Assistant Professor, Automation & Instrumentation

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Automation & Instrumentation
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Tenure Track
Reports to (title) Associate Dean
Department SAT Instruction
Requisition Number F17027
Position Type New position
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location Varies
Starting Salary $44,393 -$66,590/Academic Yr
Job Open Date 03/05/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 04/12/2018
Job Summary

Ranked as one of the best places to work, Salt Lake Community College is located in the Salt Lake Valley, nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. This area boasts more than just winter recreation; it is also the cultural heart of Utah. The cities and surrounding area offer year round, world-class recreation, sporting events, history, arts and entertainment. Utah consistently earns top accolades for its exceptional economy, affordable cost of living and strong communities.

Under general supervision, teach various electronics, instrumentation, and automation courses to community college students. Support college and department in maintaining and developing courses and programs that are current and are in demand by industry. The instructor is to be available to teach as assigned to different campuses and evenings and weekends when necessary. Provide instruction via different instructional delivery methods, Open Entry, Competency-Based Education (CBE), Instructor-led, and as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Instruct all related courses to support Technician level training, to include
computer usage, math, physics, electronics, assembly, instrumentation, and automation.
2. Provide quality instruction to students, to include both theory and practical lab assignments/projects, to include related instrumentation specific to the field.
3. Actively engage and assist students in obtaining proficiency in the competencies required and related to the course and program industry occupations. Providing timely feedback to students on learning and required assessments.
4. Daily activity to track student progress, and resolve educational challenges.
5. Provide department course assessments to students, following all policies and procedures set forth by the department.
4. Support and educate all students by maintaining regularly scheduled consultation/office hours, advising students on program requirements, and concepts that are difficult.
5. Fully support the college and department outcomes assessments, student performance, maintaining student records, participating and supporting division and college assessment activities, and participating in curriculum development and textbook selection.

6. Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. Maintain open communications, and address issues through proper channels.
7. In collaboration with the Division Chair and Department Coordinator/Faculty, fully assist in the development of new curriculum and the upgrading of current courses, as assigned.
8. Daily assist department in establishment and maintenance of hands-on lab projects, materials, and required classroom lab equipment and facilities.
9. Maintain currency in theory, practice, and industry related certifications. Striving to learn the latest technology to provide direction and renewal to department offerings.
10. Accept and actively participate in program, school and college activities to maintain accreditation, to include industry associations.
11. Participate in the yearly process of working with Industry Program Advisory Committee (PAC), attending meetings, supporting PAC growth, and supporting PAC recommendations.
12. Demonstrate a professional commitment to the school and college’s mission and values by making significant contributions, by evidencing a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues, administration and people of diverse backgrounds, supporting division, department and college meetings, guidelines, policies and procedures.
13. Fulfill responsibilities and duties required of Full-time Faculty on a professional level, college service, and professional development, etc.
14. Seek and fulfill responsibilities required of Full-time Faculty, such as professional development, committees, etc.

15. Support college and department in meeting all required objectives to support and provide quality workforce education training. Proactively assist in maintaining the student learning environment, on a daily basis.

16 Work effectively with a diverse student population and multi-task, teaching and supporting multiple courses/programs during the same time frame.

17 Other duties as assigned

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

1. Related industry experience in the field of Instrumentation, Automation/Controls, and Electronics. Eight (8) years recent successful full-time paid experience in working in the field of Instrumentation, Automation/Controls, and Electronics.
2. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field related to instrumentation/automation/robotics/electronics/electrical is preferred.
3. Faculty experience in education college settings, responsible for the development, instruction and direction of Instrumentation, Automation/Controls, and Electronics. Six (6) plus years.
4. Industry Certifications in any and all related areas. IPC, ETA-I, ISA, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field.
2. Minimum of Four (4) years industry experience in Instrumentation/Automation.
3. Minimum of Two (2) years involved in industry training/education.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Daily usage of oral and written English communication skills. Commitment to both teaching and developing curriculum. Use of technology including online
course design and delivery, such as Canvas and other LMS. Track Student progress daily, grading, registration and other required documentation.
2. Support programs and courses that require Process Instruments for the measurement and control of Pressure, Temperature, Level, and Flow. Process Technology, Control Concepts, PID, and over-all Instrumentation/Automation industry hardware and software applications.
3. Instruct theory and hands-on applications; usage of industry instrumentation,
industrial control, AC/DC motors, servo-motors, Maintenance of Instruments & Systems, Industrial Data Communications, Instrumentation and Control Documentation, Fluid Power Systems, VFD, electrical power distribution, wiring of 3 phase, and safety/code as per NEC.
4. Instruct AB Programmable Logic Controllers and HMI devices, as used in industry.
5. Instruct theory, hands-on for CORE Electronics, and departmental programs occupational offerings; Engineering/Communications Technicians, as well as Assembly courses and programs.

6. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Priority Review Date April 12, 2018: All applications received by this date will receive first priority in screening. All others will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled.

For full consideration, the committee requests the following attachments:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae
2. Copy of transcripts

Selected finalists will be required to conduct a classroom teaching demonstration.

The SLCC HR department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist.

In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit our Benefits Information web page at:

FLSA Exempt

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc
  4. Student/Faculty Evaluations