Please note: This position is not a remote position. This course is taught on campus at the Miller-Motte Technical College in Columbus, GA. Relocation package is not available.
The IT Instructor works under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Education, Program Director, and/or his/her designee. The main role of the Instructor is to oversee a student-centered learning experience. In order to promote the Instructor’s success in the classroom, a set of eight faculty competencies has been identified, these are: 1) Subject Matter Expertise, 2) Communication, 3) Andragogical Mastery, 4) Operational Excellence, 5) Teaching Diverse Learners, 6) Assessment of Student Learning, 7) Utilization of Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning, and 8) Continuous Improvement. In addition to the competencies, Instructors must adhere to policies relating to Faculty Governance, Academic Freedom, Copyright, and Out-of-Class Work. As the main face-to-face contact with students, Instructors are expected to project a positive, engaging, and encouraging atmosphere with students, while ensuring that the students are receiving high-quality instruction in the classroom.
The Instructor must utilize centrally developed materials, informed by representative instructor Subject Matter Experts, to assure that all students taking the same course, regardless of the instructor, will benefit from the same support materials and that the mastery of concepts will be evaluated consistently, utilizing the same assessments. This allows the instructor to focus time and energy on facilitation of the learning process. Central development of curriculum and learning materials in no way compromises the academic freedom of instructors. Instructors are encouraged to exercise their academic freedom by drawing upon their own education and professional experiences to illustrate concepts. The instruction provided in each classroom is unique due to the unique perspective and experience possessed by the instructor teaching the course.
We embrace the use of technology to facilitate student access to learning materials whenever they wish, as frequently as they wish. In some cases, the amount of time a student spends in a physical classroom will be reduced, redirecting some time toward engagement with content within a virtual classroom. In other cases, the student may access content online, but the amount of time spent in the physical classroom will be unchanged. Delivery of content on a Learning Management System (LMS) allows students to access learning materials as often as they need in order to master concepts; utilization of the LMS to deliver content and assess learning also allows faculty members to monitor student engagement and performance so that intervention can occur when the student begins to struggle. Instructors must be comfortable with the use of technology to monitor student progress, communicate with students individually and collectively, and to support students through the provision of constructive feedback and/or the provision of additional learning resources.
- Promotes and Maintains a Positive Learning Environment
- Fulfills Administrative Responsibilities
- Contributes to the Improvement of Curriculum and Instruction
- Engages in Faculty Development
- Manages the Classroom/Laboratory
- Effectively Delivers Instruction
- Conducts Laboratory/Clinic/Externship/Practicum Activities (As Applicable)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge and understanding of the professional career paths and demands of the field of instruction.
- Motivation, dedication, professionalism, integrity, and enthusiasm for teaching.
- Ability to show sensitivity to the needs and requirements of adult learners.
- Willingness to embrace technology as a vehicle for instructional delivery, visibility to student engagement and academic performance and communication.
- Ability to attend new faculty orientation prior to the first term of employment.
- Ability and desire to embrace the school’s mission.
- Ability to inspire students to the highest level of achievement in preparation for meeting employer expectations.
- Knowledge of and ability to facilitate learning on course content in field of instruction.
- Excellent presentation skills and ability to present ideas effectively to individuals or groups.
- Ability to tailor presentations to suit the needs and characteristics of the audience.
- Knowledge of the employment market in order to develop relevant academic programs.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Interpersonal relationship skills necessary for positive interactions with students, alumni, faculty and employers.
- Excellent creative and problem-solving skills in dealing with students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff.
- Knowledge of the federal Department of Education, state, local and accreditation standards.
- 5-8 years related work experience
- Certifications in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network Plus, Microsoft MCSE in Server 2018
- Working knowledge of Linux/Unix OS
- AS or BS Degree
- 2-5 years of teaching adults
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.