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Tenure-Track Advanced Manufacturing Professor

Company:
Clark College
Job Location:
Vancouver, 98663
Category:
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Type:
Full-Time

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals. 

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time Tenure-track Advanced Manufacturing Professor whose primary teaching duties include providing students with engaging presentations, dynamic lab equipment demonstrations, industrial automation hands-on experience, and helping to build student confidence and life-long learning habits. Department and College service work is expected with this position (as assigned by the division or College) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being diversity, equity, and inclusion, and student success and retention. The successful candidate will join a cohesive team of instructors to fulfill the needs of a growing department. This position begins September 13, 2024, with possible work during spring and summer quarter.

Clark College is currently in the process of completing a multi-million-dollar facility at its Boschma Farms (Ridgefield) Center. The Center will open its doors in October 2024, with the first cohort of students starting their coursework during the Winter 2025 term. The successful candidate will lead the effort to complete the project and shape the curriculum with the support of colleagues from other appropriate WPTE departments.

The Advanced Manufacturing Department offers an Associate of Applied Technology, a Certificate of Proficiency (Manufacturing Operator), and a Certificate of Achievement (Intro to Manufacturing). Primary teaching duties include Manual, Additive, and Subtractive Manufacturing, Welding, Robotics, Applied Metrology, Computer Aided Machining, Systems Integration, and Blueprint and Schematics Reading. The successful candidate will play an integral role in leading the department and in ensuring the relevancy and alignment of the Advanced Manufacturing Program with current industry standards, along with the development and implementation of the vision of the manufacturing-related programs at Clark College. 

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs. 
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall. 
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies. 
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership. 
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.

POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide lab coordination including instructional equipment support, equipment purchasing, and storage functions.
  • Establish safety procedures for proper handling, storage, and disposal of equipment, tools and hazardous materials and responsibility for training, safely maintaining and disposing of waste.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Associate degree in an Advanced Manufacturing discipline or closely related field AND four (4) years of industry related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in an Advanced Manufacturing discipline or closely related field AND two (2) years of industry related experience OR eight (8) years of industry related experience.
  • Familiarity with current industry practices in advanced manufacturing environments.
  • Ability to teach the Advanced manufacturing curriculum.
  • Ability to take on a leadership role within a team environment and see complex projects to successful completion.
  • Experience in purchasing and inventory control of tools, materials, and equipment.
  • Experience with advanced manufacturing equipment repair.
  • OSHA 30 certification or must obtain within 60 days of employment.
  • Demonstrated work experience in at least one of the three key areas listed below:
    • Industrial Three-Phase Electric Motor Control Systems Installation,
    • Mechanical Power Transmission Systems Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair
    • Robotics Control Systems Interfacing, Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair

SALARY STATEMENT:

Starting salary is $78,327 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $110,332. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of three (3) references
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application.

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs.

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email recruitment@clark.edu.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by 3 p.m., July 31, 2024.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted which includes a sexual misconduct background check as required under RCW 28B.112.080. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

SECURITY

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICESCorrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, ggabbard@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Clark College Human Resources

July 9, 2024 (updated)

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