Faculty, Manufacturing Technology

first_imgStudent ProfileAustin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-ServingInstitution. ACC currently enrolls 41,500 students, over half ofwhom are non-white. In fall 2017, ACC’s students were 45% White,35% Latinx, 8% African-American, 5% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander,<1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial. ACC's designation as aHispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the collegehas to supporting our students' educational goals as well as theeconomic and social well-being of the surrounding communities weserve.ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable andcommitted to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks.ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and providesstudents with guidance and support in achieving success in theireducational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successfultransfer, employment or lifelong learning.The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse studentpopulation and will be experienced in culturally-responsiveacademic practices for engaging with first-generation students andothers who have been historically underserved.Our MissionThe Austin Community College District promotes student success andcommunity development by providing affordable access, throughtraditional and distance learning modes, to higher education andworkforce training in its service area.For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and InclusionACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensurethe increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion ofhistorically underserved and underrepresented populations. Throughcontinual strategic community engagement and professionaldevelopment of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, thecollege demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture andclimate for equitable outcomes.As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve adiverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are not onlyexcellent professors, but faculty also help students achieve theireducational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures andsocioeconomic backgrounds of our students. In addition, ACC is theonly community college (of ten institutions of higher education)chosen by the Association of American Colleges & Universitiesto implement a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation CampusCenter. These centers are "designed to engage and empower campusand community stakeholders to break down racial hierarchies andcreate a positive narrative about race in the community."(AAC&U, https://www.aacu.org/trht-campus-centers). Our faculty are committed to equity, inclusion, andhealing.Current Work of the Department/DisciplineManufacturing Technology is a new degree and offers oncampus and dual credit courses across the ACC District taught byfaculty in a predominately laboratory environment. The departmentalso has a new IMPACT lab and has a working relationship withvarious local manufacturers. The Manufacturing Technologydepartment works collaboratively with industry to ensure studentsgain relevant skills.Job SummaryResponsible to prepare and deliver Manufacturing Technologycoursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate waysthat reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity,an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledgeof the teaching field.Candidate should possess knowledge, experience and be qualified toteach in most of the following areas: electronics, automatedmanufacturing, materials and processes; CNC machining, digitallogic, PLC, electromechanical subsystems and quality controlconcepts. Teaching assignments may include multiple campusassignments. Candidate must also be able to support the High SchoolManufacturing AcademyPrincipal Responsibilities and Duties LocationAs assigned. Position Information Statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity,equity and inclusion in the academic environment. FLSA StatusExempt SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taughtwithin the discipline.For specific requirements by course, please see the current yearFaculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.Qualities of a Successful Candidate Austin Community College welcomes all interested applicants whowant to teach in a community college setting and engage with adiverse population of learners. Minimal education requirements arein accordance with Southern Association of College and SchoolsCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, IndustrialEngineering/Technology, Mechanical Engineering/Technology,Electrical Engineering/Technology; ORAssociate degree in Manufacturing Engineering, IndustrialEngineering/Technology, Mechanical Engineering/Technology,Electrical Engineer/Technology and three years non-teaching workexperience . Prepare and teach courses in the field of ManufacturingTechnology to a diverse student population based on thedepartment's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a varietyof instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of communitycollege students and the standards of the discipline.Participate actively in departmental responsibilities anddepartmental governance, including curriculum review and revision,program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at thecourse and program level, and other departmental activities.Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedbackreflecting program learning outcomes and departmentalexpectations.Serve as a mentor to declared majors in ManufacturingTechnology program.Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a mannerwhich does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or otherprotected categories.Remain current in the field through a variety of professionaldevelopment activities.Support division and department goals through active andcollegial engagement in decision-making and unit-levelplanning.Serve on collegewide and departmental committees, councils,work groups, and task forces.Perform other related tasks as assigned by the departmentchair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president,executive vice president. Appropriate use of the college's learning managementsystem.Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission offinal course grades .Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other officialcollege functions.Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improvestudent retention and success.Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, orother activities and meetings.Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality inall interactions.Comply with published college policies and procedures and meetprofessional standards for teaching in a community college. Work is routinely performed in a classroom or laboratorysetting.Subject to standing, walking, sitting, and reaching forextended periods of time.Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe workingconditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions toprevent others from engaging in unsafe practices. Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sentdirectly from your institution to:ACC Highland Business CenterAttention: E.B. Breedlove, Employment Manager5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped "issued tostudent" are not accepted.Reference Requirements3 professional references required (contact information only)Criminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for allstaff and faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screensare also required for all top candidates considered for positionsin ACC's District Police Department.ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time faculty and staffing table employees who work infull-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligiblefor ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month aftertheir first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirementplans and AD&D.ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACCparticipates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) andthe Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and AdministratorsOnly). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC MoneyPurchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federallaw.Working Conditions SalarySalary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty SalaryScale. Reports ToDepartment Chair, Manufacturing Technology Principal Professional Standards College ProfileAustin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institutionthat serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 creditstudents each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity asa community college as reflected in our mission statement. Wepromote student success and community development by providingaffordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes,to higher education and workforce training, including appropriateapplied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruitand retain a workforce that:Reflects the diversity of our community.Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable accessto educational opportunities.Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies tofacilitate success for underrepresented populations.Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction withothers.Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC. Required Education Application RequirementsDocument RequirementsWhen you apply using the official ACC eApply application, you willneed to upload the following documents to yourapplication:Cover letter - Explaining interest in the position.Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. orResume. Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive workingrelationships with students, colleagues, and staff representingdiverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods toteach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and fromdiverse backgrounds and abilities.Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline andsubject matter.Experience using technology as an instructional aide whereappropriate to enhance learning .Documented experience with active and applied teaching andlearning methodologies.A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting,including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of themulticultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awarenessand sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.Commitment to a diverse workforce.Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin CommunityCollege and to the principles and practices associated withServant-Leadership.Ability to communicate effectively with students with a widerange of skills and backgrounds.Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied anddiverse groups from the community as well as students, staff,faculty, and administration.Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, aswell as listening.Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability tomaintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends,including possible multiple campus locations that may vary bysemester.Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of studentinformation.Understanding of what it means to teach in a community collegeenvironment that serves often underprepared and underrepresentedstudents.Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of therole of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality,and inclusion.Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion. Criminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for allStaff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screensare also required for all top candidates considered for positionsin ACC's College Police department. Include the following as part of your C.V. or Resume upload:Statement of teaching philosophy. Consider these questions asyou develop your teaching philosophy statement:What are your values, beliefs, and goals related to teachingand learning?What will make you effective in the community collegeclassroom?How does student identity in the classroom affect how youteach? Updated 9-22-20. HoursAs assigned. Required Work Experience (Workforce Programs)In accordance with Southern Association of College and SchoolsCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements:Three years of non-teaching, industry-related workexperience are required for all candidates who do not hold at leasta Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering. ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work infull-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligiblefor ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month aftertheir first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical,dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirementplans and AD&D.ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates inthe Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the OptionalRetirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourlyemployees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as aretirement program required by Federal law.DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intendedto be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of thejob, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skillsand abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilitiesmay change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add,change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at anytime, with or without notice. Employees may be required to performother duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics.As required by the US Department of Education, employees arerequired to report violations under the Title IX and, under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and CrimeStatistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required toreport crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus SecurityAuthority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and providedresources for reporting. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taughtwithin the discipline.For specific requirements by course and program, please see thecurrent year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/. Equal Employment Opportunity StatementThe Austin Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, age, protected veteran status, politicalaffiliation or other protected categories.HR Use Onlylast_img read more

Morehead State’s A.J. Hicks grows into leader at point guard

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments In his first varsity game as a freshman, A.J. Hicks played the entire fourth quarter. He was nervous, he said, but he rewarded his coach’s trust by hitting the game-winning shot over a rival school ranked top-20 in the state at the time. At that moment, Hicks knew he could play college basketball.Four years later, after graduating from Meadowcreek (Georgia) High School as a two-star recruit, he won the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Freshman of the Year award playing for Columbia State. The next year, Hicks was the TCCAA Player of the Year with 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists a game.Hicks has never shied away from the big moments, and he attributes that to his preparation through a high work ethic. He repeatedly alluded to his “body of work” as why he now plays for Morehead State (1-1) in the Ohio Valley Conference. Last year, Hicks led the Eagles in assists (4.2) and steals (1.8) per game while also scoring 11 points per game. Now a senior, Hicks averages 6 points and 7.5 assists per game, and will take on No. 16 Syracuse (1-0) at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Hicks came to Morehead State during a transitional period for the program. In 2016-17, current head coach Preston Spradlin stepped into the role as an interim option following Sean Woods’ resignation. The Eagles’ star point guard at the time, Xavier Moon, graduated at the end of that year, and Spradlin was left to try and rebuild the program.That started by filling Moon’s vacated spot with Hicks. In his system, Spradlin said the point guard position is extremely important, and Hicks had impressed him with great quickness and strength while at Columbia State. Defensively, Hicks’ instincts and ability to apply on-ball pressure also appealed to Spradlin.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Hicks arrived at MSU last year, Spradlin was immediately impressed with the then-junior’s work ethic. Hicks picked up on the terminology and reads, Spradlin said, and also made changes throughout the season to improve.In December, Hicks had 12 more turnovers than assists. By the end of the season, he had 38 more assists than turnovers.“He dove in, started watching film, getting extra work in and doing the things we needed him to do,” Spradlin said. “From that point on, he really changed the dynamics of our team going into conference play.”The growth didn’t stop at the end of the season. Hicks made the commitment to stay at Morehead State over the summer instead of going home, and he worked on everything from his footwork to his outside shot to keeping his body in good condition.“You can’t get outworked in sports but also life,” Hicks said. “That’s what my mother taught me.”Alongside his growth on the court, although quiet by nature, Hicks has molded himself into a leader at Morehead State. While he’s always been comfortable with that role, stemming from his point guard position, he acknowledged he’s gotten better at it in the last few years, both at Columbia State and now at Morehead State.For Spradlin, Hicks is the ideal player to have in that position. He and his coaching staff are trying to instill a culture of self-motivation and self-policing into the program and having Hicks as an embodiment of those traits makes their job much easier.“When you’ve got one of your better players doing that consistently, you’ve got someone that you can point to as the example of what you want everyone to be,” Spradlin said.With varying personalities in the locker room, Hicks has had to adapt to get the best out of each of his teammates. Some of them may need a public interaction to get the message across, while others may need it one-on-one, and Hicks has recognized that to strike a balance.Within his leadership role, Hicks has had to be authentic, Spradlin said, and the senior has found his own niche and voice. Morehead State will look to that strong captaincy both on and off the court Saturday night as they attempt to pull off a major upset in the Carrier Dome.center_img Published on November 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder last_img read more