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Full Time Faculty - Computer Information Systems – CISCO Networking

Company:
Lorain County Community College
Job Location:
Category:
Information Systems and Technology
Type:
Full-Time

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Computer Information Systems (CISS) within the Engineering, Business and Information Technologies Division. LCCC is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative student-centered instructor who places student academic achievement and student success as top priorities. The position will focus on teaching and managing the CISS CISCO Networking curriculum, and other CISS courses as assigned. This position oversees the LCCC relationship with the Cisco Networking Academy program, and coordinates with a State University four-year degree program. The standard teaching responsibility is a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Summer session teaching is optional. The successful candidate will be expected to: advise and mentor students; team with other faculty members and administrators; participate in department and program-related activities including program development, review and coordination, actively support the college, division and its mission; and fulfill other standard responsibilities of tenure-track faculty members including committee involvement and other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Please provide with your application a professional statement addressing the following: 

Discuss how your approach to teaching aligns with LCCC’s commitment to “ensure equity for all students”. Also, discuss your philosophy and views of higher education, particularly as it relates to the community college compared to other institutions of higher learning; academic standards, trends; course delivery, student development and teaching style as it relates to teaching technical/applied courses. If you have prior teaching experience, reflect on your teaching experience and student evaluations for the most recent 3 years. If you have prior business/hands-on work experience related to the topics described in the job description, reflect on the applicability and currency of your work experience to the position. Kindly type your essay; use additional pages as needed (1200 words).

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline; earned degrees from an accredited college or university; and relevant business/work experience applying hands-on networking skills related to the experience areas listed below. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative, student-centered instructor who has a strong background in computer networking, communication skills, and can demonstrate how they have kept current in a quickly evolving field. A willingness to obtain and Cisco Networking Academy Instructor certification within the first year of being hired. Candidate must be able to function well as part of a faculty team.

Experience in the following areas required:

  • Experience in the configuration of CISCO routers and switches, or equivalent vendor hardware
  • Expertise in the TCP/IP protocol suite and the OSI networking model
  • Experience troubleshooting data networking
  • Experience in Local Area Networking Design/Infrastructure/Operating Systems

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline; willingness to obtain CCNA and CCNP certifications; college teaching experience, including distance learning, interactive classroom technologies; experience with learning management systems; ability to engage in a variety of teaching and assessment methodologies; experience in hands-on/applied instruction utilizing computer/network labs; experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse student populations; project management/coordination experience; familiarity with other concepts in our curriculum. Candidates should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and innovative active learning approaches. Commitment to undergraduate mentoring and evidence of continued professional development and teaching effectiveness.

The complete application file should include: a cover letter detailing area(s) of expertise, a professional statement addressing (see topic above), an updated curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), an LCCC Employment Application, and the contact information of three professional references. Incomplete files will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Candidate selected will be required to complete a background check prior to being hired. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; priority will be given to applications who apply by November 13, 2023.

About LCCC: 

Established in 1963, Lorain County Community College is the first community college in Ohio with a permanent campus. For six decades, LCCC has served the diverse needs of greater Lorain County region by providing affordable access to higher education and now serves approximately 13,000 students each year in certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. 

Since 1963, one in four Lorain County residents have taken classes at LCCC and more than 43,000 have earned a degree. LCCC was recently ranked in the top 10% of most affordable colleges in the nation and more than 90% of LCCC graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio. 45% of Lorain County’s high school graduates earn college credits through LCCC’s high school dual enrollment programs. LCCC also partners with more than 700 employers and offers 170 industry-recognized credentials to better prepare the workforce for the future. 

LCCC is a dynamic, student-centered college intentionally designed to support individuals with balancing multiple roles on their path to college completion. 85% of LCCC students work while attending college, with majority working at least half-time. The average age of LCCC’s students is 24, and many bring life experiences that include caring for dependents, serving in the military, or completing some prior college. Over 80% of LCCC students received financial assistance through grants and scholarships, and LCCC has been nationally recognized for holistic, fully integrated services and commitment to student success. 

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