other support activities which directly relate to course goals and objectives when appropriate.
- Evaluate students to determine progress toward course goals and objectives; provide feedback; assign final grades; determine correct course placement; and, when appropriate, evaluate experience and knowledge for the purpose of granting credit.
- Provide subject-area academic assistance to students seeking such assistance who are not making satisfactory progress and to those with special interests in the subject.
- Use reasonable precaution to help maintain a safe and healthy environment for students.
- Maintain a minimum of ten (10) posted office hours per week (8 of which must be on campus; 2 may be remote) calculated to be convenient for students (including, when applicable, appropriate consideration of evening students) and be available during those hours for student advising and conferences. The faculty member will be responsible for posting office hours on the faculty office door and for filing them with the division dean. “On campus” includes all assigned work sites.
- Maintain accurate records of student grades and communicate them on a timely basis to the appropriate institutional office. (In some special circumstances, federal, state or local laws or agency requirements may necessitate maintaining attendance and/or other records.)
- Attend general college, general faculty, division, department and advisory committee meetings.
Course and Curriculum Development
- Work independently and in collaboration with current engineering technologies faculty to review, revise, and create new courses, degrees, and certificates related to integrated and synchronized manufacturing processes and operations.
- Recommend to the college curriculum committee the revision, deletion or addition of courses or curricula.
- Evaluate and recommend catalog and support material revisions, including textbooks, equipment, tools, software, and other materials.
- Maintain updated course outlines according to prescribed college procedures and develop course syllabi to be distributed to students.
- Remain current with the field(s) of assigned instruction and related occupational areas.
- Engage in regular academic department and program review.
- Acquire, maintain and apply knowledge of current instructional methodologies and materials.
- Participate in an annual faculty evaluation process in compliance with the procedures applicable to the faculty member’s discipline.
- Attend scheduled divisional and professional development in-service activities.
Professional Services Related to College Activities (When Appropriate)
- Supervise students engaged in approved on- and off-campus activities.
- Serve as advisor to student organizations.
- Coordinate the activities of student employees and/or staff.
- Assist in articulation with local high schools, colleges and universities to which Lakeland students transfer and with companies and organizations that employ Lakeland students and graduates.
- Develop and offer non-credit continuing education and community service courses.
- Participate in community activities when they benefit the college.
- Participate in college awards programs.
Service to the College, Profession and Community
- Assist in the recruitment, selection, orientation and evaluation of college personnel.
- Participate in accreditation processes within the college.
- Support and participate in activities, communities and organizations.
- Participate in the registration process as needed.
- Assist in facility design and redesign when requested.
- Prepare and submit requests for requisitions for equipment and supplies as needed.
- Use reasonable precaution to provide for the proper use, care and security of college supplies, equipment and facilities.
- Assist in the preparation of semester schedules, faculty assignments, facility assignments and budgets as requested.
- Attend seminars, workshops and meetings of related professional organizations as time and budget permit.
- Respond to requests from businesses, civic groups and other community organizations for assistance appropriate for the community college.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.
- Recent work experience in a manufacturing environment with responsibility for manufacturing processes, procedures, and operations.
- Training in and experience applying SMART manufacturing principles to automated manufacturing processes.
- Experience teaching Engineering or Engineering Technology at the post-secondary level.
- Master's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology preferred.
- Experience developing college-level curriculum.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time faculty position with a minimum 178 days/year employment contract.
Lakeland provides a competitive compensation package, with initial salary dependent upon education and experience. College benefits include healthcare and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, and tuition fee waiver. Detailed information is available on the college's website.