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Instructor, Computer Science Technology (Re-posted)

Shelton State Community College
Job Location:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Computer Science

The Computer Science Technology Instructor advises students, provides quality classroom instruction, and maintains required scholastic records. The Instructor participates fully in institutional planning and assessment processes, management of the departmental curriculum, course scheduling, and department budget. The Instructor seeks continuous improvement of the computer science curricula, instruction, and use of resources. 

SALARY:  Range of $44,780 - $87,562, based upon the Alabama Community College System and Shelton State Community College Salary Schedule D-1 to be determined by the applicant’s education and years of applicable experience. This is a nine-month position with summer teaching availability dependent upon enrollment. Applicant acknowledges that if selected for the position that applicant’s placement on the applicable salary schedule will be dependent upon the verified information provided by the applicant in accordance with the applicable work experience verification requirements stated herein.


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of the community college as well as the Computer Science Technology Department 
  2. Demonstrate and maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the teaching field and subject area
  3. Teach courses as assigned by the Division Chair, and design and deliver each course ensuring an effective learning experience
  4. Submit to the Division Chair a course plan for each course taught in accordance with college guidelines
  5. Provide instruction for computer science courses in the day, evening, or online on any Shelton State campus or instructional site
  6. Implement effective and comprehensive use of current technology in all instructional areas
  7. Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress
  8. Provide for effective evaluation of the learning experience of each student
  9. Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to announced deadlines
  10. Participate in annual planning and evaluation sessions in support of the College’s vision, mission, and institutional goals and objectives
  11. Demonstrate effective people skills, communication skills, and work ethic
  12. Participate in recruiting for the Computer Science Technology Department
  13. Assist the Division Chair with developing and managing the departmental budget and class schedule in support of institutional goals and mission
  14. Advise students regarding academic course offerings as assigned
  15. Demonstrate ability to use the computer effectively for word processing, electronic communication, maintaining online instructional resources, and for appropriate computer applications in the teaching discipline
  16. Seek continuous improvement of the computer science curricula, instruction, and resources
  17. Participate in college events and functions
  18. Actively participate on division/college committees, teams, and task forces 
  19. Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy


  1. Comply with policies of the Alabama Community College System and the College
  2. Serve on College committees as required 
  3. Participate in professional development, compliance, performance excellence, and training activities as required
  4. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


  1. Master’s degree in computer science from a regionally accredited institution or a master’s degree with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in computer science 
  2. Teaching experience at the college level


  1. Coursework, experience, and evidence of ability to teach a range of college level computer science courses
  2. Experience in developing/teaching courses via distance learning technology
  3. A minimum of three (3) years professional work experience or full-time teaching experience at the college level involving one or more of the following fields:
    1. Networking: Network design, support, installation, and knowledge of internet protocols; 
    2. Database Administration: Database administration, database design, administrative programming and scripting, and SQL coding; 
    3. Programming: Software development and programming in languages including Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Swift, and Python

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated on this vacancy notice and must submit a completed online application packet to be considered for this position. Applicants who fail to submit all required information will not be considered. Only applications received during the period of this announcement will be considered. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The online submission of a complete packet is the sole responsibility of the applicant. No previous application files will be transferred for consideration of this position. No copies will be given of the application information submitted. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U. S. at the time of appointment and must travel at their own expense for all in-person interviews.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: A completed application packet consists of:

  • A cover letter of application specifically detailing and relating the applicant’s education, and experience to the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the position.
  • An online Shelton State Community College employment application.
  • A current resume.
  • Copies of postsecondary transcript(s) identifying the applicant, institution, and verifying degree(s) earned that demonstrate that the applicant meets the educational requirements for the position. If employed, official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources within thirty (30) days of the employment start date.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  The deadline for submitting all application materials to the Office of Human Resources is closing date of this posting at 11:59:00 p.m. Incomplete or late application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview.


Meeting Minimum Requirements: If the requirements for a position list work experience in a field or area the Applicant must provide written verification(s) of their applicable work experience in order to be hired for the position. Such written verification(s) of work experience must demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum work experience requirement. Applicants who do not produce this information as indicated will be ineligible for hire and subject to having any offer of employment withdrawn.

Salary Calculation: For all positions on all Salary Schedules, the salary amount for the selected applicant is determined by step placement on the applicable schedule. Step placement is dependent upon the following: (a) all work experience in public education in Alabama and (b) all other work experience outside of public education in Alabama that, in the sole judgment of the College, directly relates to the requirements of the position. The applicant selected for the position must provide written verification(s) of this work experience within the time provided herein if such experience is to be considered in determining their initial step place on the Salary Schedule.

Format for Work Experience Verifications: Work experience verifications should be in the form of verification letters from employers and must include complete employment dates, job title(s), job duties, and an indication whether such employment was full-time or part-time, and if part-time, the average number of hours worked each week. The letters should be on official letterhead and contain an authorized personnel signature. The College’s official employment verification form is also acceptable and is available upon request. If an employment verification cannot be obtained due to a legitimate reason, for purposes of meeting minimum requirements an applicant may submit copies of other trustworthy documentation such as appointment letters, contracts, pay stubs, or W-2 forms documenting the term of employment. However, such documentation is generally insufficient for salary calculation purposes if job duties are not self-evident in the documentation.

Deadline for Producing Work Experience Verification:  With limited exception, work experience verification documentation must be produced prior to any official offer of employment. Work experience verification from a current employer may, upon request, be delayed until an official offer of employment. Any offer of employment at a salary step greater than zero (0) or made without prior verification of any required work experience, is contingent upon production of this documentation by the applicant within ten (10) days of the offer. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to provide this verification of work experience. The College is not responsible for any cost associated with such verifications.


Shelton State Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Shelton State Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Shelton State Community College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding. 

More than one position in the same job classification may be filled from the applicants for this position should another vacancy occur during the search process. 

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background investigation. The applicant may be responsible for the cost of the criminal background investigation. 

This employer participates in E-Verify.

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