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Instructor, Computer Networks and Systems Laboratory

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi
Commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Nov 30, 2023

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Job Summary

The incumbent under general supervision, perform skilled duties in the testing, troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of equipment and labs in Applied Science and Computer Networking program areas; design, install and maintain and repair computer networks, and perform related work as required. Assist relevant Laboratory design, implementations and supervision, class lecture and delivery and support in the Technology Department.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(1) Computer Systems, networks and applications theory and practices; tools, materials, and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of electronic equipment; tasks associated with LAN/WAN administration; safety precautions to be observed in the maintenance and installation of electronic systems and equipment. (2) Industry based certification(s). (3) Perform skilled work in the maintenance and repair of computer and networking equipment; perform skilled work in the repair, maintenance, and adjustment of various specialized electronic equipment; use precision tools skillfully; keep current of applicable technology; follow and understand oral and written directions. (4) Train others in the use of varied equipment; maintain accurate records; train and direct the work of student assistants; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. (5) Design hands on labs and supervise such labs.

Essential Job Functions

Design, implement, supervise, and grade laboratories.
Teach lab components of courses.
Troubleshoots repairs, calibrates and designs circuits and fabricates electronic test equipment. Trains and guides students to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment and laboratory; distributes parts to students for use in laboratory exercises.
Troubleshoots upgrades, maintains computer hardware and network server; develops and maintains documentation.
Plans and schedules software upgrades; tests, debugs, configures, and documents software as required meeting user needs.
Installs, administers, and monitors network operating system software.
Loads and configures software utilities or applications used to facilitate the operation of computers.
Ensures that users have access to network server; implements security precautions and documents procedures; provides assistance to users on the computer network.
Establishes and maintains computer laboratory procedures.
Installs new equipment and modifies current installations using various manual and power tools such as and drill, drill press, etc.
Orders and maintains inventory of replacement parts for electronic equipment; maintains warranty, service, and repair records; works with vendors to obtain pricing and availability of needed parts; performs quality checks on newly delivered equipment to ensure proper operation. · Maintains a fabrication area for the Electronics Construction class; assists in the maintenance of other labs. Advise undergraduate students and trains and direct the work of student assistants.


M.S. Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Engineering degree in Computer Systems and Applications, Electrical/Electronics/Electromechanical/Robotics/Computer Science.

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Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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