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Director / Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
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Date Posted 02/27/2019
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Industrial Design
Salary $55,000-$62,000 9 month contract -  
Employment Type Full Time Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Director / Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology


Career and Technical Programs



Direct Reports

Full-time faculty and adjunct faculty in the Industrial Systems Technology Program

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Industrial Systems Technology or a related field.
Work Experience:
• At least two years of relevant work experience;
• Two years applicable teaching/training experience in industry, secondary, or post-secondary settings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge and understanding of relevant disciplines, including hydraulics/pneumatics, industrial safety, industrial maintenance, plumbing, pumps/piping, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
2. Ability to utilize current instructional technology
3. Knowledge and understanding of the educational needs of the Durham Technical Community College service area
4. Ability to establish, maintain, and promote effective communication and interpersonal relations across departmental lines, with associates, as well as with the business community, the higher education community, and the general public;
5. Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and advisory or community groups
6. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.
7. Knowledge and understanding of the commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System
8. Demonstrated competence in oral, written, and computer skills appropriate to the position of Coordinator/Instructor
9. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills
10. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
11. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
12. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action
13. Ability to make presentations to large audiences
14. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: The Coordinator/Instructor is responsible for the management, operation, and supervision of the Industrial Systems Technology program in the Applied Technologies Discipline. This includes the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of program components, services, personnel, and related activities. The Coordinator/Instructor will work closely with their assigned Chair on matters related to and for the benefit of the specific program. Working closely and in harmony with program faculty, the Coordinator/Instructor promotes and provides professional leadership and unit direction in all program affairs.

Job Duties

1. General Operations:
• Maintain a weekly work schedule designed to ensure proper supervision of program affairs and regular attention to the program’s requirements;
• Plan, execute and evaluate annual program goals, objectives, and related activities based on the needs of the program, the department and the Student Learning, Development, and Support Division for improved performance;
• Recommend, implement and enforce academic policies and procedures, administrative rules and regulations, and other controls intended to maintain order and the highest standards of instruction;
• Maintain communication amongst the program faculty through means of written and verbal communications, and through other personnel management strategies;
• Maintain complete program maintenance records as needed (including for equipment), process reports, forms, schedules, and all other required paper work in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the legibility, accuracy and correctness of all data; and,
• Maintain supportive relations at all times with all department program units and all other branches of the Student Learning, Development, and Support Division and the college, providing assistance to them in carrying out their authorized functions and securing their cooperation for program operations in accordance with administrative policies and/or procedures.

2. Personnel Management:
• Assign, supervise and evaluate program faculty;
• Encourage professional development among all assigned program faculty;
• Interview and recommend the appointment of full and faculty and provide for orientation of new program employees as needed.

3. Program Management:
• Develop, revise, and evaluate the instructional program, facilitating innovation in curriculum and instructional development;
• Execute the revision and distribution of all plans of study, course outlines, and other curriculum information, including a copy for publication;
• Support the functions of the Office for Curriculum Development, including adherence to all facets of the academic change process;
• Ensure that the program is in full compliance with the requirement for accreditation, certification and/or other standards stipulated by appropriate external agencies;
• Develop and maintain productive relations with those businesses, industries, and other organizations in the community which are pertinent to the program and prospective graduates and with which the college may hold contracts, other agreements, or arrangements.
4. Financial Management:
• Recommend program needs for personnel, equipment, supplies, and materials, facilities, space, and other resources, maintaining functional facilities and equipment, and maintaining security and inventory records;
• Effect preparation and processing of contracts for adjunct faculty, and,
• Maintain records of program faculty including leave requests, tardiness, and premature departures; collect and distribute related documentation via the appropriate administrative channel.
5. Instructional Management and Supervision:
• Review semester course offerings and class schedules to ensure that they meet the program requirements, the needs of students, and are offered in a way that ensures efficient and effective utilization of college resources while meeting the program’s mission;
• Maintain supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the department, the division, and college and providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions and securing their cooperation for the program operation;
• Utilize effective instructional technology to deliver curricular content in non-traditional formats and to supplement the delivery of content through traditional means;
• If a Master’s degree is held, complete training for and teach a section of the ACA college success course as part of overall teaching load;
• Otherwise ensure that accountable instruction is being provided at all times; instructors are on time and prepared, all classes/labs are properly covered, instruction is conducted as scheduled, and course and program objectives are being met.
6. Other Duties:
• Maintain a teaching load as established by the college within the range of 9 to 15 contact hours per semester, given the position;
• Represent the program, the department, the division or the college in institutional assignments, professional activities, and uphold such involvement among program members;
• Provide support and assistance in conducting student recruitment and registration, determining admission requirements and procedures, orientation of new students, job placement of graduates, and other related activities as needed; and,
• Assume other appropriate responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair, the Dean, the Chief Instructional Officer and/or the President in meeting the needs of the college.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift, at times, 50-60 lbs.;
• Good eye/hand dexterity;
• Work outside office setting;
• Work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive keyboarding motions;
• Infrequent travel between buildings on campus, to other campuses, locally or out-of-town to attend meetings and conferences

Required Working Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. This position is a nine (9) month position with the possibility o

Job Type

Full Time Faculty

Hiring Range

$55,000-$62,000 9 month contract

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Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Durham Technical Community College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Durham Technical Community College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Durham Technical Community College employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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