Cowley County Community College

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Part-time Mechatronics Instructor (to teach advanced courses)

Cowley County Community College
Ark City, KS Part time
Posted on February 7, 2018

Location: Arkansas City or Wellington, KS

Department: Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Position Reports To: Associate Vice President of Business and Industry Advancement

Status: Part-Time Faculty Position

FLSA Status: Exempt

Start: Position open until filled

Cowley College’s Career and Technical Education department is seeking an Adjunct Instructor for the Manufacturing Technology (Mechatronics) program. The Instructor will deliver advanced courses (refer to Job Summary for specific courses listed in job description).


Required Education and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited educational institution PLUS two years’ related trade experience.
  • Five years of industry experience without Associate degree.
  • Appropriate technical certification or licensure (if required in your field).


Job Summary: 
The Machine Tool Technology Instructor is a part-time, adjunct position for Cowley College’s CTE program.  This position is responsible for effectively teaching conventional mill and lathe operations, metallurgy, CNC, CAD/CAM, MasterCam, and Solidworks..


Position Duties:

  • Teach state approved courses in Machine Tool Technology.
  • Instruct students in competency-based program curriculum using current instructional strategies appropriate to the subject matter to assure highest quality classroom instruction.
  • Effectively manage the classroom to create an optimal learning environment, maintaining an appropriate balance of classroom discipline.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance, academic progress and grades as required by College policy and certification/regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in recruiting and maintaining student retention.
  • Assist in the creation of curriculum, instructional materials, and oversight of classroom, lab, and equipment
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in conventional mill/lathe operation and CNC equipment
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree in Machining or machine Tool Technology from a regionally accredited educational institution PLUS three years’ industry experience.
  • Machinist industry certification preferred
  • MasterCam certification preferred


Supervisory Requirements: None.


Physical Requirements: 
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time. 


Work Environment: 
Work performed in a classroom, laboratory and office environment.


Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category.