2012-2013 PT Instructor Pool
Madison Area Technical College - Madison, WI

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This position is covered by the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, including an agency fee clause. Health and dental benefits are NOT provided. Starting salary is based on the part-time teacher contract and depends on qualifications and experience. Newly hired part-time teachers shall be on probation until the following conditions are met:

a. Total hours worked equal 110, and

b. The teacher has worked in at least 6 semesters (fall, spring, or summer).

  • 600 level courses are not counted toward meeting the probationary requirements.
Applications for this position will be accepted on a continuous basis for the 2012/2013 academic school year.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
This position instructs adult students at the technical diploma level, as well as to provide continuing education and customized training for business and industry. Instructors develop learner-centered instructional strategies, collaborative curriculum and assessments for continuous improvement.

This position reports to the Associate Dean- School of Applied Technology.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Responsible for instruction in multiple manufacturing topic areas including, but not limited to:

a. Blueprint reading

b. Hydraulics and pneumatics

c. Basic electricity / electronics

d. Safety (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council or OSHA certification preferred)

e. Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs)

f. Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing ( CAD / CAM )

g. Robotics and automation

2. Plan, develop, and implement appropriate instructional strategies, including alternative delivery strategies when appropriate.

3. Assist and advise students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other academic matters.

4. Research, develop, and administer skills assessments before, during and after courses and services with an emphasis on evaluating student performance in courses taught by the instructor.

5. Participate in instructional and curriculum articulation activities with other programs and other divisions of instruction.

6. Comply with college policies and directions regarding student testing record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc.

7. Work closely with the College’s Business and Industry Services division to support the training needs of business partners and/or clients.

8. Maintain certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System.

9. Comply with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

10. Attend division, department and advisory committee meetings.

11. Develop and implement strategies aimed at the retention of students of color, female students, English Language Learners ( ELL ), and students with disabilities.

12. Participate in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.

13. Demonstrate a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Knowledge of current educational methods and strategies, including learner-centered instruction, assessment, evaluation and collaborative techniques and strategies that address closing the gap in student access and achievement across race, gender and disability.

2. Work experience performing job duties including, but not limited to:

a. Operate mills, lathes, grinders, drill presses, and screw machines (conventional and Computer Numerical Control)

b. Use of hand tools, precision instruments, and measuring equipment

c. Fixed and flexible automation cell design and installation.

d. Automated tooling and fixturing design / layout / installation.

e. Statistical Process Control ( SPC ) tracking and automation.

f. Manufacturing Execution Systems ( MES ) programming / layout.

a. Computer Integrated Manufacturing ( CIM ) design and layout.

b. Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing ( CAD / CAM ) installation.

2. Working knowledge of robotic systems commonly used in manufacturing (i.e. FANUC , ABB , or others) and Rockwell Automation PLC systems.

3. Knowledge of industry-recognized skill standards such as Manufacturing Skill Standards Council ( MSSC ), National Institute for Metalworking Skills ( NIMS ), etc.

4. Project management work experience.

5. Skill in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods.

6. Knowledge and ability to infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.

7. Skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.

8. Skill in oral and written communications.

9. Ability to effectively interact with business and industry to establish partnerships and address needs. Willingness to travel to company locations for collaborative meetings and/or training.

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent* (based on a combination of academic training and related work experience.)

  • Equivalent: Occupational experience combined with education and training preparing a person for the occupation totaling 7 years or 14,000 hours.
2. Minimum of three (3) years (6000 hours) of manufacturing-related work experience.

3. 2 yrs. experience teaching or training adults in a post-secondary college or business setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Madison College will keep your application materials for this position in our database as a POTENTIAL candidate who could possibly fill a position when the need arises. Part-time Instructors are hired on a per course basis and must meet the Wisconsin Technical College System certification requirements. The teaching hours for a part-time instructor vary and can include day, evening, and weekend classes. Courses are taught in both a general lab setting and a classroom setting.

If interested, please complete the required online application and attach a resume, cover letter, and transcripts (unofficial copy). Submission and receipt of this material does not infer acceptance as a part-time Instructor or guarantee an interview.

This pool will close in January 2013. If you are not contacted by this time and you are still interested in employment with Madison College, you are welcome to apply for future employment postings.

We regard diversity in the workforce as a competitive advantage and strongly support its presence in our educational environment.

Required response to questions (asked as supplemental questions):

1. What days of the week, including Weekends, are you available during the day or evening? Please specify times. (Example: Tuesdays, Thursday 5-9 pm)

2. Please indicate which Madison College Campus site (s) you are interested in teaching at (Madison Truax, Madison Downtown Education Center, South Madison, Madison West Campus, Watertown, Ft. Atkinson, Portage, Reedsburg).

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