Instructor, Computer Networking
The Computer Networking Program at Arapahoe Community College has openings for part-time Instructors during the Fall semester. Classes may be held days, evenings, or weekends. Instructional delivery may require face-to-face teaching and preparation for class demonstrations.
This posting will be used to fill multiple Instructor vacancies. Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.
Available courses for the Fall 2020 semesters include:
Networking Fundamentals – Monday afternoons at the Castle Rock Campus
Introduces network fundamentals using the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) suite, fundamentals of Ethernet, IP addressing, and building simple LANs (Local Area Networks).
Network + I & II – Tuesday and Thursday mornings
These two 7 ½ week classes are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the CompTia Network+ certification.
Security Fundamentals – Online
Delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication Security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced.
Firewalls – Online
Introduces students to the design and implementation of firewalls. Covers such topics as firewalls using CISCO and Palo Alto Routers, Microsoft server platform and UNIX platform. Focuses on how firewalls function in these environments and the basic steps to plan and implement firewalls.
Unix/Linux Server Administration (Linux+) – Tuesday mornings at the Castle Rock Campus
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to configure, administer and secure data, users and services in a UNIX or Linux server environment. Emphasis will be on command-line interface (CLI). Topics will also include system monitoring, performance tuning, troubleshooting and interoperability with Windows servers and clients
Part-time Instructors provide instructional duties for the college in their respective areas of expertise. They report to the department chair within the discipline and do not have any supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include: instruction, student assessment, and other related instructional duties.
The instructor must be patient, and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the Computer Networking Program.
- Associate’s degree, or higher, in Computer Networking or related subfield, OR an Associate’s degree plus 18 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) in Computer Networking; AND
- Have, or qualify for, a postsecondary CTE credential including 4,000 non-teaching occupational hours within the last 7 years (2,000 hours if at Bachelor’s or higher); AND
- If teaching CNG 260/261/262/263 – must have current CCNA or higher certification and NetAcad Instructor Training Certificate; OR
- Five years full-time non-teaching occupational hours within the last 7 years in the content area, AND
- Current industry certification in the content area, AND
- Have or qualify for a postsecondary CTE credential, AND
- If teaching CNG 260/261/262/263 – must have current CCNA or higher certification and NetAcad Instructor Training Certificate.
- Post-secondary instructional experience.
- Experience teaching online.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Self-management: sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve, and demonstrates responsible behavior.
- Interpersonal skills: shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, and concern; develops and maintains professional relationships; may deal with people who are difficult, hostile, and/or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and situations, and is sensitive to individual differences.
- Diversity: is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce.
- Conflict management: manages and resolves conflicts, grievances, disagreements in a constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact.
- Integrity/honesty: contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct; understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others, and is trustworthy.
- Organizational awareness: knows the organization’s mission and function and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively with them including the program, policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the organization.
- Teaching others: helps others learn through formal and/or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; and acts as a mentor.
- Computer skill proficiency; particularly in M/S Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with online course management systems and classroom Smart Room technology.
Physical & Cognitive Demands
The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.
- This position operates in a standard office and/or classroom environment. Constantly uses a computer and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
- Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
- Occasionally moves, positions, and transports classroom and related equipment, up to 20 lbs.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
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This position will be open until filled.
Notice to all Applicants
- Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
- ACC participates in the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, PERA-eligible employees are required to contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
- Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
- Selected candidate must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.
Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.
We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.
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