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Faculty - Programming Computer Information Systems

Employer
Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
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At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

We are accepting applications for Full Time Faculty in our Computer Information Systems Department who will adhere to the mission statement and teach Programming. Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, tech-supported, and/or online courses and in immediate preparation for respective courses; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; and preparing teaching materials.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:
  • Required: Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or Computer-Based Information Systems (e.g., management, decision, data-processing) or Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in these disciplines

EXPERIENCE:
  • Required: Three (3) years of work experience in a Programming or Full Stack Development position.
  • Preferred: One (1) year of teaching experience at the college level experience is preferred.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
  • Exhibit effective teaching in Programming using languages such as but not limited to: C #, Java, C++, Javascript, Python, Visual Studio, PHP, .net Framework, mySQL, and other business-related software with a willingness to learn new software applications as needed.
  • Perform teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research, and internships.
  • Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.
  • Teach day and/or evening courses as required.
  • Teach off-campus, dual credit and online courses as required.
  • Demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.
  • Demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.
  • Develop curriculum.
  • Prepare syllabus i.e., determine course content that is consistent with the catalog description.
  • Select instructional materials (textbooks).
  • Participate in faculty renewal and development programs.
  • Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.
  • Assist with registration.
  • Participate in recruitment activities.
  • Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
  • Participate in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required.
  • Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Attend faculty meetings, general assembly, and commencement.
  • Participate in and complete performance assessments/evaluations as assigned.
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to work with and motivate students.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching skills.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Ability to work well with a team or independently.
  • Excellent oral, written and listening skills, including computer skills sufficient for email, course development and course management.
  • Judgement and decision-making ability.
  • Must be able to deal with people in a professional manner.
  • Willing to teach on satellite campuses, in class or online as needed.
  • Must be able to work with nontraditional students and students with disabilities.

Schedule: Full-time faculty members must have regular office hours for teaching preparation, student advising, and other incidental tasks required for teaching. The schedule of classroom and office hours must be posted as soon after registration as possible.

Work Environment: This job is located in Amarillo, Texas and operates in a seated classroom, online, or tech-supported setting. Classroom location assignment may vary. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/video recorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy and fax machines, and filing cabinets.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

Travel Expectations: Any travel essential for this position requires the employee to adhere to the Amarillo College Travel Policy as written.

Salary: New faculty members will be placed appropriately on the College salary schedule established for their category of employment. When determining an employee's placement on the appropriate College salary schedule, the employee's position, responsibilities, experience, education, and years of service shall be considered.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy: Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

Benefits

Amarillo College offers a rich benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages available through ERS. Amarillo College provides (at no cost to the employee) a long-term disability policy. In addition to retirement savings through TRS or ORP, the college offers the AC Benefit Plan 403(b) with a generous matching contribution. Employees and their dependents are eligible for reduced or free tuition for Amarillo College courses. Employees have free access to the fitness center located on the Washington Street Campus.
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