Job Vacancy Instructor, Mechatronics Engineering Technology/Manufacturing Technology ($5,000 Hiring Bonus) Guilford Technical Community College

Job title: Instructor, Mechatronics Engineering Technology/Manufacturing Technology ($5,000 Hiring Bonus)

Company: Guilford Technical Community College

Job description: #RPM

Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College Systems 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the instructional team.

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

Under general supervision, this individual will develop/revise, prepare and teach Mechatronics Engineering Technology courses within the program, while caring for and maintaining the laboratory facilities. Faculty will also be responsible for advising students and collaborating with industry partners to ensure relevancy of the curriculum and provide necessary training and education. The faculty member must possess the knowledge, skills and experience to provide effective instruction in advanced manufacturing topics related to mechatronics engineering technology.



Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:

developing learner centered lesson plans

employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles

incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments

creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population

preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate

updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency

developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission

participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate

developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:

participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation

participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies


Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:

maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment

providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions

maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)

complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:

conducting recruiting activities

providing academic advising

promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success

assisting students with the registration and graduation process

referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

maintain student records

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success

serving on department, division and college committees

participating in GTCC institutional initiatives

collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC

supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)

participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs

attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required

demonstrate and model the Colleges employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

perform all duties as assigned by supervisor

Difficult Challenges


Education Required

Education the faculty member will have the educational background needed to meet accreditation/approval, certification and departmental requirements.

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Control Systems Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Documented industry training in automation equipment (e.g., Allen Bradley, Siemens, Fanuc)
  • Industry recognized mechatronics certifications or the ability to attain them within six months of hire (e.g., Allen Bradley, Siemens, Fanuc)

Education Preferred

  • Masters degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Control Systems Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Siemens Mechatronics and/or Mechatronics Instructor Certifications or the ability to attain them within one year of hire

Experience Required

  • 3 years of relevant industry experience
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controls, mechanical systems, electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics, and robotics.
  • Teaching and/or industry training experience in mechatronics topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars

Experience Preferred

  • More than 3 years of relevant industry experience
  • Post-secondary or secondary teaching experience
  • Experience with the operation of industrial robotic equipment (i.e., Fanuc) and/or systems integration
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its open door policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:

1. Multi-task

2. Respect Diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment

5. Communicate effectively

6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions

KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements

  • May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses
  • Teaching schedule may change semester to semester

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)

  • Reporting Requirements
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • eLearning Level One in Canvas before the first day of the first semester teaching
  • eLearning Level Two in Canvas for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods before the first day of the first semester teaching in that format

Physical Demands

Physical Activity: Primarily sitting

Environmental Hazard(s): <15%

Lifting: <=20lbs.

Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type Faculty

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Location: Jamestown, NC

Job date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 07:34:19 GMT

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